News Release For Immediate Release
Hampstead, NC, 05 August 2008
Modern warfare enthusiasts will be excited to learn that Shrapnel Games has now made available for immediate download three more titles from the undisputed masters of bringing the modern battlefield to your desktop, the ProSIM Company. Gamers can now experience the thrill of armor clashes in the Middle East, an airmobile assault at the top of the world and an infantry landing at the bottom, all within minutes of purchase. Not only that, but gamers get the best of both worlds: an immediate download to start playing right away and a physical copy shipped quickly to your door, where ever that door may be, all at one great price.
Joining other dual-media titles already available for download by ProSIM are The Falklands War: 1982, The Star and the Crescent, and ProSIM's latest titles, Air Assault Task Force. All three titles are available only for the Windows OS.
"We are really excited to have this new delivery method for our games," Patrick Proctor, founder and president of ProSIM remarked. "We take a great deal of pride in these games. Each is a meticulously detailed recreation of the historical battles they represent.
I truly believe that they are the most realistic simulations of modern combat commercially available. We think wargamers will agree."
Indeed. Each title has earned high praise from fans and critics alike. Amongst some of the accolades earned by all three The Bovine Conspiracy awarded The Star and the Crescent a choice "9", PC Gamer rated The Falklands War: 1982 an excellent 82%, and Bill Macon of the Wargamer called Air Assault Task Force "...a great wargame."
But don't just take a reviewer's word for it! ProSIM titles are also in use around the world by professionals such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing aerospace, defense contractors and military organizations, and all with good reason. No other commercial titles can match the realism of modern combat like a ProSIM title. These are not simply games, but true simulations with all that being a simulation entails: high fidelity weapon, equipment, and terrain modeling all using real world data, realistic AI behavior, rewards for appropriate and accurate use of tactics, and the ability to teach through play. Of course these are also highly entertaining games, playable against the computer or other live opponents, in a command-time real time setting.
While each title shares enough similarities that familiarity with one allows a minimal learning curve for the others (additionally by owning the latest, Air Assault Task Force, it will upgrade previous titles to take advantage of all the new features found in that game), each title features its own flavor and has its own focus. Picking the right one is simply a matter of deciding what you're looking to simulate. Of course variety is also the spice of life so it wouldn't hurt to pick the entire ProSIM catalog up to satisfy those wargaming cravings that hit!
The Falklands War: 1982examines the historical conflict between Great Britain and Argentina in 1982. Featuring company to brigade sized units (with battalion level amphibious landings) this is primarily an infantry battle amongst windswept hills and flocks of sheep. Hypothetical situations are also examined, such as the effects armor would have had on the battle. Dynamic weather and the ability to modify troop quality
before each scenario creates a high level of replayability.
The Star and the Crescent recreates historical Arab-Israeli conflicts along with including possible future regional conflicts. Perfect for the gamer who enjoys the clash of armor, The Star and the Crescent has mechanized forces, close air support, extensive radar modeling, individual buildings, and much more. Since it covers from the past to the future gamers will also appreciate the variety of equipment found in the game, especially since most of the regional powers tended to use a hodge-podge collection of weapon platforms.
Air AssaultTask Force is the latest title from ProSIM and begins a new era, with a brand new interface and many, many refinements under the hood all of which can be retroactively applied to earlier ProSIM titles using the ATF game engine. Air Assault Task Force is all about airmobile and features battles from three pivotal moments in the history of air assault: the Ia Drang valley in Vietnam, Mogadishu in Somalia, and Shah-i- Kot valley in Afghanistan. An upgraded damage modeling system allows individual weapon destruction and personnel injuries.
All three titles are available right now for immediate download at the Shrapnel Games online store, the Gamers Front. In addition to the immediate download you will also receive the physical game. Each ProSIM title includes an extensive 100+ page manual.
That's right, a thick hard copy manual that will remind you of what you used to always expect from your games but has since become so rare. March over to the Gamers Front right now to place your order by going to:
Since 1999 Shrapnel Games has published many fine award-winning independent titles across a range of genres and formats. Recent titles include the above mentioned Air Assault Task Force and the single-player action RPG toolkit, Scallywag: In the Lair of the Medusa. Upcoming games to watch out for include the Digital Eel board game, Eat Electric Death! and the debut title from KE Studios, War Plan Pacific, a grand strategic PTO computer game playable in a single evening! For more information on our complete catalog of games, to check up on the latest news, download free games or demos, please visit us at www.shrapnelgames.com
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