Human Punishment: The Beginning

A project in Hanover, Germany by Godot Games

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A brand new stand-alone game in the Human Punishment universe. 3-6 players fight the Machine Revolution in a dystopian cyberpunk city.
Backers: 5897
Average Pledge Per Backer: €66

Funded: €387,167 of €25,000
Dates: Jan 25th -> Feb 24th (31 days)
Project By: Godot Games
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Latest News

100% UNLOCKED!!! 40+ stretch goals and 4 gifts (new language upgrade included!!)

February 24th - via:
Hi everyone! This is the last update before the end of this campaign.  If u are new here and u need a RECAP of EVERYTHING, this update has everything u need to know about the campaign :) First things first: 100% unlocked!!! For the last time: our... (Read More)

Stretch + social + secret goals unlocked + 4 presents coming soon!

February 23rd - via:
Hi everyone! Looks like this is the finale! Only more 2 days and we are done.  If u are new here and u need a RECAP of EVERYTHING, the last update has everything u need to know about the campaign :) Lots of backers asked for the group pledges so... (Read More)

RECAP of EVERYTHING! The end is near...

February 22nd - via:
Hi everyone! These are the final steps! If u are new here, you are very welcome, GHOST cadet! You don't need to read all the updates. Today, we want to show you everything we achieved in our campaign so far :) Time for a RECAP of everything.  Before... (Read More)

New SG unlocked & a new Golden Route appeared!?

February 21st - via:
Hi everyone! "This is not the end of the world, but you can see it from here!" Only 3 days and some hours left!  The ride will be over soon... but we still have lots of things to show you :) Stretch Goal unlocked! We unlocked the exclusive digital... (Read More)

Artbook revealed and all FINAL STRETCH GOALS!

February 20th - via:
Hi everyone! OMG only 4 days left. Can u believe it? Oh boy... Artbook revealed!!!  Yes, it will come! We will create an artbook with lots of artworks from our HP IP. Also, u will find more story and behind the scenes material on of every page. The... (Read More)

Be the reason why someone cries - Yours sincerely, the Machines

February 19th - via:
Hi everyone! Our friends from Dicebreaker had 2 rly great fights in Human Punishment - Social Deduction 2.0 (which is available on TTS for free btw). Their content is always great, so if u want to see something about our other game, this would be a... (Read More)

If it bleeds, we can kill it: another stretch goal unlocked

February 18th - via:
Hi everyone! Finally, The Beginning found its way into a Kicktraq feature and also into the Dice Tower Crowdfunding show! We've been voted 2nd place by the community, thanks a lot!! Unfortunately Tom never played our Human Punishment - Social... (Read More)

Board comparison, new secret card and more stretch goals!

February 17th - via:
Hi everyone! We hope u are fine! Only 7 days left but we are NOT done yet. Stay tuned for more stuff :))) If you want to help out with social goals, we would be very happy! You could like our page on Fb, join our Fb group, follow our Instagram... (Read More)

3 Best Ongoing Kickstarter Board Game Campaigns - February 2021

February 16th - via:
Cult of the Deep, designed by Sam Stockton, is a game about members of a cult. The game was designed for 4 to 8 players and like you might be expecting, each of them knows only about their own role and their ultimate goal. The name “Human Punishment” may ring a bell for tabletop game players, especially if they enjoy deduction games with many people participating. Castles of Mad King Ludwig was released back in 2014 and instantly became crazily popular with board gaming people. (Read More)

New AMA. Social Goal unlocked, new social goal and ??????? cards reveal

February 15th - via:
Hi everyone! OMG 9 days left. Just 9 days!!!  Tomorrow, we will not post our daily update... so we must unleash lots of new stuff today! Sounds good? OKAY! ;) Let's gooooo! Here is our 2nd AMA with all the answers for your questions. Thanks a lot... (Read More)

New language, new stretch goal and more?!

February 14th - via:
Hi everyone! Roses are red Humans are blue Fallen are lone wolves and Legion infects you 💚 happy Valentine's Day 🤖 Only 10 days left for this campaign. This is so crazy, it feels like we just started this ride! Thank you a lot for all your... (Read More)

Exclusive stretch goal unlocked!! Ready for some new ones?

February 13th - via:
Hi everyone! Time for another stretch goal. We hope u are fine and u enjoy the campaign as much as we do! Only 11 days left, but we still have some things to discover, so stay tuned :) Vote result It was a hard fight, but we have a winner here!!!... (Read More)

Free stuff today :)

February 12th - via:
Hi everyone! Last chance to vote for your favorite program name here :) Wallpapers Today we want give you all GHOSTs as wallpapers. You can download them here :) We hope you like them as much as we do!!  New AMA We think it is time for a second Ask... (Read More)

New objectives for you: 22nd goal unlocked!

