Staten Island, NY, March 9th, 2005 - Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Strategic Studies Group (www.ssg.com.au) are pleased to announce that a demo version of the Battles In Normandy award-winning wargame is now available for download. Based on the latest version of Battles In Normandy, the demo includes both a tutorial on the game and a full “Ardennes Offensive” scenario, also known as the Battle of the Bulge. The demo can be downloaded from the Matrix Games site at www.matrixgames.com.
Battles In Normandy is the latest wargame in the award-winning Decisive Battles series from Strategic Studies Group, which includes The Ardennes Offensive, Korsun Pocket and Across the Dnepr. Including a number of enhancements and scenarios for the full Normandy campaign, Battles In Normandy brings wargamers back to the western front with historical scenarios including two monster campaigns, and eight smaller historical scenarios. A full scenario editor is included and additional free scenarios are available online at www.ssg.com.au.
Battles In Normandy is based on the design and engine that propelled Korsun Pocket to several outstanding “Wargame of the Year” reviews and awards in 2003. Battles In Normandy has itself now earned many similar accolades from reviewers, editor and wargamers alike, including Wargame of the Year 2004 from Computer Gaming World and 5 Stars from Computer Games Magazine.
New game engine with improved user interface
New AI system
New user friendly game and map editor
Multiple resolution support
Special rules for Amphibious and Airborne operations
Mulberries (Artificial Harbors)
Bridge building, minefield and strongpoint creation
New supply rules
New rules for anti-aircraft and anti-partisan operations
New options for hidden units
New rules for extended movement and refitting units
Extensive Rollover Help function
Auto email and security functions for PBEM games
Extensive Tournament and Handicapping options for PBEM games
Evolved Units can change their characteristics mid-game
For more information, visit the main Matrix Games page at www.matrixgames.com and the SSG / Run 5 page at www.ssg.com.au.
ABOUT MATRIX GAMES
Matrix Games produces, markets and publishes historical wargames as well as other computer gaming products. Since 2000, Matrix Games has published several award-winning games, including Highway to the Reich, Starships Unlimited, Uncommon Valor and Korsun Pocket. Matrix Games is based in Staten Island, New York. For more information, visit the Matrix Games website at www.matrixgames.com.
ABOUT STRATEGIC STUDIES GROUP
Strategic Studies Group (SSG) was founded in Australia during the 1980s by Roger Keating and Ian Trout with the release of their first game, Reach for the Stars. Over the last twenty years and over fifty computer games, SSG has grown from a fledgling company to one of the driving forces in Computer Strategy in the world today. SSG’s Decisive Battles series has won as much acclaim as any modern wargame. Their work continues with an upcoming Decisive Battles title, Battles In Italy. For more information, visit the SSG website at www.ssg.com.au.