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Commander – Europe at War Beta Test Signup

Press Release : Tuesday, 17 October 2006

Announced By : Slitherine Software

Slitherine Software and Firepower Entertainment are pleased to announce they are now taking applications for Beta testers for their upcoming WWII strategy game, Commander - Europe at War. Beta testing will start in November with a small closed test group, but gradually open up to more players once the most serious bugs and gameplay issues have been resolved.

Slitherine are looking for a variety of machines specs from cutting edge down to old laptops to try and ensure Commander works on the widest range of machines possible.

Anyone interested in the beta test should sign up at

About Commander - Europe at War

Commander - Europe at War is the first in a series of high level turn based strategy games. It is being jointly developed by Firepower Entertainment, DoubleThink Studios and Slitherine Software. The first game spans WW2, allowing players to control the axis or allied forces through the entire war in the European Theatre. Can Germany's rise be stopped or will the jackboots of the SS march through London.

Complexity: Medium

Field of Play: Turn Based Strategy

Setting: World War II

Unit Scale: Corps

Players: 1-2 Player

Internet Play: Hotseat, PBEM, Internet & LAN

Platform/OS: Java PC/MAC


· Huge hex based campaign map covering the USA to the west, Africa to the south, Scandinavia to the north and the Ural's to the east.

· 6 epic scenarios including the operation Barbarossa, DDay and the Grand Campaign

· Research over 50 inventions from 5 different technology areas

· 12 different unit types including Light Tanks, Heavy Tanks, Destroyers and Motorised Corps, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.

· Recruit and attach Historical Commanders to your units.

· Detailed and realistic combat that models supply, morale, terrain, leadership, equipment, training, strategic weapons and fog of war.

· Easy to learn, hard to master game play that is the cornerstone of Slitherine game design.

· Multiplayer via e-mail, hotseat, Internet and including optional timed turns and 7 difficulty settings.

· Use of Osprey publishing artwork in game, a leading publisher of military history books.

· Easily moddable script files that allow players to alter many aspects of gameplay including research, unit stats, terrain effects and many more.

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About Slitherine

Created on the 4th of July 2000, Slitherine Software UK Ltd. is a privately funded and independent UK developer and publisher. It is a small and talented team who have been in the games industry since the early 1990's working on games such as T-Tex, Red Alert, Dune, Dune Emperor, Deus Ex and Urban Chaos on platforms from the Amiga, Lynx, SNES, PSX, GBC, Dreamcast to PC. Slitherine Software has recently launched the SOL download service to leverage the potential of the Internet.

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