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Human Punishment - project: HELL GATE (CoreGame + Expansion)

A project in Hanover, Germany by Godot Games

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BGGs highest user average rated social deduction game is back! 4-16 players search for their teammates, but they trust no one!
Backers: 5161
Average Pledge Per Backer: €41

Funded: €211,790 of €7,600
Dates: Jan 29th -> Feb 28th (31 days)
Project By: Godot Games
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February 28th - via:
Hi everyone! Thank you, we did it! This was a great experience for us and a big step to fulfill our dream! For a new and small German Publisher, this is the best thing that could ever happen!!! Currently, we are working at the pledge manager... it... (Read More)

The end is near!

February 28th - via:
Hi everyone! This was the time of our life! We had so much fun in this campaign and we enjoyed every second of it. Every comment, every new backer, every mail, every retweet, the tournament, every picture, every solved riddle! Thank you soo much... (Read More)

24 hours left! 100% done!

February 27th - via:
Hi everyone! The final countdown has begun! 24 hours until we are done! We reached 100% and this expansion will be a rly great experience with lots of variety, stunning artwork/layout and cool twists! This is our last chance for actions :) If you... (Read More)

BIG UPDATE! Recap of all updates !!!

February 26th - via:
Hi everyone! This is a recap of all updates. Make a coffee, relax, have a seat and take your time to see all the stuff we already unlocked! :) Lets start with the EX Bosses! We started with 3 Bosses and we unlocked 5 new fights! This is insane,... (Read More)

Last stretch goal unlocked: 100% done! + Miniature cooperation reveal

February 26th - via:
Hi everyone! We did it! 100% before the end of the campaign! This is sooooo awesome, thank you so much! Everyone of you helped us a lot for all the stretch goals and for all the cave sidequest actions! We couldn't do it without you, TH4NK YOU! ... (Read More)

We found the end of the cave! (+ stretch goal unlocked + last stretch goal reveal!!)

February 25th - via:
Hi everyone! We entered the cave and now, we found the end of it. Prepare yourself! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Now we will clean the image and erase all blood... (Read More)

Social weekend!

February 24th - via:
Hi everyone! It looks rly good. I think we could finish the cave tomorrow, what do you think? Don't forget our "your name on a portal card" contest ends on Tuesday!! Your last chance to become a part of the HP history!!  We prepared a rly big... (Read More)

stretch goal nr 34 unlocked!

February 23rd - via:
Hi everyone! We unlocked Damien! Wohooo! This is rly great, he is a bada** twist in every running game and everyone enjoyed this ID a lot in our test sessions :) You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play... (Read More)

Social and stuff

February 22nd - via:
Hi everyone! Today just a short update! KicktraqTop1-5 was close but I saw it :) We can do it... the cave is waiting!! If we unlock the Damien ID, we will reveal the last stretch goals for this campaign! We are nearly at the end of the road and this... (Read More)

Aaaaand another one!

February 21st - via:
Hi everyone! Kicktraq only Top6-10 today and no BGG Hotlist, but lots of other social stuff still advanced <3 Thanks a lot for pushing our Instagram and Twitter accounts! Btw I made a big mistake, I wrote that we unlocked 23 street goals... but we... (Read More)

Another stretch goal unlocked!

February 20th - via:
Hi everyone! We already unlocked 30 stretch goals! This is unbelievable! We don't have an infinite amount of stretch goals prepared but we have a handful left. It looks like we could reach all of them! We love your new card ideas but we will not use... (Read More)

New contest! XL core game upgrade information

February 19th - via:
Hi everyone! First things first: Our last "Your name on a portal card" contest starts today on facebook. Don't miss the chance to become a part in the Human Punishment history <3 Socials are top-notch again! Kicktraq Top5 today! Here is our super... (Read More)

New stretch goals! Merch available!

February 18th - via:
Hi everyone! Tomorrow, we will launch our new Your name on portal card contest. We wish you lots of luck!!! <3 Socials are fine, but today we just reached Kicktraq Top 6-10. And we unlocked a new scenario! Limited is pretty cool, because this is a... (Read More)

His son....

February 18th - via:
... coming soon! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

Social, Merch + stuff

February 17th - via:
Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend!  Our socials are still running, I saw Top5 today on Kicktraq so here are 50 points! <3 Our BGG contest is still active, and I still found no time to cut the HP tournament video, I am so sorry! I hope I... (Read More)

1 stretch goal + 1 social goal!!!

February 16th - via:
Hi everyone! We unlocked Omega. Oh, boy!    You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 We also unlocked Cave lvl 4! Socials still working! Kicktraq Top5 + BGG Hotlist bonus own^^ I... (Read More)

So close!

February 15th - via:
Hi everyone!  Socials on Kicktraq and BGG running great, so here is a big jump. Looks like we reach the next lvl tomorrow!  We will unlock Omega soon, time to reveal another rly great scenario and an awesome program card for lots of twists! This is... (Read More)

27 stretch goals and more?