February 11th - via:
Hi everyone! Thank you for all your votes... but we don't want to stop here!!! You can still vote for your favorite program name here :) Inspiration from another planet If I had been allowed to pick an existing IP, Human Punishment probably would... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals unlocked & revealed!

February 10th - via:
Hi everyone!  Yesterday, we searched through all your great contest ideas and the amount of top-notch names was insane!!! We can't decide this on our own so we need your help here! Vote for the perfect program name Please vote A, B, C or D in this... (Read More)

2 big reveals!

February 8th - via:
Hi everyone Today we want to show u a little teaser. We never stop thinking about new ideas, mechanics and everything about our HP universe. The story isn't over yet...... there will be more in the future! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see... (Read More)

The start of everything & new stretch goal unlocked

February 7th - via:
Hi everyone! We totally missed in this campaign to show you the start of everything.... so here is the story, that started it all. Some of you might already know the story from our current campaign... but maybe it is still important, who knows ;) The... (Read More)

A new social goal reveal

February 6th - via:
Hi everyone! We unlocked another social goal! With the lid, all your game components will stay in their place, this is great :) But to be honest... we are even more happy about the reveal of the next social goal: an acrylic active player card! Badge... (Read More)

Setup world record, rules video series, and more?

February 5th - via:
Hi everyone! Jordan from Wait your turn! made a great video about The Beginning. However, there was a secret challenge for us... so here is our answer: SECRET CHALLENGE!!!  "How to play" video series Next week we'll start showing the rules of The... (Read More)

AMA, a new ??????? secret video & a new stretch goal unlocked :)

February 4th - via:
Hi everyone! Our first AMA is finally ready! It was longer than expected, so I uploaded it on Youtube. Ready? Yes? Great! Here it is... :) Tomorrow we will show u the setups of the game btw :) Stretch goal Yes, we did it! The last interrogation card... (Read More)

Nova, an epic battle report and more???????

February 3rd - via:
Hi everyone! Today we will see Nova. Nova is the runner and she is fast like a hedgehog ;) Humans love her if she is in their team... unfortunately, she could be the hell of an enemy if she is a Machine! Nova is pretty smart and everyone has a lot of... (Read More)

Today in 3D = Dee Coy, a dog and a dilemma

February 2nd - via:
Hi everyone! Dee Coy and his companion Kuro are the next characters of the GHOST squad! It is always a pleasure to play Dee Coy, because he can be rly tricky. I'm not sure if it's because I love dogs, but Dee Coy together with Kuro are my favorite... (Read More)


February 1st - via:
Hi everyone! It is time for Havoc, a ticking timebomb! Havoc is not a friend of big talk... so please welcome him without big words here!  ;)   You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00... (Read More)

New stretch goal, new language, and a new secret video? TOP SECRET!

January 31st - via:
Hi there! Ready for the 3rd character of the Ghost Squad? Dryden is the medic and lots of playtesters love to play him, because he has a faster way to advance his actions per turn. Also he has lots of handsize power and most of the time, he is the... (Read More)

Have u seen the custom dice?

January 30th - via:
Hi everyone! Today we want to show you the next GHOST Squad member :) Jayden in update 5 was a beast, but there are more characters and all of them are unique and such a joy to play with. Of course, every character feels different in each team and... (Read More)

Gavric Files, character #1, social goal, NEW stretch goals, secret video...

January 29th - via:
Hi everyone! Today we start a small video series. Every day we will introduce you to a GHOST character. With all their advantages and disadvantages, abilities and their special abilities. Many have asked for it, so here it is.. oh, and we try to... (Read More)

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January 28th - via:
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Active Player Card, Language update, an Interview and AMA!

January 27th - via:
Hi everyone! We hope you enjoy the campaign so far! This is a long update... so take your time with your coffee (or oil, if you a Machine). I still have no clue what is going on with the secret goal... but maybe we will find a clue today :) I want to... (Read More)

Cyberpunk social deduction game Human Punishment returns with prequel The Beginning

January 27th - via:
Human Punishment: The Beginning returns players to a dystopian science-fiction metroscape for a standalone social deduction experience from German studio Godot Games that expands on the original game’s premise, fleshes out its worldbuilding and provides options for campaign play. (Read More)

Player Aid, Radio and Languages... and ???

January 26th - via:
Hi everyone! Today we want to give you a little insight into the player aid. Often players are afraid to ask questions in games with secret information, so we have a player aid that covers everything relevant (for each player, of course). You can... (Read More)

FUNDED in 6 minutes...

January 25th - via:
Hi everybody! It is such a fantastic feeling to finally be able to write updates again! We are super happy and couldn't be happier! We have been working on this project for more than 2 years now and there is no better feeling than the fact that this... (Read More)

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