Matrix Games News Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2015, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 2 MAR 2015 08:01 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 Hell is on sale! News; <p> <em>Choose the right strategy to fight against the creatures of <strong>Hell</strong>, or accept the Darkness and conquer the land of Gilrand</em>!</p> <p> To celebrate the release of the <a href="">iPad version</a>, <strong>Deal of the Week</strong> is on fire this week as we give you the opportunity to take <strong>Hell </strong>on PC for <strong>only $ 9.99! </strong></p> <p> <strong>Hell </strong>is a turn-based tactical skirmish strategy game developed by award winning developer Hunted Cow in partnership with Slitherine.</p> <p> Set in the mythical fantasy land of Gilrand, you take control of either the &lsquo;Order of Radiance&rsquo; or the &lsquo;Demons of Hell&rsquo; and battle for supremacy across many different battlefields and environments.</p> <p> Don&#39;t miss this opportunity!</p> <p> Grab the game <a href="">here</a>!</p>! Tue, 2 Mar 2015 GMT Help charity and go to the moon! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager is going on sale on the Humble Store! For three days - from Friday<strong>, Feb. 27 CET 7PM/EST 1PM</strong> to <strong>Monday, March 2 CET 7PM/EST 1PM</strong> &ndash; you can get the game for only <strong>$17.99</strong>.</p> <p> Don&#39;t miss this opportunity and win the space to race!</p> <p> Check it out <a href="">here</a> (link available at 7 PM) to jump to the promo, or check out the official <a href="">product page</a>!</p> <p> <u>10% of the proceeds go to charity!</u></p>! Sat, 27 Feb 2015 GMT Hell iPad is released! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <em>&ldquo;The path to paradise begins in <strong>hell</strong>&rdquo;</em>(Dante Alighieri &ndash; Italian poet)</p> <p> The angelic and peaceful kingdom of Gilrand is in great danger. Led by Lord Devil in person, merciless demons are raiding the defenseless Human world. To repel such a despicable attack, humanity can only rely on an holy and mysterious order of fearless knights, priests, and wizards known as &ldquo;The Order of Radiance&rdquo;.</p> <p> An epic fight between these two fundamentally opposed factions is bound to begin!</p> <p> Since its PC release last November, <strong><em>HELL</em></strong> <strong>has been further polished</strong> by developer Hunted Cow, receiving a <strong>major update</strong> which added brand new game modes.</p> <p> And <strong>today</strong> we are happy to announce that the game is also <strong>available on</strong> <strong>iPad!</strong> A few extra months of work have made this version perfectly optimized for a smooth and comfortable gaming experience on tablets.</p> <p> Get more information on <em>HELL</em> from its official <a href="">iTunes page</a>.</p>! Fri, 26 Feb 2015 GMT War spreads out! News; <p> &ldquo;<em>Enjoying a game that captures the challenges of counter-insurgency operations and the character of the Vietnam War better than any title I can think of</em>&rdquo;.</p> <p> Rock, Paper, Shotgun March 2014</p> <p> &nbsp;Good News for all &lsquo;Nam fans! Vietnam &#39;65 <strong>will also be available through Steam</strong> and the product page is now live.</p> <p> While you are waiting and preparing your ammo and equipment, check out the <a href="">page and the cool trailer</a>.</p> <p> Only a few days to go and counterinsurgency warfare will be at your fingertips!</p>! Thu, 25 Feb 2015 GMT The battle for Caen is today! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> Join us as we fight in Normandy with <strong>Close</strong> <strong>Combat: Gateway to Caen!</strong></p> <p> Follow us on the battleground at <strong>8 pm CET/ 2pm EST </strong></p> <p> With Close Combat: Gateway to Caen you can play at the strategic and tactical level, putting yourself in the boots of both the generals and the platoon commanders. You can move or combine your battle groups on the strategic level and decide the outcome of battles on the tactical level. You will command squads in close combat situations, using small arms, mortars, machine guns, armored cars, and tanks to triumph against the enemy.</p> <p> Get more information about Close Combat: Gateway to Caen from its <a href="">product page</a></p> <p> Check it out <strong>today </strong>on the official <a href=""><strong>Twitch channel of the Slitherine Group</strong></a></p>! Thu, 25 Feb 2015 GMT To End All Wars Breaking The Deadlock Released! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> &ldquo;<em>Once the mass of the defending infantry become possessed of low morale, the battle is as good as lost.