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8-Bit God of War Released!!

Posted by Holmfry - March 16th, 2012

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. The whole time we were working on 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 indiedb.com) 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!


8-Bit God of War Released!!

Comments (6)

Will there be any support for Mac OSx?

We're definitely looking in to it, but no solid promises yet. :)

Sweet cant wait to play it!!
Are u gonna submit it to NG with medals??
Cuz that would be a cherry on top :D

No plans to at this time; it's purely downloadable at the moment - wasn't built with Flash - but you never know what the future may hold. It'd be fun to add achievements!

I also want to mention that many Newgrounds artists contributed music to the project, making it so much more awesome in the process. :)

I'm downloading the game right now...and i realized it would be impossible to submit such a thing to NG
considering the size is...OMG 75 MB and its still goin!!
CAnt wait to play !! XD

Hmmm Ok now I will actually review this game...

I hav played through 3 levels and i must say...I am rly truly dissapointed.
Thr are only 3 type of enemies u used, the archer, the tough guy and the soldeir, the only difference is thier bodies in each level.

The levels are rlyy boring. The colours u chose for the platforms are very dull.
The lack of backgrounds give it a very unexciting feel to the game. After 2 levels i just found myself grinding thru the levels.

It reminds me of Castlvania II.
The Music is good. Thats the only thing that kept me entertained.

But the lack of enemies were soo dissapointing. GoW revovles around the unique enemies and the weapons.

The bosses were too easy..not challenging at all.

Change in control scheme would be helpful.

I kno u spent like 5 years on this and i dont mean to blow ur hardwork in peices but these are the things u need to improve to make it fun. This has soo much potential!

Other than that, the music and the story were rly sweet.

I'm rly sorry if i sound mean...its just that seeing the size of the game gave me high hopes!

This sounds awesome. definitely giving it a try!

Thanks, hope you enjoy it! :D

What program did you use to make this game?