Happy Birthday, 1849!

by matt v, May 8th, 2015

We released 1849 on May 8, 2014. It’s been a great year and we’ve been humbled by the response to our first simulation game. Thank you, everyone.

In my family – and I suspect many others – whenever there is a celebration of a significant birthday or graduation or wedding, we like to break out embarrassing photos of the person we’re celebrating. It’s fun to look back and see your cousin covered with icing or wearing silly clothes.

With today being 1849’s first birthday, I think it’s only right to continue that tradition and share some of 1849’s baby photos.

So here is the game as it looked on May 3, 2013, about a year before release. We had some rad programmer art, right?

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But they grow up so fast. By July of 2013, with Eddie newly on the team, we had our first real Gold Rush buildings in the game.

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And we were hard at work creating the 49ers to live in them.

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And by May 8, 2014, the Gold Rush had arrived.

capitol

To celebrate 1849’s 365th day of existence, the game is 50% off on PC, iOS and Android until Sunday, May 10.