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World War One: La Grande Guerre 14-18

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14th November 2008

The new battle strategy PC game World War One is available to buy in stores today. Historically accurate and highly detailed, this new title from Ascaron and AGEOD allows players to command one of six great nations during the Great War of 1914-1918, overseeing troops and tactics to ensure a successful victory for their country.

World War One allows players to manage troops, coordinate strategic movements with allies, attack enemies, select generals, organise war production, engage in worldwide diplomacy, negotiate with the national parliament or support technological research. Playing as Lord Kitchener or Sir Winston Churchill, the strategy may involve the need to relieve pressure on the Western front and invade the Turkish Straits to open sea access to Russian allies. However it is crucial that such a move does not leave other areas undefended, as Britain’s main rival Germany expands its army and naval fleet.

Just as the real World War One leaders did, players must commission scientific research before certain weapons and types of strategy can be implemented. For example, tanks and other armoured vehicles can only be used when mechanised warfare has been successfully studied. Other key World War One elements such as wireless communication, chemical warfare and weapons like the Browning Automatic rifle, can only be introduced once they have been discovered and researched.

A number of scenarios and grand campaigns are available to play between the years of 1914-1918, some spanning the whole four years of the Great War. Players can also change history, taking charge of their armies and fleets in a unique ‘what if’ scenario. Regardless of the scenario chosen and the tactics employed, gamers must think carefully, anticipate enemy moves and prepare for battle at any given moment.

World War One is available online and in stores today.

Fast facts:

Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment

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Developer: AGEOD

Release date: 14th November 2008

PEGI: 7+

Format: PC

Genre: Historical Strategy

About Ascaron Entertainment

From Day One in 1989 Ascaron Entertainment has become one of the leading European “boutique” developers and Publishers of games for the PC, with many successful titles including Patrician, Port Royale, DarkStar One and SACRED.

Ascaron maintains development studios in Berlin, Gutersloh and Aachen (Germany), as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Ascaron currently markets its products in more than 40 countries and over 15 languages.

Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is an independent office and is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation manages the international releases of Ascaron's entire catalogue, whilst also providing a bespoke publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners. Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Titles include the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks and Blitzkrieg series of games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Call of Juarez, City Life 2008 and TrackMania United.


AGEOD is an established independent French publishing company, with several success games including Wargame of the Year 2007 "AGEOD's American Civil War™".

AGEOD's first emphasis is placed on historical strategy games with original and innovative features, the company has been voted Developer of the Year by players on in both 2006 & 2007. AGEOD has several new projects are under preparation for 2008 and 2009, and we expect most to be as successful as our two last titles (AGEOD's American Civil War™ and Napoleon's Campaigns™).

AGEOD also offers an outlet for small independent studios and producers. For more information, visit the AGEOD website at

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