A Golden Wake (2014)

by Christopher
5 minutes read


A Golden Wake: A Journey Through the Roaring Twenties and the Birth of Coral Gables

Step back in time to the opulent era of the 1920s, where dreams soared high and fortunes were made and lost in the blink of an eye. A Golden Wake, a captivating historical fiction game released in 2014, transports you to the heart of Coral Gables, Florida, a city on the cusp of greatness.

A City on the Rise

Coral Gables, known as “The City Beautiful,” was the brainchild of George Merrick, a visionary developer who envisioned a planned community that would rival the likes of Miami Beach. In A Golden Wake, you take on the role of Alfie Banks, an ordinary man with extraordinary aspirations of making it big in the real estate game.

As you navigate the bustling streets of Coral Gables, you’ll witness the city’s rapid transformation from a sleepy town to a thriving metropolis. From the construction of the iconic Biltmore Hotel to the dredging of Venetian Pool, you’ll be immersed in the events that shaped this vibrant city.

A Cast of Unforgettable Characters

Your journey in A Golden Wake is not a solitary one. You’ll encounter a cast of colorful characters, each with their own unique motivations and secrets. There’s Sally, a strong-willed journalist who becomes your unlikely ally; Tony, a charismatic bootlegger with a dangerous past; and Mayor George Merrick himself, a man driven by both ambition and a genuine desire to create something truly special.

As you interact with these characters, you’ll make choices that will shape their lives and, ultimately, the fate of Coral Gables. From forming alliances to outsmarting your rivals, every decision you make will have far-reaching consequences.

A Perilous Path to Success

The path to success in A Golden Wake is fraught with danger. The Roaring Twenties was a time of both great prosperity and social unrest. The mob held sway in many cities, including Coral Gables, and Alfie soon finds himself caught in their deadly crosshairs.

In addition to the threat of violence, Alfie must also contend with the impending Great Depression. The stock market crash of 1929 looms large over the game, and your decisions will determine how Alfie and Coral Gables weather the economic storm.

Historical Authenticity

One of the most striking features of A Golden Wake is its historical authenticity. The game’s developers went to great lengths to recreate the look, feel, and atmosphere of the 1920s. From the period-appropriate architecture to the authentic dialogue, A Golden Wake transports you to another time and place.

The game also features a number of real-life locations and historical figures. You’ll visit the Biltmore Hotel, meet George Merrick, and even witness the devastating hurricane that struck Coral Gables in 1926. This attention to detail brings the world of A Golden Wake to life and makes the experience all the more immersive.

A Timeless Tale

At its heart, A Golden Wake is a timeless tale of ambition, love, and the pursuit of the American Dream. It’s a story that resonates today just as it did in the Roaring Twenties.

Whether you’re a history buff, a fan of historical fiction, or simply looking for a captivating and immersive gaming experience, A Golden Wake is a game that should not be missed. Step into the world of Alfie Banks and discover the golden wake that he leaves behind.

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