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Introduction

 

Hi, I'm Johannes Nienaber, the developer for Grunt1914. I have developed this title over the course of the last three years.

 

In that time there has been a lot of changes and decisions toward the game and its development. At first the game was meant to have a faster development cycle but the project grew over time and became much larger than originally anticipated. 

 

Right now the game is using @themars2011's FPS MP kit for functionality but this is being heavily modified by one of our programmers. 

Gameplay

 

Grunt1914 will be a very unique experience game-play wise. In some ways it features arcade style game-play themes, and in other ways it feels like a military simulation.

The plan is to find the perfect balance between the two. I want the game to feel serious but fun. To show my point, there will be a mini-map and onscreen interface to add to the arcade themes yet there are also some strong simulation parts such as the weapons statistics and feel being based on their real life counterparts and a realistic movement system. These are examples of how the two styles are blended to get the feel that I want to apply.

 

The main focus for me is fun. The game must be enjoyable to play and easily accessible.

 

Progression

 

The game will offer player progression in the form of military ranks based on the ranks that were used in between 1914 - 1918. 

As the player progresses through the ranks he/she will unlock new weapons and attachments at each new level. This gives the game a sense of achievement and will keep you coming back for more! 

Things that will be unlock-able will range from scopes, sights, muzzles, stands, silencers, handles, explosives, gas bombs, melee weapons and guns. 

Points are earned for each kill or objective that the player achieves. 

 

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Nations

 

The game will initially feature four factions. They are : 

- The Americans.
- The British.
- The Germans.
- The Ottomans.

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These were all nations that played vital roles in the happening of the great war. 

Each round will have a Faction selection at the start. You can choose to either join the allies or the central powers, you will be granted a random character for the match from one of the four nations based on their faction association.

Currently each nation has 2 characters that represent it. If you choose to play as the Allies for example you might get either an American or British soldier to play with for that round. As such there are eight playable characters currently. 

 

Maps

 

Convoy 

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District

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Fortitude

 

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Tutelage

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Turmoil

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Solitude

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Dugout
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Passage

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Conceptualization

 

The title has had a lengthy conceptualization and prototyping phase, as such there have been many changes to various factors within the framework of the title. So far things that have changed completely from what was imagined at the inception are things like the style, theme, many of the maps, some weapons and even many attachments. Its natural for a game to change and evolve during the development cycle, Grunt1914 has seen a great deal of this. 

Below are some of the more recent concept art pieces created for the title. These show a clear and cohesive style and theme and were used within and for the development of the visual style of the game. 

 

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Game Modes

 

The game will feature numerous game modes. 

- Deathmatch
- Team Deathmatch 
- Domination 
- Gungame 
- Capture the Flag

Each game mode brings a unique feel and theme to Grunt1914. Depending on game modes rounds may last longer or shorter and the weather and time of day selection will also have vital effect on each game mode. 

 

Match Choices

 

Grunt 1914 will not use matchmaking, it will instead revert to the old ways of finding a server and playing on it or simply setting up a server for you and your friends.

The game uses cloud based server hosting through Photon and as such delivers high quality, low latency network connections. 

The game will have a feature that very few games have currently - in depth match choices.

You will be able to set up a variety of filters for your server such as ping limits, afk limits, death timers and many more such choices. These all greatly impact the feel and style of the match you host.

You will be able to select the weather and time of day for each map released in the initial version and to come in future updates.

If you want the match to be on a big open map at night time with snow falling - i.e. a low visibility scenario, you can do that! If you want the map to be a small enclosed map with clear conditions and sunshine in the daytime, its up to you!

This presents the host with a unique opportunity to host the match they want to play!

 

Weapons

 

A very important part of any shooter game is naturally the weapons. Grunt1914 aims to deliver a huge arsenal of very unique and impressive weapons to to their real life counterparts. Variety is vital! 

There will be a great selection of rifles, machine guns, semiautomatic machine guns, grenade launchers, shotguns, pistols, explosives, and even melee weapons! There will be over 30 weapons to use to great effect in the game!

Each gun is designed to be physically and visually as close to its real life counterpart as possible. The real life statistics are recorded and implemented into game-play. These are things such as rounds per minute, velocity, muzzle flash size, range, damage, impact, recoil and so forth. Not all statistics are implemented 100% as some of them needs a bit of balancing and polishing to feel good and realistic in the game. 

Gunplay is naturally one the most important things in any first person shooter and Grunt1914 aims to get it right!

 

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Attachments

 

The game will have a large variety of attachments available for the player to unlock and make use of. 

Things will range from scopes, sights, muzzles, stands, silencers, handles, magazine extensions, torches and many others! These will greatly enhance the game and the possibilities for each player in the match. 

Grunt1914 stands out in this department, its not the first game to make use of attachments but the way that it does is very unique and exiting! Many of the attachments that will be featured in the game have never featured in a video-game. This is because for many military tools and weapons WW1 was the inception of those assets. Some attachments will be marked "experimental", these were tested in WW1 and will be use-able in the game.

 

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Thanks! Be sure to follow in the social media links :)

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it seems cool. I like the artworks.

Tell us when an alpha/beta will be released. I would like to try ++

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Stand by me. I will join you ++

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I hope that the gameplay will be interesting like is the artwork. I wait it impatiently ++

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Thanks! I hope people will like it too :)

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I would give my left lung for some concept art that good as that.. I'm serious about it.

 

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can I borrow her for couple concept art? since I cant pay, I would donate my left lung for them!

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I have updated the art and information on the post.

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Youd have to talk to her about it although I doubt shell be able to take free work at the moment.

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I need to stop following this.. I cant see those models again... they are so beautiful they melt my eyes...

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so this is just another comment because the more i look at these screenshots the more excited im getting, ive seen plenty of GREAT projects get canceled and what im trying to say it, PLEASE DONT CANCEL THIS ONE, i like seeing how indies put there own spin and look on WW games, I DONT WANT TO SEE THIS TITLE CANCELED :) im really looking forward to this

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Im glad you are looking forward to it :)

Ive invested way too much time and money in the project for me to cancel it, I will definitely release it, probably by end of December this year. 

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Hi guys, its been a while since I posted here.

I'm happy to say this project is still moving forward my team just hasn't had enough time lately to work on it but now we are making progress again. 

I have updated the main post.

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Hi guys!

I have updated the main post and added a lot of new information and updates, please let me know what you think!

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the german flag is definitely the wrong one lol

I suggest using this one

 

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