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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Septone Feb 7 2013 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 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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PublicSeaLion Jan 24 2013 says:

Good game. I love the art style and the odd choice of enemies. Here's my Let's Play

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RɨψΣ℞ϊϞƸ Jan 21 2013 says:

"Hm...war. *walking* WHAT!? WTF IS THAT!? RUUUUUUUUN, oh...I died"...yeah. That was pretty much my reaction :) Real fun though, nice job!

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Evilpony Jan 10 2013 says:

There was an error during validation process and it has been stopped. couldn't connect ( [couldn't connect to host] [58.7] WTF:(

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Pewdiepie6644 Feb 2 2013 replied:

When it happened to me, i just had to click retry and then it will load and open

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SCP173THESCULPTURE Jan 5 2013 says:

hard game it would be better if an intro video would show what was going on and why and what thoes things are and you should add an aiming crosshaire as well as an aiming button shooting blindley at a what looks to be a dinosaur is stupid and hard the flares seem to have no use at all dont seem to even distract the dinos i think you should make it also when you die you should be able to see a red screen like in call of duty black ops zombies and you should be able to sneak past the dinos and have them not kill you as fast and they should be able to be killed easily but i loike it so far love the black and white theme dont change that but keep up the good work i am looking forward to seeing more updates and a little bit better gameplay thanks and keep it up

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M3ales Jan 28 2013 replied:

Firstly, I don't think they're doing anymore Dev on the project, I mean the last update was a year ago.
Secondly, I think they left the game without a crosshair for a reason, huds generally are obstructive, and a game like this doesn't need one.

The fact that the Dinos are hard to kill adds an aspect of challenge, something you almost never see in AAA games these days :/ .

Quite frankly this game is perfect as it is, 1980x1080 res would be nice though :P, just my two bits.

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1916 - Der Unbekannte Krieg
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Kriegsgraben und Stormvogel
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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 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 by =Dre@meR-

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