Epsom, UK, March 13th, 2012 – Slitherine (www.slitherine.com) and Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) are happy to release the comprehensive 1.8.0 update for the Battle Academy series. The update includes a number of bug fixes and optimizations, as well as the addition of cross-platform support for those using the iPad version releasing on the 14th of March. The update comes just in time for the release of the iPad version of Battle Academy, marking the first foray into portable gaming for the franchise.
The update is already available for download from the Slitherine and Matrix Games sites or by running the in-game auto-updater.
About Battlefield Academy
Approachable, absorbing and visually impressive yet detailed, Battlefield Academy aims to revolutionize the strategy games market with a blend of intuitive design and compelling game play driven by cutting edge technical innovation.
Inspired by an original online game concept devised by the BBC, the game has more than 30 battles in a range of theatres of war from the North African desert through D-Day to the to the snowy Ardennes mountains where the Allies battled to repel the final German offensive.
The team at Slitherine worked with Professor John Buckley, Military Historian at the University of Wolverhampton and a keen wargamer himself, to make sure that the strategy, tactics, scenarios and available firepower of the battles fought in WW2 were turned into realistic AI behavior, powering expertly crafted battles.
Get the update here for the PC or here for the Mac. The update is comprehensive and will bring all previous version of Battlefield Academy to 1.8.0. Get more information on Battlefield Academy from its official product page.
ABOUT SLITHERINE LTD. AND MATRIX GAMES LTD.
Slitherine Ltd. and Matrix Games Ltd. are the world’s leading video games producers and publishers of historical and strategy titles. Since 2000, both brands have published literally hundreds of games with many award-winning titles in their portfolio spanning all digital and console platforms. Slitherine is also involved with book publishing, and board gaming and work with a wide array of key licensing partners such as HISTORY™, MILITARY HISTORY™, Horrible Histories™, Showtime, BBC, Osprey, Scholastic, Casemate Publishing and many others to deliver the best blend of historical accuracy in an exciting and entertaining way. The two companies merged in May 2010 and formed the world’s largest organization specializing in this niche but important market sector. Slitherine’s mission over the coming years is to lead the way in innovation and growth in this expanding industry sector.