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

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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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sword1543 Apr 7 2013, 10:13am says:

really i shoot and it misses this game is crap

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CAPTTedys Mar 30 2013, 11:18pm says:

I have finished this game so many times its not scary to me anymore its so easy!!!!!!!!!! 10/10 its still fun even if i have finished it so many times.

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mrtbearable Mar 17 2013, 7:40pm says:

This game is awesome. I loved the world war one atmosphere. But when i saw whats chasing you, it kind of killed the feeling for me. World war one feeling was great and alive until then. How about instead of that robot dino you have an enemy soldier that charges you with his bayonet! He could even be undead if you still want that strange twist. Just a thought from a world war one buff.

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jackman117 Mar 13 2013, 9:37pm says:

haha i was wondering where this game was i saw pewdie do a lets play of this

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Vincent_Valintine Feb 25 2013, 7:12pm says:

was not expecting a robo raptor to kill me lol and shift is to run btw to those who cant figure that out and to river829 i think i would want to walk in war in a trench to avoid sudden movement and attract attention

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BLACKHEARTKP3 Feb 7 2013, 10:55pm says:

This game was really cool..even if i could beat it. I give 8/10 check out my let's play as well for 1916

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andrewgame Feb 7 2013, 2:23pm says:

My gameplay :D

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Septone Feb 7 2013, 5:37am says:

Wait... I completed this game before the ending is a bad ending. And this isn't even a horror game it's like suspense or something like that but not horror. But this game is great too 10/10 (10 because I completed this game before).

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moochers1 Mar 15 2013, 6:30pm replied:

It's kind of a horror game, because you don't know what's waiting around the next corner. The raptors can come out at any time and any place in the trenches. And, when a raptor chases you, you have to run away, or find away to lose it.

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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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