In the light and thunder from grandees of the Fist World War, a young soldier negotiates the wet trenches. He is alone, yet through the thick haze of mustard gas he sees the shadows move. Ammunition has almost run out and fatigue is distorting his perception. The soldier tries to find a friendly soul in the river of blood and mud. This is when the real threat appears. A pack of dinosaurs break through the frontline! Grab what you can and head for the nearest ladder. The battlefield above will bring you and escape from the prehistoric threat – but at what cost?

This game is set in trenches in Germany, therefore it was decided to keep the feel, that the language in the game is German. The language selection between Danish and English in the beginning, is ONLY for the controls. The letters scattered around in the trenches are only bonuses and adds to the feel and ambiance of the game, take a look at them if you understand German or not, because they might hold self-explanatory drawings to aid you in the game.

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5 comments by Heslegrave on Apr 20th, 2011

Take a look at all the nominated games at NGIN:

Finalists at NGIN 2011

NGIN wrote:The premise here is fantastic: you’re a German soldier in WW1, but – oh shit – dinosaurs have invaded the trenches, and now you have to escape. This easily could have been cheesy, but somehow the development team managed to strike a balance between sorrow, fear, and hilarity. It’s delightfully ambiguous as to whether you should laugh at the game or take its premise seriously. Our jury was struck by the beautiful black-and-white world (again, as campy as it is creepy) and the inversion of the typical “shoot-first” FPS gameplay.

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1916 - Der Unbekannte Krieg - MAC version

1916 - Der Unbekannte Krieg - MAC version

Apr 9, 2011 Full Version 4 comments

Experience the horror and senselessness of war. The enemy constantly hidden in the fog ready to pounce. Fatigue and shellshock distorting your movement...

1916 - Der Unbekannte Krieg - PC version

1916 - Der Unbekannte Krieg - PC version

Apr 9, 2011 Full Version 12 comments

Experience the horror and senselessness of war. The enemy constantly hidden in the fog ready to pounce. Fatigue and shellshock distorting your movement...

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overwatchunit Jan 15 2015, 10:21pm says:

I recorded a gameplay of your game at 1080p60.

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jakogforce Nov 28 2014, 3:29pm says:

This game is cool; I played about 20 times and made a video of it:

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alexmadygames Sep 26 2014, 4:15am says:

Es un concepto interesante, ¡Muy creativo!
Nuestro gameplay en español:
Greetings from Argentina! Amazing game!

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Zeeeeeek Sep 22 2014, 10:21am says:

Here's my full playthrough in german!

Part 1:
Part 2:

had a lot of fun with this game :D


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proxghostz3 Sep 8 2014, 7:01pm says:

Played this game did a video come watch!!!:)

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Oddant Aug 19 2014, 9:53pm says:

is there a backstory as to why a pack of Velociraptors appear?

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Tyler. Jul 18 2014, 9:05am says:

Awesome game.. Nice graphics and atmosphere.

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JJjoinut99 Jul 14 2014, 8:03am says:

A really nicely done little game. Terrific atmosphere and genuine tension throughout. Nice visuals too.

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Rezkeh May 31 2014, 8:03am says:

Really novel idea, and genuinely surprised me on my first attempt. Morbid atmosphere well established, and capable of good scares. Slightly wonky movement and controls. Very hard, but also good fun.

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Screamworks May 6 2014, 12:02am says:

This game is amazing. I absolutely love it.

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1916 - Der Unbekannte Krieg
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Kriegsgraben und Stormvogel
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Released Mar 2011
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Highest Rated (15 agree) 10/10

I can honestly say this game was a masterpiece! Provided it is approached as what it is, that is, a short piece on the senselessness of war. I find it sad reading some of the 'reviews' below (presumably from kids) who completely miss the point and are all too trigger-happy to mark it down. It is without a doubt one of the most realistic (in emotion) yet at the same time dramatic depictions of war I have ever experienced, let alone in a game. True, the dinosaurs subtract from this realism, but I…

Apr 12 2011, 12:49pm by tpapastylianou

Lowest Rated (2 agree) 5/10

I don't know if this is just me but running away in a black in white burry game away from what looks like a robotic dino is not fun. I can figure out that I need to find a latter but I always seem to get my ass bitten off before I could. If I could read the signs that might help. When I first saw this I was hoping it would be a nice WWI game but I was wrong.

Apr 11 2011, 9:42am by Hayst

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