1914-1918 WW1 Game Series

After starting out on the Western Front with the release of the first authentic WW1 FPS Verdun back in April 2015, we expanded to the Eastern Front with the standalone expansion Tannenberg. The WW1 Game Series throws players into intense warfare inspired by the chaos and fury of iconic battles from the First World War. With over 1,300,000 copies of Verdun sold, this novel and underserved setting has proven popular with the gaming community!

Players choose from a variety of historically accurate squads and weapons, with more available to unlock through playing the game, before diving into the mud and blood splattered battlefields of dynamic multiplayer warfare.

Every game is built on a base of thorough research and receives post-release support bringing new content and challenges for our players. The games in the series are linked, but each one is standalone and provides a different experience, reflecting the nature of the fighting in the different theaters of the war.

About the Developers

During the development of Verdun, we at the game studios M2H and Blackmill Games shared a common vision: an authentic World War One game that would offer something different to the typical First Person Shooter.
The challenging trench-warfare in a WW1 setting, combined with tactical gameplay along with the different squad types and roles, creates a unique diversity in gameplay. Verdun was the first Dutch game that made it through Steam Greenlight (July 2013) and we were in Steam Early Access from 2013 to 2015. We took the opportunity to work with the community on polishing the game, and we’ve continued this process after our 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. Soon afterwards development began on a standalone expansion set on the Eastern Front, which entered open beta on Steam Early Access on November 16 2017.

Blackmill Games

Blackmill Games is a studio specialized in Unity3D game development. It was founded in 2013 by Jos Hoebe, a software engineer with a broad set of game design and development skills. The studio gained experience in the mod-scene and with the development of the music game MokMok. Verdun demonstrates the affinity Blackmill Games has with authentic historical games, the studio puts the user experience first and makes sure that this is the driving force behind every step of the design decision-making process. It didn’t make the European Develop 100 2013 for nothing!

M2H

M2H are veterans when it comes to developing games. In 2009, the brothers Hergaarden founded their studio, specializing in 3D Unity multiplayer games. This bold approach resulted in many successful Android, iOS, Web and Standalone games. Their mobile games have been downloaded more than 20 million times already, and there are over 2 million unique monthly visitors to their web portal Wooglie.com, which hosts third-party Unity games as well as their own self-developed games. M2H has won several Dutch Global Game Jam awards for their games including an audience and jury award. M2H recently released their switcheroo multiplayer party game Marooners.

M2H is based in the Netherlands. The brothers Hergaarden specialize in multiplayer games.

Blackmill Games is a Dutch game studio with a passion for history and making games with the Unity Engine.