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ExoCet
07-09-2011, 01:21 PM
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Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 has been a free modification for Red Orchestra: Ostfront for over 5 years. In this time, the game has received large and regular updates adding new features such as suppression, mantling, in-depth tank combat and player-operated mortars. Since the game's modest arrival on the scene, it broke away as one of the most successful and popular modification to Tripwire Interactive's original game. So successful in fact, it made its way on to Steam as a free-to-play modification and was reported to have accumulated over 10,000 downloads on its first day of release back in 2009. Years later, Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 held a spot on Steam's Top-100 Most Played Games list and has garnished favorable reviews from such sources as GamerLimit (http://gamerlimit.com/2009/06/gamer-limit-review-darkest-hour-europe-44-45/), ArmchairGeneral (http://www.armchairgeneral.com/darkest-hour-pc-game-review.htm) and PC Gamer (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v143/protector/Scan001.jpg) (twice (http://www.pcgamer.com/2010/10/02/update-red-orchestra/)).

Game development is a demanding task. Team members, though they've come and gone, have often made large sacrifices of time, effort, relationships and finance to keep the project alive over these many years.

The team's only source of financing thus far has been its own pockets and the occasional community donation to support our webpage, forums, and test server. Today, we the team are reaching out to our loyal community for its support.

We are now for the first time ever accepting donations to the team that has brought you Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45. And here's why: With your help, the team can cover the initial and working costs of Darkest Hour's spiritual successor, a from-the-ground-up project using the latest in game development tools.

Please send what you feel is right via PayPal (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_send-money-transfer&send_method=domestic&nav=0.2.0) to teamdarkesthour@kc.surewest.net, located in the United States of America. When donating, be sure to send us your real name and forum name if you have one so we know who to thank!

This post can be discussed on our forums here.

Thank you,
The Darkest Hour Team