Just a Few More Weeks Until Release

Posted on Sep 08, 2014 at 02:00 PM by Chris

We’re going to hold off on declaring a full release for a few more weeks until we deliver everything we promised, including the editor and a tutorial. We’d also like to add some additional content. Our goal is still to release in September. We’ll announce a firm date as we approach release. In the meantime, the price will remain the same. We will continue with regular updates. Please continue to give us feedback and try out multiplayer!

Making History: The Great War update posted!

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 02:00 PM by dave

A bit longer this time but worth the wait! Multiplayer, new lobby, better AI, and the usual host of improvements, fixes, and polish. All that and save game compatible too!

Full release notes here

TGW Game Manual Updated

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 04:00 PM by Chris

The updated manual can be found on the TGW Steam Store page along the lower right side. Click "View the Manual"

Steam page is HERE

Small Great War update posted

Posted on Aug 04, 2014 at 05:45 PM by dave

A new update to the game is now live. This release fixes a few issues with the August 1st release and old save games. This release is save compatible with previous releases. Full release notes here.

Making History: The Great War update posted!

Posted on Aug 01, 2014 at 11:30 AM by dave

This weeks update is now live! Lots more AI improvements, UI improvements, gameplay fixes, and more! We have also added initial support for Linux - feedback greatly desired on this. This version should also be save compatible!

Complete release notes here

"Historical" price reduction to commemorate 100th Anniversary

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 08:00 AM by Chris

On July 28th, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, officially beginning what would escalate into the First World War. For today only, we are reducing the price of TGW to the price it originally launched at here on the Making History GHQ website: $19.99.

New Great War Update - Fix for Saved Games

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 02:30 PM by ralph

A new update to the game is now live. This release should fix the problems some players had with saved game files.

Making History: The Great War Updated - tons of new content!

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 06:45 PM by dave

The latest update to the game is now live. Significant work was done on the AI for this release, and lots of new events and other content has been added. Also the usual mix of new features, fixes, and UI improvements. Can't wait to hear your feedback as we move towards the finish line!

Full release notes is the usual place here

Making History: The Great War extends Early Access until September

Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM by Chris

Muzzy Lane Software announced today that their WWI grand strategy title Making History: The Great War will remain in development through August. The game will continue to be available to players at a discounted price as part of Steam’s Early Access program as well as here at GHQ and at Gamer’s Gate. A new release date has been scheduled for September 9th.

TGW Price is now $29.99 until release

Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 06:00 AM by Chris

It will remain at $29.99 until release on July 28th. Launch price will be $39.99.

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  • RTSGuru.com previews Making History: The Great War, says "Muzzy Lane has definitely developed a real winner here"
    September 15, 2014 

    At the forefront of this is Muzzy Lane Software’s Making History: The Great War, the latest installment in the educational videogame series designed with consumers and classrooms in mind. The game debuted on Steam Early access on April 4th of this year to coincide with the 100 year anniversary of the war. It is due for a September 9th release. The game’s primary focus is Grand Strategy where players are tasked with taking on the Great Powers (or smaller nations such as Cuba) and steering them through the conflict using military, economic, diplomatic, and even domestic tactics.

  • Dave McCool and Chris Parsons discuss TGW and Muzzy Lane's other projects with GamesAndLearning.org
    September 04, 2014 

    The team from game developer Muzzy Lane are set to launch their latest version of their long-running world simulator game, Making History, this month. This time the firm is tackling period during World War One in an expansive strategy game that includes some 150 possible nations and countless outcomes.

  • Armchair General previews TGW
    July 17, 2014 

    "Although the graphic and mechanics are similar to Muzzy Lane’s World War II games, play in the new game is different. The world—even Europe—was not as developed in 1912 as it was in 1933. Gaining wealth and increasing military might is a function of building factories in cities. These factories must have well-developed rail systems, and only Britain and most of Germany are well-heeled in this respect. Powers such as Austria-Hungary and even France didn’t have enough double-tracked lines to expand their manufacturing base or easily move troops. Colonies in Asia and Africa not only have poor transportation systems but very backward agriculture. "

  • TGW Dev Diary on Combat posted at Strategy Informer
    July 10, 2014 

    The latest Dev diary shares details on combat. Previous entries can be found at the TGW page on SI: http://www.strategyinformer.com/pc/makinghistorythegreatwar/

  • TGW Dev Diary on production at Strategy Informer
    May 20, 2014 

    War; it's expensive. Muzzy Lane's Making History: The Great War will have us balancing the budget as well as overseeing our industrial capacity to feed the war machines. This new dev diary examines the cogs of industry.

  • Game industry News Previews Making History: The Great War
    April 29, 2014 

    "And that’s the cool thing about Making History: The Great War. It’s so much more than just a war game. It actually teaches you history. Want to know why Germany ended up in World War I, then play Germany and try to stay out of it. You’ll quickly see why that is so difficult."

  • New Making History: The Great War Developer Diary out on Strategy Informer
    April 22, 2014 

    Read about the latest developments with Making History: The Great War, including the debut of the game at PAX East!

  • Wargamer Inteview: Making History: The Great War
    April 01, 2014 

    Wargamer gets a detailed look at the upcoming WWI game from Muzzy Lane.

  • Strategy Informer interviews Muzzy Lane about "Making History: The Great War"
    March 24, 2014 

    Developer Muzzy Lane are spinning back the hands of time with their upcoming grand strategy title Making History: The Great War. This new game focuses on World War I – a global clash that saw the rise of world-changing technologies, political shake-ups and a chilling death toll – but will also allow players to alter the course of time. With alternate timelines and a thirst for historical knowledge in mind, we caught up with Muzzy Lane's Dave McCool and Chris Parsons to find out what we can learn from Making History: The Great War.

  • Venture Beat interviews Muzzy Lane about Making History: The Great War
    February 05, 2014 

    Muzzy Lane Software has announced Making History: The Great War, the company’s latest educational video game for both classrooms and recreational play. The multiplayer game allows players to become the leader of one of the great powers during World War I, a conflagration that consumed the lives of tens of millions of people.