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VerdunGame  [developer] Dec 20, 2013 @ 11:16am
V120 - Christmas Truce (ended V121)
V120 - "Christmas truce" - December 19

The Great War had already been raging for four gruesome months, many lives were lost and it already proved to be a bloody war for both sides. Despite all the horrible fighting something surprising occurred on the front for Christmas in 1914. Both sides set aside their weapons to celebrate Christmas together. Soldiers exchanged gifts, had christmas dinners, sang Christmas carols and even organized soccer matches. To honor this remarkable event we implemented an actual in-game Christmas Truce. Inbetween the fiery Frontline matches players will enter the friendly Christmas themed map where they can exchange seasonal greetings, throw snowballs or perhaps engage in a soccer match, all in the spirit of the Christmas Truce.

  • Christmas truce snow map added
  • Christmas truce game mechanics added
  • Snowball added as a weapon, freezes players when hit. (You can level up the snowball)
  • Christmas NPC characters added, they heating up next to the campfire, dancing together.

I hope you guys appreciate this little feature we added, major works will resume after my personal truce (been working almost uninterrupted for about a year, ill be spending a few weeks overseas) from early January our focus will be:

  • Performance optimizations (possibly leading to 32 player games)
  • Network stability (fixing DC's, lag issues, enabling Asian/AUS server)
  • Character animations (all of it)
  • Gameplay tweaks (updating frontline attack mechanic, fixing spawns)
  • Adding the "Flanders" map (a big map set in the muddy, rainy and grim Ypres salient (known for places such as passchendale, hooge etc.))
  • Adding the Canadian Assault squad
  • Adding the Stosstruppen squad
  • Adding the Lee enfield rifle
  • Adding the Mp18 submachine gun
  • Adding active gas warfare abilities to the canadian assault squad and the stostruppen
  • Adding voice communication
  • Adding character voices / Commands
  • A complete GUI overhaul (much smoother, current is more like a placeholder)
  • Giving the current maps one additional FX pass
  • Fixing misc. bugs

A merry Christmas and a good 2014 for all!

- Verdun Team
Last edited by VerdunGame; Jan 6 @ 10:42am
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Hetman Bohun Dec 20, 2013 @ 12:25pm 
WOOOOHOOOO!
mineyen Dec 20, 2013 @ 1:56pm 
The Christmas Truce round was pretty heartwarming and fun, so great work and can't wait for the rest. Take it easy these holidays!
Last edited by mineyen; Dec 20, 2013 @ 1:56pm
Zipp Dec 20, 2013 @ 2:44pm 
Merry Xmas team, and cheers for hard work.
W0LF94N9 Dec 20, 2013 @ 2:57pm 
Happy holidays devs! Keep up the great work! Loved the Truce
NeonSocialite Dec 20, 2013 @ 4:56pm 
This is awesome.
Love things like this.
Buying before this sale ends for sure cuz of this.
****
Annnnd bought!
Last edited by NeonSocialite; Dec 20, 2013 @ 7:00pm
iwem.xo Dec 20, 2013 @ 6:09pm 
Alright, I'm getting the game now because this is great.
Artilies Dec 20, 2013 @ 7:18pm 
nice guys this is awesome!
THEGAYKLINGON Dec 21, 2013 @ 1:12am 
gotta jump in and find this map
ACTiberius Dec 21, 2013 @ 11:46am 
christmas truce is great. it would be even more amazing if you can add a "kick" function for the futball. as of now, i can only nudge the ball by hitting it with a snowball.
Republiken Dec 22, 2013 @ 12:43am 
Merry Christmas and thank you for your hard work!
VictoryZeal Dec 22, 2013 @ 12:51am 
Great work on Christmas truce content - really adds extra historical depth to the game
Erik Rommel Dec 22, 2013 @ 2:18am 
Originally posted by longsoks:
The Christmas Truce round was pretty heartwarming and fun, so great work and can't wait for the rest. Take it easy these holidays!

Totally agree.

I like it when a mp game has things like this. In tf2 there are also certain players who sometimes give up fighting to have a bit of fun with the opponents.

So far, the people I've played with in Verdun are (most of them) friendly as well. They like the game, but also the history behind it's theme.
Khârn Dec 24, 2013 @ 11:19am 
Originally posted by VerdunGame:
  • Adding the Canadian Assault squad
  • Adding the Lee enfield rifle

First off: Immensely excited for January.

Now: Is there any chance we're going to see the Ross rifle on the front? I know it was withdrawn by 1916, but it DID see action
DeadArtGaming™ Dec 25, 2013 @ 7:19am 
Hey guys at Verdun, cant wait for your next update to be realesed and I am loving the Christmas truce! Also I'd love to see a better more rapid firing machine gun for the French, also with the same amount of ammo as the German's!
Bishop Dec 25, 2013 @ 8:07am 
Originally posted by DeadArtGaming:
Hey guys at Verdun, cant wait for your next update to be realesed and I am loving the Christmas truce! Also I'd love to see a better more rapid firing machine gun for the French, also with the same amount of ammo as the German's!

name a portable machine gun like it that the french issued in bulk and they might ;)

and dont think we will see the Ross any time soon, if at all.
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