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Balthagor
23-08-2007, 15:53:24
Since there was previously some discussion of Supreme Ruler 2010 on this forum, I thought I would come back and share our good news;
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.

We have also released a screenshot;
http://home.cogeco.ca/~chrisahl/screenshot1_2020.jpg
Chris Latour
BattleGoat Studios
chris@battlegoat.com

Chris
27-08-2007, 13:53:32
How about what the game is about?

The screen looks good, you sending out review copies for it?

MDA
27-08-2007, 13:56:24
he's going to make me go search for the original thread, isn't he?

:bash:

MDA
27-08-2007, 13:57:15
http://www.counterglow.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=20272&highlight=supreme+ruler

Balthagor
27-08-2007, 14:28:09
I guess I should have included the link to our official website, sorry;

www.supremeruler.com

The section for Supreme Ruler 2020 still has only limited information, we've not released much, but the information should start to build as we work towards the beta. The concept of the game is similar to Supreme Ruler 2010 but we learned so much from the first game that there are many new features being added to improve the gameplay and look. It will still be a very in depth game however.

Chris
27-08-2007, 15:23:59
When you have it ready for sale, send me a copy and I will review it.

Vincent
27-08-2007, 15:27:44
send me 50 copies and I'll send you 50 copies of my review

Balthagor
02-02-2008, 01:46:01
For those interested, our latest press release and screenshots (http://www.worthplaying.com/article.php?sid=49371&mode=thread&order=0 ) offer a very interesting new gameplay option;

(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

Chris
02-02-2008, 11:22:27
Looks ok, like I said, when you have a working copy let me know.

Nav
05-02-2008, 10:58:18
Thanks for volunteering for the review, look forward to seeing it published on Counterglow.

maroule
05-02-2008, 11:50:15
I'll be following that up

the no limits "claim" is mightly ambitious, but I wholeheartedly share the vision of Battlegoat. Balthagor, if you want French gamers to know about it, adress it at cyberstratege.com

I have good memories of a geostrategy game I use to play on my amiga in the late 80s', simulating the arms race and escalating nuclear crisis (I was always ending up being nuked on some minor hot spots...)

Venom
05-02-2008, 12:47:42
For a fun review, send a copy to Venom. That's me!

Balthagor
05-02-2008, 13:45:49
We don't send copies out for review, the publisher does. You'd have to talk to Paradox.

As for the no limits claim, it will of course be no limits within the sandbox. Since the Sandbox will start at 2020 you won't be able to do a realistic Vietnam or anything like that, but even at that we expect the Super Sandbox to be mighty impressive.

maroule
05-02-2008, 14:43:53
Originally posted by Venom
For a fun review, send a copy to Venom. That's me!


could you be any more slutty? that did put Britney to shame

Chris
05-02-2008, 15:38:26
Originally posted by Balthagor
We don't send copies out for review, the publisher does. You'd have to talk to Paradox.

Really?

That is interesting that you feel that way about it.

Nav
05-02-2008, 22:00:35
Chris, don't talk to Paradox you might end up not being born.

Venom
06-02-2008, 00:46:37
Originally posted by maroule
could you be any more slutty? that did put Britney to shame

I'm a whore. A WHOOOOOOOOORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris
06-02-2008, 01:48:46
Originally posted by Nav
Chris, don't talk to Paradox you might end up not being born. Naw, Susan is a nice gal, plus I already have a press account to DL all paradox games.

I was rather surprissed that this guy wants press and is not friendly to members of it, like us.

And yes Nav, I would send you a copy of the review to use, I always said you can use any of mine on CG.

Funko
06-02-2008, 09:17:12
I don't think he was being unfriendly, I think he was concerned about being deluged by "no, I want a review copy!" requests. And you've already got a Paradox account so why ask? :confused:

Plus if talking to Paradox can lead to you not being born I'd encourage as many of you as possible to try. :beer:

Funko
06-02-2008, 09:23:47
Joking aside, I think developers generally get an incredibly hard time from the game playing internet community, and if we take everything they say in the worst way possible and slate them for it, they won't talk to us. Which would be bad.

Chris
06-02-2008, 17:08:28
Originally posted by Funko
I don't think he was being unfriendly, I think he was concerned about being deluged by "no, I want a review copy!" requests. And you've already got a Paradox account so why ask? :confused:

Plus if talking to Paradox can lead to you not being born I'd encourage as many of you as possible to try. :beer: Probaly because lots of game makers go to web sites and say their games are better then sliced bread and they normally suck could be why.

Also, Paradox does not distribute games in the USA, they usually contract out to complanies like Strategy first, and they can be a pain to get review copies from.

This type of game would be considered 'third party' by them, hard to get ahold of.

Keep in mind Mike, I'm offering him free advertizing by reviewing a game, i see hundreds of games a year, it's not like I'm hurting to see it.

Funko
06-02-2008, 17:09:38
Originally posted by Chris
Also, Paradox does not distribute games in the USA, they usually contract out to complanies like Strategy first, and they can be a pain to get review copies from.

Ok, I didn't know that about Paradox.

maroule
07-02-2008, 09:54:59
Originally posted by Chris
i see hundreds of games a year

:hmm:

Funko
07-02-2008, 11:53:55
That's just 1 trip to a game store.

maroule
07-02-2008, 14:01:11
well, i see dead people

Chris
07-02-2008, 16:57:03
You can seem surprissed all you like, I have been game reviwing for 5 years now, we get a lot of games sent unsolicited, many are so horrible they never see the light of day of a game review.

On an average day I get 2-3 requests from tiny companies for coverage of whatever they have.

maroule
07-02-2008, 19:29:10
naahh, just kidding
it's just that I wish there were hundreds of wargames every year to review...

Venom
07-02-2008, 19:34:49
Hundreds of new ways for you to surrender.