Dear Trade Wars fan,

As we approach the 20th anniversary of the original release of Trade Wars (December, 1986), I am pleased to announce that I have reached an agreement with Sylien Entertainment to develop a long-overdue graphical remake of this classic game. But before we can proceed, we need your help. Because Trade Wars is 20 years old, I have lost touch with all but a small percentage of its fanbase. Unless we can reach out to this fanbase and prove that interest in Trade Wars still exists, we will be unable to secure the funding necessary to complete this project.

To accomplish this, we are running a small survey to estimate the number of people who have played or hosted Trade Wars over the years. By answering this one-question survey, you will enable us to demonstrate the great potential of a new Trade Wars project. Nothing else will be required of you, but if you choose, you may request to receive a monthly Trade Wars newsletter with updates on our progress. And if you really want to help out, you can complete an optional, more extensive survey. We would love to learn more about your experience with Trade Wars.

The survey is located at http://www.sylien.com/survey.php

For this effort to succeed, I need you to forward this email to anyone who might be in contact with a past Trade Wars player or game host. Most of them have been away from the game for many years, and this is our only hope of reaching them.

Thank you for helping us to update this classic game for a new generation of gamers!

John Pritchett, EIS
jpritch@eisonline.com