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:

Sequel to "Kill Baby Hitler"

Development log


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Kill Hitler's parents as they were the ones that raised Hitler and turned him into such a horrible person. If his parents weren't around when he was young, he would've had good influences that changed how his life played out (Considering some nice parents adopted him)

i think morally killing baby hitler is obviously the right choice assuming it'd create a new timeline and not just create a big ol' time paradox, but obviously killing a baby isn't easy and knowing that it'd erase your timeline would make it hard to do, so if it were possible in real life i doubt many people would be able to do it. also yupa space ending pog.



Can't sex baby hitler trash game

What the hell


Good game :)





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It is a hard moral decision. For some the choice is obvious, for others not.

(perhaps you might be satisfied with the space ending. There's also a sequel of this game based on that ending).


I really liked this game than unlike those people you were talking about you gave four options and questioned our morals and our rationality. So what i would've done is for me an easy answer. (If i would be the only one requested to kill baby Hitler):


I wouldn't accept the gun either. 




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.

ill try hardly to reach them without google

i found one of the endings where u live, u just have to go to the toilet when he gives u the gun then come back to the ending starting lol

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.

Great insight. Thanks for sharing your opinion!

Great insight. Thanks for sharing your opinion!

As a German, fuck you. Hitler isn't some kind of Joker-esque sad antihero who is evil because he had a rough childhood or whatever. Real life doesn't work that way. Besides, no amount of Tragic Backstory™ could justify his actions.

Everyone wants glory for their country, but if your idea of glory is to exterminate minorities and subjugate other nations, there's something seriously wrong with you, as was with Hitler.

Hitler didn't 'fight' in World War I, he was just a courier. You can be in love with your country without relating to literal Hitler through it. If you truly loved Germany you wouldn't defend the man who plunged it into the worst war in the history of mankind.

If you are in fact German as you claim, you should know better. Also, regardless of your country of birth, you should do better.

By the way, no war is 'great'.

-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!

there's a windowsill, on it is a marker. pick it up, equip it, and click on baby hitler to draw the mustache. hope this helps!


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!

Thanks. Wish me luck! I'm trying to make the sequel for https://itch.io/jam/lowrezjam-2019


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...

M pleasue Jack, i saw there were different endings and will go back and try out some of the others. Great game, thanks again

interesting game, its more like a quick clicker game.

Rho... I lost !

Great little game!