7th August 2008
Birth of America II: Wars in America 1750-1815 is the sequel to the successful historical strategy PC game Birth of America. Due for release in September 2008 by Ascaron and AGEOD, the new historically accurate battle strategy game allows players to experience wars in North America between the years of 1750 and 1815.
Dunmore's War took place in 1773-1774 between the Colony of Virginia and the Indian nations of Shawnee and Mingo. After escalating violence over land settlements, war was declared by Lord Dunmore whose elite militia soon defeated the Indians. As a result, rival Indian tribes were created and later allegiances were formed in the build up to the battle for independence.
In Birth of America II, the Dunmore’s War campaign specifically focuses on the months of March to December 1774. Players take on the role of Lord Dunmore, the British Royal Governor of Virginia in command of British Colonia Militia, or Chief Cornstalk, head of the Shawnee and Mingo natives. Maps that accurately represent historic North America, including Ohio County where Dunmore’s War took place, become the setting as conflict begins.
Lord Dunmore and Shawnee Chief Cornstalk must battle for control of four strategic cities, whilst defending their own colonial settlements or native villages. True to history, the Shawnee natives must implement tactical raids on colonial settlements, while the militia aim to capture native villages and destroy Indian armies. A clever combination of tactical attacks and belligerent defensive manoeuvres are needed to successfully capture the disputed land.
Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment
Release date: 19th September 2008
Genre: Historical Strategy
About Ascaron Entertainment
From Day One in 1989 Ascaron Entertainment has become one of the leading European “boutique” developers and Publishers of games for the PC, with many successful titles including Patrician, Port Royale, DarkStar One and SACRED.
Ascaron maintains development studios in Berlin, Gutersloh and Aachen (Germany), as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Ascaron currently markets its products in more than 40 countries and over 15 languages.
Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is an independent office and is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation manages the international releases of Ascaron's entire catalogue, whilst also providing a bespoke publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners. Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Titles include the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks and Blitzkrieg series of games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Call of Juarez, Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle and TrackMania United.
AGEOD is an established independent French publishing company, founded in 2005 by a few French games industry veterans (including Philippe THIBAUT, designer of historical strategy award-winning games Europa Universalis™, Pax Romana™ , Great Invasions™, Birth of America™ and American Civil War™), based in Meylan, France (in the French Alps). Voted Developer of the Year by players on the Wargamer website in 2006 for our Birth of America game. Several new projects are under preparation for the coming months, and we expect most to be as successful as our last two titles, Birth of America™ and American Civil War™. AGEOD also offers an outlet for small independent studios and producers that are less fortunate in the marketing of their own games. AGEOD's first emphasis is placed on historical strategy games with original and innovative features. For more information, visit the AGEOD website at www.ageod.com.
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