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Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga Demo Released!

Free single player demo shows off Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga

For Immediate Release

Staten Island, NY, Dec 13th, 2005 - Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) in association with Worlds Apart Productions (www.worlds-apart.com) is pleased to announce that a free single player demo of Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga is now available from the Star Chamber website at www.starchamber.net.

The demo covers the single player tutorial campaign as well as The Jupiter Initiative scenario. The quick and easy tutorials teach the gameplay basics of Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga. In The Jupiter Initiative the humans of Earth find themselves in a very hostile first contact situation with a dangerous race of Androids. Defeat the android menace and the council at the Star Chamber will recognize humanity as the newest space-faring race; fail and humanity will become extinct.

Digital downloads as well as boxed copies of Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga are now available at the Matrix Games Online Store. Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga is available to both existing Star Chamber players and those who have yet to try Star Chamber. The free single player demo is completely stand alone and does not require the internet.

The full version of Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga contains 2 single player campaigns, 2 starter decks (or 6 booster packs), 5 Atok Incident boosters, 5 event passes, and 5 exclusive promo cards only available when you purchase the Matrix Games edition. For only $29.99 from the Matrix Online Store, the total value of the starter decks, booster packs, and event passes comes to $31.95 and that doesn't include the value of the single player campaigns or the 5 special promo cards. For both existing and new players, this is the perfect way to experience the new Star Chamber. Also, the new Atok Incident expansion, which is launching along with The Harbinger Saga, contains over 300 brand new cards to further increase the number of strategies in the already robust Star Chamber catalog.

Star Chamber is a turn-based online strategy board game of space combat, destiny and power politics. Players use special decks of cards that represent the assets and abilities of their favorite alien races, bringing them to life and offering players the opportunity to customize their gameplay. With hundreds of different cards and multiple victory conditions, the number of strategies you can develop is endless. You can conquer your enemy's home world for a military victory, unearth ancient alien artifacts for a cultural win, or double-cross your way to a political victory at the Star Chamber. Cards include game elements such as special ships, heroes, politicians, and special alien technologies. The game models intrigue, economic planning, colonization, and both space and ground combat through both board and card game mechanics. With numerous maps to choose from you will never experience the same game twice in Star Chamber! While Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga is a stand-alone release, the installation process as well as the online play requires an internet connection.

Join the many players who've already found Star Chamber with the Matrix Games release of Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga, now exclusively available at www.matrixgames.com!

For more information check out the main Matrix Games site at www.matrixgames.com, the Star Chamber site at www.starchamber.net and the Worlds Apart site at www.worlds-apart.com.

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 WORLDS APART PRODUCTIONS

Founded in 1996, Denver-based Worlds Apart Productions, LLC has nearly a decade of experience in developing and operating multiplayer online games, specializing in online RPGs and games featuring digital properties. In 2004, the company launched the online version of the best-selling The Lord of The Rings Trading Card Game and continues to support the game with daily events and special online-only content. In addition to Star Chamber, the company also administers the Star Trek Online Customizable Card Game and is developing the upcoming Auto Assault Trading Card Game.

Contact: inquiries@worlds-apart.com

Demo Download:

http://www.starchamber.net/StarChamberDemoSetup.exe

Press Contact:

Joseph Lieberman

Matrix Games

press@matrixgames.com

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