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HISTORY™Egypt Engineering an Empire a Smash Hit on the iPad!

The multi-platform strategy hit is topping charts across the globe!

Colorado Springs , CO ,?April 20 th, 2011– Slitherine ( www.slitherine.com), Matrix Games ( www.matrixgames.com), and Bloober Team ( www.blooberteam.com) are proud to announce that HISTORY™ Egypt Engineering an Empire has been received as a smash hit on the iPad!

After only a few days of being released on the iPad platform, HISTORY™ Egypt Engineering an Empire hit the top spot for both strategy games and board games in many of the iTunes stores across the globe. The game has sit in the top ten strategy games charts of all major stores worldwide and reached the top 5 in the US among others.

HISTORY™ Egypt Engineering an Empire it’s the first Slitherine strategy game to reach the iPad and it is part of the publisher’s long term strategy to bring true wargaming and strategy gaming to a host of new platform.

Iain McNeil, Development Director at Slitherine, said,“It’s so thrilling to see true strategy gaming make it to the iPad with such success and we hope to bring strategy gaming and wargaming to a wider variety of platforms as well. This definitely shows that there are a lot of potential? new customers out there and we need to be reaching out them with the right type of product”.

About HISTORY™ Egypt Engineering an Empire

HISTORY™ Egypt Engineering an Empire allows players to build their own empire from its foundations to the height of its power. Acting as the leader of a territory from the Egyptian Empire, players manage all aspects of its rise, from economic growth to political power, the development of armies, and expansion into other regions by war and diplomacy.

Empires are controlled from three main views: the Campaign Map shows the entire game world, including mountains, forests, coastlines, oceans, rivers, cites, and armies. The City Map gives players an overview of the structure and role of a city within the empire, and provides a basis for economic decisions. The Battle Map is to be used when diplomacy has run its course or when a city is being attacked, resulting in turn-based combat.

The game is graphically rich with fast paced addictive gameplay. It is ideal for newcomers to the turn based strategy game genre.

Get more information on of HISTORY™ Egypt Engineering an Empire from its official product page.

ABOUT SLITHERINE LTD. AND MATRIX GAMES LTD.

Slitherine Ltd. and Matrix Games Ltd. are the world’s leading video games producers and publishers of historical and strategy titles. Since 2000, both brands have published literally hundreds of games with many award-winning titles in their portfolio spanning all digital and console platforms. Slitherine?is also involved with book publishing, and board gaming and work with a wide array of key licensing partners such as HISTORY™, MILITARY HISTORY™, Horrible Histories™, Showtime, BBC, Osprey, Scholastic, Casemate Publishing and many others to deliver the best blend of historical accuracy in an exciting and entertaining way. The two companies merged in May 2010 and formed the world’s largest organization specializing in this niche but important market sector. Slitherine’s mission over the coming years is to lead the way in innovation and growth in this expanding industry sector.

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Press Contact:

Sean Drummy

press@matrixgames.com

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