Historical Misadventures, Served Two Ways

Player Rating3.60/8

"#551 overall, #55 for 2016"
based on 60 ratings since 06/01/2016
played 574 times (finished 64)

Story Difficulty3/8

"trek through the forest"

Play Length3/8

"A nice jog down the driveway"

Maturity Level4/8

"need to be accompanied by an adult"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG.

Often, the general perception of human history is of a predetermined, more or less linear trajectory.This compilation hopes to bring space into our understanding of history, by highlighting "turning points" and exploring alternative possibilities to how things could have gone. It is an experimental approach to answering both the questions how did we get here, and, where do we go from here? This is a necessary oversimplification, written for a class!

Player Comments

This is an interesting point of view, most explorations of alternative history tend to look at what-if scenarios like what if the Confederacy had won the Battle of Gettysburg, Hitler had won WW2 or what if Alexander the Great had lived to invade Italy but you've taken a much more back to basics approach which is interesting.

There are many interesting theories on this subject, one of the best I've read is that the random allocation of resources and terrain directly led to civilization's histories while others emphasise the importance of the actions of the individual in determining the fates of countless. You seem to have gone with the latter approach.

It might be difficult to see how the actions of a single human or a tree might have a really decisive effect on history compared to say famous historical figures but you treat the choices of both in an intelligent and interesting way that makes playing through their lives a fun way to spend five minutes.

The title "Historical Misadventures" seems a bit too jocular for the rather serious story and in my view there seens to be a slightly condescending attitude in places (I wouldn't waste time responding to criticism on the Internet btw, show that you're sensitive to it and you'll just encourage more, your two comments seem oddly like a schitzophrenic argument). Overall pretty good and for a class project, even an over-simplified one as you point out (would your peers and teacher not understand it if you didn't make it simple for them?), it should lead to a good grade. An enjoyable read and an interesting idea that could definitely be expanded on to explore other situations or individuals. :D
-- Will11 on 6/1/2016 10:58:32 PM with a score of 0
Interesting idea, but you might want to expand the different branches more.
-- Human on 2/25/2018 8:42:07 AM with a score of 0
not bad 6/8
-- omgitschowhall on 6/30/2016 4:11:58 PM with a score of 0
I enjoyed this. 4/8
-- Cocoabeans on 6/24/2016 12:11:13 PM with a score of 0
5/8
-- Deathdefender on 6/23/2016 8:55:54 PM with a score of 0
I liked it. Read it.
-- madmax on 6/17/2016 3:39:14 PM with a score of 0
The "what if" style of gaming is interesting, I think. This concept could be applied to modern times. For example, if the US didn't win world war 2, would we have made it to the moon?
-- crusader on 6/10/2016 1:52:59 PM with a score of 0
What's with all the dead ends
-- BadWriter on 6/5/2016 10:49:10 AM with a score of 0
I liked this. It was very interesting with a very enjoyable and good choices to make. You should consider expanding this and make it a little like Oregon Trail.
-- At_Your_Throat on 6/3/2016 10:36:03 AM with a score of 0
good 4 u 2 poop on as well
-- mmcmillan on 5/31/2016 11:40:20 PM with a score of 0
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