To pay great respect to the heritage of Berlin, we tried to recreate the spirit of the German capital at that time as accurately as possible. We used numerous materials from more than 300 publicly available sources, including:
- historical landscape and plot photos
- archival aerial photography
- vintage lithographs, engravings, and postcards
And when this wasn’t enough, we even used authentic architectural plans of the city! For example, we experienced difficulties finding images of the western facade of the Kroll Opera House. To recreate the Opera House in the game, we searched as far back as 1846 for architectural plans that could guide our reproduction of this legendary building.
In general, all edifices and monuments correspond to the architectural style of 1940s Berlin, and the city plan has been reproduced with the highest possible historical accuracy. But for the sake of gameplay, some elements of the environment, buildings, and damage to objects have been changed or added to the map.
Below is a gallery with archive photos of Berlin for you to compare the main landmarks in the game with the historical buildings on which they were based.