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“The Strategy Wizards of Oz” – Part 2

by on Mar.17, 2010, under Gaming Interviews

Part 2 of an Interview with Strategic Studies Group’s Gregor Whiley.

CGS+: SSG has specialized in conflict simulations so far. Are there any plans to diversify your market into RPG/Adventure titles, etc,. the way, say, SSI did in the mid-to-late 80’s?
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“The Strategy Wizards of Oz” – Part 1

by on Mar.17, 2010, under Gaming Interviews

Part 1 of an Interview with Strategic Studies Group’s Gregor Whiley in which we investigate one of the most respected war and strategy game developers in the industry.

When it comes to computer software companies, most people will agree that the major players are firmly established in the US and Europe. Companies like Origin, MicroProse and Virgin Interactive Entertainment pump out a good half-dozen titles each year, and generally enjoy a high profile in the computer gaming media. That’s o­nly half the PC gaming picture, though. Balanced against these larger corporations are a host of smaller publishing houses, catering to very specific niches in the market. o­ne such entity is Strategic Studies Group (SSG), an Australian company dedicated to producing quality war and strategy games. Based in Drummoyne, New South Wales, this talented bunch of designers, programmers, and artists have been subjecting grognards around the globe to a rich, steady series of stimulating titles for over 13 years. Just about every computer wargamer worth his salt has probably tried an SSG title at sometime or another … and the Warlords series of games have probably found their way into more homes than cable-tv repairmen!
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