The Great War: Western Front
Brand licensing partnership: The definitive first world war strategy game that takes historical detail to a new level
The Great War: Western Front is a multiplayer video game developed by Petroglyph Games and published by Frontier Foundry. Play a deciding role in history as you take charge of the pivotal Western Front from 1914 to 1919.
Responsible for everything from organising troops to launching observation balloons, gamers can lead the fight from both sides of the wire – either as the Allies or Germany – using an aerial view of the battlefield and a large map of Belgium and France.
"We wanted to create that authentic First World War experience," says Chris Becker, The Great War's lead designer
IWM's film collection was used as intro and outro footage for the historical campaigns to provide context and a narrative with key battles including Ypres, Cantigny, Champagne, Passchendaele, The Somme and Verdun. First World War images are also used throughout in menus, on loading screens and in an encyclopedia of events. As part of the consultancy service, IWM advised on the scripts for these segments, advised on the suitability of footage to reflect a particular battle, checked historical copy, and responded to individual enquiries throughout the project.
Shortly after the launch on 30 March the team from Frontier came to IWM London and worked with curator Alan Wakefield to record six interviews in the First World War Galleries. With the aim of explaining in more detail the history surrounding the battles featured in the game, these interviews are due to be released through Frontier's social channels in the coming weeks.
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