Latest Media

We're sorry, but no images, videos or audio files have been added to this gallery.

If you would like to share media with the community, sign up and you can.

Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: The Somme - Vanilla.

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.


   

Post comment Comments  (30 - 40 of 425)
TheJamsh
TheJamsh Mar 24 2014, 8:45am says:

We'll be posting an update soon guys, we've actually been quite busy behind the scenes we promise, but it's for the greater good!

Sorry it's taking so long, watch this space :)

+8 votes     reply to comment
dirtybertieladiesman
dirtybertieladiesman Mar 25 2014, 10:32pm replied:

Praise the Lord! I just about had a hernia from waiting for so long.

+2 votes     reply to comment
oldtomboy14-18
oldtomboy14-18 Mar 25 2014, 11:39am replied:

Hallelujah,thank you kind sir, long live the somme game!!

+2 votes     reply to comment
Sockhead123
Sockhead123 Mar 24 2014, 7:23pm replied:

Hope for Humanity restored!

+3 votes     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Mar 24 2014, 3:34pm replied:

YES!

+3 votes     reply to comment
Schrubber
Schrubber Mar 24 2014, 1:09pm replied:

Finally,that's all we want to hear. Can't wait to see some news about The Somme ;)

+3 votes     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Mar 23 2014, 3:56pm says:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Vassili_Tzaisev
Vassili_Tzaisev Mar 20 2014, 7:18am says:

Any news, people? Could we expect a little video soon?

+4 votes     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Mar 22 2014, 5:41am replied:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Guest
Guest Mar 18 2014, 11:30am says:

A little update?

+4 votes     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Icon
The Somme
Platform
Windows
Contact
Send Message
Release Date
TBD
Game Watch
Track this game
Share
Style
Genre
First Person Shooter
Theme
War
Players
Multiplayer
Project
Indie
Boxshot
Boxshot
Twitter

Latest tweets from

It can take up to a few hours for tweets to begin appearing.

Embed Buttons

Promote The Somme on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the HTML code provided (more).

The Somme
The Somme
Statistics
Rank
420 of 24,367
Last Update
2 days ago
Watchers
795 members