Civilized Barbarians in 0 A.D.

Civilized Barbarians in 0 A.D.

January 7, 2022

We all know and love our Barbarians and simply can’t get enough of them. Swaying their axes into history and chopping down civilizations wherever they set foot. Well, not in 0 A.D.!

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The Past-Present-Future Game Awards 2021!

The Past-Present-Future Game Awards 2021!

December 7, 2021

It’s that time of year where we make lists of the brilliant games we’ve played. Last year, we made a VALUE Game of the Year, this year it’s time for The Past-Present-Future Game Awards 2021!

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Mod-ception – The Player developer in 0 A.D.

Mod-ception – The Player developer in 0 A.D.

October 6, 2021

Part III of 0 A. D. A free open-source game of ancient warfare would not be open and free without a dedicated community. The community does not only play the game, but they can also tweak the game to their liking and they enthusiastically use this option!

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0 A.D. Part II: Bring in the Queens!

0 A.D. Part II: Bring in the Queens!

September 20, 2021

Today the second part of our 0 A.D. series! We take a look at a vital, but historically often overlooked, group of society: Women! Not only will we show some interesting historic characters, discuss the ‘standard’ citizen in this game, but also take a look at the limits of these ancient women.

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Heavy Rain: Revisited

Heavy Rain: Revisited

September 18, 2021

Marcel recently revisited a game he had played seven years ago: Heavy Rain. Back then, it’s ability to have players choose how the story would unfold was very new and revolutionary. Skip to seven years later, and there have been more and more narrative driven games where the player gets to influence the narrative. How does Heavy Rain hold up to modern standards? Before you read: Heavy spoiler alert. We’ve tried to hide the biggest plot-twists, but we cannot hide them all. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!

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0 A.D. – The Renaissance of Ancient Video Games

0 A.D. – The Renaissance of Ancient Video Games

September 13, 2021

Ever wanted to lay your eyes on a game in ‘Alpha Phase’? Ready for an RTS game that has the ambition to change the playing-field of historical games? Want to know what it looks like when Romans get ignored, but the Kush Empire and Mauryan Empire are cherished? In short, would you like to be surprised by a game that has been in development for over a decade? Read our series on this game now! Today: part I.

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Svoboda 1945: Liberation Review

Svoboda 1945: Liberation Review

August 14, 2021

Last year July, we played Attentat 1942 during one of our streams. Developed by a team of historians and game developers at Charles University in Prague, it revolved around a particularly dark moment in Czech history: the Second World War and the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich (and subsequent retaliation by the Nazis). Svoboda 1945: Liberation, the second game made by Charles Games was released on August 3rd. It portrays the situation in the German-Czech border region of Sudetenland just after the war. Once again, Charles Games have managed to make an amazing game, which will not only give you new insights into this often overlooked part of the war, but will also make you think about how heritage is viewed through different personal lenses. Here’s a short review, trying to not spoil the game too much for you.

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