Slitherine and Matrix Games Kick Off European Press Event

For Immediate Release

Varese , Italy, April 5 th, 2011– Slitherine ( www.slitherine.com) and Matrix Games ( www.matrixgames.com) are proud to announce that they have launched their European Press Event in Varese, Italy. Sporting some of the best and brightest developers and some prominent members of the wargaming press, the European Press Event gives both ends of the industry a chance to meet, discuss games, and enjoy a few exciting new announcements from the Slitherine/Matrix camp. A few of the new announcements headline at the press event are:

·         We are launching an ambitious project to bring Matrix Games shop front to an entire new audience around the world by translating and localizing the site in the most spoken languages. The first on the list are Spanish, Italian and German, but stay tuned for more!

·         We are extending our acclaimed PBEM system to more games and more developers. Now more and more of our products will enjoy the same seamless PBEM matchmaking, player ranking, and tournament functions as games like the Field of Glory series, Battlefield Academy and Gary Grigsby’s War in the East. Now any developer working with Slitherine and Matrix Games will have access to these amazing extra features to include in their games.

·         We are aggressively moving into new gaming platforms, especially the smart phone and tablet portions of the market, including iPad and Android. HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval and HISTORY™ Egypt: Engineering an Empire are just two of the popular games we’re bringing to your mobile device!

The list of developers and press attending this several day event is long and filled with notable names. Developers in attendance with hot upcoming titles include:

·         Wastelands InteractiveTime of Fury

·         VR DesignsAdvanced Tactics: Gold

·         Zeal– Team Assault (Details coming soon!)

·         The Lordz Games StudioCommander - Great War / Panzer Corps

·         Hexwar– The Field of Glory Franchise

JD McNeil, Chairman of Slitherine Ltd., said,“We work closely with some of the best development teams from around the world in bringing their titles to our huge audience of wargamers. We believe that they thoroughly deserve this opportunity to present their games to the European Press Corps in this truly fantastic location. They are the people that matter to us and we are delighted to give them this chance to take centre stage over the next few days.  Thus our European Press Event is born!”

For more information about any game mentioned above, head over to either the Slitherine or Matrix Games websites.

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.

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press@matrixgames.com


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