Get immersed in a World War I narrative through 4 different parallel stories, played out through the eyes of four unusual characters.
Forte Belvedere - 1915 to 1916
The psychological pressure suffered by the soldiers because of the bombardment of Fort Belvedere. Discover the labyrinthine tunnels as the young would-be officer Karl Humelberger.
Jesenice - 1916 to 1917
The evolution of factories for the needs of the community and relationship with people came from different border. Live the radical change in the city of Jesenice through the eyes of Marija Golob, a farmer who fled the fields.
Bitola - 1917-1918
The reality lived by doctors beyond the trenches and the desperate rescue of the injured. Spread hope alongside Guillaume, a young soldier in the French colonial troops.
Austria - 1918 to 1919
Theme of the pandemic and the impotence of the human being in a parallelism with the current period. Fight against time with Corina Stengheli, a nurse on duty during the Spanish flu epidemic.
Differently from other wargames, The Rude Awakening retraces the historical events from a completely new perspective: from the claustrophobic situations inside the forts, to the devastated everyday life of small towns near the front, to the collapse of the hospitals caused by the Spanish flu pandemic.
The collaboration with 9 European partners gave the creative team the opportunity to draw on historic materials belonging to different museums in 4 different countries, inaccessible elsewhere.