&rdquo; </em>(Douglas Haig &ndash; Commander of British Expeditionary Force)</p> <p> Early 1915 &ndash; After a massive initial push from the Central Powers on the Western Front, the war is bogged down. Commanders from both sides protect their positions with strong defensive structures and fail to find breaches in the enemy lines. Artillery and barbed wire make the assaults deadly and wasteful. But in <strong><em>Breaking the Deadlock</em></strong>, the first expansion of Ageod&rsquo;s World War 1 wargame <em>To End All Wars</em>, players can develop new tactics to outsmart their opponent and break the stalemate once and for all!</p> <p> <strong>Breaking the Deadlock </strong>focuses on key moments of the Great War. It provides <strong>a series of short, intense and very detailed scenarios</strong> in which every single turn has decisive consequences on the final outcome of the battle!</p> <p> And It&#39;s not over! We are also releasing patch 1.02 for the base game, bringing a host of improvements, including bug fixes, scenario changes and much more!</p> <p> The game features five historical scenarios:</p> <p style="margin-left:36.0pt;"> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Serbia </strong>(1915) covers the decisive Central Powers offensive in Serbia dedicated to secure the area and build a safe and effective supply chain between Germany and the Ottoman Empire.</p> <p style="margin-left:36.0pt;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:36.0pt;"> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Rumania </strong>(1916) narrates the entry of Rumania into the war on the Allied side after having been neutral for 2 years, and the Central Powers rapid counterattack in the Balkan theatre.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:36.0pt;"> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Caporetto </strong>(1917) begins with the Germans sending support to the Austrian army on the Italian Front, resulting with some unconventional warfare tactics based on gas attacks and use of assault troops.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:36.0pt;"> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Palestine</strong>(1917-1918) the British and Ottoman Empires confront each other in the Middle Eastern theatre. Players will have to deal with logistic challenges and unusual terrain types to be victorious on this exotic battlefield.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:36.0pt;"> -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>1916 Campaign </strong>(1916-1918) is a fresh new starting point of the Grand Campaign. Victory has not picked her side yet!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Get more information on <em>To End All Wars &ndash; Breaking the Deadlock</em> from its <a href="/products/557/details/ToEndAllWars:BreakingtheDeadlock">official product page.</a></p> <p> Download the patch frome <a href="">here</a></p>! Wed, 24 Feb 2015 GMT The War is not Over News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <em>Warhammer 40,000 Armageddon gets a <strong>free expansion pack!</strong></em></p> <p> <em>&quot;One thing you can say for enemies; they make life more interesting.&rdquo; </em>(Gilbran Quail &ndash; Imperial Essayist)</p> <p> Today we are very pleased to announce - thanks to the Emperor&#39;s Will of course - <strong>the release of a Free DLC</strong>of the acclaimed Warhammer 40,000 Armageddon called <strong><em>Untold Battles</em></strong><strong>!</strong></p> <p> In this new chapter of the Second War for Armageddon, players will have to fight their way through <strong>five challenging single player scenarios</strong>. And that&rsquo;s not all! For the very first time, they will also have the opportunity to<strong> take direct control of the Ork Waaagh</strong>! Leading the Orks against the highly disciplined and well-trained Imperial troops will certainly not be a piece of cake, and only true Warlords will be able to properly coordinate their fearsome warriors!</p> <p> If you already own Warhammer 40,000 Armageddon you can download Untold Battles for free from the product <a href="">page</a></p> Sat, 20 Feb 2015 GMT Help us finish our upcoming game of tactical space combat News; <p> <strong>The Universe is a Dangerous Place</strong></p> <p> In the 22nd century, we left a dying earth so that a fortunate few could settle the new home.</p> <p> In time, we would learn that life on a frontier colony is neither prosperous nor peaceful. Our first encounter with the creatures started with hostilities and confusion, and ended with sacrifice. Fourteen years later, our leaders remain politically entangled and unable to see the threats that linger, both afar and within our own walls&hellip;</p> <p align="center"> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> We have been working on a yet <strong>unannounced game of 3D tactical space combat</strong> and we need you to help us <strong>test it and improve it before its release later this year.</strong></p> <p align="center"> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> So if you want to be part of this exciting new project and know more about it,<strong> answer our call to arms and sign up</strong> <a href="">here</a>.