New York – November 27, 2012 - The most quickly moving half century in history has always been a daunting setting for game designers, but Paradox Development Studio and BL-Logic have donned their cloak and dagger, calculated the appropriate payloads and are now ready to reveal to the world how they are taking on the challenge of bringing the Cold War to life in the grand strategy game East vs. West: A Hearts of Iron Game.
East vs. West: A Hearts of Iron Game is the team’s first title to come to grips with the standoff between the United States of America and the Soviet Union in the last half of the 20th century. Players will be able to take control of ANY nation in those nerve-wracking decades in a strategy game with a host of tense features, from taking issues in front of the UN Security Council to nervously watching the game's Doomsday clock.
In the first diary “Controlling the Cold War” Lennart Berg, project lead, focuses on what East vs. West: A Heart of Iron Game is all about:
"Did your parents ever tell you that you would grow up to become a prominent, illustrious leader? Has that not happened yet? Never fear! The developers of East vs. West would like to welcome you to the Executive Branch! East vs. West: A Hearts of Iron Game will let you control a nation during the recent past, leading it through the remarkable time of the Cold War. Nuclear weapons, politics, the space race, spies, guerrilla warfare and the delicate art of diplomacy, this is not a game, THIS is personal."
Read the first developer diary here:
View the East vs. West: A Hearts of iron Game video introduction here:
New East vs. West: A Hearts of Iron Game screenshots
This time period presents unique challenges for a development team, with rapid technological advancement, dueling espionage programs and the looming threat of suicidal nuclear war.
Will you wield your air force, economy and nuclear supremacy like a cudgel, bludgeoning your neighbors into submission? Or select the sharper knife of politics and espionage?
Without wanting to influence you, commander, your private collection of Spy Cards is ready and waiting to be deployed…
Grand Strategy, RTS, Wargame
Bl-Logic has been one of Denmark’s leading software development companies since 2005. The project range of Bl-Logic reaches far beyond the gaming sector deep into high-class commercial and industrial solutions. Current clients include Governments, NGO’s, and industrial partners as well as renowned companies in the entertainment business. Arsenal of Democracy: A Hearts of Iron Game was the team’s first complete in-house game development. Now they are taking the Cold War, history’s coolest conflict, and making it even cooler together with Paradox Development Studio. Players will be able to take control of ANY nation in those nerve-wracking decades in East vs. West: A Hearts of Iron Game, coming in Q2 2013.
Read more: http://www.bl-logic.dk
About Paradox Development Studio - Strategy is our game
Paradox Development Studio has been a leading developer of globally renowned, PC-focused strategy games since 1995. Today the Stockholm-based studio is the center of a vast community of fans and modders both, with a reach that spans the entire globe.
One of the first developers to coin the term "Grand Strategy", Paradox Development Studio is the creative force behind successful franchices Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, Victoria & Crusader Kings. Their latest game release Crusader Kings II is one of the highest rated games this year according to Metacritic.
The development studio is currently working on Europa Universalis IV, the next installment in their empire building series, March of the Eagles and East vs. West: A Hearts of Iron Game.
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