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  1. JohannesNienaber

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    A Throwback to the roots of classic first person shooting

    Think back to a time when military shooters were so dominant and important in your gaming schedule, what made them so good? It's simple, They were fun! No boats, tanks or jets to do your work for you - keep those boots on the ground! You are a soldier, you have your guns, your body and most vitally your mettle! Head out, Grunt!

    With a distinctly historical arsenal made available to you, you can choose to play any way you want. A selection of the weaponry also contains attachments that were either in use on the field or being tested at the time, giving you lots of options! Unlock more guns as you progress through the ranks to become the ultimate foot-soldier!

    Come sun, rain or snow in darkness or light, war will rage on!

    What's the forecast? You choose! You can play in clear, rainy or snowy settings in Grunt1914. These selections have a distinct effect on the maps you choose to fight on, as the visibility and controls adapt to the weather cycle at play! As the fog fills the air and the snow piles will you be able to hold your nerve and take that perfect shot? Time will tell!

    The Axis vs the Allies, blood will flow!

    It's the classic story as we've heard it told many times before, the story of brutality and fear, yet also victory and brave hearts! You can play as either a soldier from the Axis alignment, or the Allies confederation. Take up arms in Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Gun-Game modes as you rush to be proclaimed the victor above all others!

    Bordered arenas with tons of tricks and turns

    Do not desert the battle soldier! Grunt1914 features eight distinct and robust maps to explore and seek triumph in! These are all based on real life locations from novel and peculiar theaters of war of that historical time. Each map features certain unique traits and areas to uncover and unravel, as you make your way through deserts, forests, tombs, military bases, underground hospitals, towns and many more rare areas!

    Skill above all else

    There are no power-ups or buffs to help you here, no powers or special treatments to be had. Only one thing matters in Grunt1914, your tactics! How you react and the way you play will decide your fate! There are no vehicles or mounts to save you! Your skill is all you have here! Are you a sniper that favorites long range kills, are you a run and gun heavy grunt or are you sneaky silencer type? You can be any class you want, as long as you can survive!

    The nostalgia of a classic interface

    Brave the harsh battlefields and arenas with a compass and map in hand, use those senses to locate enemies on the field! All of these are neatly laid out and visible to you at all times, exactly when and where you will need them! Use these tools to your advantage to turn the tide and become the victor when all seems lost!

    About the developer

    Aligned Games© was started by me, Johannes Christiaan Nienaber in 2013 as a video-game development studio. At that time I focused on the creation of smaller scale games, but have since moved into developing bigger and better games. I run the studio myself and as such all of its associated video-game are my sole creations. Grunt1914 is my first foray into the PC gaming market.

    Please contact me through the studio's website if you have any queries or questions, you can do so at - https://alignedgames.com/

    Other social links :

    Steam : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1059040
    Discord : https://discord.gg/Tc5b7D9
    Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Grunt1914/
    Twitter : https://twitter.com/grunt1914
    IndieDB : https://www.indiedb.com/games/grunt1914
    Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKfm34iEuHrFCduvV4OZpag

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  2. DerrickMoore

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    did you mention wether your game is first person, or third person in view? Is it a FPS like CoD, or more like a 3rd person squad like game like Graviteam Tactics or Silent Sentinels?

    but the art looks nice.. throw in some mustard gas partical effects though.. and just lots of smoke and fog from war-effects...
     
  3. JohannesNienaber

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    The game is FPS, although its almost a mixture between all the recent big FPS games. It plays a bit like BF1 mixed with COD to an extent. There is a focus on both realism and arcade style gameplay.

    Yeah, we are actually currently working on particle effects and such. Will add allot of depth to the worlds :)
     
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    This video features a few rounds of Beta game play that was privately carried out between a small group of players.

    There are a variety of maps shown in the video, but in the full game there are many more. Each map can be played in any weather condition that the match host selects.

    The video also shows a big selection of the weapons in the game, but there are even more in the full release.

    The footage captured is not final but is near a release state.

     
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  5. JohannesNienaber

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    Get ready for all out war with Grunt1914.

    Face off in multiple dangerous arena's with an arsenal of gear and weaponry to proclaim yourself the victor above all others!

    Change the weather! Its hard to see in the snow and slippery to run in the rain! Level the playing field!

    Play as a guile based sniper and make it impossible to spot you all the way to a heavy machine gunner cutting through opponents with ease, with everything in between.

    Launching on all major release platforms on the PC.

    Coming May 2019.

    Music Credit: OurMusicBox (Jay Man)

     
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    in my opinion, swap out the arm....no uniform? no...nothing, regardless of weather, its naked...looks bad, super fake, and detracts from everything else..
     
  8. JohannesNienaber

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    Will definitely improve on that in the future!
     
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    This is the update for a new gun, the Lewis gun.

    The Lewis gun is a classic in world war folklore and history, making it a must have for Grunt1914. The gun is of English origin and was mass produced in England during its early lifetime in 1914.

    Using advanced cooling techniques the gun has a 47 round pan magazine. It has a incredible RPM of 600 in Grunt1914 and does allot of damage over a short period!

    Using this new weapon you are sure to become the ultimate run and gun grunt out there on the battlefield! Heavy style!

     
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    This is the first update for a new map, called Freight.

    Freight is a smaller map than the rest of the maps in Grunt1914 and was designed specially for close quarters fighting. Shotguns, sub-machine guns and pistols will work best here, with rifles and machine guns having to take the back seat on this one.

    Freight has an assortment of crates, boxes, barrels and containers varying in sizes strewn about the area to provide cover for grunts in the heat of battle. The map is as the name suggests a stockpile of goods and weaponry stored away for the troops in the field.

