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WW1 Christmas Truce in Verdun

Verdun Celebrates Christmas Truce with Charity and Giveaways


ALKMAAR, THE NETHERLANDS – December 22, 2017 - The developers of Verdun are commemorating the Christmas Truce of 1914 with an in-game event for PC players. Every few battles players can experience the truce for themselves, with a game of football, snowball fights, or sending postcards. The event will last until January 4, and Verdun is 60% off in the Steam Winter sale until then!

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/oPj5-J_6mQY

A temporary DLC allows players to access the Christmas Truce at any time and unlocks a Christmas Truce 2017 medal, with all net revenue going to the War Child charity. They work to support children affected by war or growing up in conflict zones around the world.

Find the DLC page here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/763450/Christmas_Truce__War_Child_2017 ;

You can read more about War Child at their website: https://www.warchild.org.uk

Finally, we are running a giveaway competition for the duration of the Christmas Truce! Every day we will pick three players who sent a postcard from the Christmas Truce map, who will win a game key for Tannenberg or Verdun, a trench whistle, or even a Verdun thermos.

Merry Christmas from M2H and Blackmill Games!


About Verdun

Verdun is the first multiplayer FPS set in a realistic World War One setting. Merciless trench warfare offers a unique battlefield experience, immersing you and your squad into intense battles of attack and defense.

The game takes place on the western front between 1914 and 1918, in one of the bloodiest conflicts in world history. The developers were inspired by the infamous Battle of Verdun in 1916. The game offers 4 distinct game-modes; Frontlines, Attrition, Rifle Deathmatch and Squad Defense. There are also many historically accurate features included such as realistic WW1 weaponry, authentic uniforms, gore, and maps based on the real battlefields of France and Belgium. 

Verdun key features include:

  • Realistic World War 1 gameplay: Authentic weaponry with realistic bullet physics, skill based weapon handling, accurate gore, poisonous gas with a claustrophobic gas mask experience, and ferocious artillery barrages
  • Tactical squad-based FPS: Unique squad leveling system, distinct squad types and roles, and voice chat
  • True trench warfare:  Real-time dynamic frontline with momentum-based attack and counterattack gameplay
  • Authentic World War 1 setting: Typical WW1 music and style, historical battlefields set on the Western Front
  • Challenging game modes: Team-based Frontline, tactical Attrition, skill-based Rifle Deathmatch and desperate survival in Squad Defense 

Related Links

Official website: http://www.1914-1918series.com

Steam page:  http://store.steampowered.com/app/242860/   

About the Developers

During the development of Verdun, Game Studio M2H and Blackmill Games shared a common vision; a passion to create a realistic World War 1 game and a desire to differ from the typical First Person Shooter familiarities.

The challenging trench-warfare in a WW1 setting, combined with a tactical squad mode along with the different squad types and role, bring a unique diversity in tactical gameplay to this First Person Shooter. Verdun is the first Dutch game that made it through Steam Greenlight (July 2013) and has been in Steam Early Access from 2013 to April 27th 2015.  

M2H and Blackmill Games took this opportunity to work with the community on polishing the game, and they’ve continued this process after their live launch, by releasing multiple free expansions. On August 30 2016 the game was released on the PlayStation®4, and it was released on Xbox One on March 8 2017.  

Verdun won several awards: IndieDB Editors Choice; Best Multiplayer 2015, Best Economic Achievement Award 2015, Control Industry Award 2015, the NWTV award; Best Dutch game 2015 and #5 Top Upcoming Indie Games of 2014 as voted by the IndieDB community. 

For more information visit www.M2H.nl and www.BlackmillGames.com. ;

Press contact

Bram and Stephanie (Game Drive)

Public Relations Verdun

E-mail: press@verdungame.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ww1gameseries


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