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.

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Trench Rats, attention! It's time for you to be filled in on how we plan to structure The Somme's release!

Posted by Doppler° on Sep 20th, 2012

The Somme - WWI FPS
Attention Trench Rats! We've been receiving questions regarding will we be adding more to the game once it's finished and will that cost? Allow us to elaborate on the term free dlc. 

The game on initial release will consist of two diverse gamemodes and four unique battlefields with dynamic combat to hopefully entertain those who purchase the game. We do intend to consistently update the game and we're sure people would indeed like to see their country in game. That is why we want to class them as Free Expansion to The Somme. This means once the initial release of The Somme is 'out there' we will be vigorously working hard on adding new factions, weapons, battlefields and much more to the game in the Free Expansions. We of course cannot do everything we'd like too in the first release because we are a start-up indie studio and the down-side to that is we're working from the backs of our pockets! 

The community has told us we should put our efforts into Kickstarter. However, unfortunately Kickstarter requires an American bank account for that to work. They have stated on their Twitter Kickstarter UK will be coming soon, thus we'll have to wait until then; but by the looks of it, The Somme will hopefully be released by the time that even sprouts.  We do appreciate you all for letting us know you'd donate, it's a great feeling and we are thank-full for all who have offered.

We do hope you enjoy the consistent media updates on the IndieDB page and welcome all criticism.

We love community spirit, if you feel that the game needs a certain something, then hit up the forums ( links below ) and let us know!


TopHat game Studios has a community forum, if you have any questions about The Somme or want to catch live feedback for the game and our studio. Please use the following contact links. 

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plyuto518 Sep 21 2012, 6:48am says:

Awesome. But, I think you guys should set up a donation thing.

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volchonok Sep 21 2012, 9:30am replied:

Yes. Maybe just use paypal ?

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Doppler° Sep 21 2012, 3:05pm replied:

We're looking into it. We do appreciate your dedication and support :)

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joseph590 Sep 21 2012, 6:50pm replied:

kick starter *cough cough*

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Doppler° Sep 21 2012, 8:28pm replied:

The post will explain why we cannot use it.

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formerlyknownasMrCP Sep 22 2012, 2:29am replied:

You guys know that Desura is an alternative to Kickstarter right?. Use that instead- you're already using ModDB/IndieDB so logically it makes sense for you to use Desura.

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volchonok Sep 22 2012, 9:52am replied:

Desura is an alternative to Steam, because it's a digital distribution platform, while Kikstarter is purely designed for donations.

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theflamingskunk Sep 22 2012, 11:42pm replied:

Yes as volchonok said, Kickstarter and Desura have nothing in common. Kickstarter you are donating towards an idea/project, Desura you are purchasing a commercial product.

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Thryker Sep 22 2012, 2:52pm says:

Try and get it greenlit on steam? Heroes and generals was, so with a big enough PR push maybe this could get on there too.

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Doppler° Sep 22 2012, 3:50pm replied:

We eventually do plan to move onto Greenlight once a big enough working build of the game is available.

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Soviet_Union Oct 8 2012, 6:55pm says:

i wanna see the russian empire and soviets :P

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