When the Revolutionary War began, dozens, then hundreds of British warships swarmed New York Harbor. It would have been a terrifying and imposing sight to behold, if you were a revolutionary, but George Washington managed his rookie army to a respectable showing in the ensuing Battle of Brooklyn.
Now the battle is being made into an iOS game called Brooklyn 1776.
“It puts the player in the shoes of George Washington as he watches the British advance north through Gravesend,” said the game’s creator, Mark Hurst, in an interview with Technical.ly Brooklyn. “It was the largest naval invasion of the 18th century. … The fact that Washington decided to fight is pretty bold and that was the moment where the game begins. The British have landed and they’re beginning to show up in Brooklyn.”
Mapmaking in video games: our upcoming iPhone BROOKLYN 1776 needed a very carefully designed map – http://t.co/mn7kHNmasW
— Mark Hurst (@markhurst) October 6, 2015
The game is set to launch on Thursday.-30-
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