Australian Department of Defence Licenses Uncommon Valor!
Award-Winning World War II South Pacific Wargame Intended for Historical Education
Woodbridge, NJ, July 14th, 2004 - Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and 2 by 3 Games (www.2by3games.com) are pleased to announce that the Australian Defence Simulation Office (ADSO) has decided to purchase Uncommon Valor: Campaign for the South Pacific (www.uncommonvalor.net) as an aid to help Australian officers in the area of historical education.
Uncommon Valor: Campaign for the South Pacific covers the Australia – New Guinea – Solomons theater during World War II from May, 1942 through December, 1943. Designed by the legendary 2 by 3 Games team of Gary Grigsby, Keith Brors and Joel Billings, Uncommon Valor includes virtually every ship, air squadron and battalion sized or larger troop formation that took part in the historical campaign. Highly acclaimed by wargamers worldwide, Uncommon Valor was given the Silver Awards for both Game of the Year and Wargame of the Year (Reader's Choice) by Wargamer.com as well as being declared a Top Pick by Combatsim.com.
The Australian Defence Simulation Office will be receiving the latest 2.30 version of Uncommon Valor: Campaign for the South Pacific, which will be available for issue to all members of the Australian Department of Defence (contact Robert Carpenter at the ADSO). The latest commercial version of Uncommon Valor is available for sale directly through the Matrix Games online store at www.matrixgames.com .
David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said "We're proud that one of our titles has been chosen to help with historical education for the Australian Department of Defence. Our thanks go to the Defence Simulation Office for their consideration and to the Uncommon Valor team at 2 by 3 Games and Matrix Games for their hard work and commitment."
Historical wargaming from the legendary team of Grigsby, Brors and Billings
Campaigns and scenarios in the South Pacific from May, 1942 through December, 1943
Intelligent AI for solo play and Secure PBEM mode for battles against human opponents
Detail and accuracy without micro-management
Editor included for scenarios and units
For more information, check the Uncommon Valor page at http://www.uncommonvalor.net and the main Matrix Games page at http://www.matrixgames.com for future press releases and discussions.
ABOUT MATRIX GAMES
Matrix Games produces, markets and publishes historical wargames as well as other computer gaming products. Since 2002, 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 Woodbridge, New Jersey. For more information, visit the Matrix Games website at http://www.matrixgames.com.
ABOUT 2 BY 3 GAMES
2 by 3 is about World War 2 games done by 3 guys – Gary Grigsby, Keith Brors and Joel Billings. Veteran designers and developers with multiple Hall of Fame titles under their belts, they are in the midst of a scheduled three game series which started with the highly acclaimed Uncommon Valor. War in the Pacific is their second design in this series for Matrix Games, which will be followed by the highly anticipated grand strategy title World at War later this year. For more information, visit their website at http://www.2by3games.com/.
The ADSO is a branch of the Capability Development Group located in Canberra, Australia. It is responsible for policy direction and coordination of simulation throughout the Australian Department of Defence.