Gettysburg! “Gettysburg! was a game I’d been wanting to write for at least 20 years. When I was eight years old, I was sent off to Switzerland where my father’s family lives, and the bribe to get me to go peacefully was an American Heritage book on the Civil War. It was the most amazing book, with full-page battle maps, paintings that looked like the battle was actually happening. I always wanted to capture that in a computer game, but it took advancements in technology to allow a thousand figures to march across the screen, shooting and marching and all. It’s a niche product, but I think it’s the best Civil War game out there, and I’m happy with how it turned out.”