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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Oneblukid Jan 3 2013 says:

THIS GAME IS TOO HARD >.< STUPID ROBOT DINOS LOL they sometimes scrare the crap out of me.................

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KingArthassolo Nov 30 2012 says:

Please add 1920x1080!

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kiolokio24 Nov 25 2012 says:

I made a Let's Play XD here it is! ( EPIC GAME!! )

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Pwn#1 Nov 16 2012 says:

The first time I play... I win... lol

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PharaohsServant Nov 14 2012 says:

Gah so difficult but so immersive. Love it :D

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Tleeking Nov 8 2012 says:

Robot dinos huh? cool.

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Lavama Nov 7 2012 says:

Good God. I can't complete this. I have to sleep, and the Raptor keeps scaring the crap out of me! Got to the gas mask, but that gas run... The mask fell off, and a raptor was behind me,

Such a well done game...

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jackman117 Mar 13 2013 replied:

HA! poor you..

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Player_Review Oct 29 2012 says:

excellent graphic engine - so smooth and immersive

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DarkValkirian Oct 9 2012 says:

Scary as hell, screw slender I'm playing this for the million years it's going to take for me to stop jumping at those dinos. Amazing graphics thogh and I have to say bravo on creating an atmosphere because it worked.

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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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