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World War One: La Grande Guerre 14-18

Research system pits your boffins against the enemy's.

14th October 2008

World War One is a historically accurate turn based strategy game on PC from veteran developers AGEOD, due for release in November 2008 by Ascaron. The new game allows players to relive the Great War in detailed historical accuracy. Players must command one of eight great nations, overseeing troops on land, in the skies and at sea to ensure a successful victory for their country.

Throughout World War One players will encounter many genuine and factual elements that recreate the atmosphere of the Great War. The game includes famous characters such as Lawrence of Arabia, Lord Kitchener, Lenin and the Red Baron; military units will require effective command such as tanks in the field and artillery in the trenches; at sea, naval units such as cruisers and U-boats will blast the opposition in nautical warfare; whilst up above Zeppelins will scout to gather essential information on enemy positions and strengths.

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.

The game features the largest World War One map created for a PC game, comprising of detailed and highly accurate country borders, terrain and oceans. Players must employ defensive and attacking tactics whilst considering whose land they are intruding and the geographical obstacles they may confront.

Fast facts:

Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment

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Developer: AGEOD

Release date: November 2008

PEGI: 3+

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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