2K Completes HistoriCanada: The New World

Civ IIIIn partnership with international media firm Bitcasters, 2K has announced that work has been completed on HistoriCanada: The New World, a professionally designed mod based on the Civilization III engine that has been billed as “the world’s first Canadian history computer game”. Now that HistoriCanada: The New World is finished, 2K is donating 100,000 copies of the game packaged with Civ III to high school students across Canada, with a demo of Civ IV thrown in as well.

“2K is proud to be a part of the development and donation of HistoriCanada: The New World, which will provide students across Canada with access to an unprecedented educational experience,” said Christoph Hartmann, President of 2K. “In addition to learning about their history through simulation scenarios, students can look at original artwork, watch vignettes and read articles about hundreds of topics thanks to the involvement of The Canadian Encyclopedia and Historica Minutes.”

“After two years in development, HistoriCanada: The New World will provide a unique opportunity for students to totally immerse themselves in Canada’s deep history,” said Nathon Gunn, co-creator of HistoriCanada: The New World and CEO of Bitcasters. “This groundbreaking computer game will increase students’ national pride and give them an entirely new outlook on their country.”

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