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Matrix Games Signs SSG’s Reach for the Stars!

Classic Space-Based Conquest Game Returns!

For Immediate Release

Staten Island, NY, March 4th, 2005 - Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) announced today that they will be working with Strategic Studies Group (www.ssg.com.au) to release an updated version of the Reach for the Stars sci-fi strategy game. The original classic was released in 1983, but the new release is an updated version of the second Reach for the Stars release in 2000.

Reach for the Stars is noted to have been one of, if not the first, 4X Space Strategy game. 4X Strategy refers to the four activities you perform, Explore, Expand, Exploit, and Exterminate. The overall game will remain the same as the 2000 release of Reach for the Stars, but with fixes for previous issues reported since then.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games said, "Reach For The Stars is and was a classic that we are proud to return to the front line of strategy gamers. The gameplay is still as fun and addictive as always."

For more information, check the main Matrix Games page at www.matrixgames.com and the SSG website at www.ssg.com.au.

ABOUT STRATEGIC STUDIES GROUP

Strategic Studies Group (SSG) was founded in Australia during the 1980s by Roger Keating and Ian Trout with the release of their first game, Reach for the Stars. Over the last twenty years and over fifty computer games, SSG has grown from a fledgling company to one of the driving forces in Computer Strategy in the world today. SSG's Decisive Battles series has won as much acclaim as any modern wargame. Their work continues with an upcoming Decisive Battles title to follow Battles In Normandy. For more information, visit the SSG website at www.ssg.com.au.

ABOUT MATRIX GAMES

Matrix Games produces, markets and publishes historical wargames as well as other computer gaming products. Since 2000, Matrix Games has published several 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 www.matrixgames.com.

Press Contact:

Joseph Lieberman

Matrix Games

press@matrixgames.com

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