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Want to know how much work goes into shaping a video game’s story? Before Ninja Theory even began working on it’s new action title Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, it spent weeks building up the fiction within its universe. Enslaved takes place in a future reality that has seen incredible advances in cybernetics, two more World Wars, and the near extinction of the human race. Ninja Theory was kind enough to share its timeline of events leading up to Enslaved, which the team put together before the game even existed.
Eco Movement (2010-2042)2017: Black TuesdayThe world economy suffers as the stock markets crash due to looming food production crisis.
2026: Climate DisasterClimate change comes to a head when crop production fails to meet demand due to global warming and rising sea levels. Bio fuels exacerbate crop problems and political unrest begins between many countries.
2032: The Great FamineThe world suffers from lack of food stocks. This results in the great famine, which affects third world countries in particular.
World War III Timeline (2035 – 2076)2035: World War III BeginsNATO forces join the growing middle east conflict to attempt to ease the situation. This sparks a global war.
2040: Biological WarfarePoorer countries resort to biological warfare to counter increasing technological production. The world’s population is massacred, resulting in a seventy five percent drop.
2042: Asian War BeginsAsian nations fight amongst themselves in an effort to seize valuable arable land.
2042: New York EvacuatedDue to threats of chemical attack, New York is evacuated. However, many refuse to leave their homes.
2052: War EscalatesRemaining Asian countries and Russia are dragged into the conflict, forming three opposing sides.
2053: San Francisco DestroyedSan Francisco is obliterated by an attack from Asia.
2076: Peace Treaty SignedThe major superpowers sign a treaty ushering in an era of peace.
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I am thoroughly excited for this game. It seems to have enough strategy to make the action combat constantly fresh, the team seems very passionate about the whole game, and the story itself seem well thought out by sci-fi standards.
The timeline is very tight until the tribalism hits. "Um...people form tribes, then 16 years later a pyramid shows up and captures people." Yup...that makes great sense. Kinda glad I didn't order this one. The story is non-sense.
global warming is when i decieded not to touch this game with a ten foot pole.
Really cool stuff, glad to see how much effort they're putting into this game
i. cant. take. the. name. monkey. seriously.
Wow, that sounds neat. Cannot wait for this one.
I get more and more stoked every time I see something about this game. Should be one of the fall's best, but even if it is, it won't get the credit it deserves. Sales will be swallowed by Call of Duty and Halo, and even "real" gamers who play games like this will probably be saving for New Vegas. :(
I'm so excited for this game. I wonder how much input Alex Garland had into the forming of this backstory. Oh, and by the way, if you haven't read Alex Garland's book "The Beach", you really should think about it. It's rad.
I find this story interesting.
I really like the look and the whole concept of this game. this is a definite must have for me
Yay. This should be coolamondo
Wow.....What happened to New Orleans?
This timeline is making my own future seem pretty grim.
This game looks promising. I personally don't understand why several people are avoiding this game because of tiny story elements. Come on people, it's a video game. It doesn't have to be remotely realistic. You play it because of the fun factor.
That is a very interesting and well thought timeline.
Can't wait to play this...
Thank you i knew my predictions for WWIII were right. Prepare the bunker!!!
I really hope that none of this happens in real life, but with my luck, it probably will.
im so excited for this game this time line makes me even more excited for it i cant wait