Paradox to Publish Mad Minute Games’ Take Command: Second Manassas

by Brett Schulte on December 29, 2005 · 0 comments

The major publisher Mad Minute Games alluded to on December 21 has been revealed as Paradox, publishers of the Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron series of games. The following press release is located at the Paradox and MMG sites. Feel free to discuss the news on the Paradox forums and the MMG forums.

Paradox Takes Command
Civil War strategy game to be published worldwide

Stockholm, December 29, 2005 – Global publisher Paradox Interactive
announced today that they have added yet another major strategy game title
to their 2006 portfolio. Developed by MadMinute Games, Take Command: 2nd
Manassas explores the titular 1862 battle of the American Civil War, which
proved to be the pivotal engagement of the Northern Virginia Campaign. The
game is scheduled for a worldwide release on April 18, and has a SRP of

Take Command: 2nd Manassas is the latest game based on MadMinute Games’s
award-winning real-time game engine, which has been hailed by many critics
as the greatest tactical Civil War PC engine of all time. While focusing on
the essential elements of decision-making, the player needs to Take Command
or be overcome by it.

“The detail within Take Command: 2nd Manassas is amazing, and strategy
gamers will get hours of gameplay out of this great release,” said Fredrik
W. Lindgren, Director of Publishing at Paradox Interactive. “MadMinute Games
shares Paradox Interactive’s passion for quality strategy games and we are
excited to finally be able to include a Civil War game of this caliber to
our portfolio.”

“MadMinute Games is thrilled to be working with Paradox,” said Norb Timpko,
CEO MadMinute Games, Inc. “We wanted someone that would let the world know
about the Take Command series and we feel that we have found that in
Paradox. With their history of successfully publishing strategy titles, we
feel that this is the perfect match.”

Features include:

* 48 Scenarios from the three most important battles of the 2nd Manassas
* Linked Scenario Tree, where results of one battle carry over into the next
* 5 Gigantic battlefield maps based on historical records from the Library
of Congress; the most accurate American Civil War battlefield maps available
in a PC game
* 3 Modes of gameplay: Historical, Open Play, and Custom/User Created
* Control thousands of troops and direct them over 3D terrain (including
Generals, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Supply Wagons)
* Accurate ballistics for weapons
* The ability to play as any leader in Custom/Open Play Battles

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About Paradox Interactive
Paradox Interactive has been a leading publisher and developer of strategy
games for the PC platform since 1999. Well-known for their strategy titles,
the company’s distribution network and followers span the globe. Paradox’s
experienced team has completed more than 16 titles, including such
best-selling games as the Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron franchises,
as well as Crusader Kings. Their latest worldwide PC release was DIPLOMACY,
the game of international intrigue.
Paradox website

About MadMinute Games, Inc
MadMinute Games, Inc is a true “garage game” company. The company was
founded by two friends who, with minimal experience in the gaming industry,
worked at night and on weekends for three and a half years to complete their
initial project, Bull Run. Now joined by a group of volunteer designers and
testers, they’ve soldiered on to produce MadMinute’s second product, Take
Command: 2nd Manassas. The MadMinute community is growing and the founders
hope to someday work on the “Take Command” series full-time. Their combat
engine has received excellent reviews and their AI has been lauded in
numerous publications, even by the difficult to please “Grognards.”
Madminute Games website

2005-12-29 14:28:05

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