Homefront: The Revolution, an upcoming shooter developed by Deep Silver Dambuster Studios and Deep Silver, a division of Austria’s Koch Media, is based on an interesting alternative history scenario in which Steve Jobs was North Korean and started APeX Computers out of a garage in the 1970s.
Set in the year 2029 when the United States is occupied by North Korea, the game is full of alternative history stories relating to Apple and comes with a complete timeline of events that detail the creation of the APeX II personal computer, an iPhone-style device called aPhone and other events from 1953 onwards.
But on Crytek’s Cryengine, Homefront: The Revolution is an open-world first person shooter where you must lead the Resistance movement in guerrilla warfare against a North Korean military force.
Your enemy has superior technology, firepower, heavy armor and air support so you must take advantage of your guerrilla warfare skills to mount a formidable opposition and fight a running battle through the war-ravaged suburbs of Philadelphia.
With both single player campaign mode and co-operative multiplayer, the game requires you to use ambush, infiltration and hit and run tactics against your foe, as well as recruit revolutionaries to the cause, establish bases and safe houses and build weapons for your guerrilla toolkit.
Developers have even created a Twitter account for the imaginary APeX Computers and tweeted out nicely Photoshopped boxed photos of the latest aPhone smartphone.
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But they didn’t stop there: they also created Apple-style mock ads to drive the narrative and depict how APeX Computers has evolved over the years.
“For five decades, we’ve been by your side. From making the first computer that was personal, to inspiring a world that’s better shared,” says the voiceover.
“Traveling the endless path of progress, in pursuit of true innovation. We’ve been there from the first heartbeat, to the moment they start their own journey. Protecting you and your world with vital defense in unpredictable times, so you can make the most of every second. Here’s to 50 years… and here’s to 50 more.”
And here’s their “promotional video” for the 1982 release of the APeX II personal computer.
And another one detailing their iPhone-style aPhone.
More videos like these can be found on the Homefront History channel on YouTube.
Homefront: The Revolution is shipping later this year for the PCs, and the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.
To learn more about this game, check out the official website.