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Zeitgeist. A single player project set in the futuristic 1930s of an alternate history. Find the masterminds behind an attack on global peace, and dive into a world of devastation, science, clandestine operations, secret societies and intrigue...

Presskit

Factsheet

Developer:
Northcape Studios
Based in Germany

Release date:
TBD

Platforms:
Windows

Website:
facebook.com/Zeitgeist1934

Description

Zeitgeist. A single player project set in the futuristic 1930s of an alternate history. Find the masterminds behind an attack on global peace, and dive into a world of devastation, science, clandestine operations, secret societies and intrigue...

History

Development of Zeitgeist was born from an idea we've had in early 2009; back then, the author, Til, was working on several WW2-related games and modificatiions. In order to be able to build credible and realistic worlds, he had to do a lot of research, which, back then, was best done buying - yes, books!

Til spent his Saturdays crawling flea markets instead of pubs, and, eventually, bought dozens of illustrated books on architecture, design history and the images of european and american cities in the 1930s. He was absolutely stunned by the relative modernism in style and design during that age; neon lights next to Art Deco buildings next to streamlined cars and medieval, half-timbered buildings...

Especially the "Bauhaus"-impact and the style involved with it, which was very obvious in both the interiors of airships like the "Hindenburg" or in the modern exteriors of skyscrapers and highrise buildings from London over Germany to the East Coast of the USA, left their impression on him: many of the 1930s images that he discovered could easily have been from the 1960s - or even later!

This "lesson in style" triggered his imagination, and he decided to mix that unique atmosphere with his passion for adventurous, clandestine stories, books and movies, search for creative compagnons, and from there on, the game was developing itself.

Well, it wasn't, but at least the story never ceased to fascinate the members behind the development of Zeitgeist - 1934.

Features

  • First Person Adventure in Futuristic 1930s environment
  • Sci-Fi-Story based on a total of 2000 novel pages
  • Diesel-Punk combined with sophisticated gameplay and clandestine operations
  • Featuring UE4 graphics and a highly detailed environment

Videos

Zeitgeist - Ouverture 2016 YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "2009 MOTY awards - Top 5 Upcoming Mods" ModDB
  • "2009 Editor's Choice" ModDB

Selected Articles

  • ""Highly interesting concept""
    - Marc Brehme, PC Games

About Northcape Studios

Boilerplate
The developer group for the upcoming HL2 SP-Mod "Zeitgeist".

More information
More information on Northcape Studios, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Zeitgeist Credits

Nauz
3D Artist

Til
Mod Leader & Level Designer

Jonas Lang
Music composer

Maddin
Environment Artist

Felix Rogge
Character Artist

Christian Buttner
Founder

Jutta Binder
Founder


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