The years between January 1933 and May 1945 were the darkest period in history for the people of Germany, of Europe, and 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 and minorities who did not fit into their disturbed view of the world.
While there were millions cheering for the Nazis, there were also some who felt the need to resist this monstrosity. Can you imagine how dangerous, how frightening this stance must have been? Facing a whole nation on your own? Standing against a government that formed the laws as it saw fit, answering to no-one, bound by no moral compass? Judges, prosecutors, police – all under the rule of the Party.
This is the mood of Through the Darkest of Times from Paintbucket Games. The player becomes the leader of a small resistance group in 1933’s Berlin that wants to oppose The Third Reich. It’s not a natural thing for them. They are not trained resistance fighters. They are ordinary people from various backgrounds who don’t want to see their country run by monsters.