Posts Tagged ‘East Vs West: A Hearts of Iron Game’

Stone Cold Dead: Paradox Cancel East Vs. West

By Graham Smith on March 7th, 2014.

This is a shame. In a joint statement with developers DB Logic, publisher Paradox have announced that East vs. West: A Hearts of Iron Game has been cancelled. EvW was a grand strategy game set during the cold war, in which you made decisions about the fate of the world under the constant threat of a doomsday clock counting down to nuclear oblivion. The idea was that you could play out alternate histories like delaying the foundation of Israel, or maintaining the Berlin wall, but your every aggressive action might move you closer to mutually assured destruction.

Alas, it wasn’t to be.
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East vs. West Explains Cold War Hearts of Iron

By Jim Rossignol on November 27th, 2012.


Paradox’s next Hearts Of Iron game is going to be called East vs. West. As the name suggests, it takes a long hard look at that point in history when East and West peered at each other through expensive binoculars and fondled both over-engineered tanks and over-proliferated nuclear weapons. The game allows players to players to take control of a nation and guide them through that tricky period, with the inevitable counter-factual possibilities of starting World War III when you actually just wanted to store your missiles on a lovely hot tropical Caribbean island.

This is the first developer diary in a new series, with the devs talking about the scope of the new game, and how the Hearts Of Iron model fits a Cold War scenario.
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Cold Hearts: East vs. West: A Hearts of Iron Game

By Jim Rossignol on October 10th, 2012.

The tanks are so tiny that you can't even see them.
Argh: Double posted. I am the worst. I’ve posted my apology video below to make up for it.

Paradox send word of a new Hearts Of Iron this game, called East Vs. West. As you might be able to guess, it’s about The Cold War. They explain: “Little known fact, the Cold War was so named because it was very, very cool, and East vs. West: A Hearts of Iron Game is shaping up to be the coolest Cold War game ever made. Players will be able to take control of ANY nation in those nerve-wracking decades in a strategy game with a host of tense features, from taking issues in front of the UN Security Council to nervously watching the game’s Doomsday clock.”

Trailer below.
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Cold Steel: East Vs West – A Hearts Of Iron Game

By Adam Smith on October 8th, 2012.

I love maps and I love horror, but is it possible for a map to be frightening? Defcon says ‘yes, they most certainly can’, and then the next thing it says is a a sequence of numbers, a countdown, a terrible unnerving countdown. Maps communicate events and some events, nuclear war being a notable example, are certainly the stuff of horror. Today, Paradox announced a new Hearts of Iron game, East Vs West, which takes place between 1946 and 1991. All nations are playable and there are “a host of tense features, from taking issues in front of the UN Security Council to nervously watching the game’s Doomsday clock.” The horror. Large words and historical footage make up the trailer below.

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