The republic versus monarchy debate has long been a divisive and hotly-debated issue in the UK, and no doubt will rage on for many years to come. But what if Oliver Cromwell’s legacy had survived and the Restoration never happened? How different would the modern era be? Well, that’s basically the premise behind Herald: An Interactive Period Drama.
As the slightly unwieldy title suggests, it’s a choice-driven graphical adventure set in a very different vision of the 19th century. In this universe Cromwell formed an alliance with the Dutch and subsequently other northern European countries to form a superpower known as the Protectorate, which is governed centrally by an elected senate and a Lord Protector. By the 1850s, in which the game is set, its provinces and colonies cover much of the old world and some of the new. Shocking isn’t, an alternative history that doesn’t involve the Nazis!
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