Friday, June 22, 2007


This looks like a truly fantastic idea - to present a nation's history as a simulation game - and to let people participate in the sim-game to see what decisions they would have made in history: and Canada has done just this!

The History Canada Game is a game based on Canadian history that lets anyone play the past. Based on the award-winning, best-seller Sid Meier's Civilization III, The History Canada Game is the "What If" game of Canada... and you're the author. Will you replay our history or rewrite it?

The year is 1534... Play the New World

A strange, pale-faced man named Jacques Cartier arrives on the shores of the Baie de Gaspé accompanied by a crew of 61 men. He raises a cross on the shore emblazoned with the French coat of arms.


To Iroquois chief Donnacona, whose 500 followers live just down the St. Lawrence, Cartier’s intentions couldn’t be clearer. But these settlers bring with them powerful weapons, advanced technologies, and promises of great partnership to come. All they want is to take Donnacona’s two sons back to France with him.

What would you do? Welcome the French as your newest allies? Or defend your homeland with extreme prejudice, and probably your life?

Whats next? You decide.

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