The Battle of the Somme symbolised the horrors of warfare in world war one. Follow orders, fight for your country, survive in rain soaked trenches and wait for the call; the call to chargeover no man's land to fight for freedom and liberation. Equipped with your arsenal of weaponry, make haste and overtake your enemies; watch over your brothers and god speed. As a soldier in The Somme you are challenged to overtake your enemy's forces. Team work dependency is key without it you will fall to feet of your foes. Listen out for orders from your commanding officer. Which role are you? You decide! From the Medic class and being able to help wounded allies, to being an Officer, taking command to spot targets and mark them on your map to create devastation to your enemies forces with Artillery barrage.
What do we have to then trench rats? Today we would like to present the Entente's light infantry British soldier whom you will be playing as if you choose to side with Entente forces! Equipped with your gas mask, extra ammunition.......
Posted by Ch°an on Aug 28th, 2012
What do we have today then trench rats? Today we would like to present the Entente's light infantry British soldier whom you will be playing as if you choose to side with Entente forces! Equipped with your gas mask, extra ammunition and your trusty helmet, battle across The Somme's variety of levels and advance on your enemies to take control!
Next up we have the Battle of Heligoland pictured with both sides attacking each other head on at sea! I'm sure that a lot of our followers are shocked we are including this battle, however allow us to elaborate on the Naval battles. The Somme will feature two types of level game-types one being Battle of Heligoland in which players will be fighting at sea and this battle does include the use of Biplanes!
The Somme's development team are currently pushing for internal alpha testing this December, which means Beta testing will open early next year. We are currently striving towards a goal to attend GDC next year, however we are not a funded group, we're working from the backs of our pockets to start up a new take into the FPS genre. We will continue update all our websites will new media of The Somme regardless.
Q and A:
Q: Will you be including other factions for The Somme, such as the Canadians?
A: Not in our first release; when The Somme is officially out, will be updating the game frequently with Free DLC that will include new game features and multiple factions.
Q: We saw that you have the Cavalary in the media, will we be able to ride them and will there be other animals?
A: That's correct! You will be able to mount the horses and ride across the battlefield, as for extra animals. The field medic can call in his 'Dog(s)', but we don't want to say what they do currently, stay tuned!
Q: What server size will The Somme be capped at?
A: Users can play on 32 player servers, 16 each side.
Q: Will there be other gamemodes in the future and not just trench capture
A: The Battle of Heligoland is an additional game-type that will come with the first release of The Somme. As stated above, The Somme will have consistent Free DLC; p.s we do have a 'wave' based game-type for future updates.
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