Halo: Olympus is a 2D side-scrolling fan game currently under development. Of course, this game is and will remain completely free.

After many years, we're shutting down the project and starting a new one.

Posted by Team_Pulsar on Nov 23rd, 2012

You may have noticed the lack of updates as of late - both here and on our site. I'm sad to announce that we've cancelled work on the project.

I could write a book of reasons why - one of our two programmers bailed and while attempting to regain control of the project we realized that our hearts frankly weren't in it anymore. The project had become dull an unexciting - working within the confines of an established franchise looses its novelty very quickly. The series itself is just getting rather old if we're being honest, and instead of spending another year or two stumbling through development we decided that enough was enough.

At this time, myself and another artist from the team are working on a new project - one we've created entirely by ourselves. We realize that without 'Halo' slapped on the cover of our game we'll loose a good majority of interest, which is always disheartening, but it's be a relief not having to piggyback off of an existing game to get attention. When we're ready to show it off, we'll create a new project page here on IndieDB (after closing down this project, of course. We won't 'bait and switch' our projects.) The game is still a 2D, sidescrolling shooter/platformer and will run on a refined and reworked version of OWaW's engine. We will also be including some of our custom content from OWaW (eg - the Shredder weapon, ability to teleport, enemies derivative from our Thrashers, ect.) A development blog we just put up today can be found here.

Lastly, I'd just like to thank everyone who's stuck with us this long and kept this project going as long as it has. I sincerely apologize that this had to turn out the way it has.

Here's to the future! - Appo

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Hey-Pi-Ron Nov 23 2012 says:

Oh, crap!.. :(

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DEathgod65 Nov 23 2012 says:

Ahh...goodbye, it's sad to see this die, but I respect your decision to stop work on the project..

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Juffe Nov 23 2012 says:

Sadface. =(

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Kobra299 Nov 23 2012 says:

its a shame as the demo was great but you do what you need to I hope you will put a link to the new game here as well

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Team_Pulsar Nov 23 2012 replied:

Oh, we absolutely will. It's still rather early in development but once we have something to show in the way of screenshots/video we'll release an official project page here (hopefully within the next month.) We just don't wanna jump the gun is all.

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TheUnabridgedGamer Nov 24 2012 replied:

Will you guys at least release the unfinished content of Olympus? It would be a nice thing that few developers take the time to do.

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Razzeld Nov 23 2012 says:


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jjawinte Nov 23 2012 says:

Aww...another " stop track ". Good luck lads !

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ken9764 Nov 23 2012 says:


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ildamos Dec 6 2012 says:

Good luck on your new endeavor! Give us a heads-up when it surfaces!

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ShyGuy204 Dec 8 2012 says:

Considering the lack of updates and what will usually follow almost 50% of the time, this is unsurprising.

Still, it's good to see you guys aiming for something original now. Hope to see that IndieDB page soon!

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