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This PC/Video game will entertain and educate players about what life was like on the homefront during the American Civil War.

Hstorybuff.com is a nonprofit organization. Our Web site receives in excess of 800,000 page views a month.

We want to produce a new video/computer game for students. We hesitate to call it an educational game. Rather, we are calling it an activity game. The game centers around photos of various rooms in a house that has been restored to how it appeared during the Civil War.

The challenge for players is to find various items in each room. As their mouse hovers over a specific item, the child’s voice announces “You found one! Now click your mouse to see something really cool” Their click shows animation of how the item is used and some other background about the item. Items utilized in the kitchen will be a scrubbing board to wash clothes; Canning and preserving food; Gardens to grow their own food; Butter churn; Fireplace for cooking; and Baking homemade bread. Other rooms in the house will be the parlor, parent’s bedroom, kid’s bedroom, and the backyard. Other items covered will include stereo viewers, wallpaper, kid’s toys, heating, a piano, lighting, rug making, an early bathtub, (You’ve got to see this!) bedding and mattresses, wash basin, bucket for hauling water into the house, chicken coop, buckboard,  a small building for a cow and lots more.

The game will be distributed free of charge to teachers, students, home schoolers, as well as history buffs. Funds are needed to pay royalties/licenses for some background music as well as paying a graphics artist to create animations. The funds will also be used to purchase a game-making program and some custom programming that will be required to produce a few special effects in the game.

We want to truly produce a game that will be both educational AND fun to play. Feel to send us a message or add comments below with suggestions on how to improve our game!

I have prodcued a full-color poster to promote my Civil War: Life on the Homefront game. For your FREE copy go to: .http://www.historybuff.com/game/POSTER-11-13.jpg Then, rght click your mouse and select the "Save Picture As" option.

I have produced a Lincoln assassination for a windows desktop screen to promote my Civil War: Life on the Homefront game. For your FREE copy go to: http://www.historybuff.com/game/lincoln-wall.jpg then, rght click your mouse and select the "Save Picture As" option.

Thanks for your support.

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