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10 comments by Doppler° on Aug 23rd, 2014

The Somme - WWI FPS

Greetings Trench Rats,

Long time no see isn't it? First off, allow us to say that we have been monitoring our networks and your voices, we deeply appreciate the love and passion that The Somme's community has, it really does warm our hearts.

To address the elephant in the room, yes we did disappear, it was for deep personal reasons that had relevance between all developers (families / work / finances). A handful of developers on The Somme, myself included do not develop games as a professional job, The Somme is a hobbyist project. Across the entire team we passively share the same opinion that we let the community down by not announcing what was going on, why we had disappeared and what is happening with The Somme.

We are in hope that the community accepts a sincere apology from the development team.

To clear any confusion surrounding The Somme, The Somme is not 'dead', we at the time abruptly paused. That has now changed and the TopHat team are now in a much better place than was previously and is why we would like to officially announce that The Somme has resumed development indefinitely. The downtime allowed us to reflect on what we failed at previously internally / externally, this will now play a huge role in how The Somme will be presented and developed, so don't expect plenty of media without a good reason for you to see it.

Kickstarter will not be happening, this doesn't mean you will lose the opportunity to play early versions of The Somme.

Greenlight, wow did you make your voices loud. We have at right this moment, 18,451 'Yes' votes, 4,800 followers, 1232 comments and 70,992 unique visitors. We're not worthy, we're not worthy!

We moved The Somme to the Unreal Engine 4 for obvious reasons and would like to state that The Somme is no longer a 32 player game, The Somme will now run as a 64 player game - Yes that's right, 32 v 32 across large battlefields. Unreal 4 allows us as developers to do wondrous things and that doesn't only mean to make the game look pretty. This a huge transition and we ask the community to be incredibly patient with us, there's a lot of new tech we're adapting too, it also means all of our art has to be revisited and that will take time.

The Somme is now on a fresh path, expect a lot of our external sites to be cleaned up / wiped, allowing the community to continue their discussions and wants for The Somme - we will be watching/reading/listening.

That's all for now Trench Rats.


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Ozolantz May 2 2014, 5:23am says:

So because there are so many "wheres da update!" comments, I'll post something different.
Does anybody here knows how the medic will "heal" or "revive". Since it's a realistic game where you die from 1-3 shots how can you be healed or revived?

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Atomictrooper May 7 2014, 7:09pm replied:

I think it would be most realistic if the medic would only carry back wounded soldiers (soldiers that are effectively just rolling around half dead on the ground), the medic would carry these wounded back to their side, and as a result of this your team wouldn't loss a re-spawn ticket.

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Ozolantz May 7 2014, 11:26pm replied:

That would be cool.
I also think they should make the mg more powerful, not like in RO2

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Ozolantz May 8 2014, 1:36pm replied:

I mean more powerful than RO2.

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Ozolantz Apr 23 2014, 12:26pm says:

Does anybody else here is also dying to see a gameplay footage?
(I come here every day to see if there is an update)

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Stapeles Apr 21 2014, 12:36pm says:

Am really behind so I just need to ask is this game out and if so were can I get it?

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oldtomboy14-18 Apr 21 2014, 7:53pm replied:

All in good time my friend, it's not being released yet but they do confirm that it will be out in 2014.

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oldtomboy14-18 Apr 20 2014, 8:13am says:

Please developers, let us know what is happening in the update.
I think everyone who supports this game is excited to hear that the next update is coming, but we just want to know when it is.

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Sockhead123 Apr 15 2014, 3:42pm says:

Will the update be soon? I simply can't contain my excitement for this game!

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