Vietnam ’65

vietnam-65-logoWe at Matrix are very grateful for the opportunity of collaborating with Operation Supply Drop, the most-generationally relevant veteran support organization on the planet.Founded in 2010, since then Operation Supply Drop has brought fun where there is none by assisting hundreds of thousands of US, NATO and ANZAC soldiers all around the world, both deployed and in hospitals.

We firmly believe in its mission and we are honoured to have the chance of lending our hand. As such Operation Supply Drop will distribute many copies of Vietnam ’65 for free!

The game will be showcased this evening at our official twitch channel at 6 PM EST in a very special stream run by Operation Supply Drop itself!

So don’t miss the twitch, and remember to visit the official site of Operation Supply Drop.

vietnam-65-logoWe were succeeding. When you looked at specifics, this became a war of attrition. We were winning.” (William Westmoreland – Chief of Staff of the US Army from 1968 to 1972)

Vietnam ’65 has been updated to what we could call “the Napalm Upgrade”!

Releasing today on both iPad and PC, this new version of the game introduces major changes that not only affect the gameplay but also the overall replay value and immersion level! A custom game mode with 10 variables to tweak, combat modifiers, fog of war, zones of control mechanics, village and unit names, weather, hex overlays on maps, and many other new features come together for a completely overhauled Vietnam experience!

Download the patch from here.

Be sure to check the entire changelog here.

The game is also available via Steam.

vietnam-65-logoSince its release in March, Vietnam ’65 has gained the favour of an ever expanding fan community, and the developers have been working hard to make the game even better. Many suggestions and requests have been made and discussed, and the results of this fascinating joint venture between players and developers will soon be revealed in the form of a significant update of the game scheduled for the beginning of May!

The new version has many new features and bug fixes, along with several specific popularly requested improvements, like fog of war, names for US bases and units, combat modifiers (including weather, level of supply…) and custom game options.

You can get more information about this major patch by clicking here.

Check the game’s product page here.

vietnam-65-logoBy Richard Talbot @ The Wargamer

As a wise man once said, “And now for something completely different!”. Well perhaps not completely different, but Vietnam ’65 is not just another wargame, this is an attempt to create a game about counter-insurgency warfare (COIN) rather than conventional warfare so it isn’t about lining up your troops to face off against the enemy, it’s more difficult than that – you have to find the buggers first, and then they run away to hit you from a different direction. You’ll find yourself shouting “will you just stand still and die” at the computer on more than one occasion when playing Vietnam ’65 if my experience is anything to go on.

Read on…

vietnam-65-logo“You will kill ten of us, we will kill one of you, but in the end, you will tire of it first” (Ho Chi Minh – President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam 1945-69)

Fifty years ago Operation Rolling Thunder was launched. Supported by dozens of US fighter-bombers, this massive bombardment campaign aimed to persuade North Vietnam to cease its assistance to communist insurgents in South Vietnam and to destroy key military targets. Soon after ground units were also deployed and the US was fully involved in this iconic Cold War conflict!

But in Vietnam, firepower and technology only get you so far. Thanks to their knowledge of the terrain, close relationship with the local population and their mastery of guerrilla tactics, the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army regulars proved to be a dangerous and elusive enemy.

As a result, victory is not determined by simply eliminating the enemy, but rather by winning the Hearts and Minds of the local population, thereby gaining their support to crush the insurgency.

In Vietnam’65, a new strategy game releasing today on PC and iPad, players will experience the true essence of this war. Developer Every Single Soldier has focused on providing a realistic and credible Counter-Insurgency model.

We are overjoyed to announce that the game is now available for only $9.99! A special 10% launch discount is also available on PC only. We are also going to offer a free Steam key to anyone who bought a copy of the PC version from the Matrix Games or Slitherine store, once the game is available on these digital platforms!

Get more information on Vietnam ‘65 from its official product page.

vietnam-65-logoIt is 1965 and the US ground war in Vietnam is in full swing. As a US Army commander, wage a counter-insurgency (COIN) war to secure the La Drang valley, on the border with Cambodia. 

Good News for all ‘Nam fans! Vietnam ’65 will also be available through Steam and the product page is now live.

While you are waiting and preparing your ammo and equipment, check out the page and the cool trailer.

Vietnam ’65 by Every Single Soldier, will be released on March 5th.

This is a game that captures the true essence of the Vietnam War, where airmobile operations are paramount, fire support bases play a critical role and air strikes can save the day.

Rise through the ranks and watch your personalized uniform transform from a junior Lieutenant to General as you relive the Vietnam War.

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vietnam-65-logoI do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy..” (William Westmoreland – Chief of Staff of the US Army from 1968 to 1972)

Vietnam ’65, the new counter-insurgency strategy game by Every Single Soldier, has an official release date! We’re releasing on March 5th and streaming it live tomorrow at 2 pm EST/20.00 CET.

Developer Every Single Soldier aims to capture the specifics of the Vietnam War. At the head of the US forces, you will have to forget what you have learnt from other strategy games and think differently to destroy the enemy: building a safe logistic chain, gathering intelligence through the local villages, calling in air support on time, revealing the Ho Chi Minh trail, and minimizing casualties will be crucial to securing political support and eliminating the invisible Viet Cong threat!

Check it out tomorrow as we are going to give you a sneak peak of the game on the official Twitch channel of the Slitherine Group!

Get more information on Vietnam ‘65 from its official product page.

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vietnam-65-logoVietnam ’65 interview

By Nik Gaukroger @ The Wargamer

Just over a week ago Slitherine announced that a new game, Vietnam ’65, was going into beta, so we got in touch with the games developer, Johan Nagel of Every Single Soldier, to have a chat about the game and what it is all about.

Read The Interview Here

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vietnam-65-logo“No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.” (Richard Nixon – former US President)

Early 1965 – Regular US military units are deployed on Vietnamese soil. The American government sends massive support to South Vietnam to prevent the Viet Cong forces from the North unifying the entire country under the Communist banner. This Cold War conflict was not only fought with classic weapons, but also with unconventional tactics in order to gain support from civilians.

Vietnam ’65, the new game developed by Every Single Soldier, aims to capture this unique warfare duality. This is why the your main task is not to crush yout opponent as you usually do in other strategy games, but to win the hearts and minds of the local population! Your main focus will be to plan and execute counter-insurgency operations so that you will prevent villages falling under Viet Cong influence. Thanks to a refined AI and a randomly generated campaign map, you should be ready to face tough and surprising challenges!

This atypical multiplatform tactical game is now ready to enter the beta phase on both PC and iPad; and we invite players to help us test it! By signing up for the beta, players will have a chance to be selected to be one of the lucky few who will be able experience Vietnam ’65 before release and help us with the final touches, ensuring a smooth release later this year.

Players can sign up for the beta by clicking here.

Get more information on Vietnam ‘65 from its official PC product page.

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