Steel Beasts releases an upgrade

Sunnyvale, CA, July 30, 2001, eSim
Games and Strategy First announced today that the latest free upgrade for Steel
Beasts is now available for download on the web site,

Version 1.17 adds over two dozen new
features, including customizable ammunition load-outs, a more accurate gunnery
model for the M1A1, improved infantry AI, and much more. A complete list of new
features and bug fixes can be found at eSim Games’ web site, as well as in the
ReadMe file included in the upgrade.

Steel Beasts, eSim Games’
award-winning tank simulation game, is published through Strategy First and
distributed throughout North America by Infogrames and the rest of the world by
Strategy First’s other worldwide partners. Steel Beasts was awarded "Best
PC Simulation of 2000" by PC Gamer Magazine, Computer Games Magazine,, GamePen and Wargamer. It has also received multiple Editor’s Choice
awards, and is in use at the US Military Academy (West Point) to help train
future armor officers.

About eSim Games eSim Games, located
in Sunnyvale, California, creates highly accurate, affordable simulators for the
personal computer, which can be used by both civilians for entertainment
purposes, and by the military as an inexpensive training tool.

About Strategy First Strategy First
Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of entertainment software.
Established in 1991 and headquartered in historic “Old Montreal”, Strategy
First has become one of the largest publishers of PC CD-ROM games in Canada.
After acquiring Micomeq, a game developer located in St. Jérôme, QC., and
retaining talent from Midnight Software, an award-winning development team from
Ottawa, ON., Strategy First is poised to become a major force in the gaming
industry. Best known for its Man of War series and Disciples: Sacred Lands, the
company has also earned critical acclaim for its work on such titles as Steel
Panthers I and II and Age of Rifles for Strategic Simulations Inc. Strategy
First has worked with other leading companies in the software and entertainment
industry; most notably, A&E Network, Lucas Arts, Cinar Films, Empire
Interactive, and Strategic Simulations Inc.