Player Rating4.60/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 48 ratings since 06/22/2014
played 496 times (finished 60)

Story Difficulty5/8

"run through the jungle"

Play Length2/8

"So short yo' momma thought it was a recipe"

Maturity Level6/8

"I'll need to see some identification"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 16. If this were a movie, it would probably between PG-13 and R.

America - a nation divided by slavery. As tensions rise between the Northern and Southern states, the young country struggles to maintain civility, even within its own borders.

You switch between playing as President Abraham Lincoln and General Ulysses S. Grant, making decisions both on and off the battlefield that will decide the future of a nation. Will you make history, or change it?

This is based off of the bloodiest and most violent war in American history. Please, if you are squeamish and easily frightened/offended, I would not recommend playing this storygame.

Note: This is one of my first storygames, so I absolutely welcome any criticisms, comments, suggestions, compliments, or any type of feedback that you are willing to give. I truly do take each and every one of your comments seriously, so any feedback is greatly appreciated!

Player Comments

This was certainly a well-written history lesson of sorts :)

This was enjoyable for the most part. The writing was quite good in this 'storygame' of sorts and the pictures were used well to make this quite more entertaining. Also the quotes in this were a nice added touch to make this a more immersive experience in the end.

But this isn't without its flaws. This really wasn't much of a story, this felt more like a quiz than actual storygame. Because it felt like it was either pick the correct choice or gameover. So that made things feel somewhat linear in a way, but still even with its linearity this was some very descriptive writing.

This was quite informative and entertaining, I only wish that there was a bit more freedom to this, I certainly would've enjoyed the little what-ifs if they didn't lead to the game ending outright.

Overall, this was decent and the information provided was done so in a interesting manner. Good work!
-- TharaApples on 3/21/2017 12:28:06 PM with a score of 0
Aww, I was hoping we'd be able to 'change' history in the game rather than being forced to play it out as it was.

Nonetheless, this was a very informational piece (to the point that it should probably go to Edutainment!). It was interesting and was a good, but brief summary of the Civil War's major battles.

As noted above, this could've been a really, fantastic Storygame if we were able to really change how the Civil War was played out, as well as see the consequences of our actions if the Confederacy ended up winning, or we couldn't bring the Union together.
As it is now, however, it can only serve as an informatory essay about the American Civil War. 5/8
-- Tanstaafl on 6/22/2014 7:15:47 PM with a score of 0
I don't give ratings of 8 often. I think this is my 2nd time. I really enjoyed this even though I was on the losing side. Bravo!
-- Quorrah on 1/11/2017 11:19:42 PM with a score of 0
Fairly enjoyable if a bit inaccurate in places (Shiloh was a church rather than a strategically important town and there was NO WAY the Confederates could have captured Washington in the autumn of 64, they tried but simply didn't have the men). It was well-written and informative though these what-if things are tricky to write as if you change history anything could happen... it would be interesting to try playing this as Jeff Davis though.
-- Will11 on 3/9/2015 11:43:01 PM with a score of 0
I think the description was very long. I love history but this was....................... boring.
-- foil7 on 1/5/2015 7:15:20 PM with a score of 0
Wow its good I mean really good your history is correct. You probly have an A+ in history you should show this to your teacher.
sincerly, 24freddy
-- 24freddy on 7/10/2014 3:00:29 PM with a score of 0
-- kinsmarts on 6/25/2014 12:13:42 PM with a score of 0
That was fun, but short.
-- Boringfirelion on 6/25/2014 10:51:52 AM with a score of 0
This was a good "quiz" sort of game. It is more detailed than many of the other games of its type.

To be more of a story, I agree with the others that you would need to flesh out the choices, and the choices could change the course of the war. But it is a good story for its type.
-- Newt820 on 6/23/2014 1:09:28 PM with a score of 0
It wasn't really a storygame, more like a really detailed, well-written quiz.

I agree with Tan that it could be amazing if you had thought about how making different choices might cause the war to go differently, and then allowed us to play through the consequences of those choices, rather than simply ending the game as soon as the "wrong" choice is made.
-- Sethaniel on 6/22/2014 8:22:37 PM with a score of 0
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