Cross of the Dutchman is an action-adventure game about our cultural heritage, the place where we come from (Friesland) and the language that the locals still speak (Frisian). It tells the true story of ‘Grutte Pier’ (Pier the Great), a folk hero who fought to free the land of our ancestors. Our goal is to create an authentic game that not only reflects the story of Grutte Pier, but also reflects living in the 16th century in a stunning game experience.

Cross of the Dutchman is based on the folk legend of Pier Gerlofs Donia. He lived peacefully with his wife Rintsje in Kimswerd and he was destined to be a farmer. One day their village got plundered by saxon mercenaries. While he was trying to save the village from burning down, they caught Rintsje and killed her. In search for revenge he gathered an army around him and started fighting against the oppressors of Friesland. Soon his cause became a matter for all Frisian people, because he took it upon him to free Friesland.

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3 comments by Steven_ on Jun 7th, 2013

We just can’t constrain ourselves to share this with you before we plunge into the weekend. The .gif below shows a night scene with a couple of new effects that add to the atmosphere of the game. Notice the mosquitoes flying around the lights, the gusts of wind, and the rain drops that make a splash as they hit the ground. These details make everything feel much more alive.

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Longtime followers of our blog might remember this one: the ‘floaticles’ are back! As you can read in this article, floaticles are essentially particles that are a bit smarter than your average particle; they increase the spatial awareness effect that makes you feel as if you’re walking through a cloud of floaticles.

In the middle of the square, some mist can be seen which will be added to other locations in the game as well, like over water and farmland. These veils of low hanging mist are a common sight in the Netherlands and some people find it quite spooky. It’s not a coincidence that this mist is also called ‘Witte Wieven’, who are white spirits from Dutch mythology. Nowadays the mist is just a nuisance to many car drivers though.

Pretty sweet, don’t you think?

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MarcusFenix Oct 15 2012, 2:16pm says:

Fryslân Boppe! Mei Grutte Pier. Haha, geweldig dit!

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MadJac Oct 3 2012, 2:10am says:

This game looks pretty badass. Looking forward to playing it!

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abbalo Jul 5 2012, 5:22pm says:

i've got some info on grutte pier:
Large Pier, Pier Gerlofs Donia (Grutte Pier, in the spelling for Fries: 1980 Greate Pier), (Kimswerd, ca. 1480-Sneek, 28 October 1520) was a Frisian warlord, freedom fighter and folk hero. Pier enjoys the reputation of a legendary Warrior and an important historical figure in the history of Friesland and is therefore listed in the Canon of Friesland. In various sources be him a huge stature and attributed a superhuman strength. Pier and his nephew Wijerd Jelckama were the commanders of the rebel army the Arumer Black Heap (Gelderse Friezen) at the Second siege of Medemblik in 1517.

PS this was trasnlated by so it will propably have lots of imperfections.

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abbalo May 26 2012, 4:15am says:

yes, i did

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abbalo May 24 2012, 3:33pm says:

what happends if peaple have donated money but you wil nog get the €50000 euros in time?

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Timen May 25 2012, 5:00am replied:

We won't get the money cq the money will not be transferred from the backers credits cards. The game will still be made, but we'll have to find another way to fund these awesome features. Did you already back us?

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abbalo May 24 2012, 2:59am says:

can't wait to play it... this gamegives dutch peaple another side people havn't seen a lot. we mostly are seen as nerdy and boring or in case you are in the netherlands for the hookers of amsterdam you see us as a gross little country!
no just kidding you guys are alright.
and by the way, we do are the most fit country of europe and certainly more fit than amarica (sorry but a lot of amaricans have overweight).
but great trailer and such!

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STOKK-E Jun 30 2012, 6:14am replied:

You forgot that the dutch alredy made a great game trilogy it's name is killzone.

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Helmlock May 17 2012, 6:31am says:

I must say guys being a fellow developer I can honestly see the effort put into this game, I really hope you reach your kick-starter goal, Best of luck to ya!

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