Experience the Horrors of WWI with Trench 1916
As I mentioned in an article a while back, “4 Half-Life Mods That Should Become Full Games,” World War I is criminally underserved by game developers. Independent French outfit Gallica Game Studio is attempting to remedy this situation with The Trench: 1916, a first-person shooter with strategic elements that is currently available for pre-order.
Taking control of a French soldier three days before the battle of Verdun, which claimed nearly 700,000 lives, players will direct artillery placement and infantry tactics before delving into the fighting. A trailer below provides a closer, more detailed look. It’s an ugly game, as you might notice, but to be fair — it was an ugly war.