</p> Fri, 19 Feb 2015 GMT Tanks are rolling again! Battle of Kursk Announced! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> Summer 1943 &ndash; The Soviet and German High Commands gather their strength for what they both believe will be a decisive battle. The Wehrmacht wants to retake the initiative on a front that tends to bog down due to the fierce resistance of the Red Army.</p> <p> Players will be able to relive the key moments of this huge air-ground operation on the Eastern Front in <strong>Battle of Kursk</strong>, the <strong>first expansion</strong> of Battle Academy 2, which release is announced for <strong>March 26<sup>th </sup></strong>.</p> <p> <strong><em>Battle of Kursk</em></strong>offers <strong>two campaigns</strong> with a carryover system. Often requested by the community, this carryover approach will allow the players to keep units from one scenario to another, forcing them to not be too fool-hardy in order to complete the campaigns!</p> <p> Get more information on <strong><em>Battle Academy 2 &ndash; Battle of Kursk </em></strong>from its official <a href="">product page</a></p>!.Battle.of.Kursk.Announced! Thu, 18 Feb 2015 GMT Pike and Shot Tercio to Salvo announced and going beta! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> Europe, 1559</p> <p> Even the end of the Great Italians Wars didn&rsquo;t bring peace to the Old Continent. England, France and the Holy Roman Empire have to face the struggles between Catholics and Protestants while other nations are trying to forge their destiny through the power of their new armies, experimenting innovative solutions in the warfare. This is the peak of the Iron Century, which will lead directly to the Thirty Years War.</p> <p> <strong>Pike and Shot Tercio to Salvo </strong>is an expansion of <a href=";.Shot">Pike and Shot</a>, and it covers the years between 1560 and 1628, putting the players at the head of one of the numerous nations involved in the wars of religion that spread out all over Europe at that time.</p> <p> It adds two new playable factions, <strong>Russia</strong> and the <strong>Dutch Republic</strong>, <strong>49 new army lists</strong> with new unit graphics and <strong>10 historical battles</strong>.</p> <p> Now you&rsquo;re invited to sign-up for the beta. As always, you can do that from <a href="">the beta page</a>.</p> <p> Get more information on <em>Pike and Shot Tercio to Salvo</em> on its official PC <a href="">product page</a>.</p>! Thu, 18 Feb 2015 GMT Lock'n Load gets a Twitch Stream! News; <p> Join us <strong>today </strong>as we play<strong> Lock&#39;n Load: Heroes of Stalingrad! </strong></p> <p> Follow us on the battleground at <strong>8 pm CET/ 2pm EST</strong></p> <p> A year ago, the Lock &#39;n Load franchise came to the PC with Lock &#39;n Load: Heroes of Stalingrad.</p> <p> Designed by Mark H. Walker and programmed by elements of the team responsible for bringing you Panzer General Online, Heroes of Stalingrad remains faithful to Lock&#39; &#39;n Load&#39;s ease of play and immersive format, while incorporating all the advantages of playing on your PC.</p> <p> Check it out <strong>tomorrow </strong>on the official <a href=""><strong>Twitch channel of the Slitherine Group</strong></a><strong>!</strong></p> <p> Get more information on <strong>Lock&#39;n Load: Heroes on Stalingrad</strong> from its official <a href="">product page</a> and remember the game is on sale at 25% discount!</p>'n.Load.gets.a.Twitch.Stream!. Wed, 17 Feb 2015 GMT World in Flames Updated to V1.3.3.0 Contest; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> We are proud to announce that a<strong> new patch is available</strong> for <strong>World in Flames</strong>. <strong>Version</strong>. brings many improvements in the global gameplay.</p> <p> It fixes a problem in Head-to-head games for port attacks that was causing a fatal error during the anti-aircraft subphase, and now units are no longer affected by land combat results. If they are alone in the defending hex after the defender takes losses, then the phasing side can advance into the hex and capture them.</p> <p> Many other issues have been fixed.</p> <p> Check the <a href="">forum</a> page to view the full change list.</p> <p> Download the latest patch<a href=""> here.</a></p> Sat, 13 Feb 2015 GMT New patch for Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> Warhammer 40,000 fans, we have some good news for you!</p> <p> A <strong>new patch for Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon</strong> is available and it brings many improvements in gameplay, fixes some minor technical issues and adds many improvements.</p> <p> Amongst these new features, be sure you notice that we have added <strong>Windowed mode</strong> and <strong>Fullscreen mode</strong>, we have added stats comparison in purchase screen and fixed replay opponent&#39;s turn option in Multiplayer.