Staten Island, NY, July 28th, 2005 – Matrix Games and 2by3 Games today announced the release of the first public demo for the new World War II grand strategy game, Gary Grigsby’s World at War. Based on the latest release of Gary Grigsby’s World At War, the demo includes two tutorial scenarios as well as a full year of the 1941 campaign scenario.
The included tutorials cover movement, combat, production and research and the demo also includes a full manual for gamers interested in learning more about the game. The 1941 campaign scenario starts with Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, and ends in the summer of 1942. Players can play any of the five major powers in the one year campaign, which also covers the opening of the Pacific theater of World War II with the attack on Pearl Harbor.
David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said, “This is the best World War II grand strategy game around and we felt that everyone should have a chance to see what it’s all about. This demo gives players a great chance to get up to speed and get an idea of the gameplay and a taste of the various possible strategies.”
Gary Grigsby’s World at War takes place in the Second World War and places you at the helm of one of five possible powers: The Western Allies, China, Russia, Germany, or Japan. Command your army and coordinate your attacks. Gain supplies, resources, and factories to fuel your war machine. Manage your supply lines to ensure you have enough to capture territories and press your attacks. Gary Grigsby’s World at War has been hailed as an elegant and accessible game design with adjustable realism and detail; where the difficulty and realism can be tailored to your specific level. Your opponents can range from a challenging computer AI to up to four other human players.
ABOUT MATRIX GAMES
Matrix Games produces, markets and publishes historical wargames as well as other computer gaming products. Since 2000, Matrix Games has published over two dozen titles and several award-winning games, including War in the Pacific, Highway to the Reich, Gary Grigsby’s World At War, Flashpoint Germany, Battles In Normandy, Starshatter and Tin Soldiers: Julius Caesar. Matrix Games is based in Staten Island, New York. For more information, visit the Matrix Games website at www.matrixgames.com.
ABOUT 2BY3 GAMES
2 by 3 is about World War 2 games done by 3 guys – Gary Grigsby, Keith Brors and Joel Billings. Veteran designers and developers with multiple Hall of Fame titles under their belts, they have just completed their first scheduled three game series which started with the highly acclaimed Uncommon Valor. War in the Pacific is their second design in this series for Matrix Games and was followed by the highly anticipated grand strategy title World at War in March, 2005. For more information, visit their website at www.2by3games.com.