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Posted on Mar 4, 2008 in Games PR

PR: March Madness Infects Shrapnel Games!

Armchair General

Hampstead, NC, 04 March 2008

Shrapnel Games has been touched by madness this March and we want to pass it along to you!  Don’t worry, this isn’t the kind of madness that involves a combination of nudity, stacks of old newspapers, and empty peanut butter jars, nor is it an insanity that will make you think that ‘Chairman of the Board’ was the greatest cinematic triumph of the modern age.  No, this madness comes in the form of spectacular savings at the Gamers Front all month long! 

First, let us open the gates of pandemonium with a $7.00 savings off the always popular Dominions 3: The Awakening.  Dominions 3: The Awakening is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux and is by far one of the greatest gaming investments you will ever make.


Dominions 3: The Awakening is an epic turn-based fantasy strategy title that has garnered a multitude of awards since its release, beloved by both critic and gamer alike. Up to twenty-one players vie for divine supremacy using a combination of cunning, brute force, and diabolical magic to crush all who would oppose your rightful rule. Eminently moddable, even if you think you’ve seen it all with the base fifty plus nations, three eras, thousands of units and hundreds of magic items, the community is constantly adding to the game. 

Next, soak in the glorious din of the madhouse and enjoy $5.00 off the retail price of the winSPMBT Enhanced CD Edition.  winSPMBT, based on the timeless Steel Panthers 2 and a new classic in its own right, is a consim of combined arms warfare from 1946 until 2020 for Windows.  Featuring a grognard’s delight of hex and turn based gameplay, for anyone who grew up on the classic Avalon Hill and SPI titles of yesteryear winSPMBT will feel like a time trip back to the golden age of board gaming–only this time on your ‘puter.

The winSPMBT Enhanced CD Edition features everything you’ll find the basic version, such as scores of exciting scenarios and weapon platforms from the world over, but also includes plenty of awesome additions:  printed quick start guide, resolutions up to 1600×1200, 250 PBEM save slots, separate map editor with twelve layers of undo/redo and cut and paste, encrypted secure tourney play, and a sortable encyclopedic function! 

The March Madness procession then continues onwards towards a fantastic deal that anyone can take advantage of this month.  Any order that subtotals $75.00 or more automatically gets a 5% discount.  The order doesn’t have to include any of the current specials, just order $75.00 worth of gaming goodness and BAM!  Take five percent off that order!  Easy way to save yourself a few greenbacks.

But wait, we’re not done quite yet!  March enjoys teasing us with the first hints of spring, so why not begin the spring cleaning already?  We decided to do so and noticed that we had a rather healthy stock of Land of Legends, and since that meant that instead of people enjoying the game it was sitting in a warehouse we decided to rectify the situation.

In addition to all the discounts listed above we’re currently running an overstock special on the safebox version of Land of Legends for Windows.  Enjoy a savings of $9.00 off its regular retail price.  Just so there’s no miscommunication it’s worth repeating, the discount only applies for the physical, safebox version of the game and not the digital download.  The $9.00 savings is good through March or until the overstock situation rectifies itself, whichever come first – so hurry on this one!

Of Land of Legends noted gaming critic Bruce Geryk hailed both the gameplay and UI, saying, "What it does best is present you with interesting choices each turn, using an interface that’s so unobtrusive you wonder why every strategy interface can’t be this good."  Indews Gaming Technology applauded that it’s "…a strategy title chock full of tactical nuances and deep gameplay, yet easy enough to allow gamers to simply pick it up and play, and pace it so that games can fit into everyone’s busy lifestyle. Land of Legends succeeds at all three."

Land of Legends is a light fantasy strategy title with scenarios playable under an hour, yet brimming with material that you’d expect to find in a heavier title. Featuring eight unique fantasy races, seventy unique unit abilities, a thirty-two mission single player campaign, skirmish mode, and a fully integrated multiplayer matchmaking module, this is the perfect companion for Dominions 3: The Awakening fans, or anyone who enjoys a fast paced and replayable strategy title.  And at $9.00 off there’s absolutely no reason not to own it.

You’ll find all these savings at our official storefront, the Gamers Front:

Shrapnel Games has been bringing gaming enthusiasts the very best in independent strategy and niche titles since 1999.  Be sure to stop by for a complete listing of all titles offered, the latest news on upcoming releases, download demos, or participate in our community, swapping war stories and mods for your favorite games.