</p> <p> But this is long! So make sure you check the complete changelog <a href="">in the forum.</a></p> <p> It&#39;s not over yet! We are looking at releasing the first DLC for the game next week on Tuesday. So watch out and stay tuned as Untold Battles will be making its appearance very soon.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>Stats comparison screen </em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>New damage marker and build list</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> Click <a href="">here</a> to download the patch, or use the automatic update tool.</p>,000:.Armageddon!. Fri, 12 Feb 2015 GMT Grogheads and GamersHall Awards announced! News; <p> Time to reap the benefits of hard work! The voting results of Grogheads and GamersHall Awards are finally out!</p> <p> Three of our amazing games are amongst the top choices for readers of both these specialist wargaming sites:</p> <p> For Grogheads &quot;2014 Readers Choice Awards Winners&quot;</p> <ul> <li> <a href="">&nbsp;<strong>Distant Worlds Universe</strong></a>: <u>First Place (Gold)</u> in the category <em>Digital Sci-Fi / Fantasy Game of the Year</em> and the <u>Second Place (Silver) </u>in the category <em>Digital Game of the Year</em></li> </ul> <ul> <li> <a href=""><strong>&nbsp;Lock n&rsquo; Load: Heroes of Stalingrad</strong></a>: <u>Second Place (Silver)</u> &nbsp;in the category <em>Digital Strategy / Historical Game of the Year</em></li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> And for GamersHall readers, <a href=""><strong>Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the West </strong></a>ranked <u>second</u> in 2014 top titles list!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We want to congratulate all of the developers on this incredible achievement and share the pride in being once again at the very top!</p>! Thu, 11 Feb 2015 GMT Vietnam '65 release date announced! News; <p> <em>I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy..&rdquo; </em>(William Westmoreland &ndash; Chief of Staff of the US Army from 1968 to 1972)</p> <p> <em>Vietnam &rsquo;65</em>, the new counter-insurgency strategy game by <em>Every Single Soldier</em>, <strong>has an official release date</strong>! We&#39;re releasing on <strong>March 5th</strong> and <strong>streaming it live</strong> <strong>tomorrow at 2 pm EST/20.00 CET.</strong></p> <p> Developer Every Single Soldier aims to capture the specifics of the Vietnam War. At the head of the US forces, you will have to forget what you have learnt from other strategy games and think differently to destroy the enemy: building a safe logistic chain, gathering intelligence through the local villages, calling in air support on time, revealing the Ho Chi Minh trail, and minimizing casualties will be crucial to securing political support and eliminating the invisible Viet Cong threat!</p> <p> Check it out <strong>tomorrow </strong>as we are going to give you a sneak peak of the game on the official <strong><a href="">Twitch channel of the Slitherine Group</a></strong><strong>!</strong></p> <p> Get more information on <em>Vietnam &lsquo;65</em> from its official <a href="">PC </a>and <a href="">iPad</a> product pages.</p>'! Wed, 10 Feb 2015 GMT Race for Space ready to take off on iPad News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p style="text-align: center;"> We just started recruiting for the iPad Beta of Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager and <strong>you are all invited to help us!</strong></p> <p> After successfully launching on PC and Mac over the Christmas holiday season, <strong>Space Program Manager is almost ready to land on iTunes</strong>. We just need to put the finishing touches and we need your contribution to make it perfect.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="">What are you looking for? Join the beta from here!</a></p> <p> The game features both a campaign and a sandbox mode. In campaign mode, you will be able to play as the Director of either NASA or the Soviet Space Agency in order to beat the other side to be the first on the Moon. You will be able to develop dozens of programs such as the X-15 and the PKA space planes, the Sputnik satellite, the Mercury, Voskhod, Apollo and Soyuz manned spacecraft and the Mars Viking probe. You are not limited to missions that did launch, as as the game also allows you to try out many concepts that were planned but that never left the drawing board.</p> <p> <a href="">Check out the game</a></p> Tue, 9 Feb 2015 GMT Civil War 2 goes on sale! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <strong>Deal of the Week is back</strong> and it&rsquo;s Civil War 2 to hit this week&rsquo;s discount!</p> <p> This accurate historical operational strategy game places the player in head of the USA or CSA during the American Civil War (1861-1865). So if you are looking for one of the best Civil War strategy game around, here&rsquo;s your opportunity to grab it for only $ 20.00.