Out Of Entrenchment

by on 9th Sep 2013

We were told to be ready! The thing is maintaining readiness for prolonged periods of time is quite challenging. Fortunately the good folks over at Muzzy Lane Software have recently made life easier on the trenches again by showing us signs that their long-announced Making History: The Great War is slowly but steadily making its way to the front.

Here's a refresher about the game:

Making History: The Great War is a turn based strategy game of global war set in the volatile period of the early 20th century. As leader of your nation you have the power to choose your path and alter the course of history. Can you conquer and hold a global empire? The world's people will not be subjugated willingly, and how you govern your conquests will determine your fate. For whiletoday's victory may increase the lands and people you control, it can sow the seeds for tomorrow's unrest, instability and, ultimately, collapse. Skillful management of your economic resources will be required - failing to invest in technology and arms can be fatal, but overspending may lead to a collapse in government support and widespread rebellion. Victory also calls for careful diplomacy.

Will you be able to entice key nations to join your alliance before they ally against you? Ideology matters less than national interest in this time period, so be ready to negotiate with, threaten, and undermine other leaders to get what you want. A new era is looming on the horizon as the fate of empires unfolds.

To dig up the features:

• Grow and sustain your empire through the bloody period of the Great War.
• Govern your conquests by organizing restless regions into Colonies, creating Puppet States or opting for outright annexation of territories.
• Create alliances, declare spheres of influence, and make demands on your neighbors.
• Undermine enemies by supporting opposition groups, sparking civil wars, and funding coups.
• Compete with other nations to exploit the resources needed to build an industrial age economy.
• Race against your enemies to be the first to research and deploy key new technologies such as Tanks, Warplanes, and Submarines.
• Break the enemy trench lines with Bombardments and Poison Gas attacks.
• Use naval fleets to blockade the enemy or conduct unrestricted submarine warfare.
• Play as the leader of one of the great powers or try your hand at one of the smaller nations attempting to survive.
• Explore multiple scenarios encompassing a variety of key starting points in the Great War period.
• Vie for dominence against other armchair generals on a LAN or using the online hosted multiplayer service integrated with the making-history.com web community
• Create your favorite "What If" scenarios using the detailed Scenario Editor, then share and play them through the making-history.com service.

Some concept art and a select few screenshots have shown up at the developer's HQ, including one where the map of Europe is revealed alongside the new user interface components.

Right now efforts are underway to refine the game's design and code in order to reach a first playable alpha.

No definite release date is being put forth at this time but we shall not break ranks and will be sure to report back to you when the time to go up and over comes.

 

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Thorondor\
13 May 2015 - 6:58pm
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Armchair General's Jim Cobb reviews Making History: The Great War.
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10 Feb 2015 - 11:58am
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GameWatcher's James Barnes reviews Making History: The Great War.
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31 Jan 2015 - 12:30pm
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Making History: The Great War is now out of Early Access and fully released on Steam.
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20 Jan 2015 - 11:50am
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Experiencing Early Access is the subject of Making History: The Great War's Dev Diary 4, now published over at GameWatcher.
Thorondor\
7 Jan 2015 - 12:29pm
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Update: it has now been officially announced that Making History: The Great War will be out of Early Access and fully released come the 29th of January.
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9 Nov 2014 - 5:44pm
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A demo is now available on the game's Steam page and a recent update has brought important fixes, improvements and even a new scenario as noted here (scroll to the bottom).
Thorondor\
16 Jul 2014 - 10:54am
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Armchair General's Jim Cobb previews Making History: The Great War.
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15 Jul 2014 - 6:09pm
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Making History: The Great War's developers have announced that the game will be remaining in Early Access throughout August. Full release is now slated for September 9th.
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8 May 2014 - 10:28am
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4 Apr 2014 - 7:51pm
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Making History: The Great War is now available via Steam Early Access.
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1 Apr 2014 - 3:52pm
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Muzzy Lane Software's Product Manager, Mr. Chris Parsons, answers some questions at The Wargamer regarding Making History: The Great War in this interview.
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24 Mar 2014 - 6:27pm
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The folks over at Strategy Informer got a hold of Muzzy Lane's Dave McCool and Chris Parsons for an interview about Making History: The Great War.
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5 Feb 2014 - 5:02pm
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Update: Muzzy Lane Software has now announced an official release date is at last definitively set for July 28th.

 

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