War of Rights brings multiplayer to a Civil War setting

Civil War reenactors might have a new type of outlet if a current Kickstarter project has anything to say about it.

A game that’s been in development for three years, War of Rights is aiming to create a multiplayer-only simulation of the Maryland campaign of 1862. Players will take on the role of infantry, artillery, and calvary as they fight around accurately historical locations. The game will initially release with four maps created in Cryengine.

The crowdfunding project is striving to raise nearly $107,000. If all goes well, the devs say that an alpha test could be coming within the next six months. You can check out the Kickstarter video after the jump.

Source: Kickstarter, War of Rights. Thanks to Cosstarica for the tip!
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War_Historian
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Flimflamberge I doubt the game will delve into the political / cultural issues of the era, and even if it does, I do not see a lot of people shying away from playing the perceived “bad guys” in most other games, whether they be MMOs or FPSs. I find that many (though clearly not all) people are capable of separating their personal morality from playing a role in a video game, and I know a number of “good” people who have no problems playing Horde, Empire / Sith, Dominion, Germans, Russians, Terrorists, etc. in any number of games on the market.

Regardless, this looks to be a game focused on tactics, and since Antietam ended as a tactical draw (though ultimately a strategic victory for the Union), I do not think there is any real reason to avoid playing on either side. I actually think this is the best battle they could have selected for recreation in a game since it is both a well known battle and one that neither side really won on the field (i.e., tactically).

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I am always excited by games like these and will definitely help Kickstart this one. For those of you who enjoy period games, I am currently enjoying Verdun, 1914-1918, and Ultimate General: Gettysburg on Steam and would recommend you all give them both a try.

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And yet the war was about slavery. What else were the state’s “rights” in question? No whoops. Saying he wasn’t an abolitionist is akin to nothing in this matter because he knew what was at stake and why he was fighting for.
The south went to war for slavery, period. Lincoln knew it, the traitors knew it. it was about a state’s right to keep slaves. Like it or not Lincoln destroyed the institution.

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Flimflamberge I have to assume, with the game’s title, it’s made by people who are not too harsh a critic of them.

Flimflamberge
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Flimflamberge

So… literally no one but Southerners are gonna (be able to stomach) playing as Confederates, right?

PurpleCopper
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PurpleCopper

No slave labor mechanics? Lame…

Armsbend
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melissaheather poor choice of priorities then.  The English did a pretty bad job at managing their Empire during that time period so no big surprise.

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melissaheather Armsbend

“That maybe be true” – Melissaheather

 Many of your comments on this thread are exactly why I’ve stayed away from commenting on the article. It’s truly painful to read some of the remarks like yours here. Seriously, WTF man. Stop embracing willful ignorance.

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Armsbend

jeremy2020 I’m not sure what your sources are or what revisionist racist history you are pulling from – but it is well documented that Lincoln was against slavery.  Equal rights was not a topic of the day nor was it for almost 100 years.  The topic was slavery.  

Lincoln was the ultimate preserver of the Union and as such the United States as we today know it.  I know many Southerns (personally) have a problem with Lincoln as the walking god amongst men that he has been painted but he was what he was.

A few choice quotes among reams from Lincoln:

“”What I do say is, that no man is good enough to govern another man, without that other’s consent. I say this is the leading principle – the sheet anchor of American republicanism.”

“In 1841 you and I had together a tedious low-water trip, on a Steam Boat from Louisville to St. Louis. You may remember, as I well do, that from Louisville to the mouth of the Ohio there were, on board, ten or a dozen slaves, shackled together with irons. That sight was a continual torment to me; and I see something like it every time I touch the Ohio, or any other slave-border.”

“I think slavery is wrong, morally, and politically. I desire that it should be no further spread in these United States, and I should not object if it should gradually terminate in the whole Union.”

Stop being silly.