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  1. Ancaster, Canada - BattleGoat Studios is delighted to announce the development of their upcoming Real Time Geopolitical Strategy/Wargame, Supreme Ruler The Great War.  BattleGoat's Lead Programmer and Co-Founder George Geczy commented, "Supreme Ruler The Great War adds a new era to the franchise, building upon a game system which has evolved over more than a decade. The combat, diplomatic and economic systems developed for the series continue to offer a unique strategy experience, one which has always been well suited to global conflicts. The First World War remains a topic of great interest to historians and gamers alike, although few games model the strategic challenges that the great powers faced during that era. Adding a World War I title to the series fills a gap in both the franchise and within the PC strategy genre."   Game Designer and Project Lead Christian Latour added, "Since completion of Supreme Ruler Ultimate, the community has continued to ask if we'll be developing more content. Most players wanted us to go further back in history, and the First World War remained the most popular request. The scope of an entirely new era goes beyond adding another DLC to one of the existing games, it fits best as its own title within the franchise. Having developed the later eras already, we are able to add the earlier time frame and flow seamlessly into the gameplay experiences for which the Supreme Ruler titles are so well known. With the required development tools and an experienced team in house, we know that we can build the World War I strategy game fans have been asking for."   About Supreme Ruler The Great War Expanding on sixteen years of development on the Supreme Ruler series of Real Time Geo-Political Military Strategy Games for PC and Mac.  Supreme Ruler The Great War brings players back to 1914, to a world that has little understanding of the devastation that will be unleashed as long-time alliances and animosities drive ever-growing conflicts. Whether leading a major power or a minor nation, players can experience the tensions of a world descending into chaos. Campaigns follow paths similar to historical events while allowing players control of their own destiny, with the opportunity to change those events and chart their own course. Set-Piece Scenarios will provide for a shorter game focused on specific events from the era. As well, the ever popular sandbox mode allows players to customize their gaming experience by picking any nation and choosing their own preferred Victory Condition. With the further option of multiplayer matches, Supreme Ruler The Great War provides incredible amounts of replayability.   - World War I Campaigns for various major powers from the era. - Take Control of any Nation in Sandbox Mode and impact the outcome of the conflict. - Start in 1914 and progress well into the 21st century for an Epic Game-play experience. - Challenge yourself with Set-Piece Scenarios for a faster-paced game. - The butterfly effect... Influence the timeline and outcome of thousands of historical events. - Use Diplomacy, Trade, Espionage, and Intimidation to influence the policies of other nations. - Guide your Nation through the first war waged on a global scale. - Modernize your economy to support whatever social and military policies you choose. - Comprehensive Tech Tree features over 100 years of technology and equipment advances. - Sophisticated Real-Time Strategic and Tactical Control of your Military Forces. - Detailed historically-accurate Armies down to the Battalion level. - Choose your level of control.  Make all decisions or use your Cabinet Ministers to help. - Battle the elements! Fully integrated weather model influences battlefield outcomes. - Up to 16 players in Multiplayer over local network or Internet. (PC Only)     About BattleGoat Studios BattleGoat Studios is a Canadian Software Developer committed to developing leading edge "Intelligent Strategy Games". BattleGoat’s game design history dates back to the first text-based Supreme Ruler game in 1982, making Supreme Ruler one of the oldest computer gaming franchises still in development, celebrating its 35th year in 2017.  The design team firmly believes that Strategy Gamers are looking for more sophisticated games that also remain fun to play. BattleGoat insists that their approach to development will always emphasize an accurate, heavily researched environment assuring players an entertaining and immersive gameplay experience.  Their previous PC releases are Supreme Ruler 2010, Supreme Ruler 2020, Supreme Ruler Cold War, Supreme Ruler 1936 and Supreme Ruler Ultimate.   Twitter: @battlegoat Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/supremeruler