February 14th - via:
Hi everyone We already finished the first half of the campaign. That was fast, right? Time to remember some epic moments :) Starts --------------------------> Now -------------- = 9 IDS -------------------------> 14 ------------- = +5 3 EX... (Read More)

Social, stretch goal & a little FAQ

February 13th - via:
Hi everyone! Social stuff is active, awesome! <3 Our BGG Contest is online! Unfortunately, some parts are looking wrong, because we must fill in all questions & answers two times and it looks like they messed up together. We already contacted... (Read More)

Human Punishment expansion Project: Hell Gate Live on Kickstarter

February 13th - via:
Social deduction games are a bit of a mixed bag. It is also a term that is in my opinion overused to describe a lot of games. To me, a social deduction game is when you are trying to divine a players team or role. Games like Werewolf (Ultimate or One Night) or The Resistance are good examples of this. (Read More)

Stretch goal unlocked!

February 12th - via:
Hi everyone! I reanimated the Twitter account for another tweet for sharing :)  We will unlock the next social goal soon! I hope we can enter the BGG hotlist soon, that would be a big boost for the cave!  Kicktraq Top10 check! ^^ We also unlocked a... (Read More)

New EX Boss reveal

February 12th - via:
Hi everyone We will look at the social goals later, maybe we can enter the Kicktraq Top10until than :) Ready for the next EX Boss reveal??? Be prepared!  You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with... (Read More)

Social stuff + ...?

February 11th - via:
Hi everyone! Tomorrow, we will show you the new EX Automa Boss reveal trailer. This boss is a big threat and I absolutely love the artwork. I think it is the best looking artwork from the expansion... and I am excited what you think about it! Our... (Read More)

Another EX Boss unlocked!

February 10th - via:
Boss number 6 enters the fight! Please welcome BELIAL You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 We will reveal the next EX Boss next week!  (Read More)

HP Tournament was sooo great! And socials...

February 10th - via:
Hi everyone! Yesterday was the 30 player HP tournament in the german gaming store Wolpertinger (in Gütersloh). It was so awesome! We had so many laughs and everyone had a great time. 3 Outlaw lone wolves had won, 1 Fallen Team, 3 Machine Teams and 2... (Read More)

EX Boss 6 & product line up reveal

February 9th - via:
 Hi everyone! Kicktraq is online again, but we are not in the Top10 list at the moment. Maybe we can do something against this situation :) Just click the Visit project button to support the social goals <3 We will do the socials tomorrow, maybe... (Read More)

Stuff, sticker & socials

February 8th - via:
 Hi everyone! How are you? We hope you are excited about the  new wave III EX Automa Boss. We want to show you the reveal trailer on Sunday or Monday :)  If we don't find a publisher for other languages (still nothing confirmed yet), we will... (Read More)

Social goal and lets play sessions :)

February 7th - via:
Hi everyone! Unfiltered Gamer did a great lets play on facebook yesterday, a rly enjoyable round, thank you very much :) The german YouTuber Brettspiel Guru also did a lets play, a 7 player round in just 50 minutes, awesome!  We are doing great with... (Read More)

24 stretch goals unlocked atm!

February 6th - via:
Hi everyone! We reached another stretch goal! Nice, the EX loyalty cards will look way better with a different artwork. We have a good plan in mind :) We are not at the end of the road... yes, we revealed a new and final wave of EX Automa Boss... (Read More)

Social again?! New live lets play today

February 6th - via:
Hi everyone! We hope you are fine :)  Yesterday, I was in the livestream with Helena (keep in mind: we are from Germany, my english is not perfect ^^#). But you can be sure, all our games have a 100% native correction (The Rules Girl Team & LJ... (Read More)

New contest, new reveal, so much stuff I can't write everything he........

February 5th - via:
Hi everyone! There is so much stuff, I hope I don't forget anything :) ^^ This was a crazy first week and we are still overwhelmed! Thank you sooo much for your support. We are sooo happy to deliver you social deduction 2.0 and we cannot wait to see... (Read More)

CWS, Contest, new stretch goal & new lets play!

February 4th - via:
Hi everyone! Hope you enjoyed football! What a game... here in Germany, most of the sport fans watch Soccer, but I rly prefer American Football <3  We will start our "your name on a portal card" contest on Tuesday on Facebook. If you want to be a... (Read More)

Little Social update (big one is coming tomorrow!)

February 3rd - via:
Hi everyone! Today just a short one. If we stay in the hotlists and we share some new postings on facebook, we will have a big update tomorrow. Tomorrow... well, we want to release something special :) Stay tuned and enjoy the Super Bowl <3 Which... (Read More)

Hardmode unlocked!

