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 11 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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JacobofArabia Oct 17 2013, 11:45am says:

Hey everyone here's my playthrough that I did a bit ago but the audio messed up :L

So here's a re-mastered version :D
I really enjoyed this game it's well made and scary :)
Enjoy :)

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EliteHunter39 Oct 2 2013, 7:09am says:

First time I played this..
Ma gaw, when I saw a dinosaur, ( I thought it was slenderman )
And immediately ran away.

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Amplitex Sep 27 2013, 6:44pm says:

Amazingly well done game! Did my best to try and beat it but it was hard! Video:

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yakumochen Sep 25 2013, 3:16pm says:

Played this so many times and I don't expect the monsters till they show up right in front of me. Also the theme of this game is really cool.

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bencollings Sep 14 2013, 4:59pm says:

its rlly scary when the mosnter shows up right

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cully05 Sep 13 2013, 11:52am says:

such a funny / scary game!

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RogueProphett Sep 4 2013, 8:36pm says:

So....the game is basically about running away from a dinosaur in WWI trenches?

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MasterofMetal Sep 12 2013, 12:44am replied:

There a problem?

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BCDraven Aug 27 2013, 1:33pm says:

I recently found this game and really enjoyed playing through it! The atmosphere and concept really drew me in. I did a "Let's Play" on my YouTube channel ResidentDraven for the game and there was a lot of good scares, getting totally lost, and mega frustration before finally reaching the end :P . Here's a link to the vid if anyone wants to check it out!

BCDraven Plays: 1916 Der Unbekannte Krieg:

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hashpling Aug 26 2013, 11:23pm says:

Wie kann ich das Programm beenden?

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1916 - Der Unbekannte Krieg
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Kriegsgraben und Stormvogel
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Released Mar 30, 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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