A 100 years ago French, German and British troops while fighting in world war I held truces during Christmas 1914. They exchanged Christmas greetings, sang Christmas carols and rumours say that they played a few football matches.
In the game Verdun we will celebrate this remarkable event by reproducing a similar scene from December 18 – 25 2014.
In between your fearsome matches there will be a Truce event where you can find soldiers dressed for the winter, join football matches and throw snowballs at each other. You might even spot a Scottish soldier that will appear in-game just for this event.
We will enforce these in-game activities, by setting up some competitions where you can win Verdun Christmas packages and even offer a nice discount for your friends to join in.
- 19 December; a YouTube Christmas Truce video contest for the best video about this event
- 20 December; a Steam Hub screenshot competition for the best in-game Christmas Truce screenshot
- 21 December; a Twitch TV giveaway for the Verdun streamers
- 22 December; a Twitter competition for the best WW1 Christmas carol text twittered @VerdunGame
- 23 December; a Facebook Christmas Card contest for the most entertaining Verdun best wishes card
Submission will last until the 24th 10am Eastern time (GMT-5), winners will be announced on the 25th of December 2014. More information can be found on Steam.
We hope you will enjoy the Holidays as much as we will!