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A Stroke of Fate: Operation Valkyrie

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Akella
Developer: SPLine
Release Date: Oct. 28, 2011

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'A Stroke of Fate' - New Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT

A Stroke of Fate is an interactive adventure/detective story framed in authentic surroundings of the fascist Germany in the 1940s. A gamer has a unique opportunity - to conduct a compelling investigation of the most mysterious secret veiled by the 20th century - Adolf Hitler's preterm death.

If you had the chance to change history would you? Could you?

In Germany hurtling towards the global catastrophe in the second world war, you step into the murky arena of international espionage as you try to alter the course of history and try and achieve what so many failed: the assassination of Adolf Hitler.

As a special agent trained in the latest sabotage techniques you have to infiltrate Hitler's inner circle and avoid the ever-watchful eyes of the ever-dangerous Gestapo. And they will be watching you, they always are...

A Stroke of Fate transports you into the world of the 1940s, mixing with the most hated figures in European history; Himmler, Goebbels, Muller and Hitler himself. While you are there though, do you have what it takes to achieve the impossible task that eluded so many others, the final solution to the Hitler problem?

One of the new images is a historical scene from 1945. The undercover agent and Soviet intelligence officer SS-Standartenführer Mayer inspects the goods that are delivered from Nuremberg. The main character of the game stands in front of the famous "furerbunker" depicting a historical event which took place during the last days of Adolf Hitler.

There were actually two bunkers that were connected together: the older Vorbunker and the newer Führerbunker. The Führerbunker was located about 8.2 meters beneath the garden of the old Reich Chancellery building at Wilhelmstraße 77, approximately 120 meters north of the new Chancellery building, which had the address Voßstraße 6.

On the Führerbunkers upper level there was a dining hall, a guest room, a kitchen and other rooms. At the lower level there were 17 rooms, including the living rooms of Adolph Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, Martin Bormann, and doctor Ludwig Stumpfegger.

Also located in the lower level were bathrooms, bedrooms, a telephone switchboard, a guard room, a reception room and office facilities. Four emergency exits led to the Reich Chancellery Garden.

In another scene, one of the rooms in the bunker, the one that served as Hitler's reception room is shown. In the foreground you can see the personal table of the aide-de-camp of the Fuhrer, sturmbannführer SS Otto Gyunshe. Behind the armoured door (where Mayer is standing) are living rooms and two adjacent bedrooms which belong to Eva Braun and Hitler himself.

The bunker's layout was painstakingly recreated by the the game developers according to the schemes and plans that have been preserved from that time.

Key features:

  • Compelling pseudo-historical plot;
  • Ingenious brainteasers and quests to reflect German peculiarities of the 1940s;
  • Realistic graphics;
  • Authentic places and historically derived personalities: Muller, Goebbels, and Hitler;
  • You can walk along the Secret Police building and Hitler’s private study

Release Q3 2008

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