Catalyst Game Labs is pleased to announce that free BattleTech: Alpha Strike data files will be released for Lone Wolf Developmentâ€™s Army Builder in the near future, available to all licensed Army Builder users for free!
â€œNext year BattleTech turns 30! And while weâ€™re still publishing supporting books for this seminal gameâ€”including reprinting the BattleTech Introductory Box Set, which is currently at the printerâ€”there are times when players simply donâ€™t have the time to invest in a whole evening of game play,â€ said Randall N. Bills, Managing Developer for Catalyst Game Labs. â€œBattleTech: Alpha Strike was published specifically to allow for an alternative in game play that can turn an evenings gaming into an hour or less. So far the reception has been fantastic, and weâ€™re extremely excited to provide another great tool in support of Alpha Strike with the release of these files for Lone Wolf Developmentâ€™s brilliant Army Builder software.â€
Downloaded by over 60,000 miniatures gamers and with data files available for dozens of game systems, Army Builder is the software of choice for tabletop miniatures players. With its â€œpoint-and-clickâ€ simplicity, Army Builder eliminates many mistakes, allows for the building of rosters in minutes, and even verifies rosters as legal for a given game system.
The Alpha Strike data files for Army Builder are being compiled by Jim Williamson, a veteran data file author who is transcribing details from the Master Unit List; the massive, online repository of the literally thousands of units that populate BattleTechâ€˜s universe, presented in a way to help players find what theyâ€™re looking for, including complete Alpha Strike stat cards on every unit page! Since the source data is coming from www.masterunitlist.info, the data files, when released, will be free!
â€œWeâ€™re very happy to be help Jim Williamson bring his work on the Alpha Strike data files to BattleTech playersâ€ said Rob Bowes, President of Lone Wolf Development. â€œWhen he showed us all the work heâ€™d done bringing in the information from the masterunitlist.info site, we were excited because this is exactly why we created Army Builderâ€”to help gamers have more fun in less time. Weâ€™re always excited to see data files being created for new games, and especially so with fan favorites like BattleTech!â€
About Catalyst Game Labs
Catalyst Game Labs is dedicated to producing high quality games and fiction that mesh sophisticated game mechanics with dynamic universes-all presented in a form that allows beginning players and long-time veterans to easily jump into our games and fiction readers to enjoy our stories even if they donâ€™t know the games.
Catalyst Game Labs is an imprint of InMediaRes Productions, LLC, which specializes in electronic publishing of professional fiction. This allows Catalyst to participate in a synergy that melds printed gaming material and fiction with all the benefits of electronic interfaces and online communities, creating a whole-package experience for any type of player or reader. Find Catalyst Game Labs online at www.catalystgamelabs.com.
About Lone Wolf Development
Lone Wolf Development specializes in creating innovative digital tools for the tabletop gaming industry, allowing players to streamline game preparation, eliminate errors, and spend more time playing the games they love. With Realm Works, the company has created an entirely new vehicle for RPG publishers to distribute their material to fans. With an ever-growing suite of tools, including the award-winning Army BuilderÂ® and Hero LabÂ® products, Lone Wolfâ€™s digital tools are the industry standard and are in regular use by tens of thousands of gamers, from miniatures games to role-playing games. Find out more about Lone Wolf Development at www.wolflair.com.