  2. Ancaster, Canada - BattleGoat Studios is thrilled to announce the release of their latest Real Time Geopolitical Strategy / Wargame, Supreme Ruler Ultimate.   Lead Designer and Co-Founder David Thompson commented, "This title represents fourteen years of what has been a labor of love.  Supreme Ruler Ultimate is the culmination of all the design revisions and content we've created since forming the studio in 2000 and there should be something for everyone, whether they want to re-play WWII or take over the world from a near future Scotland or an independent Texas!”   Link to Official Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdCH3LOD23E   Link to Steam Store: http://store.steampowered.com/app/314980   BattleGoat's Lead Programmer and Co-Founder George Geczy added, " Supreme Ruler Ultimate brings together our vision for a truly epic strategy game that encompasses some of the most turbulent times of human history - World War II, the Cold War, and the challenges we face in the near future.  We're proud to have made one of the most detailed and comprehensive series of strategy games ever created."  Previous BattleGoat titles in the Supreme Ruler series are Supreme Ruler 2010, Supreme Ruler 2020. Supreme Ruler Cold War, and Supreme Ruler 1936.     Thompson went on to answer questions about the future of the series. “Right now we are quite happy with what the Supreme Ruler series has achieved.  Ultimate gets us to what we originally envisioned and we will continue to supply additional content for our players and support to our modding community.  While we do not currently have plans for another Supreme Ruler stand-alone title, we will still update and enhance the game based on community feedback.  Everyone at BattleGoat feels indebted to our players and we continue to appreciate the support they provide us!”   Supreme Ruler Ultimate is available now for PC and Mac through Steam and other vendors.   About Supreme Ruler Ultimate   The pinnacle of fourteen years of development on the Supreme Ruler series of Real Time Geo-Political Military Strategy Games for PC and Mac.   Supreme Ruler Ultimate incorporates the stories, campaigns, scenarios, and features from our previous releases and expands on them in our improved game engine.  Take control of any nation in the world from World War II through the Cold War and into the near future as our world lurches from one crisis to the next!  Play historical or modern campaigns with specific objectives, attempt one of the many Set-Piece Scenarios for a shorter game, or customize your gaming experience by picking any nation in the various era sandboxes and choosing your own preferred Victory Condition.  With so many options to choose from, Supreme Ruler Ultimate provides virtually unlimited replayability!   - Play Historical or Futuristic Campaigns and Maps. - Take Control of any Nation in Sandbox Mode and impact the outcome of an era. - Start in 1936 and progress well into the 21st century for an Epic Game-play experience. - Challenge yourself with Set-Piece Scenarios for a faster-paced game. - The butterfly effect... Influence the timeline and outcome of thousands of historical events. - Use Diplomacy, Trade, Espionage, and Intimidation to influence the policies of other nations. - Guide your Nation through an era of unprecedented Scientific Advancement - Modernize your economy to support whatever social and military policies you choose. - Sophisticated Real-Time Strategic and Tactical Control of your Military Forces. - Detailed historically-accurate armies down to the Battalion level. - Choose your level of control.  Make all decisions or use your Cabinet Ministers to help. - Battle the elements! Fully integrated weather model influences battlefield outcomes. - Up to 16 players in Multiplayer over local network or Internet (PC Only)   About BattleGoat Studios   BattleGoat Studios is a Canadian Software Developer committed to developing leading edge "Intelligent Strategy Games". BattleGoat’s game design history dates back to the first text-based Supreme Ruler game in 1982, making Supreme Ruler one of the oldest computer gaming franchises still in development.  The design team firmly believes that Strategy Gamers are looking for more sophisticated games that also remain fun to play. BattleGoat insists that their approach to development will always emphasize an accurate, heavily researched environment assuring players an entertaining and immersive gameplay experience.  Their previous PC releases are Supreme Ruler 2010, Supreme Ruler 2020, Supreme Ruler Cold War, and Supreme Ruler 1936.
