Independent PC developer The History Forge ( has today released the first episode in its frontier life-sim series, Pioneering: Explore the Early American West. Set during the days of the American Revolution, Pioneering is a series of episodic downloads made exclusively for Windows based PCs that will transport its players back to the days of the war of independence, immersing them in a world of marred by warfare and the struggle to survive. From marriage to property ownership, from war to Indian relations, the Pioneering series will bring the world of the frontier to life in a way like no other. And for a limited period Pioneering: Explore the Early American West will be available for an incredible $6 introductory offer.

Pioneering: Explore the Early American West is the first in an episodic series of open world adventures each offering around 2-4 hours of gameplay. The first episode, Explore the Early American West, is set during the chaotic and historically significant days of the American Revolution and features, in addition to its core game play, an authentic world developed from documentary sources which even includes quotes from firsthand accounts of the old, old west. Unlike other videogames that seek to create interactive versions of movies based upon history, The History Forge instead aims at producing a catalogue of accessible, fun to play titles that instead give players some sense of the actual history of their given periods, not the myths that have developed around them. Moral choices, optional quests, marriage, and warfare are all features of Pioneering: Explore the Early American West that supplement and give depth to the history that underpins this easy to pick up role playing adventure.

In addition to the main game, a free demo has been launched on The History Forge’s website ( where a trailer and screenshots can also be viewed. Pioneering: Explore the Early American West is out now exclusively for PC.

About The History Forge: The History Forge Ltd is an independent developer and publisher of niche titles based upon actual historic periods or episodes. Our first game will be Pioneering: Explore the Early American West which is due in September 2009. The second (as yet untitled) episode of Pioneering is due for release in November 2009 with new projects set to be announced for 2010. For more information please visit

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