Through the Darkest of Times
Through the Darkest of Times

Through the Darkest of Times

The most intense story that can be played is a real one.

Only Real History is More Than Story Rich Remembering it is vital to move on to a better future. That's why we decided take part in the Steam Award nominations in the "Outstanding Story-Richt Game" category! We're very happy that so many of you appreciated Through the Darkest of Times for its grim but ever more relevant retelling of events from Europe's past. Now we're asking you to help us by voting for this unique game. The most intense experiences come from real stories and real people. 1933,...

It's time to get serious!

Giebelstadt/Berlin, April 28th, 2020: The dice have been cast, and the stars have aligned, Through the Darkest of Times is a winner, baby! Yesterday, we managed to beat 315 other games at the German Computer Games Awards 2020, which is one of the highest honors a videogame can achieve in Germany. A panel of 40 experts decided the winners through none other but a group video call, and we managed to snag a prize! We could not...

THREE nominations at the "German Games Award"!

The nominees for the German Computer Game Award 2020 have been determined after 40 experts from the main jury conferred via video call. The jury determined the winners and nominees from a pool of 315 submissions. And now it's official! We are represented in the final round of 3 categories: Best German Game Best Serious Game Best Family Game "We know that this award is one of the most important in the German games industry and we are really proud of our team and our developers for having achieved...

Patch 1.0.4 released

We released patch 1.04 with some small bug fixes and improvements ‘Political Dispute’: improved condition check, which now considers the political leanings of group members and the player Arrests: fixed a bug which occurred if a character was arrested for the third time in the last week of a chapter Tutorials: added Tutorial for Contacts, fixed minor visual issues Leader-Missions: 1-8 grand a Contact reward which is also visible on the planning screen Added member events for member dying on miss...

Patch 1.0.3 released

We released patch 1.03 with some bug fixes, balancing changes and better wide screen support! Support Widescreen resolutions (21:9) Prevent the game to start in unsupported resolutions. Graphical and layout improvements of many scenes Drag & Drop: the mouse cursor sometimes didn’t reappear after dropping elements Epilogue: the last part of the epilogue is now also shown after the outro Member Events: fixed bugs with several conditions and follow ups Newspapers: replaced the German chapter newspa...

Patch 1.02 released

We released patch 1.02 with some more small bug fixes: Fixed an issue where choice option texts become invisible when changing the game resolution while they’re visible. Fixed an issue where you could open the mission lifetime tooltip through other UI elements Fixed an issue where missions are not locked properly when switching chapters Fixed an issue where a contact could be marked as "usable" even though the conditions are not met anymore after using a different contact Chapter 2 headquarter -...

Patch 1.01 released

We released patch 1.01 with a load of small bug fixes: Polished bombing scene: fixed sorting issues and fixed & added animations (bike animation takes longer now, boy’s head wiggles now and he is blinking now), edited and replaced the airraid boy’s head, fixed Peter’s head in explosion scene Replaced the old cafe background with a new one and fixed overlap issue Fixed an Issue, where when deleting Save Games, going into the folder view of a Story Save Game and then closing it again lead into som...

First small patch

• English: fixed sentence in personal event "Winterhilfswerk" • Japanese: fixed token in news of 19. April 1933 • Audio Settings are now Stored in the Settings.json, and will be synced with SteamCloud • Fix an issue where no Settings.json will be created when Cloud Settings are disabled • Simplified Chinese: rebuild font atlas to include missing symbols from historical event Neighbors • Fixed macros in free spouse of member action tooltips • fixed chinese neighbors scene being in Japanese • fixe...

E3 2019 Wrap Up

What a week it was for „Through the Darkest of Times“ at the E3 2019 in Los Angeles. We are so grateful for the amount of positive feedback and coverage our game received. It was simply amazing. Click the thumbnail above and check out Gamespot's own Lucy Jam...

London's calling! Meet us at EGX Rezzed

Just back from New England, we're setting sails to Old England's glorious capital London. We will present Through the Darkest of Times at the Tobacco Dock from April 4th - April 6th. You can find us in the great gallery, we're happy to chat about the game and let you play and experience Through the Darkest of Times for yourself. If you want to know more about the convention, c...

Through the Darkest of Times is playable at PAX East 2019!

PAX East is one of the finest gaming events in the world! Thousands of players will celebrate together in Boston, MA, from March 28th till March 31st. And Through the Darkest of Times is part of it. Pass by and visit us at booth #18007 and play the game. We will show the latest version of the game there and you can make your stand against the regime in the demo. We're happy to...

Through the Darkest of Times to be published by HandyGames

October 29th 2018: The years between January 1933 and May 1945 were the darkest period in history for the people of Germany, of Europe maybe for all of mankind. With the rise of Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist party, a regime of fear and terror gained power in Germany. Quickly, they started to harass, imprison and even murder anyone who stood against them or minorities that did not fit into their disturbed view of the world. While there were millions cheering for the Nazis, there were al...

Through the Darkest of Times, A German Game That's Allowed To Use Swastikas

August 20th, 2018: It’s only been a matter of days since Germany’s classification board agreed to start allowing video games to depict overt Nazi symbols, something that had previously been forbidden. Which means a game about The Third Reich already in development is going to be one of the first to be able to implement the change. Through the Darkest of Times is being made by a small German studio, and has you playing as a resistance member working against the Nazi party’s rise following Hitler’...

Ex-Spec Ops devs are making a strategy game about the Nazi resistance

Friday, April 27th: Paintbucket Games have announced Through the Darkest of Times, a historical strategy game set in Nazi Germany. The team consists of just two developers, both veterans of Yager, where they worked on Spec Ops: The Line and Dead Island 2. The game covers Hitler’s reign as Chancellor, from 1933 to his suicide and Germany’s surrender in 1945. Players will lead a resistance group against the Nazi Regime, and must balance the morale of members, scavenge for resources, and evade the ...