  3. For Immediate Release   Ancaster, Canada - May 9, 2014 – BattleGoat Studios is today pleased to announce the official launch of Supreme Ruler 1936.  David Thompson, Lead Designer and Co-Founder of BattleGoat commented, “This is our most ambitious title to date and the scale of the game is truly immense.  There are thousands of historical events that may or may not come into play depending upon the actions of the player; players need to watch their economy, diplomacy, and even weather patterns floating across the world that could turn a potential battlefield into a muddy or snowy quagmire; and when they go to battle they have access to the historical military units of WWII and much, much, more!”   With four Campaigns, six Scenarios, and three Sandbox Maps playable from almost 100 different regions, Supreme Ruler 1936 brings the scope and sweep of World War II to strategy gamers. A Real-Time Geo-Political Strategy game, Supreme Ruler 1936 combines resources, economy, diplomacy, and battalion-level tactical warfare.    BattleGoat Studios would like to thank everyone that supported us through Steam Early Access and helped us to make Supreme Ruler 1936 the best game possible!    www.battlegoat.com/supremeruler1936 Steam Store: http://store.steampowered.com/app/244410/   About Supreme Ruler 1936 Supreme Ruler 1936 is Real Time Geo-Political Strategy Game for PC (and soon Mac).  Take control of a nation in the World War II era and guide it through a significant Military Campaign, or attempt one of many Set-Piece Historical Scenarios.  Players can also customize their play experience with the Sandbox Mode and play as any Nation with their own preferred Victory Condition. - Play Multiple Campaigns from either the Axis or Allied perspective. - Take Control of any Nation in Sandbox Mode and impact the outcome of the era. - Battle the elements! Fully integrated weather model influences battlefield outcomes. - Challenge yourself with Historical Scenarios for a faster-paced gameplay experience. - The butterfly effect...  Influence the timeline and outcome of thousands of historical events. - Use Diplomacy, Trade, Espionage, and Intimidation to influence the policies of other nations. - Research new Technologies to give your nation a significant military advantage. - Modernize your economy to support whatever social and military policies you choose. - Sophisticated Real-Time Strategic and Tactical Control of your Military Forces. - Detailed historically-accurate armies down to the Battalion level. - Choose your level of control.  Make all decisions or use your Cabinet Ministers to help. - Significant graphic improvements to 3D terrain and Graphic User Interface - Up to 16 players in Multiplayer over local network or Internet   About BattleGoat Studios BattleGoat Studios is a Canadian Software Developer committed to developing leading edge "Intelligent Strategy Games". BattleGoat’s game design history dates back to the first text-based Supreme Ruler game in 1982, making Supreme Ruler one of the longest computer gaming franchises still in development.  The design team firmly believes that Strategy Gamers are looking for more sophisticated games that also remain fun to play. BattleGoat insists that their approach to development will always emphasize an accurate, heavily researched environment assuring players an entertaining and immersive gameplay experience.  Their previous PC releases are Supreme Ruler 2010, Supreme Ruler 2020, and Supreme Ruler Cold War.   Website: www.battlegoat.com Twitter: @battlegoat / @SR1936 Facebook: www.facebook.com/supremeruler  Youtube: www.youtube.com/battlegoatstudios Forum: www.bgforums.com
  4. BattleGoat Studios is excited to announce the launch of its Kickstarter to support the development of Supreme Ruler 1936. In particular, this Kickstarter will allow us to develop more content for SR1936 (additional Campaigns, Scenarios, and other elements). It will also allow us to launch a beta program in late November to allow everyone to help us make Supreme Ruler 1936 the best game possible. And it's a great way to get the game at an early-supporter discount! Visit the Kickstarter page now!    Thank you everybody for your ongoing support of BattleGoat Studios and the Supreme Ruler games, and we hope you'll help us bring Supreme Ruler 1936 to the world. -- The BattleGoat Team  
  5. for immediate release; [twitter]@SR1936[/twitter]
  6. Hello, Just a quick announcement about our latest project; BattleGoat Studios and Paradox Interactive are pleased to announce the next title in the Supreme Ruler series... Supreme Ruler Cold War The world needs a leader. At last, your time has come... Building on Supreme Ruler 2010 and 2020, BattleGoat Studios invites you to relive the tension and uncertainty of the Cold War. As the 1950s approach, the Korean War looms, the Arms Race intensifies, the Berlin Crisis leads to the formation of NATO, and the world anticipates a new World War. As leader of the United States or the Soviet Union, you must make the correct Economic, Diplomatic, Domestic and Military decisions to successfully navigate your country through this dangerous historical era and increase your nation’s Sphere of Influence on the world stage. Features - Play as the United States or Soviet Union in Campaign Mode - Control any Nation in Post-World War II Era in Sandbox Mode - Use Diplomacy, Trade and Espionage to influence the policies of other nations - Research new Technologies to give your nation an edge - Grow and Modernize your Economy - Control Military production and deployment, or let your Ministers take care of the details - And when Diplomacy Fails… Sophisticated Real-Time Strategic and Tactical Control of your Military Forces! - Enhanced Graphics and Sound including New 3D Terrain - Experience the redesigned GUI with improved On-Map feedback and streamlined controls - Up to 16 players in Multiplayer over local network or Internet Scheduled for release Q2 2011 - prepare to take your place on the front lines of the Cold War !
