Kill Baby Hitler
If you could travel back in time, what would you do? Would you kill Baby Hitler?
Some people recently answered that question. Ben Shapiro deems it immoral, Jeb Bush says: "Hell yeah!", and Tom Hanks is ready to vote for it! But when face with the reality of this moral dilemma, can you actually do it? Are you man enough to Kill Baby Hitler?
Produced for Really Retro Game Jam, this simple retro style game has outstanding graphics at 64p resolution and 4 colors. You will be part on an epic adventure, where you will travel back to 1889, and kill baby hitler. Yeah, that's it.
EDIT: Added sound and new secret endings. The game is complete, fully tested, and ready to launch. Enjoy!
SPOILERS: If you're really stuck, read the solution in this post-mortem.
Do you enjoy this game? Don't miss the sequel! Link below:
|Author||Jack Le Hamster|
|Genre||Interactive Fiction, Visual Novel|
|Made with||Bfxr, Piskel|
|Tags||Alternate History, moral-dilemna, Multiple Endings, Pixel Art, Point & Click, Retro, Short, Time Travel|
|Asset license||Creative Commons Attribution v4.0 International|
|Average session||A few minutes|
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great game, whatever u choose u still die because of like idk maybe someone killed by hitler would have had to kill ur mother before u were born g r e a t game
Actually, there are two endings where you survive.
wait really? imma just play the game untill i get to survive
spoiler: i didnt get to survive
Yeah, I thought it was obvious this game had 4 endings. If you get tired of it, you can look at the solution in the "Dev log".
If not... well good luck. One of the ending was originally thought as an easter egg, so it's kinda hard to reach.
great game! thanks for linking the post-mortem stuff for endings, bc getting the pink one was hard for me lol.
to tell the truth if this any way real and i had a mission to go in the past and kill hitler i wouldnt becuase i really dont think he was a bad guy he was a kid beated and abused by his dad a kid who had dreams to be a artist but instead got rejected and turned homeless a kid whos ethnicity is german and germany lost a great war a kid who wanted to get glory for his country but failed nobody would kill a kid who will soon get theyre dreams fail and life goes downhill hitler loved germany he even fought in WW1 as a german myself i am in love with my country just like hitler so i infact would not kill hitler im sorry i just cant.
i woudnl't either i don't wanna change the future
"I don't think he was a bad guy" He's responsible for like 11 million deaths dude. Plenty of abused and homeless people who don't wind up killing millions of people, so that's not an excuse for Actual Genocide.
The ethical dilemma here is can we hold someone accountable for actions they have not yet committed? The only way we would be able to even consider this is if time travel is possible, but that brings in the question of how time works, which is a whole other topic I don't feel like getting into rn. So for argument's sake, time travel is possible, and what you do in the past has a ripple of consequences in the future.
If we regard the events of Hitler's life as static, then killing him as a baby makes sense because there is no way for him not to grow up and, y'know, become Hitler. Of course this also kinda throws a wrench in the idea of free will, but that's also not important rn bc once you're there, in 1889, you're not staring at Adolf Hitler, head of Nazi Germany, you're staring at an infant. Who's... an infant. A baby, hasn't done much yet, good or bad.
Is it justifiable to kill that baby because of the man he becomes?
(I'd argue if you can go back in time to kill a baby, you can also go back in time and teach the baby to not be a xenophobic asshole, but if the goal is kill Hitler while he's vulnerable, baby's a good time as any to do it.)
Personally, on the one hand if I was going to become a monster and someone came to me from the future I'd rather try and Not Do That instead of just being shot for Future Crimes... But on the other hand, Hitler and the Nazis are why several branches of my family tree are missing and I don't care how cute a baby is, if I know that baby will grow up to do that I'll pull the fucking trigger.
Fun fact: Hitler had a host of physical ailments in the last 15 years of his life and the healthcare he received was not only terrible, but so fantastically terrible that it actually gave him an even greater cocktail of problems. Think 5 hour energy vs Nyquil but on steroids (and with steroids lmao).
I still don't feel any sympathy for him. It's the least he deserved imo. But I'm aware that I'm coming from a biased position.
-Made a Video. (Old Video)
-The Game: 00:09 (The 1st Game)
I thought the game broke when the screen went black but nope all I had to do was click the screen
I thought that the fact that the mustache I drew on baby Hitler was still there in the next time travel was a glitch or something the creator forgot. Now I know it's fully intentional.
how did you draw a mustache??? I only have the option for a gun!
I love this game! The animation when the dude shoots you for failing is so well done!
why kill him? why not travel back in time to when he is say, 13, and bring easy yet undeniable proof that your from the future and tell him what happens. plus tell him that theres nothing wrong with the jews and stuff like that. you dont have to kill him
2 endings can you add a ending that you dont shoot when you return to 2019 you shoot the guy who kills you in the 2nd ending
Played to get all the endings. Enjoyed it :)
That's a lot of game jam entries
And it's 64x64! That's just impressive!
Very interesting game. My ending was not killing him and being killed lol
Decisions decisions. I loved it! Made a video on it I hope you don't mind!
Thanks, I liked your commentaries. This game is more of a test of morality, and there's no real right and wrong answers, but just different consequences to what you do. There are a few more endings possible though, in case you're interested...
interesting game, its more like a quick clicker game.
Rho... I lost !
Great little game!