Set in an America without colonisation, the game had a mighty success of a Kickstarter, delivered and picked up the Diana Jones Award for excellence in gaming and the CRIT Award for the best multiplayer RPG.
While the game may be set in the past, the design sensibilities of HeXXen 1733 are very much in the now.
So, what do you need to do to present an alternate historical universe? Here are some pointers for the genre.
Based on Philip K Dick’s alternative history, Hugo Award-winning, the pilot episode is an hour long and will be part of seven shows in a season airing via Amazon Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany. Amazon viewers have the chance to provide feedback and Amazon will use that to determine which make the […]
This is a must see video. It’s called the “Great Martian War” but this gamer took one look and immediately saw War of Worlds meets Achtung Cthulhu. The footage here comes from World War 1 footage… with, yeah, aliens added. It gets better. If you pop over to History.co.uk you’ll find more of the same. […]
While in playtest The Great Game from Aetheric Dreams is free to download. ENnie and Origins nominated for Nights of the Crusades, Aetheric Dreams is an indie RPG publisher to watch. The Great Game takes a Lovecraftian steampunk spin to the historical Great Game. This was a time when the Russian and British empires fought […]
The Order is an alternative history set in a strange Victorian-style London. Myths and advanced technology share the world together as you play an one of an elite order of knights in a centuries-old war. The Order will be a PlayStation 4 exclusive and is due out in February next year. Created by Ready At […]
John Birmingham is an Australia based author known for writing detailed alternative histories series. Without Warning is the first of three books that discover what happens to the world after a large energy field, The Wave, wipes out America on the eve of the Gulf War. Without Warning is fresh out in the UK, after […]
I rarely pick up Alternative History novels. I like Alternative History and my expectations for Alternative History novels are sky high. The problem is that most Alternative History books fall short of those expectations; they could always have been so much better if only the author had done things differently. I think the only reason […]
Depending how your festive period went and perhaps how much liquid lubrication was involved in your Hogmanay celebrations; time travel may sound like a good idea. However, changing even a small event can have serious unforeseen consequences, so what would be the effect of saving the Titanic? This is the premise for the “The company […]