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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Kickstarter is coming to old blighty, let's stand to attention Trench Rats and spread awareness about The Somme!

Posted by Doppler° on Oct 21st, 2012

The Somme - WWI FPS


Attention Trench Rats! With the exciting news that Kickstarter is coming to the UK on the 31st of this month, that means we will be putting The Somme on there which is I'm sure what a lot of our followers wanted. We are currently establishing a foundation on Pledges and linking everything up to The Somme's internals so that everyone will get their benefits from pledging and supporting the campaign. 

The funding from Kickstarter will be used to secure The Somme a booth at GDC and allow the developer team to travel there and showcase the game in it's current stage, and it will fund the start up of TopHat's physical studio. We are incredibly eager to show the community video footage of the game and to have test matches with you; with the funding that will become a reality a lot faster, which also means the followers of The Somme will have chance to participate in the Beta.

This is a very short news post as we wanted to let the watchers and followers of The Somme be aware that we're making all the necessary preparations for Kickstarter and their involvement pressed out.  We want to thank all of the support we currently receive and have from the community it's an incredible morale boost, thank you again.

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. 

Click HERE to visit our forums. Sign up and start talking about The Somme!
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joseph590 Oct 21 2012, 11:06pm says:

Best of luck on your kickstarter guys!

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Shoelip Oct 22 2012, 4:39am says:

This is kind of funny. For some reason I figured the game would be a psychological drama/adventure game. I suppose it has to do with the fact the only things I know about the Somme have to do with J.R.R. Tolkien... He did not speak favorably of the experience for sure... I really have trouble imagining this as a team based multiplayer first person shooter. I suppose that's just me though. :p

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Doppler° Oct 22 2012, 6:32am replied:

:) Completely understand, it's one of those niché genre of game types where without showcasing how teamwork could be employed to the player with no evidence of it been done before because there isn't a variety of WWI games around.

We hope to clear the mist. ;)

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MrGamerTrainer Oct 22 2012, 12:55pm replied:

I love you guys <3

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Edrahil Oct 22 2012, 1:05pm says:

This is just brilliant! I will pledge at least 50 quid or bucks or what ever :)

And good luck!

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