Mike Geib from Twinfinite writes:
The American Wild West. During the expansionist years of the States, the places to be were the developing colonies and eventually states of the midwest and west. Though the time was not without the atrocities man so often commits against his fellow man (see the Transcontinental Railroad and the Trail of Tears), it was still a time of adventure and riches – for some.
1849 – the game, not the year – is a small scenario-based city building game. Centered around the historic California Gold Rush, the game places you in the role of a developer tasked with staking a claim in the budding, opportunity-filled land brimming with gold.