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Adam Holmes @Holmfry

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Holmfry's News

Posted by Holmfry - March 20th, 2011

Hey Newgrounders!

The iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad version of our game Hurdle Turtle is free today on OpenFeint's Free Game of the Day! We're trying to make the top 50 in the App Store and we're getting real close.. so to any Newgrounders out there with an iOS device, please download and support a fellow Newgroundonian - it won't cost you a penny, and we promise you won't hate it!

The iOS version contains TONS of new features that the Flash version doesn't have, so it should easily be worth the free download! Did we mention it's free? ;D

Have fun, and thanks everyone!


Hurdle Turtle iOS Free for 24 Hours!

Posted by Holmfry - February 18th, 2011

Mark your calendars! Tomorrow, Feb 19th 2011, Hurdle Turtle will be free on the iPhone App Store for one day only, thanks to DailyAppDream.com and the support of our fans!

And even more exciting (or so we like to think) is that we are having a special contest to coincide with this event! If Hurdle Turtle makes it onto the top 50 app list while it's free, we'll be giving away Hurdle Turtle Prize Packs full of super sweet swag to some of our lucky fans!

The Prize Packs will include original signed handdrawn artwork based on Hurdle Turtle, as well as some other awesome surprises!

Here's how to enter (it's easy!):

* Follow @Holmade_Games and @LukeZbihlyj on Twitter or Like us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/holmadegames! If you do both, you've doubled your chances of winning!
* Be sure to download the game (for free!).. then tweet like crazy, facebook, email, and shout about it (and this contest) through a megaphone to help launch the game up into the top 50!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the iOS iteration of the game, check out this gameplay video:


Thanks for playing and enjoy the free game!! We love giving away free swag, so let's make this happen!


Hurdle Turtle iOS Free For A Day Contest!

Posted by Holmfry - December 14th, 2010

Today, the latest update for the iPhone version of our crazy 8-bit game, Hurdle Turtle, hit the app store!

We've got a host of brand new features for you in this MASSIVE, FREE update!

- Ten brand new turtles to choose from - for a total of 11 unlockable characters!!
- Three beautiful 8-bit levels!
- Full Game Center integration that works alongside OpenFeint.
- Achievements for both OpenFeint and Game Center.
- Reworked graphics!
- Loads and loads of optimization.
- Bug fixes.

Again, this update's totally free, and all updates will stay that way! If you don't have the game yet, go grab it up at the app store here! Keep on hurdlin'!


Hurdle Turtle iPhone version 2.0!

Posted by Holmfry - November 7th, 2010

Our hit game Hurdle Turtle is now available on the App Store for your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad! Lovingly ported from the original by our new friend from the UK, Luke Zbihlyj, you can now take the addictive retro fun with you anywhere!

Click here to visit the App Store page and download the game to support your favorite development studio! ;)

Hurdle Turtle comes to the iPhone/iPod Touch!

Posted by Holmfry - October 22nd, 2010

OK, there's people with mad skillz... and then there's this guy.

James Noyd took my shameful Hurdle Turtle high score of 318m and just DESTROYED it. And let's keep in mind that I made this game! After playing daily for about a week, he scored a whopping 822m at which point I let him know his score was so awesome, he had won the prize of a free redemption code for the Xbox version! I then asked him to get a video so I could see the master in action. During recording of the video, he made his old score look like beans with the new (it's gotta be unbeatable!) score of 1211m!

When I set up the biggest medal of the game to be earned at 300m, I thought it might be a bit too challenging.. and for most, it is! But not for James (or Duodenum88 as he's known on Newgrounds).

To see his mastery (he makes it look easy but try it yourself.. it ain't!), check out the Youtube video, wherein he lasted so long, he had to split the thing into two parts because of Youtube's video time limit!

Part I: It's fun to see how he gets started.. by the end of the first half, he's already beaten me by a long ways.

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Part II: This is where it gets nuts, seems like he could do this with his eyes closed!

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James, I tip my hat to you.. for you are the Hurdle Turtle Master.

Hurdle Turtle World Champion!

Posted by Holmfry - October 17th, 2010

The Holmade Games Swag Shoppe is now open for business!

Show your Holmade pride by wearing our super classy threads to important events like weddings and job interviews! Click here to start browsing our merch!

We also take requests, so if there's a particular character/design of ours that you'd like to see on a shirt, button, etc.. let us know in a PM, or at holmfry[at]holmadegames.com!

Swag for sale!

Posted by Holmfry - June 18th, 2010

Well, folks - Hurdle Turtle is now live on the Xbox Live Marketplace!

Click here to queue up the trial or full version to your Xbox or download it straight from your Xbox in the Indie Games section!

Be the first on your block to own this shiny new downloadable game!


Hurdle Turtle (Xbox 360) Released!

Posted by Holmfry - June 15th, 2010

Hey everyone!

The official trailer for Hurdle Turtle, my latest Xbox 360 Indie Game, is now live! The game should be out in about a week or so! :)


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Posted by Holmfry - May 29th, 2010

We have a surprise game announcement for you today with Hurdle Turtle, our latest Xbox Live Indie Game which is currently going through the final playtest/review phase before it is released on the Xbox Live Marketplace in the next few weeks. Check out the official game summary and box art below! You can also find the first screenshots here at our blog! Trailer coming soon!

Summary: "Slow and steady wins the race?" That's for chumps! For this turtle, it's all about pure speed and sweet spin jumps! Compete in the ultimate hurdle challenge solo, or take it on with a buddy for some intense multiplayer action in this survival marathon of madness! Modeled after the games of yesteryear, this is the second entry in the Holmade Games 8-Bit Series.

Xbox Game Announce: Hurdle Turtle!

Posted by Holmfry - April 23rd, 2010

Just a quick note to remind anyone who's interested that our Pixel Whirled SWAG contest is ending in one week, so check it out while you have a chance!

Details here: http://holmfry.newgrounds.com/news/pos t/453286


Contest deadline 1 week away!