A downloadable game for Windows

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Explore a World War 1 trench and discover the diaries of French soldier Louis Barthas. 

Objectives: Enter the trench system and explore the different routes to discover excerpts from the diaries of Louis Barthas.

Controls:  Movement - WASD  /  Interact with Diary Pages – E

NOTE – In order to play the game, the PC used to do so must meet the minimum standard requirements to run Unreal Engine 4. If not, there’s a walkthrough video of the game available on my website at www.stuartvivers.com. 

Please, please, please let me know your feedback in the comments below! I'd definitely be interested in adding more polish to the game if it's something people would like to see. 


  • I am currently only developing the game if and when I can. I started developing it in my last year of university, however I now have a full-time job which means I can't spend as much time as I used to on the game.  I'm still committed to finishing it though! 
  • There's a few places you can get out of the path boundaries and run around on top of the trenches, I know of 2 places so far! Let me know if you find more :P 
  • There's a bug that can happen sometime when reading diary excerpts with more than one page where the player won't be able to exit the overlay and will have to exit to the main menu in order to restart.
  • I'm looking for any voice artists with a good French accent who would be interested in narrating parts of the diary. Just pop me a message if you're interested.


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Une traduction FR serait parfaite !!!!  

I'll add that to the list! :) 


As I mention in the video... the setting and genre connect really well. Reading some things was a little difficult though.


Hey Cryptic! Thanks a lot for making the video. Appreciate the feedback and kind comments :) Updating the legibility of the text is one of my top priorities along with adding more interactive elements and vocal audio. 

Oh, can't wait to hear the audio :) .