    This update includes all the weather options for the map, with clear, rainy and snowy conditions available.

    The map is due to change in the coming weeks based on player feedback.

     
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    In this update the main menu and specifically hosting of matches is altered extensively.

    You can now see an image of the map when selecting it and there are icons indicating whether you are playing in clear, rainy or snowy conditions.

    The login name is also now saved so that it isn't necessary to type it in every session.

    There was some confusion among users when selecting maps before, this update aims to eradicate that issue.

    This feature is due to be altered further going forward.

     
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    In this update the main menu and specifically hosting of matches is altered extensively.

    You can now see an image of the map when selecting it and there are icons indicating whether you are playing in clear, rainy or snowy conditions.

    The login name is also now saved so that it isn't necessary to type it in every session.

    There was some confusion among users when selecting maps before, this update aims to eradicate that issue.

    This feature is due to be altered further going forward.

     
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    In this new update ammo stations are introduced to the game.

    These are placed randomly and strategically around the map and are there to naturally provide the players with more ammo when they run out of bullets. Combat can be fast and brutal and munition stocks usually drop fast in the heat of battle.

    They are intractable by simply walking near them, they then add a certain amount of ammo to your gun's available munitions.

    The stations are destroyed when depleted but re-spawn to the same location every 10 seconds once destroyed, ensuring the battle rages on!

     
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    This is the second update for a new map, called Express.

    Express is by far the smallest map in the game and is suitable for very small team death-match games or as little as one on one death-match or gun-game rounds. Shotguns, sub-machine guns and pistols will work best here, with rifles and machine guns being too slow and heavy to really challenge on this map.

    Express has a multitude of boxes, crates, props and other such miscellaneous items strewn about on a train. The entire map is on a underground troop and supply train, moving between battles. The train contains a storage cart, and three barracks carts to explore and fight on. Access to the cockpit is locked.

    This map is only an interior and as such only has the clear weather option.

    This map is quite experimental at this stage, and as of yet it is unclear how players will find the experience. As such the map is due to change in the coming weeks based on player feedback.

     
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    In this update the advanced graphical selection and choices are vastly improved and expanded on. With this update all major post processing features that are used within Grunt1914 can now be tuned.

    These settings include Ambient Occlusion, AntiAliasing, ScreenSpaceReflection, MotionBlur, Bloom, ChromaticAberation and Vignetting. These all affects performance and fine tuning the settings will get each player the experience they desire in terms of quality vs. performance.

    This update aims to improve the experience for players that have difficulty running the game at maximum settings, by providing many more options to select or deselect.

    At the bottom of the graphics settings menu there is a ""performance bar", this shows the player what the current state of quality vs. performance is - represented by a color slider. All advanced settings are color coded to represent its level of performance. AmbientOcclusion for example is very intensive so its red, whereas Vignetting is very light, and is then green as a result.

    As is clearly represented above, there is a huge gap between maximum and minimum settings, hopefully this will help bridge the performance issues for some players.

    This feature is due to be altered further going forward.

     
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    This is the update for a new gun, the Hotchkiss M1914.

    The Hotchkiss M1914 is a lesser known weapon in world war history, making it an interesting addition for Grunt1914. The gun is of French origin and was mass produced for the French military for use in overseas colonies.

    Using gas cooling techniques the gun has a 30 round strip magazine. It has a massive RPM of 550 in Grunt1914 and does medium damage over a short period.

    This is a great weapon for all round use on the battlefield. Its effective for close, medium and even long ranged combat with its overall ammunition capacity and effective fire rate.

     
  18. WardSnow

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    I love those guns designs :)
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Grenades have now officially been added to the game!

    Grenades are the newest and an especially exiting addition to Grunt1914! They can be used either in the traditional sense as "quick throw" items by pressing the mapped key or the can be selected as a weapon slot.

    This update includes three grenades that can be used at any level. The update introduces explosive grenades as well as smoke grenades, more grenade types will be added into the game in the future.

    In this update the three grenades that are made available are :

    - The MKII Grenade
    - The MKI Smoke grenade
    - The Stielhandgranate

    This update will allow for many new ways to play the maps in the game with any game mode, and will lead to some tense and exciting battles!

    This feature is due to change in the coming weeks based on player feedback and internal testing.

     
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    Melee combat has now officially been added to the game!

    Melee combat is the newest and a very exiting addition to Grunt1914! They can be used by being selected as a weapon slot.

    This update includes two melee weapons that can be used at any level. The update introduces the possibility of a range of weapons that might be bought into the game in the near future.

    In this update the two weapons that are made available are :

    - The M1916 Shovel
    - The M1829 Artillery sabre

    This update will allow for many new ways to play the maps in the game with any game mode, and will lead to some tense and exciting battles!

    This feature is due to change in the coming weeks based on player feedback and internal testing.

     
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    In this update the the weapons that are currently selected are visible in the game while you play through weapon slots in the bottom right corner.

    This update makes it easier to see which weapons are currently selected and which are in your current loadout.

     
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    This is the update for a new gun, the Parker VH 1916 sawed off shotgun.

    The Parker VH 1916 is a very scarcely elected weapon in world war history, making it a very interesting addition for Grunt1914. The gun is of American origin and was barely used in the Great war.

    The Parker brothers made all their guns by hand and was of exceptional quality. All of their guns were made to the same excellent quality.

    The Parker VH 1916 has double triggers, 16 inch barrels instead of the usual 30 inch ones and delivers some serious firepower.

    With its short range but massive power the weapon was perfect for defense inside the trenches of the massive battles of the war. Sawed of shotguns made great replacements as secondary firearms due to their concealment and agility capabilities.