The History Channel Dabbles in Mobile Games With the Great Martian War
The History Channel has announced the launch of its first mobile game, The Great Martian War 1913-17.
The game – based on a new TV series of the same name – takes an alternative approach to World War One with a unique perspective of the challenges faced by soldiers fighting on the front line.
The game kicks off in no-man’s land of the Euro-Martian front, taking players into the depths of war as the aliens attempt to take over the world. Soldiers must run through battlefields, avoiding obstacles, collecting rations and upgrades as they go, and can purchase upgrades to progress further in the game.
Caroline Casey, director of digital media at A+E Networks UK, said: “The Great Martian War is a high-quality endless running game that takes players into an imagined war zone, with distinct parallels with the experience faced by soliders in the Great War. “The game marks the expansion of History UK into the gaming world, as we develop broader and more innovative ways of engaging with a younger audience.”
The Great Martian War game is available now for free from the App Store, and the series which fuses drama with documentary premieres on History in the UK on Sunday Dec.8 at 8pm.