  7. Update 6 has now been added to the Check-for-Updates system for all versions of Supreme Ruler 2020. Supreme Ruler 2020 (Original) - Version 5.6.2 - Use 'Check for Updates' from the Windows Program menu to update to the latest version, or download the update from here: http://www.bgforums.com/2020LatestUpdate Supreme Ruler 2020 : Global Crisis Expansion - Version 6.6.2 - Use 'Check for Updates' from the Windows Program menu to update to the latest version, or download the update from here: http://www.bgforums.com/2020GCLatestUpdate Supreme Ruler 2020 : Gold Edition - Incremental Update to Version 6.6.2 - New installations will download this small update automatically during install, or else use the 'Check for Updates' in the Windows Program menu. You can also download it from here: http://www.bgforums.com/2020GOLDLatestUpdate Update 6 Notes: Player Options: During the installation of Update 6 player options will be reset. Savegames for Supreme Ruler 2020 and Global Crisis are now stored in the My Games folder of My Documents for a given user by default. This can be changed in-game using the My Options/Player Options/Files settings to specify a preferred save game location. If you have updated from an earlier version and have Saved Game files stored, simply turn of the "Save in 'My Games' folder" checkbox in the Options. Supreme Ruler 2020 and Global Crisis (all versions) Update Notes: - Games for Windows compatibility - Windowed mode now supported (Graphic options) - Spies system reworked to create tension instead of wars. - More spy related e-mails added - Elastic banding improved (focus carriers with aircraft type situations) - Satellite construction cost added to expense report - Fixed ability to right click, pick Facilities, then select specific facilities. - Military branch remembered when going from a reserve facility to reserves unit list in Defense Dept - Improved AI commodity trading (including AI requests products/offers money, before did only reverse) - Added ability to mark units as excluded/favorites - Added rally point centre button - Added ability to adjust <autodeploy> and <continuous> to units in the Queue and in Production - Added more 3D Unit Meshes (6) - Orer of Battle (unit list) Updates - Uranium costs for units added to unit popup - Right click - bombard/attack facility command fixed - New Lobby Option - Units Die when Region Falls - Ctrl + elastic band can be used to add more units to selected units - Different Sound volume levels for on-screen and off-screen as well as other regions vs. own units - Sounds fade when map zoomed out - Fixed trade money for money exploit - Fixed "unlimited missiles" exploit - Fixed value for techs when negotiating treaties with the AI - Fixed Naval Rally points - Fixed various indirect fire issues (neutral/own waters, bombard, attack facility) - Fixed AI valuing techs when negotiating treaties - Fixed AI valuing naval unit designs - Fixed Satellite costs in regional budget - Fixed UN relations hit when an allied region dies - Fixed order of units being added to production and queued lists - Path line displays over world edges fixed - Completed various minor GUI improvements - Campaign maps updated Incremental 6.6.2 Changes (all versions including Gold Edition): - Fixed rare Fog-of-War off bug - Build-to-Strength on Merged Units fixed - Play on as Dictator available when losing an election Global Crisis (expansion only) Update Notes: - Enhanced Tooltip to show what's in a BattleGroup - Added AI trading of units - Maximize offer button added for Diplomacy Offers - Facility controls added for "Facility Build" screens in various departments (activate/deactivate and build by type, minister chooses best location) - Game Option to show War Declaration and Alliance messages about all regions - State Department priorities added for Trading Global Crisis Scenarios: There are four new custom scenarios and two new multiplayer scenarios.
  8. As part of putting together the Gold version, we have also redone the demo since the game has changed so much since the demo for SR2020 was originally released. Direct link to the demo download: http://demos.gamersgate.com/SR2020-GoldEdition-DEMO.exe Digital Download GamersGate site: http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-SR2020G/supreme-ruler-2020-gold Digital Download GamersGate UK Site: http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-SR2020G/supreme-ruler-2020-gold If you're curious to see how much as changed, just load up the demo and take a look.
