Montreal, Canada. April 1, 2005. Publisher Strategy First and developer BattleGoat Studios are delighted to announce that Larry Bond, Best-Selling Author and Award-Winning Game Designer, is contributing to the groundbreaking economic, political, and military strategy game Supreme Ruler 2010. Larry Bond has written the Foreword to the detailed manual which accompanies this game. Supreme Ruler 2010's release date is scheduled for May 10, 2005.
Commenting on Supreme Ruler 2010, Larry Bond noted, "This simulation is the most detailed and realistic model of a country that has ever been commercially produced . . . Supreme Ruler 2010 is a great game."
Asked about Larry Bond's involvement with their project, BattleGoat's Lead Designer David Thompson remarked, "I've been a huge fan of Larry's books since Red Phoenix, so obviously I'm thrilled to have him involved in our game. Knowing Larry's high quality standards with his own Harpoon series, it's been particularly gratifying to see how enthusiastically he has responded to Supreme Ruler 2010."
About Supreme Ruler
In January 2010, due to a growing sense of international optimism, the World Market announced a new goal – to terminate existing regionalism. It is uncertain whether this pronouncement had the intended effect . . .. Over the next few months some regions began working together with neighbors and organized peaceful reunification votes. Yet other regions began to further isolate themselves and begin military buildups. It became apparent to many that no matter how benign the objective, it could not be achieved without great cost. What would happen next was anyone's guess.
Supreme Ruler 2010 is a groundbreaking Economic, Political, and Military Strategy game for Windows PCs. It supports Single and Multi-Player (up to 16) in either "Real Time" or "Turn Based" modes.
Supreme Ruler 2010 will be available for purchase on May 10, 2005 at all major retailers at a suggested retail price of $39.99 and is Rated Everyone by ESRB. For more information on Supreme Ruler 2010, please visit the official website at www.supremeruler2010.com, the official BattleGoat Studios Forum at www.bgforums.com or www.strategyfirst.com.
About Larry Bond
Larry Bond began his career by co-authoring Red Storm Rising with Tom Clancy. Bond's successful writing career has continued, and he now has five novels under his own name: Red Phoenix, Vortex, Cauldron, The Enemy Within, and Day of Wrath, all published by Warner Books. His latest work is a novel titled Lash-Up, which appeared in Steven Coonts' anthology Combat. Bond is also an avid wargamer and modeler. He has co-designed the Admiralty Trilogy series games, which include Harpoon, Command at Sea, and Fear God & Dreadnought. All three games have won industry awards. Larry Bond is currently living with his wife Jeanne and daughters Katie and Julia in Virginia.
About BattleGoat Studios
BattleGoat Studios is a Canadian Software Developer committed to developing leading edge "Intelligent Strategy Games" for the PC. Although Supreme Ruler 2010 is the first PC title they have developed, their game design history dates back to 1982. The design team firmly believes that Strategy Gamers are looking for more sophisticated games that also remain fun to play. BattleGoat insists that their approach to development will always emphasize an accurate, heavily researched environment assuring players an entertaining and immersive gameplay experience.
About Strategy First
Strategy First Inc. is a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. Founded in 1990, the company has grown rapidly, publishing major games in the industry and simultaneously developing its own in-house titles such as O.R.B. and Disciples II. After winning numerous awards for games such as Disciples: Sacred Lands, Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns, Steel Beasts, Galactic Civilizations, and Jagged Alliance, Strategy First continues to push the gaming envelope with its own groundbreaking titles, while maintaining its reputation as a unique alternative for independent developers seeking to market their games to a worldwide audience. www.strategyfirst.com .