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Slitherine & Matrix create Wargame Publishing giant

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<p style="text-align: center; "><strong><span style="color: rgb(0, 51, 0); ">Slitherine and Matrix merge to form Wargames Publishing giant<br />
</span><span style="font-size: larger; "><span style="color: rgb(0, 51, 0); ">MARKET LEADERS TO BECOME LARGEST SPECIALIST PUBLISHER</span></span></strong></p>
<p><strong>Slitherine Ltd</strong> and <strong>Matrix Games</strong> today announced that they have signed a comprehensive agreement to merge the companies creating the world's largest wargaming specialist publisher. Both Brands have strong identities and core values and these will be maintained to provide maximum enjoyment and added value to all customers.</p>
<p>Slitherine is a privately funded company operating in the entertainment business. Its mission is to deliver history based products to the widest possible audience. Slitherine’s main focus is publishing and developing of videogames, however Slitherine is also involved with book publishing, internet gaming, board games and has provided a range of consultancy services to TV and other media companies. Slitherine is at the forefront of delivering entertainment through history and history through entertainment. Founded by wargaming world champions JD and Iain McNeil, the company works with key partners such as HISTORY™, MILITARY HISTORY™, Horrible Histories™, Osprey, Scholastic, Casemate Publishing, Spike TV, Showtime and many others to deliver the best blend of historical accuracy in an exciting and entertaining way.</p>
<p>Slitherine's Group Chairman JD McNeil said: “<em>We are excited and thrilled about the deal with Matrix Games. We both operate in a niche market and we see many opportunities to further grow and expand the business by joining forces. By combining our resources and experience we are confident that we can lead this market to the next level</em>”.</p>
<p>Matrix Games has been in business for over ten years and leads the way when it comes to the wargames sector in video games, for innovation, customer satisfaction, and media recognition. The company pioneered the move into digital delivery, minimising costs to customers and providing them with an interactive environment to join battle with their peers. The growth in Matrix has come from working with some of the best developers in the strategy gaming business, from established wargames developers like Gary Grigsby, and Strategic Studies Group to innovators as well as classic titles from Talonsoft.</p>
<p>David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games said: “<em>Matrix has always been at the cutting edge for innovation. We started over 10 years ago and were the first to move into the digital download business. With a very focused emphasis on customer service we have becoming market leaders in our field, where gameplay is all important. By merging with Slitherine, we can pursue our common goals to grow the business and this market sector as a whole</em>”.</p>
<p>We would like to assure all of our loyal customers that our deal with Matrix will not affect our support or service to you in any way. It will be business as usual in that respect and we are confident that you will let us know if you have any concerns or problems relating to this or the wider picture. The community here is and will continue to be very important to us and we will do nothing to damage that relationship. Most of the initial changes will be below the hood and the two businesses will continue to operate as before with a core mission of brining their titles and brands to the widest possible audiences.</p>
<p>If you have any question or doubt, please let us know and we will try and answer them all.<br />
Thanks for your support !</p>
<p>The Slitherine Team</p>

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Post by jomni » Mon May 10, 2010 9:55 am

Congrats.

I don't see any problems.
Both Slitherine and Matrix provide good games with no DRM!
That's the most important part.

Would be disturbed if it's a deal with EA or Ubisoft. :lol:

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Post by MrsWargamer » Mon May 10, 2010 1:24 pm

Lots of fun info in an interview at Wargamer

http://www.wargamer.com/article/2870/ma ... ine-merger

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Re: Slitherine & Matrix create Wargame Publishing giant

Post by warhammer » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:17 pm

But if you want more $ and get more customers need to offer your games on other sites/platforms/online shops like amazon, steam, impulse, GMG, GOG etc.

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Re: Slitherine & Matrix create Wargame Publishing giant

Post by WhiteRook » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:08 pm

Both are good companies and I worked with Matrix before they were Matrix, working with David Heath was always a pleasure. :)
I used to develop scenarios for Steel Panthers and some other games. I am glad to see these two fine companies merging, and hope that they never-ever sell out to a big outfit - especially E.A.

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Re: Slitherine & Matrix create Wargame Publishing giant

Post by Littlebunny » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:23 am

Hi, could we have this here in Australia?
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Re: Slitherine & Matrix create Wargame Publishing giant

Post by AEWHistory » Mon May 01, 2017 4:22 am

Any chance of a return to publishing games on the iPad? Please. Pretty please. Pretty please with sugar on top! :mrgreen:

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Re: Slitherine & Matrix create Wargame Publishing giant

Post by DonCzirr » Mon May 01, 2017 4:36 am

AEWHistory wrote:Any chance of a return to publishing games on the iPad? Please. Pretty please. Pretty please with sugar on top! :mrgreen:

+1 on that ...

I'll gladly pay your 19.99 for games like Sanctus Reach, PC 2 and any future variant of P&S offshoots ....
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Post by IainMcNeil » Wed May 03, 2017 10:31 am

We do have a number of iOS games in development but dev teams are putting much less time in to it these days as the revenue stream is much lower than it used to be. It's not really something we can control unless the sales pick up. Developers obviously want the biggest return for investment. We have a lot more interest in consoles at the moment but who knows where things will be in a year or two. It is changing so fast!

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Re: Slitherine & Matrix create Wargame Publishing giant

Post by DonCzirr » Wed May 03, 2017 5:37 pm

Any thoughts given to a more "Freemium" model?

I generally hate the crud that comes out in that format - not because of the pricing model - but typically because of the content. ("War games" where earning Gems / Gold coins are involved is an example)

However - what about an Order of Battle (on Steam) model for IOS?

That might get more folks to take a chance and if the content is good, subsequently purchase the in-App content or scenarios.
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