HuntersofKentucky.com today announces the upcoming release of their free to play PC exclusive Virtual Frontiers: Daniel Boone and the Hunters of Kentucky. Set during the Revolutionary War, Virtual Frontiers combines historical quotes and factoids with traditional first person action game play to create a unique historic experience that introduces players to the fascinating world of the early western frontier. From settling land to surviving the frontier war, Virtual Frontiers offers a unique insight into frontier life during the American Revolution.
In 1774 and 1775 the first permanent settlements were established in Kentucky just as the American Revolution dawned. It was in this world turned upon its head that settlers such as Daniel Boone, James Harrod, and Simon Kenton would attempt to settle their new frontier, and it was in this world that tribes such as the Shawnee, Wyandot, Cherokee, and Delaware would attempt to resist this new invasion. Virtual Frontiers is a 3D adventure game that gives players the opportunity to explore this world first hand, guided by historical quotes and observations to assist them in understanding the broader historical impact of the process of frontier settlement.
Combining traditional 3D gaming with education and historical awareness, Virtual Frontiers offers players a unique way to learn about the men and women who helped to settle the early American frontier and the Native American tribes who fought to defend their homelands. Just as“The Oregon Trail” taught a broad audience about the emigration to the far west, Virtual Frontiers looks to illustrate the settling of the trans-Appalachian west by combining history and 3D gaming. Virtual Frontiers: Daniel Boone and the Hunters of Kentucky is aimed at those aged 15 and over and will be released as a free download (through
huntersofkentucky.com) in March 2009.
In the run up to the game’s launch huntersofkentucky.com will begin expanding its content to include screenshots, historic resources, and a new blog looking at games which represent life on the American frontiers. For more information on Virtual Frontiers: Daniel Boone and the Hunters of Kentucky please visit www.huntersofkentucky.com