The First World War: Progress Report #1

The First World War: Progress Report #1

October 14, 2018 4 Comments

Factus Games announces the development of a new game about WWI called Making History: The First World War. This release will be built upon the system revisions and features implemented for The Second World War.

The original idea was to migrate the new AI and game improvements from The Second World War over to the current The Great War system. Overtime the differences between TGW to SWW became too substantial for that strategy to be feasible. So the decision was made to leave the original Great War as is and create new game called Making History: The Great War Gold Edition.

The First World War (FWW) will be sold as a separate game with new AI and game mechanics similar to what we implemented for SWW. There will also be additional new features focused on WWI gameplay and brand new higher resolution unit models.


A lot of useful functionality was added to the event scripting in SWW. This allows the scenario designer to synchronize the AI and timeline to a much greater degree. All the historical and a-historical events will be replaced with improved and extended versions. There are quite a few events that did not make it into the original TGW and The Red Army DLC. These will be included in The First World War along with updated and expanded versions of The Red Army content.

Much of the feature related programming has been completed but there is still a lot of new content work remaining. We’ve finished creating new models for the Infantry, Artillery, Armored and some Naval units. But there are more new models to build and all the scripted events to write not to mention UI and game balancing.

Factus Games will be posting information about FWW development on Steam, Facebook, the Factus Games website and on our new twitter feed. Release date is still pending.

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4 Responses

Factus Games
Factus Games

February 02, 2019

The issues with AI trade have been improved. They are forced to keep deals a bit longer. Testers will be helpful. Thanks.

Nats
Nats

January 29, 2019

Same here if you need a tester Ive played the original game for over 150hrs and have a good grasp of the mechanics and the limitations of the game. I wonder if the annoying issue of the AI often offering/agreeing a trade and then cancelling them the next turn has been fixed. This was the only thing that annoyed me in the original game.

Factus Games
Factus Games

November 12, 2018

We would be happy to have your help.

Fernando Prado
Fernando Prado

November 12, 2018

Odanan here. I’m very interested in this!
BTW, if you want a beta tester or scenario maker, I’m a volunteer.

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