February 2nd - via:
Hi everyone! We hope you have a great time and a great weekend! We reached 100.000€ and this is unbelievable! Time to reveal the big skull... what do you think? #Hardmode #incoming ^^ This is the hardest Scenario and a big exception: this is the... (Read More)

Social stuff

February 2nd - via:
Hi everyone! Thank your for all your feedback so far. We are happy about all the great mails and messages we receive every day on all social media portal. This is the best <3  We reached 762/1.050! Awesome! Lets keep up and we can do it!! We post... (Read More)

100k Sketch goal looks evil!

February 1st - via:
Hi everyone! We hope you enjoy the campaign as much as we do! You unlocked another stretch goal, Exitus will be a pain in the a**!  Aaaaand the 100k stretch goal appeared. What could it be ? Looks evil to me.  (Read More)

BGG Hotlist, KicktraqTop10, 2 stretch goals, 1 reveal, crazy days incoming!

February 1st - via:
Hi everyone! We got over 550 mails. Hundreds of messages on all social media portals (definitely no Hell Gates for us :D) . If your mail, message, whatever isn't answered yet... I am sorry! We try our best to answer everyone... step by step <3 ... (Read More)

2 stretch goals unlocked!

January 31st - via:
Hi everyone! How are you? What do you think about our campaign so far? We are happy if you have some feedback... what do you like ? what do you dislike so far? We try to do our best at any time :) Don't hesitate and tell us everything ^^ The new "We... (Read More)

The HP origin story & social stuff

January 31st - via:
Hi everyone! It is time for some social parts, what do you think? This is a very important part help unlock everything and unleash new stuff :)  So close! Please keep in mind: you can click daily at the Kicktraq site on "watch this project" to bring... (Read More)

On fire (14 stretch goals already unlocked)

January 31st - via:
Hi everyone! We hope you are fine :) We added some FAQ parts in the campaign (language translation, add-on copies etc.) We want to give u a little overview, because we think we already got lots of stuff after such a short time period. funded in 14... (Read More)

The reason...

January 30th - via:
Hi everyone! Some awesome backer solved the riddle!! Brilliant, good detection work, Nick! You can find the secret message in the Legion team picture @all <3 Do you remember our reveal trailer? No? No way! Okay, here it is again… just for you.... (Read More)

A new riddle, a new stretch goal unlocked!

January 30th - via:
Hi everyone!  WE UNLOCKED LINEN FINISH FOR ALL TOKENS!  OMG niiice, I praised for this upgrade! Thank you so much! It is time for the next EX Automa Boss reveal. Are you prepared? We are hiding a secret inside our campaign page. No one had found... (Read More)

A new riddle ??? A HP tournament ??? !

January 30th - via:
This is so crazy, I am sitting here, my fingers could bleed soon ;D  Give me a short break......... I want to tell you something ^^ Next week (February 9), we will have Human Punishment tournament in a gaming store here in Germany. 6 tables, 30... (Read More)

11 stretch goals unlocked

January 30th - via:
Hell yeah! Another stretch goal.... but lets check the social goals first: you've unlocked a new ID!  You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 The next 4 levels are filled with... (Read More)

9 stretch goals! New colored ID unlocked ?!

January 30th - via:
Wow... my coffee is still hot and here is another stretch goal!! Oh boy <3 Please welcome "Cultist"! Wait... another purple stretch goal?! Is this real...?  (Read More)

8 stretch goals unlocked!!!

January 30th - via:
Holy chimichanga!!! I slept for 3 hours... and you unlocked 3 stretch goals! This is insane!! Today we will check the social goal lvl 1 .... I am sure there is already the first lvl unlocked (I saw Kicktraq Top 10 !!!). This rly helps us a lot. You... (Read More)

Wave 2 EX unlocked (stretch goal 4)

January 29th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

New stretch goals... and a riddle unsolved!

January 29th - via:
Hi everyone! You are so awesome! We don't find any words... really! We need some sleep... we hope you can understand this, but we are tired and you never sleep the day before a launch ;) We added some more stretch goals... and If I am back, I will... (Read More)

stretch goal 3 unlocked!!

January 29th - via:
Hi everyone! This campaign is soo fast... it is hard to work in the same speed on all channels but we are trying our best. Here is the thirt stretch goal, we will advance the Exitus boss fight with more cards :) Don't forget... even if we unlock the... (Read More)

Aaaand another one... (video, stretch goal 2 & a riddle)

January 29th - via:
Wow! This was fast. Thank you so much guys, this is our dream and you are a part of it.  GERMAN ADD-ON SHIPPING: We made a little mistake in our german shipping calculation, sorry for that! You were a great help to find the mistake, thank you very... (Read More)

FUNDED IN 14 MINUTES!!! stretch goal number 1 unlocked!

January 29th - via:
Hey everyone! You are insane!! 200% in under 1 hour. HOLY!!! We are doing as much as we can.... there are hundreds of comments on all social media channels. We are rly thankful that you are a part of this campaign and we are sure you like the final... (Read More)

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