Anvil Game Studios
Based in Malta

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EUR~ €20.00


Holdfast: Nations At War is an online multiplayer first and third person shooter focusing on a combination of teamwork and individual skill. Take part in historic clashes on land and at sea waged by the most powerful nations during the great Napoleonic Era.


Development on Anvil Game Studios’ debut title ‘Holdfast: Nations At War’ officially started in June 2014. The idea was to create a competitive and teamwork oriented multiplayer game inspired by the Napoleonic Era. This setting meant that the game's mechanics were developed based on the tools of the time; muskets, cannon and warships from the golden age of sail. Development on the game is still on-going with beta testing aimed to start sometime during 2017.


  • Join the Navy - Experience what it’s like to be a crew member on board a military sailing ship. Raise the sails, fire the cannons, test the water depths and cooperate to keep your vessel afloat!
  • Enlist in the Army - Work with your comrades to storm enemy fortifications, support the fight from the rear with artillery fire or keep the line steady in open field battles and lead your men to victory!
  • Class System - Play as a Captain, Sailor, Line Infantry and more! Every class comes with its own traits and roles which are crucial for your team’s survival.
  • Challenging Combat - Whether you are manning cannon, firing a musket or swinging a sword, Holdfast: NaW's combat mechanics are easy to learn but hard to master. Skill is rewarded via a precision and timing based directional melee combat system that puts players’ reflexes and dexterity to the test.
  • Competitive Play - There will be plenty of chances for you and your mates to take on other groups in tournaments and fierce competitive events. Hone your skills because you can be sure that your opponents will too!


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Holdfast: Nations At War - Original Soundtrack
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Holdfast: Nations At War - Developer Blogs
Visit the following link for a look at all the developer blogs related to the game released thus far: holdfastgame.com.

About Anvil Game Studios

Anvil Game Studios is a game development company based in Malta with an international team of passionate individuals. We are currently independently developing and producing our debut title ‘Holdfast: Nations At War’ - A competitive multiplayer first and third person shooter set during the Napoleonic Era.

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Holdfast: Nations at War Credits

Andrew Farruga

Julian Farrugia
Lead 3D Artist

Andreas Grech
Lead Programmer

Dylan Vassallo
Web Developer

Nico Kamps
Level Designer

Cameron Saliba
UI Designer

Peter Hyder
Marketing Executive

Tassilo Egloffstein
Voice Acting Manager

Jackson Beebe
Character Designer, Freelance

Lee Ellis
3D Artist, Freelance

Christiaan van Hoegee
Animator, Curvepoint Studios

Sean Beeson
Composer, Freelance

Keith Farrugia
Composer, Freelance

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