We haven't heard much aboutValiant Hearts: The Great War
since the game's announcement back in September
. The 2D puzzle adventure title will follow five characters (and their dog) as they have different roles to fulfil and different circumstances to survive during the harsh reality of the First World War. Now developer Ubisoft Montpellier wants your help.
They are looking for digitized memorabilia and their stories from World War I. Players are encouraged to submit items like scanned or photographed letters, postcards, diary entries, pictures or objects from the period between 1914 and 1918. The developer would then like to know about any personal connection that you have with the item, who it belongs to, any stories or anecdotes, and any "unique info or historical significance" that the item holds.
You can submit your entries on Facebook
. Two winners will be selected by the developer. Their items will then be illustrated and then implemented into the game as a virtual collectible item. They will also win a poster of the submitted item in its new illustrated form and a copy of the game on the platform of their choice.
As an example of one of the game's collectible items, the game's Content Director Yoan Fanise has seen his great-grandfather Félix Chazal’s dog tag written into the game.
The competition is open to players who are aged 18 or above and you need a valid Facebook or Tumblr account to be able to submit your entries. The contest is open now and will run until 10 AM CET on February 28th, 2014. The full contest rules can be viewed here
As well as announcing the contest, there are two new pieces of concept art for Valiant Hearts
, including the cathedral in the city of Reims, which was the site of a major battle on the Western Front. The location is a key setting within the game.
The final image shows Art Director Paul Tumelaire building a bridge in one of the game's locations.Valiant Hearts: The Great War
is due to be released for XBLA and the Xbox One sometime this year.