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Panther Games to Change Publishers
« on: September 01, 2014, 10:53:49 PM »

Panther Games will be changing publishers at the end of October 2014. It has signed an agreement with another publisher to publish both its computer and board games. We will announce the new publisher soon.

Panther will be leaving Matrix Games with a lot of good will. The Command Ops Public Forum at Matrix Games will remain available to customers after the transition and support through Matrix Games will continue until the end of October 2014.  While not expected, should any future updates to the titles sold through Matrix be required, they would also be compatible with the Matrix Games releases.

 Mr Dave O’Connor, President of Panther Games, said “We have been with Matrix Games for ten years and have enjoyed working with them. We are looking forward to streamlining our arrangements for publishing both our computer and board games. We wish Matrix Games all the best for the future.”


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Re: Panther Games to Change Publishers
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2014, 04:01:42 AM »
Wow!
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Re: Panther Games to Change Publishers
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2014, 04:09:37 AM »
Who's the new publisher?
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Re: Panther Games to Change Publishers
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2014, 04:10:55 AM »
Interesting indeed.....wonder what other publisher it can be.

I also wonder what it does mean for the existing games already purchased if they will be really furthering that series or starting something new.  Message said "While not expected, should any further updates to the titles sold through matrix be required, they would also be compatible with matrix releases".  Kind of sounds like the existing games are not expected to grow/patch any further, but hard to tell by this message.

If the new publisher allows them to get out more games cheaper and faster, then could be positive news...guess we will see and wish them the best of luck.

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Re: Panther Games to Change Publishers
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2014, 04:12:26 AM »
Also interesting...nothing mentioned at all over at matrix unless missed it somewhere.....

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Re: Panther Games to Change Publishers
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2014, 04:19:55 AM »
By streamlining maybe they mean releasing on Steam and reaching a bigger audience.

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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2014, 04:24:28 AM »
By streamlining maybe they mean releasing on Steam and reaching a bigger audience.

Not sure, they could have done that staying with Matrix but maybe more money to be had elsewhere.  It has to be a publisher that supports both board and computer games since they mentioned the new publisher would handle both.  I guess time will tell.  Just interesting to make this announcement at a time they still couldn't say who the new publisher was, adds to the mystery:)

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Re: Panther Games to Change Publishers
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2014, 04:42:45 AM »
Lock&Load maybe? I know they only have 1 computer game but David Heath is there now so maybe they feel ready to expand the offerings.
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Re: Panther Games to Change Publishers
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2014, 04:43:40 AM »
I reckon it might be LnL Publishing, sell the pc games via Steam and publish the boardgames themselves.Also Dave had a good relationship with David Heath... just a WAG though..;D
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Re: Panther Games to Change Publishers
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2014, 04:44:19 AM »
ha! Ninja'd! ;D
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Re: Panther Games to Change Publishers
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2014, 05:23:17 AM »
LnL would be my first guess, but there are other options for board and computer games too. They could also self publish too. Go the Tiller route. Have to wait and see.
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Re: Panther Games to Change Publishers
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2014, 05:27:13 AM »
I dont understand why make an announcement now without providing all the details?

It just leads to confusion and speculation

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Re: Panther Games to Change Publishers
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2014, 05:44:44 AM »
LNLP - the board game company - does not have a computer game.  Matrix publishes the one that is based on the board game
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Re: Panther Games to Change Publishers
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2014, 05:45:07 AM »
I dont understand why make an announcement now without providing all the details?

It just leads to confusion and speculation

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My thoughts exactly.....seems like it stirs a mystery, especially without any formal acknowledgment at Matrix.  Makes it seem like they weren't on the same page, which maybe they weren't anyway:)

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Re: Panther Games to Change Publishers
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2014, 05:56:49 AM »
LNLP - the board game company - does not have a computer game.  Matrix publishes the one that is based on the board game

True. Still doesn't rule out the possibility though.
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