Today we approved print sample of the last piece and part of the game, which means production will start next week! But before we show you that...
- Secret Hitler is streaming LIVE RIGHT NOW! This week, we worked on designing a brand new graphics panel of the game board that will make the game way easier to follow.
- The podcast is up! Listen to this week’s meeting where we answered your questions and requests!
Today we got the final production proofs of the wooden box, the final chipboard box, the plastic insert, the policy tiles, and the character cards. Take a look:
Kenneth Hite, the author working on our non-fiction graphic novel about Hitler's rise to power, has turned in a script for us, and it's fantastic - we got chills reading it. It is thoroughly research cited and provides some important historical context to the events depicted in Secret Hitler.
We tossed around a few design ideas in the podcast such as the aesthetic for the over all comic, and Mac will be working on the art for this in the coming weeks.
Most of our updates are still here on Kickstarter, but if you don’t know already, we are starting to make a stronger presence in the rest of the internet. We finally got the approval to use the word “hitler” in the URL of our Facebook page. The Youtube channel now has our trailer up, and we will be posting again on Twitter as well.
Up to 4 Players
Two weeks ago, we were reviewed by Aviv and Eran from Up to 4 Players, a gamers blog based in London. They have a podcast including food, game reviews, and a lot in between. They also design and illustrate a comic strip, similar to their own lives, about the experiences of gamer immigrants in London having moved from Israel.
On Wednesday, I had the wonderful opportunity to interview them! They had some really insightful things to say about their cultural differences affecting their play of the game. We agree that the point of the game is not to speak over the Jewish people and take priority over the reclamation of a subject that does not affect us in nearly the same way. Despite acknowledging this, they still love our game and how the humor does and can resonate amongst many different groups of people. Eran especially can’t get enough. Even though satire is one of the most difficult things to make it across cultural boundaries, he believes that, “it might be something with the intonation. Secret Hitler! Secret Hitler! … [You have] a group of 7 Jews sitting around the table, and one of them is Hitler; funny like hell.” Also, after the triumph that was Cher’s performance as Hitler on our twitch stream last Friday, Aviv has restored her faith in playing the game! She felt unsure at first, but now she believes that, “maybe it’s actually something you can learn from playing these games. Maybe lying is a skill you can get better at!”
Make sure you subscribe to the Goat Wolf and Cabbage podcast to hear some highlights from our interview next week!