A third dev diary has been released for Valiant Hearts: The Great War. The new diary focuses on the dedication the team at Ubisoft put in to historical research and their partnership with the Apocalypse, World War 1 project. Apocalypse is a french documentary looking at the impact of World War 1 and the roots of the Second World War. The documentary deals with the difficult question, was World War 1 “avoidable or a necessary tragedy?”
Valiant Hearts: The Great War was conceived as part of a bigger project including Apocalypse, World War 1 and the web app Apocalypse 10 Lives. “Apocalypse 10 Lives is a piece of immersive web fiction driving users to the heart of war through a four-hour tale, two hours of video archives, more than 250 sketches, hundreds of photographs and unseen documents.”
During the creation of the game, Ubisoft team had access to Apocalypse database which contained over 300 hours of archive footage, photos and information on the War. The team used the data to fill Valiant Hearts with “striking content” which grants players a new way of learning about this important part of modern history.
Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a puzzler game set during the events of World War 1 and follows four different characters whose lives are irreversibly changed by the out break of the war. All four stories are brought together by a war dog based on the 50,000 dogs used by both sides as Scouts and Sentries as well as help to locate and comfort wounded soldiers.
Valiant Hearts: The Great War will utilise UbiArt Framework engine first seen in Rayman Origins and used in the beautiful Child Of Light. UbiArt Framework allows small teams to make amazing looking games that tread the line between game and art.
Valiant Hearts will be availablie on PC, PSN and Xbox Live on June 25th.