Friday, March 16, 2012

Bit of War (8-Bit God of War Demake) Released!

It's been a long while since we've posted!

That's because we've been hard at work completing what has been for us a 5 year journey. During development of Hurdle Turtle and Pixel Whirled and their various incarnations, Bit of War (our 8-bit demake of the God of War universe) has been an ongoing side project - a labor of love - that we are so excited to now finally share with the world!  

As a free fan game we couldn't always afford to give it as much attention as we wanted to and so development has been (very) part time.  It has taken many forms over the years and the project has been started, stopped and restarted numerous times as other projects took the forefront, and as we found the right look and feel for the game.. as this very blog can attest to!

It's taken us far too long to get here.  But this year we made a New Year's resolution to put everything else aside and give it the love it deserved and complete it.. and here it is!  It was ultimately our fans' support of our other games that allowed us to take this liberty, and for that we are eternally grateful.

This page contains a link to the download page (temporarily hosted on filedropper while the game awaits authorization on and will soon contain a lot more than that - an online instruction manual in the style of old school NES manuals, as well as an explanation of the story of the game and its inspirations.

Please enjoy the game - it's free for your Windows PC! - and feel free to leave us feedback and questions right here!

Thank you all!

CEO & Founder
Holmade Games


  1. Enhorabuena!! teneis mi recomendación ->

    1. Thank you Redblog! Excellent article, thanks for helping us to share the game with the world!

    2. Gracias Redblog! Excelente artículo, gracias por ayudarnos a compartir el juego con el mundo!

  2. this game is awesome, guys! I haven't beat it yet, but I am working on it. I love how true it is to the source material's brutal feel, while providing lots of oldentimes charm. :) I only wish it had multiple difficulty levels; I am (I think) nearing the end, and I'll be sad when I don't have a Legendary or Lunatic mode to tackle. I love these sorts of demakes, and this is one of the best.

  3. Awesome, we're glad you're enjoying it! :D And don't worry, we've got some updates planned - I won't get into specifics at this point but they will add some more replayability, I'm sure you'll like them. :)

    Thanks for playing, and for the great feedback!