  9. Hello everyone, I know some members of this community are familiar with the Supreme Ruler series so though there might be some interest in our latest press release regarding Supreme Ruler 2020 Gold Edition. SR2020: Gold Edition is scheduled for release on September 15th in North America, and September 18th in Europe. It will be available both Retail and Digital Download. Here is the Features blurb: All the features of Supreme Ruler 2020 and Global Crisis, plus - Four New Single Player scenarios (objective based) - New Multi-player scenarios (for shorter and more balanced MP games) - Enhancements to the AI, including more diplomacy and trades - A number of Interface and Graphics Improvements - New Units and 3D Models in Equipment list - Updated Manual - Improved multiplayer connectivity and firewall compatibility - Games for Windows support including Windowed Mode, Streamlined Install, and more. New Game Engine Features in Supreme Ruler 2020: Gold Edition]: - AI Diplomacy includes trading of Units, also expanded commodity trades - New Minister capabilities & Priorities - Spy system improvements, added capturing of spies - User Interface enhancements (more tooltips, shortcuts, new options) - 'Maximize Offer' feature added to Diplomacy negotiations - Battle Sounds now fade for off-screen and third party battles - New Game Lobby options including "Units eliminated when region falls" - More Graphics resolutions supported, including Windowed Mode As well as hundreds of smaller changes, improvements, fixes, and more. Also, we will not leave our existing fans behind, and there will be no need for existing SR2020+Global Crisis owners to 'repurchase' the game. We are working to bring the new features of the Gold Edition to our existing SR2020+Global Crisis players as part of the free Update 6. This Update is planned for the end of September, and more information will be released in the coming weeks.
  10. BattleGoat Studios and Paradox Interactive are proud the announce the release of the demo for Supreme Ruler 2020. Download Links; GamersHell - http://www.gamershell.com/download_27510.shtml AtomicGamer - http://www.atomicgamer.com/file.php?id=70009 GameSpot - http://www.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/supremeruler2020/download_6192450.html?sid=6192450&part=rss&subj=6 SpawnPoint - http://www.spawnpoint.com/games/profile/downloads/file/6283/1155/Supreme_Ruler_2020_-_Game_Demo WorthPlaying - http://www.worthdownloading.com/game.php?gid=3313 FilePlanet - http://www.fileplanet.com/187598/180000/fileinfo/Supreme-Ruler-2020---Demo FileFront - http://files.filefront.com/Supreme+Ruler+2020+Demo/;10598078;/fileinfo.html Look for the full version in stores as of June 17th (June 20th in Europe) Chris Latour BattleGoat Studios www.battlegoat.com
  11. [B]New York, USA (May 26, 2008)[/B] Globally renowned publisher Paradox Interactive is delighted to announce, that the highly anticipated Supreme Ruler 2020 has gone Gold. Developers BattleGoat Studios has produced an engaging geopolitical wargame set in a future full of global turmoil. Numerous improvements help surpass the original, to provide a game full of complexity and deeply engaging strategy. "We've created a strategy game with unmatched scope and depth. We set our sights high - play the whole world, all at once, without limits on the numbers of units, facilities, or other elements. Zoom in to examine a single city, or zoom out to see the whole world. Trade, ally or battle with hundreds of real-world countries. It's all in there", says George Geczy, Lead Programmer and Co Founder of BattleGoat Studios. In the year 2020, the world is fracturing along economic and political fault lines. War is commonplace. Borders shift on a daily basis, as rival militaries duel over dwindling resources. Your nation seeks a leader to rise above the chaos. The region needs a warrior, to wield an iron fist and smash aside the forces of anarchy. Our world demands a strong ruler, to restore order and return stability to a terrified population. Can you become the Supreme Ruler? Key features in Supreme Ruler 2020: - Control any department within your government or delegate decisions to your Cabinet Ministers - Sophisticated Military Strategic and Tactical Command System - Select from hundreds of actual military vehicles to research, build, and deploy - Choose conventional warfare or develop your nuclear weapons program - Detailed Economic and Political Models - Flexible Diplomatic Interface allowing sophisticated negotiations - Play any one of over 250 Regions world-wide - High Resolution Satellite imagery provided courtesy of NASA - Single Player or Multi Player support - Varied Game-play options include Regional Battles, Missions and Campaigns - Next Generation AI - Introducing BattleGoat's new Super Sandbox Mode for unlimited customization and replayability
