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Adam Holmes @Holmfry

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Ottawa, ON, Canada

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I might give this a try. I love god of war.

I could give this a try. I could love god of war.

I would give this a try... wait, I'm shit at music.

i can't give this a try. i can't make music at all...

Lol, you guys crack me up :)

May I suggest a project rename to &quot;God of Retro&quot; instead? The Kratos sprite you have is most DEFINITELY not 8 bit. I count at least 9 colors, NES sprites had a technical limit of 3. If you really want this to look legitimately 8 bit, reuse colors. Kratos has two slightly different shades of red - Pick one color and use that. You could also replace the boots with the darkest colors of his gauntlet, and get rid of one shade of the gauntlets colors. If you REALLY want to get particular, go here <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/29/NES_palette.png">http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia /en/2/29/NES_palette.png</a> and use the colors of the actual NES' color palette. With little to no effort you end up with a 6 color Kratos using the NES' palette while losing almost none of the design: <a href="http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/359/kratos8bit.png">http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/359/
kratos8bit.png</a>

Or, you know, you could be like every other developer and run around going &quot;herp derp I made 8 bit&quot; even though you didn't. Your choice, really.

Good eye! And some good advice, thanks! :) Although we did consider following the palette strictly, we made the design choice to go the "herp derp" way, as you say, because it's just more aesthetically pleasing, and allows us to remain truer to God of War while still being very 8-bit.

Hilarious awesomeness. I would LOVE to hear it. + the b/w Gameboy version of the GAME!

Ha, that would be sweet! For now, you could try our Game & Watch version! ;)

OH MY GOD. It's like Castlevania, Zelda, and GoW combined into old school goodness. Holy fuck! How do I get on the beta tester list!!!!

Simply (pun-intended) awesome!

Hey thanks!! You nailed the main inspirations for the game PERFECTLY. Don't worry, it won't be much longer until release day! I'll announce on my NG page when we have a solid date. :)