SD: the background

Silk Dust contains a number of references to some historical figures and to some specific places. I included them with the hope to add a certain depth to the game, but I think they may remain un-noticed by a non-Italian (or even non-Piedmontese) player. I thought it may be interesting to write something about them. I also took some liberty from historical facts, when I had the impression it would fit the story and the game. It is a game and not an historical account, but I think the player must be informed of what is historical and what is invented.

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The image of the splash screen is inspired by a 1898 lithography by Alfons Mucha ("The Rose"), on which I drawn the face of the unforgettable Brigitte Helm as she appears in a photogram of Fritz Lang's Metropolis. The background comes from a very nice art nouveau wallpaper.

The inspiration of the game comes from the 1907 Peking-Paris rally, won by the prince Scipione Borghese with an Itala mod. 35/45 HP. I saw several times that car (perfectly restored) in the The National Automobile Museum in Turin. I read the incredible book by Luigi Barzini "Peking to Paris" and I was inspired for some details of the game setting.

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