Matrix Games Brings Spartan to Digital Download

Staten Island, NY, June 28th, 2005Matrix Games and Slitherine Strategies are pleased to announce that Spartan, the classic empire-building and ancient battles game, is now available for purchase as a digital download from the Matrix Games website.

Previously available only as a boxed game, Spartan debuts in the Matrix Games online store for $19.99 as a downloadable title. With both Spartan and Gates of Troy now available via download, gamers have a new and very affordable way to own this duo of ancient gaming goodness. Gates of Troy is 100% backwards compatible with the Spartan campaigns and scenarios, giving you the ability to use both to create a single epic story.

Spartan features immersive turn-based strategy where economy, civilization, diplomacy and espionage are weapons as powerful as swords and shields. You build your empire as you see fit, selecting the resources to mine, the knowledge to research, and the enemies to conquer. Build walls, siege castles, sabotage your enemies, and unite Greece to defeat the advancing Persian horde.

Spartan allows you to lead the nation of Sparta to victory in some of the ancient world’s greatest battles. See the military strength and of a small nation grow and flourish as you battle to unite Greece. Control a vast empire and build wonders such as the Acropolis, the Oracle, and The Colossus. Best of all it is 100% compatible with its sequel, Gates of Troy allowing you to combine these two games into one. The Persians are coming… Will Sparta be ready?

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ABOUT SLITHERINE STRATEGIES
Slitherine Strategies is part of Slitherine Software, an independent UK developer. They are a small and highly talented team who have been in the games industry since the early 1990’s. They are dedicated to bringing highly playable and approachable strategy games to the mass market. Two of the founding members are also world champions in tabletop wargaming, giving them an incomparable insight into the workings of strategy games. This combined with their experience of working on high profile entertainment software ensures that their games are both highly addictive and historically accurate. Legion, Slitherine’s first game, sold over 150,000 copies worldwide and is still selling. Visit their website at www.slitherine.co.uk.

ABOUT MATRIX GAMES
Matrix Games produces, markets and publishes historical wargames as well as other computer gaming products. Since 2000, Matrix Games has published many award-winning games, including Highway to the Reich, Starships Unlimited, Uncommon Valor and Korsun Pocket. Matrix Games is based in Staten Island, New York. For more information, visit the Matrix Games website at http://www.matrixgames.com.