Americana Dawn is a game that tries to emulate 90s RPGs like Grandia, Chrono Trigger, Suikoden and Fire Emblem that is set in Colonial America and draws inspiration from the writings of Mark Twain. You play as a sea spirit called Foster who is gentle and naïve to human concepts such as race and class. He lives for a hundred years in solitude in the Shenandoah Valley until the provincial militia finds and recruits him. This begins a journey that spans two centuries of American history, including three wars, taking Foster "from the French and Indian War to the American Revolution, from the colony of Georgia to Quebec City." Despite being involved in such pivotal moments of American history, the game isn't about Foster, "a man who changes the world," but rather Foster "a man changed by the world."
The game is on Kickstarter, with the developers asking for $70,000. Already they have over $16,000 and 20 days of their crowd funding campaign to go. For as small a donation as $15 you'll get a copy of the game and a few other goodies.
I really recommend you have a look at the campaign page here as the concept art and music they've put up is gorgeous and already to a very high standard. Imagine what they'd be able to do if they were to meet their campaign goal. It'll be very interesting to see this project reach fruition and how it handles difficult subjects such as race in Colonial America.