  12. (This announcement is available with screenshots from http://www.worthplaying.com/article.php?sid=49371&mode=thread&order=0) (February 1, 2008) Paradox Interactive and BattleGoat Studios are pleased to release new details on their upcoming Geo-political strategy game, Supreme Ruler 2020. One of the innovative new features is the wide-open "Super Sandbox" mode, which allows players to take control of nearly any country or region of the world. Supreme Ruler 2020 will ship with three Super Sandbox maps: --> "Modern World" is a map that mirrors the world of the near future. Play as the United States, military super-power and economic engine of the world, or play as an emerging African nation, or any one of over 180 independent regions. --> "Shattered World" represents an alternate future where major nations have crumbled and smaller regions fight for power and influence. Play as an American state, a Canadian Province, or a sub-region of Europe, Russia, or China. --> "Hot Spots" adds challenges in some of the world's most unstable regions - deal with situations in Kashmir, Palestine, Tibet, Kurdistan, Kosovo, Western China, and more. Supreme Ruler 2020 features an economic and geo-political simulation of the real world unmatched in any other strategy game, and also features a tactical military model that allows players to plan and fight battles at the battalion level - zoom in to see an individual city or zoom out to see the entire world! The 'no limits' design of Supreme Ruler 2020 allows players to battle it out for a small region of the world, or wage military campaigns against hundreds of regions across entire continents and oceans. Play one of the included missions or scenarios, or just play the world in Super Sandbox and watch the future unfold. Nearly unlimited options for customization and modding will also allow creation of new scenarios and 'what if' situations. Supreme Ruler 2020 is scheduled for release in May 2008, to be published worldwide by Paradox Interactive. About Supreme Ruler The original Supreme Ruler was a text-based economic strategy game released in 1983. A new vision of a groundbreaking Economic, Political and Military Strategy game was realized with the release in May 2005 of Supreme Ruler 2010, which has received critical acclaim from gaming and strategy publications, and also received two nominations from the Canadian Awards for the Electronic and Animated Arts - winning in the Best PC Game strategy. The newest installment, Supreme Ruler 2020, is planned for May 2008. Official Website: www.supremeruler.com About Paradox Interactive Paradox Interactive has been a leading publisher and developer of strategy games for the PC platform since 1999. Well-known worldwide for their strategy titles, their steadily growing publishing portfolio includes in-house developed titles such as critically acclaimed franchises Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron; as well as third party titles that include Rush for Berlin in North America, Galactic Civilizations II in Europe and the worldwide release of Combat Mission: Shock Force. The latest release from their experienced development team, Europa Universalis III, has won numerous awards worldwide. Official Website: www.paradoxplaza.com About BattleGoat Studios BattleGoat Studios is a Canadian Software Developer committed to developing leading edge "Intelligent Strategy Games" for the PC. BattleGoat's game design history dates back to 1982 and the design team firmly believes that Strategy Gamers are looking for more sophisticated games that also remain fun to play. BattleGoat insists that their approach to development will always emphasize an accurate, heavily researched environment assuring players an entertaining and immersive gameplay experience. Official Website: www.battlegoat.com For More Information: info@battlegoat.com Box and Logo Art: www.battlegoat.com/files/Box-Logo-2020.zip Wallpapers: www.battlegoat.com/files/Wallpapers.zip
  13. Paradox Interactive announce Supreme addition to 2008 portfolio (August 20, 2007) – Paradox Interactive revealed today that it has signed Supreme Ruler 2020 to their publishing portfolio of 2008. Developed by BattleGoat Studios, Supreme Ruler 2020 adds many new features, building on the success of the award winning Supreme Ruler 2010. David Thompson, Lead Designer and Co Founder of BattleGoat Studios commented, "We're thrilled to be working with Paradox. Their reputation and their understanding of the Strategy Genre make them a perfect fit for our games." Some of the recently revealed content for Supreme Ruler 2020 includes the use of 3D for both Map Elements and Military Units, high resolution satellite imagery, numerous gameplay options like World 'Sandbox' mode and much more. BattleGoat has not made all details of this next installment public yet but once revealed we are sure that the strategy gaming community will agree with our assessment that this is one of the most exciting additions to the genre in a long time, said Fredrik Wester, Executive Vice President Paradox Interactive.