Thursday, February 27, 2014

Holmade Games on Xbox One!

We've been sitting on this one excitedly for awhile, but Microsoft has just made its official announcement and we can finally report that Holmade Games is amongst the first indie developers to be working on an (as-yet-unannounced) Xbox One project!

We're extremely pumped, and MS has been wonderful to work with.  Stay tuned for further announcements on specific titles as the details become available! :)
In the meantime, check out the official Microsoft news post here, which features a nice list of some of the other developers you'll be seeing things from on Xbox One.


Sunday, February 9, 2014

We got blurb'd in Official Xbox Magazine!

This month, we had the honour of being featured alongside some of our indie friends in the pages of Official Xbox Magazine!

Be sure to check out the March 2014 issue at your local news stand for all sorts of Indie goodness.   We make our appearance on pg. 63 as pictured below. ;)


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Hallowe'en!


Sorry, didn't mean to scare you... or did I?

So hopefully you're all having tons of fun with Hurdle Turtle 2 on this spoOOOoky day.  However, for those of you looking for more retro thrills and chills (or those of you who don't have an Xbox 360) check out our fan game Luigi's Pac-Mansion on your PC!  I'm fairly confident you can figure out which two popular games this one fuses together.

Enjoy, and once again, have a Happy Hallowe'en!


Hurdle Turtle 2 - Available Now!

The day has arrived!  Hurdle Turtle 2 is now available on the Xbox 360 Marketplace!  Click the cover art below to queue up the game (or the trial version) to your Xbox! :)  Watch out for zombies!


Here are some quick facts about the new game (check out other recent entries on our full blog for some interesting Hurdle Turtle trivia!): 
  • 4 player local coop!
  • Upgraded graphics!
  • New underwater stages!
  • Progressive gameplay featuring an overworld map screen.. no longer an endless runner!

 Enjoy!  And have a safe and happy Hallowe'en!


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Interesting Facts, Day 14: Hurdle's Origins!

Hurdle Turtle was conceived from boredom, born to bring fun to the world.

That's pretty melodramatic, but also accurate.  Several years ago, I was attending a particularly dry meeting at my day job, and as I'm wont to do, I started doodling in the margins of my notebook.  I drew a few random things, one of which was a happy little turtle launching himself over a hurdle.  I laughed out loud in spite of myself because of the way it rhymed (it was a very dry meeting) and how cute the doodle was.

This is a dramatization; the original sketch has unfortunately been lost.

Hurdle lived in the back of my brain for several weeks after that, until I finally decided we must make this spirited little fellow into a game, and Hurdle Turtle was born!

And now...

Hurdle Turtle 2 will be released on Xbox 360 tomorrow!!!


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Interesting Facts, Day 13: What species??

Ever wondered what species of turtle Hurdle Turtle is?

He's actually a Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia Mydas).  From wikipedia, Chelonia Mydas "is a large sea turtle of the family Cheloniidae. It is the only species in the genus Chelonia. Its range extends throughout tropical and subtropical seas around the world, with two distinct populations in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The common name comes from the usually green fat found beneath its carapace."

Green Sea Turtles are also endangered.  To learn more or to help out Hurdle's buddies, check out the World Wildlife Fund's site here.

2 days to go until Hurdle Turtle 2 is released on Xbox 360!


Monday, October 28, 2013

Interesting Facts, Day 12: Braaaaainssss!!

That's right!  Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, they eatin' errbody's brains out here!

The living dead have invaded Hurdle Turtle 2!  Hurdle and friends will have to brave the terrors of zombie infested woods!  Stay safe out there, Hallowe'en is almost here!

Also, check out our updated website, which has been done up just in time for Hallowe'en!

3 days to go until Hurdle Turtle 2 is released for Xbox 360 on