Battle Cry of Freedom, brings brutal real-time first and third person combat set in the 19th Century America, presenting players with the opportunity to re-fight the American Civil War as either the Union or the Confederates. It features a wide range of Troop Types, ranging from the common soldiers to musicians and artillery, all with their own purpose and tasks.

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4 comments by lord_olafson on May 24th, 2014

Welcome back to the Developer Blog for Battle Cry of Freedom!
This time we would like to talk to you a little about our new Music.

As many of you know, we included a number of Classical Music pieces in our previous game Napoleonic Wars. These have been playing and inspiring us in the background for more than 2 years now and we want to continue this tradition in Battle Cry of Freedom. But instead of adding Classical Music pieces, we decided that we would require something more fitting.

As such, we asked the 2nd South Carolina String Band for help. Some of you might already know them for the wonderful music! They create brilliant, period tunes on historically accurate instruments. Just like the soldiers used to do back in the 1860s!

The 2nd South Carolina String Band was formed in August of 1989 by five riflemen of Co.I, 2nd SC Volunteer Infantry, a unit of Civil War reenactors that was very active during the five years of events celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Civil War – and for many years to follow. After the battles, drills and inspections, the boys who had instruments played and sang around the campfire while members of the unit would often join in and sing along. This was the beginning of the 2nd South Carolina String Band.

Over the years they have worked with several filmmakers and documentarians, contributing period music to soundtracks for Ken Burns documentaries “Mark Twain”, the Emmy nominated “JAZZ”, and most recently, “The Roosevelts.” In 2002, the band was selected by director Ron Maxwell to provide background instrumental music for the soundtrack as well as to give a rousing on-screen performance in the Warner Brothers film, “Gods & Generals”.

Our game will include a number of wonderful tracks from this band. Here is a sample of two of their songs we will include in the game; Enjoy!

We feel that having high quality background music adds a lot to the finished game.

If you are wondering when the early Alpha will be available, it’s getting closer and closer now. Whilst you enjoy some melodies we’re working hard on getting it out to you guys.

Please consider reading more about the 2nd SC here.
Additionally, if you like their music, support them by buying their music here.

Thanks again for your patience and support!
Flying Squirrel Entertainment

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Endriu96 Dec 25 2012, 2:24pm says:

I look for project like this.
On my watch list. :]

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AubeSangante Dec 24 2012, 2:18pm says:

Its an FPS or he STR or like M&B ?

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lord_olafson Creator
lord_olafson Dec 24 2012, 6:03pm replied:

A mix of FPS and M&B :D

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benjiman Dec 7 2012, 4:01pm says:

is this a mod or game? and if its a mod a mod for what?

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[WoR]Hinkel Dec 10 2012, 5:43am replied:

its an own standalone game with a new engine

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Guest Dec 3 2012, 12:19am says:

Really looking forward to this, questioning the choice of Unity as an engine, not that I have an extensive background in using it but I thought the engines ability to rend distances was rather limited. Judging from the screenshots I am probably wrong, just wondering though.

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lord_olafson Creator
lord_olafson Dec 3 2012, 10:37am replied:

Yes, Unity is a really good Engine, especially since Unity 4 released a few weeks ago.

Ofc, you can not compare it to Cryengine or Frostbite, but it is a stable Engine, it is cheap, has a great Community and most import for us, Its Network implementation is great.

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Guest Dec 3 2012, 12:04am says:

I notice you have a linux release planned, that sold me.

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lord_olafson Creator
lord_olafson Dec 3 2012, 10:38am replied:

Yes. Unity supports various Systems, one of them is Linux. If everything goes well, we will make a Linux release.

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Sly442 Nov 18 2012, 12:12am says:

you gonna get help from Civil War Command?

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lord_olafson Creator
lord_olafson Dec 3 2012, 10:38am replied:

No. We will do it completely on our own.

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