Thursday, January 27, 2011

Today: Steampunk Civil War, Language Challenge, and more!

The first topic today is an upcoming RTS/FPS (Real Time Strategy / First Person Shooter) combination titled "Gettysburg: Armored Warfare".  Perhaps one of the tropes of many a Steampunk scenario is Steampunk technology in the Civil War.  Gettysburg: Armored warfare provides the opportunity to fight in the era, but with Steam technology - Zeppelins, Walkers, and more!  Its release isn't until mid to late 2011 (though there are rumblings of a "free trial" version online in the future), but you can visit a few technology sites with longer write-ups at the following locations....

Next, the outstanding blog "Multiculturalism for Steampunk", there is a new endeavor for the month of February!  The Great Language Learning Challenge is an effort to encourage Steampunk individuals to become acquainted with a new language of their choice.  I would heartily recommend a visit to their website and sign up at the facebook location - after all, Google Translate doesn't play nice with Steam power!  For more details, please visit:

Finally, located a news article on Steampunk, which fortunately was not a hatchet job partially supported by tax dollars.  "Counter-Clockwise: The Past, Present, and Future of Portland Steampunk" provides a relatively evenhanded view into the Portland Steampunk happenings (and to an extent, the Pacific Northwest).  There are a few snarky comments, which is to be expected now-a-days, but overall not a bad piece, and worth a view.  To partake in said view, please visit:
and you can visit the Portland Steampunk Society at:

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