Matrix Games

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For the Japanese company, see Matrix Software.
Matrix Games
Industry Strategy and Wargames for Personal Computers.
Founded 1999
Headquarters Epsom, Surrey
Key people JD McNeil, Iain McNeil, Erik Rutins, Marco A. Minoli, Philip Veale
Employees 30+
Website www.matrixgames.com/

Matrix Games is a publisher of computer games, specifically strategy games and wargames. They are based out of Epsom, Surrey (UK) with subsidiary offices in Arlington, Vermont, Milan, Italy and Edmonton, Alberta.[1] Matrix Games/Slitherine also own and financially support the online game reviewing publication The Wargamer (www.wargamer.com).

Their focus is primarily but not exclusively on war games and turn-based strategy. The product line-up also includes space sims (Starshatter: The Gathering Storm), sports management sims (Maximum-Football), and real-time strategy titles (Close Combat: Cross of Iron).

Matrix Games publishes games from a wide variety of developers, including SSG, 2by3 Games, Panther Games, Koios Works, Destroyer Studios, Western-Civilization and AGEOD.

Company history[edit]

Matrix Games was founded by David Heath in 1999 in Staten Island, New York. As of January 2010, Matrix Games has published over 75+ titles. Throughout its history, Matrix Games has often been referred to by wargame developers as the "Home Depot of Wargaming" because of its ability to provide a wide variety of game developer assistance to smaller developing firms[citation needed]. Matrix has in-house artists, programmers, and producers which all take active roles in projects of smaller wargame developers who lack the resources to hire full-time staff otherwise.

In May 2010 Matrix Games and Slitherine announced a merger of the two companies making it the largest wargaming specialist publisher[citation needed]. Matrix Games pioneered the move into digital delivery, minimising costs to customers and providing them with an interactive environment. They have signed some of the best known[citation needed] developers in the strategy / Wargaming market from established wargames developers like Gary Grigsby, John Tiller, Mark Walker, Don Gilman, Norm Korger, Panther Games, and Strategic Studies Group to innovators as well as classic titles from Talonsoft, Boku Strategy Games and the Close Combat series.

Matrix Games' involvement with the development of the products it publishes, they claim, is a key part of their philosophy, as stated on their website:

The most important philosophy of our company is we love what we make. We’re gamers first and then we take our love of games and put them into our products. The result has been a tremendous success.

Awards[edit]

A partial list of awards won for Matrix Games products include:

  • PC Gamers Editors' Choice Award 93% for Korsun Pocket November 2003
  • Computer Games Magazine - Top 10 of 2005 for Star Chamber
  • Computer Gaming World - Wargame of the Year for Korsun Pocket 2003
  • Computer Gaming World - Wargame of the Year for Battles in Normandy 2004
  • 32nd Annual Origins Awards 2006 Vanguard Award for World At War
  • 32nd Annual Origins Awards 2006 Lock n' Load Band of Heroes
  • Charles S. Roberts Award 2007 for Guns of August
  • Charles S. Roberts Award 2007 for Empires in Arms

Complete product line-up[edit]

In development[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mobygames.com/company/matrix-games-ltd
  2. ^ http://wargamer.com/article/2940/hannibal-rome-and-carthage-designer's-notes

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