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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RebelWolfLove May 31 2013, 2:07pm says:

Dimos? WW1? Legit! x)

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JCatt May 20 2013, 6:29pm says:

Great game! Good job on making such a solid game in such a short time.

A lets play:

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BlazZze May 11 2013, 8:22pm says:

the game will be much better when theres not a raptor.. a ugly monster will fix it.

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213callofduty May 11 2013, 12:27am says:

Not only does this have killer dino's, but it shows how scary war can be, not to mention I want to go into the Military, but anyways, good game, shows how war can be scary and death is around each and every cornor.

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Tody May 9 2013, 9:29am says:

Here's a let's play from eGamer South Africa \:D/

I know I'm a bit late to the party, but our YouTube channel just started up a month ago, and one of our subscribers recommended this game to me :) So I gladly took it on, and I'm happy that I did!

You've got a great concept, fantastic art direction (my favourite part of the game was that and the setting), the dinosaurs hahaha how awesome, and I enjoyed the gameplay. Simple, yet very well crafted.

I enjoyed this a lot! Despite its quirky nature, it manages to be atmospheric, immersive and frightening at times! :D

Great stuff.

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jacobw131 May 5 2013, 9:41pm says:

i cant find the damn gun

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Seten10 May 3 2013, 5:19pm says:

This was a fun little game. A couple parts of it made me S*** my pants :D
If you want, you can check out my playthrough of it here:

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Delta4Oh May 2 2013, 2:48pm says:

There are all kinds of different fears out there.
Being alone...
Afraid of the dark...

Pretty sure one of those is new to the list. Hm.

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ChrisVee Apr 28 2013, 11:08am says:

Pretty interesting concept. The raptors are like a metaphor for creeping death waiting around every bend in such a situation. I really like the lonely, hopeless atmosphere, too.

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BennLP Apr 13 2013, 12:21pm says:

Hammer Game *__* ahhh ein Dino XD

My LEts Play :D

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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

Sorry, this is bad, not only atmosphere is too annoying that the letters are in german. I won't play this for the 2nd time. Too repetitive

Apr 11 2011, 4:04pm by =Dre@meR-

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