GAMES

Scene Setting and Character Development

In the video game world, history represents a rich, vivid context for compelling storylines and characters—and it has for decades, from the original Oregon Trail PC game in the 1970s to newer releases set in medieval Europe or the Old West. Now that games are expanding on an ever-growing set of platforms, accurate historical context and narratives are more important than ever. History Studio helps bring your game’s historical world to life through deep research and expert consultation. How did a particular place look at important moments in time? What did people wear? How did people from different backgrounds talk? Did they use slang? And what did they talk about – what were the pressing issues of the day? Games have reached the point of realism where it’s not enough to fall back on cool technology alone. The details count, and it’s our job to make sure those details are accurate based on the best sources out there. Let us handle the research, freeing up your teams to create exciting stories and characters from those worlds of the past. We’ll handle the history, freeing you up to create ground-breaking new game experiences. The Oregon Trail was the start—now let History Studio help you create the future of interactive experiences.

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Games have reached the point of realism where it’s not enough to fall back on cool technology alone. The details count, and it’s our job to make sure those details are accurate based on the best sources out there.

Storyline Development

Your game studio has begun work on a first-person adventure game set in Europe during World War I. Your technology and design teams are in place, but where to start with the storyline? History Studio is your answer. Today’s gamers demand a good story to accompany jaw-dropping gameplay. We can help you create a story line that draws from myriad sources on the person or event you’re bringing to life in the virtual world.  Our researchers consult with other experts on your subject, then comb through additional documents and sources to suggest to your creative team the most powerful moments and memorable characters that might be included in your production.  Whether you need a comprehensive timeline, dossier, or analysis of the real-life historical or contemporary events and figures, or a simple fact check of any situation or individual in your story, our team gives you the most reputable, cutting-edge research out there.  We leave no stone unturned, scouring all relevant books, memoirs, photographs, archival documents and interviews.  We do the digging, freeing you up to focus on bringing your story to life.

Cultural Sensitivity Review

Our team at History Studio is committed to bringing its multi-racial, international perspective and sensitivity to historical and cultural context to your game. We will work to ensure that it will not only be historically accurate, but it will resonate with the broadest audiences possible—an important consideration in an industry that is constantly creating new gamers of all backgrounds and ages.

History Studio will work to ensure that every scene and character, and all representations of all people, living or dead, are vetted for accuracy and flagged for potential liability.

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