Because we’re drawing information for our game from historical sources instead of fictional ones, we’ve had to hunt down the biographies of a lot of people from the time period. Most of the biographies we use come from Chen Shou’s sanguozhi.The big problem here is that not every biography has…
And now the biographies page has been created.
Okay, follower, here’s the thing: we’re moving from a Tumblr domain to our own.
Starting in a few days, you will be able to find us at http://waterfoulstudios.com
It’s not up and running just yet, so don’t get excited.
We’re going to be running the website through Tumblr, which means you will probably not notice that it isn’t just another Tumblr blog. It’ll still use the same software, so you’ll still be able to like posts, follow the blog, etc - all the stuff you can do on Tumblr.
In short, you’ll never notice.
The only thing to be warned about is that the domain name is going to change, so we’re warning you now.
Oh, and we might redesign the place, too.
The first series of battles in the story arcs of the Sun and Cao factions is the Yingchuan Campaign.
So, the first thing we all know about the Three Kingdoms era was that it was one long, drawn-out war. So any game about that time period is going to contain a lot of battles between the various factions who tried to control China.
Gina and I have been reading through a lot of stuff and making lists of every armed conflict we could find. Since right now our focus is on the battles that involved members of the Cao, Sun, and Liu factions, we’ve set a lot of them aside for now (Yuan Shao and Gongsun Zan can wait).
Looking at these battles, we’ve been able to come up with a lot of fights for players to participate in for the three main factions. Many of these are lesser-known conflicts that players may not have heard of, so even fans of other games or stories about this time should find plenty of fun new things to do.
Soon, we’ll be revealing some of these battles and giving some historical information on them, as well as our current thoughts.
Aside from the battles, we’ve also been making detailed personality/psychological profiles for the “main characters” so we should be able to reveal some of the cast soon. As usual, we place an emphasis on giving credit to people whose accomplishments have been otherwise overlooked, so there should be a lot of fun things for us all to learn.
So, it’s no secret that China’s history neglects the women involved. It’s also not a secret that even if there isn’t much mentioned about them, women were very important throughout history - whether officially or not. So a game that’s based on history should certainly have an abundance of women in it.
That said, given the neglect shown to them by historians, how many specific women can we really come up with to populate this world? How many can we find that we can actually say something about?
Well, we’ve been combing through everything we could find lately, scouring biographies, battle accounts, and other sources looking for any woman mentioned. The result?
We currently have over 150 women from the history of the Three Kingdoms. And that number is continuing to grow as we perform more and more research. We expect that it will pass 200 by the time we’re done.
That’s 150 ladies for whom we have concrete historical information. While not all of them will be “main characters” we certainly don’t have a lack of people to draw from, and you can expect to see all of these ladies around.
First off, let me start by apologizing for the very, very long hiatus, after updating very sparingly.
We’re going to try to at least make a text update once a week. Like, this one, for example.
Other than getting the blog back up and running, we’ve been doing a lot of work in the research, planning, and design departments. It will be fun to share these things with all of you!
My update for you for this week is: we currently have over 80 candidates for female characters! So there’s really no excuse for us to have only a handful. Whether people acknowledge it or not, women did, in fact, exist around that time. Shocking, I know. Even more, they were often involved in things! And stuff! What a surprise!
So there’s a lot of ladies to look forward to seeing.
That’s all for now!