Charles Games
Based in Prague, Czech Republic

Charles University
Czech Academy of Sciences


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Press Releases:
Launch EN (10/31/2017)
Launch CZ (6/11/2017)

Release date:
31 October 2017

PC / Mac


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Attentat 1942 is a unique video game that tells the story of Nazi occupation from the perspective of those who experienced it firsthand. The game is built on dialogues with survivors, interactive comics, and authentic historical footage. You will speak to eyewitnesses, live their memories, and discover the untold story of your family.


You discover that your grandfather was arrested by the Gestapo shortly after the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, ruler of the Nazi-occupied Czech Lands and leading architect of the Holocaust. You struggle to discover why your grandfather was arrested after the attack. What role did he play in the attack? Why didn’t he tell his family? Was he brave or reckless to endanger their lives by becoming a resistance fighter?


You will experience a range of styles and dialogue-based gameplay features. The game includes interactive comics, rare digitized film footage, challenging mini-games, and cinematic-style interviews that have been researched and written by a team of professional historians.


  • Dialog-based adventure game
  • Based on historical research and testimonies
  • Cinematic interviews with 8 different survivors
  • Interactive comics
  • Atmospheric and challenging mini-games
  • Authentic historical footage


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Selected Articles

  • "It captivates from start to finish by humanising history brilliantly."
    - Tim Stone, Rock, Paper, Shotgun
  • "Attentat 1942 will be a treasure not only for a fresh perspective on a widely reported period of time but also for the amount of work that you can see the developers put into making sure their story fit within the confines of history."
    - Anthony Marzano, Destructoid
  • "Attentat 1942's poignancy managed to stir me on several occasions, and its ending in particular was touching."
    - Moshe R., Digitally Downloaded
  • "Attentat 1942, as a game, is an excellent meld of historical documentary authenticity and solid genre gameplay."
    - Jeremiah McCall, Gaming the Past
  • "Attentat 1942 does a beautiful job exploring a tragedy with all the respect and sensitivity that its survivors are due."
    - Rebekah Ocker, GameCritics
  • "Fascinating documentary of the life and times of people in a brutal conflict."
    - Matthew Fick, Critical Hit
  • "Mesmerizing, serious and heart-breaking gameplay."
    - Marie Brownhill, Game Industry News

About us

Charles Games consists of scholars and students from Charles University, historians from the Czech Academy of Sciences, and independent artists. Attentat 1942 is a significantly enhanced version of the game “Československo 38-89: Atentát” that was released in Czech language in 2015. The development of Attentat 1942 was supported by the Czech Ministry of Culture (NAKI DF11P01OVV030) and the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (GAMA TG01010108).

Awards & Recognition

Awards gained by Attentat 1942:

  • "A MAZE Awards" - Most Amazing Game, 2018
  • "Independent Games Festival" - Finalist, 2018
  • "Games for Change" - Best Learning Game, 2018
  • "Czech Game of the Year" - Best Story, 2017
  • "Czech Game of the Year" - Best PC and Console Game, 2017
  • "Czech Game of the Year" - Game of the Year, 2017
  • "Game Development World Championship" - Silver Medal, 2017
  • "Game Industry News GOTY" - Best Story Elements in a Game, 2018

Awards gained by the Czech version of the game released under the name “Československo 38-89: Atentát” in Q3 2015:

  • "Czech Game of the Year" - Best Debut, 2015
  • "Games Learning Society Showcase Award." - Winner, 2015
  • "GALA Serious Game Award" - Academy Winner, 2015
  • "European Conference on Game Based Learning Award" - Winner, 2015

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