Staten Island, NY, Aug 30th 2005 â€“ Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) is proud to announce the signing of ApeZone's (www.apezone.com) Starships Unlimited III. Matrix Games published the previous game in the acclaimed space strategy game series under the title Starships Unlimited: Divided Galaxies, which was well received by gamers and the press alike.
David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said, "Years after the release of Starships Unlimited: Divided Galaxies, many of us remain addicted to its unique and elegant take on 4X space strategy. We're looking forward to working with ApeZone again to bring the sequel, Starships Unlimited III, to fans of Divided Galaxies as well as introducing it to a new audience."
Starships Unlimited III will be familiar to fans of the original, but with significant improvements. For starters, exploration has been expanded to four ages of exploration rather than one, with planets revealing more of their secrets as your ability to explore them improves. The focus of exploration is now more peaceful and scientific and allows all races to eventually reach new technology ages through exploration and diligent research. Espionage now includes different types of spies and additional missions, while making the process of recruiting and monitoring your spies easier to manage. New technologies abound as well, including new freighter and colony ship types, larger starships, deathray weapons, hyper drive and defensive fighter flak. Finances are now more challenging and based on skilled labor costs and games can now be limited to a range of technological ages. Finally, the user interface and graphics have been revamped and the computer opponents have been made more challenging, including more possible skill level settings so that you can adjust them to your desired difficulty.
Starships Unlimited III is a space exploration and conquest game where you control every aspect of dominating the universe. Every ship you construct may be customized from around 200 different technologies. From the weapons to the shields and hull, the decision is yours. The potential designs are unlimited and the number of star systems you fight in can range from just a few to an entire galaxy. Conquer space through might of arms, diplomacy, or maybe a little subterfuge. The methods are unlimited but only one race will dominate!
Starships Unlimited III will be available in Fall, 2005.
For more information check out the main Matrix Games site at www.matrixgames.com.
ABOUT MATRIX GAMES
Matrix Games produces, markets and publishes historical wargames as well as other computer gaming products. Since 2000, Matrix Games has published over two dozen titles and several award-winning games, including War in the Pacific, Highway to the Reich, Gary Grigsby's World At War, Flashpoint Germany, Battles In Normandy, Starshatter and Tin Soldiers: Julius Caesar. Matrix Games is based in Staten Island, New York. For more information, visit the Matrix Games website at www.matrixgames.com.
ApeZone is also known as Andrew Ewanchyna, an independent game developer focused on dangerously addictive, affordable strategy games. ApeZone has been developing games for over six years, including the acclaimed Starships Unlimited series and Battleship Chess. For more information, visit the ApeZone website at www.apezone.com.