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Moderating Role-Playing in Historical Multiplayer Gaming

In historical multiplayer gaming, there is something unique that so few other genres experience: in-game role-playing. Players in War of Rights taking up arms for the Confederacy may lean into their role, damning the Yankee opposition. Generally, it’s all in good fun … Continue reading

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What is Epoch Xperience and How Can It Help with Your Historical Video Game?

Whether you’re developing a simple match-three mobile game or the next Assassin’s Creed, developing video games is a lot of work. With so many different resources going into historical video game development, sometimes certain aspects of the process can fall … Continue reading

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Who is Sir Francis Drake, the Real Historical Star of Uncharted?

The Uncharted series has been one of Sony’s flagship franchises ever since the first game launched on the PlayStation 3 way back in 2007. Starring the Indiana Jones-inspired adventurer Nathan Drake, the main protagonist goes on a trek through history … Continue reading

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Budgetary Concerns? Low-Cost Methods for Marketing Your Historical Video Game

When it comes to video game development, quite often, one of the most difficult sectors that many devs struggle with is not the development itself but the game’s marketing. Even if you manage to create an absolutely phenomenal video game, … Continue reading

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God of War: Ragnarok’ Reveal Highlights the Marriage of History and Mythology

During the PlayStation Showcase 2021 earlier this month, Sony revealed a new trailer for the direct sequal to 2018’s God of War, God of War: Ragnarok. The game, which is the second entry into the series since its reboot in … Continue reading

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Board Games about the Battle of Budapest, 1945

Until recently, the Battle of Budapest was little known in the West, mainly due to a lack of reliable historical sources available. Since the end of the Cold War, however, this has changed, especially with the release of the book The … Continue reading

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World War 1 Shooters ‘Verdun’ and ‘Tannenberg’ Land on Epic Games Store

Two new World War One multiplayer shooters, Verdun and Tannenberg, have recently released on the Epic Games sttore. Both titles take place on the Western and Eastern Fronts of the war retrospectively and pit players in the role of a soldier vying for … Continue reading

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Why Do Video Games Often Turn Hitler into a Caricature?

Many developers would argue that one of the most important elements to a successful video game is having a great antagonist. Without a formidable opponent to face off against, the hero has no reason to exist. Some of the greatest … Continue reading

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Viking Mythology Takes Center Stage in ‘Tribes of Midgard’

Tribes of Midgard, a new survival action RPG, recently released to send players journeying into Midgard, Norse Mythology’s iteration of Earth. Everything from mythical creatures to deadly spirits and gigantic brutes linger in the fantastical world. These creatures threaten to bring … Continue reading

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VR Remains an Untapped Resource for Historical Game Development

It wasn’t long ago that virtual reality still felt like something of a distant future – a technology far beyond our grasp and nothing more than an idea seen in science fiction films. But in 2012, the Oculus Rift was … Continue reading

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