</p> <p> You take the part of the military and political leadership, trying to lead your nation to victory, in the midst of some of the toughest operations of the Civil War.&nbsp;You will build, organize and command your armies over one of the largest maps of the USA ever made for a Civil War game. However you are not just a military leader and must make vital economics and political decisions. These can have far reaching effects and you can even influence foreign intervention from the French &amp; British who were constantly intervening in America for power and prestige.</p> <p> <a href="">Get it now</a>!</p>! Tue, 9 Feb 2015 GMT Space Program Manager Contest Winner Announced! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> Celebrating the highly successful launch of Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager,&nbsp; we teamed up with the famous Kennedy Space Center and hosted a launch contest. All the people who bought the game could take part in order to win an exclusive VIP trip to the Kennedy Space Center, or one of many other great prizes!&nbsp;</p> <p> The winners have all been contacted by now and we would like to congratulate user <strong>Libertybelle79 </strong>has won the grand prize! She and one other guest will be flying over to the Kennedy Space Center in order to get a full VIP treatment, including a tour, lunch with an astronaut and, if the weather allows for it, witness an actual launch!</p> <p> Libertybelle79 was certainly pleased with the prize, saying:</p> <p> &quot;<em>I am so excited to have won the trip to Kennedy Space Center! I have been dreaming of going there for years. I&#39;m looking forward to touring the old Mercury through Apollo-era launch sites and am especially excited about having lunch with an astronaut. Not to mention it will be a really fun vacation for my fiance and me!</em>&quot;</p> <p> On behalf of the Slitherine Group, the Polar Motion development team, The Kennedy Space Center and Buzz Aldrin himself, we could like to congratulate Libertybelle79 and wish her and her guest a great time!</p> <p> If you were contacted as the winner of one of the many other prizes, your prize will be delivered to you soon.</p>! Sat, 6 Feb 2015 GMT A multiplayer patch for Gateway to Caen News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> Today the latest game in the fan-favourite Close Combat series is receiving a new update to make your multiplayer experience even smoother. Indeed, thanks to some bug fixes and UI enhancements, you have now no excuse to lose during your merciless duels!</p> <p> Please find below the complete list of changes included in patch 1.02:</p> <p> <strong>Bug Fixes</strong></p> <ul> <li> Correct error message is now displayed (instead of unknown Error&#12539;) when the serial number check fails during lobby login.</li> <li> Fixed a bug that could crash on a multi-player client if the currently selected team on the client was a friendly vehicle and that vehicle was abandoned.</li> <li> Fixed a multi-player bug where an airstrike could cause a crash if it completely destroyed a unit.</li> <li> Fixed a multi-player bug where the client could crash if the currently selected team surrendered.</li> <li> Fixed a multi-player bug where teams renamed by the client player were not renamed on the host.</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Improvements</strong></p> <ul> <li> The multi-player client will no longer hear the &#39;call for fire&#39; sound cue when the host calls for artillery or mortar support.</li> <li> If a gun is destroyed while being towed, the towing vehicle automatically dismounts passengers.</li> <li> The Team List now reappears correctly when you switch to Overview mode and back.</li> <li> Double clicking a message from a team now selects and highlights that team, in addition to moving the point of view.</li> <li> Double clicking a message to view the reporting team works correctly even when the Team Info panel has been moved.</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Get the patch <a href="">here</a>.</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="">Click here</a> for more information about <em>Close Combat: Gateway to Caen</em>.</p> Thu, 4 Feb 2015 GMT A new update for Germany at War News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> Today we have the pleasure to announce the release of a new patch for the approachable strategy game <em>Germany at War</em>. The 1.06 update not only fixes minor bugs for an optimal gaming experience, but also introduces new Hungarian units and new particle effects for a total immersion on the dusty Russian plains!</p> <p> Other than these improvements, the patch includes various enhancements listed in <a href=";mpage=1&amp;key=&amp;#3795757">this changelog</a>.</p> <p> Get the latest patch <a href="">here</a>.<br /> <br /> Click <a href="">here</a> for more information about <em>Germany at War: Barbarossa 1941</em>.</p> Wed, 3 Feb 2015 GMT