February 26, 2001
Software developer eSim Games announces that it has terminated its agreement with publisher Shrapnel Games an sell Steel Beasts on the eSim web site.
The game will be later be published by Strategy Frist (worldwide) and Infogrammes (North America).
Truly everyone's childhood dream: Al Delaney spent 2 years coding Steel Beasts by himself, then through connections had it tested by real-life tankers who were so impressed with it that Shrapnel Games took notice and bought his game. Now his little 2 year dream is a commercial game!
West Point's Department of Military Instruction Warfighting Center have ordered over 1000 copies of Steel Beasts for training purposes.
The game ships with 31 tutorials.