Through the Darkest of Times Available Now on Steam

By on Jan 30, 2020 at 6:14 pm. Filed in News under Through the Darkest of Times.

Help guide a resistance group out of one of the darkest times in recent history.

Historical strategy game Through the Darkest of Times is available now on Steam. Developed by independent game developer Paintbucket Games, Through the Darkest of Times is a “historical resistance strategy game” that transports players back in time to the bleak world of Germany at the height of Hitler’s power.

The year is 1933, and Adolf Hitler has been appointed Chancellor of Germany. In Through the Darkest of Times, players are tasked with leading a small group of resistance fighters through their daily struggles living under the thumb of the Third Reich. According to the game’s Steam page, your goal is “to deal with small blows to the regime” by disseminating information about the Nazi’s atrocities and recruiting more support for the resistance, all while attempting to avoid getting caught by German military.

While you won’t be able to change the outcome of history, you will have the opportunity to weaken the Nazi regime in Through the Darkest of Times. The game is composed of four chapters that feature black and white illustrations and an art style reminiscent of 2013’s Papers, Please. Every choice you make can lead to dire consequences, and it’s up to you to decide what risks are worth taking when it comes to thwarting the Third Reich.

Through the Darkest of Times launched on Steam earlier today and is available for both PC and Mac. The game can be purchased for $14.99. Check out the launch trailer below and follow the game on Twitter for more information.

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Through the Darkest of Times (2020)
PC (Microsoft Windows)

Through the Darkest of Times is a strategy game, that lets you play a resistance group in Third Reich Berlin. The game covers the entire time from Hitler’s seizure of power 1933 to Germany’s unconditional surrender 1945. You plan actions of your group while at the same time try to balance the morale of your members, get resources needed for the actions and avoid getting caught by the Gestapo. Big political events follow the actual historical time-line and influence your options and what happens to your group. Your members are fictional and procedurally generated on each playthrough. They come with different personalities, abilities and views. As leader of the group, it’s your job to fight the regime by winning hearts and minds of the people, holding your group together and leading them through the darkest of times.