A downloadable game for Windows

Einar is a single-player 3rd person hack and slash based on Norse mythology. The player takes on the role of Einar, who is on a quest to kill the inhabitants of a Norse fishing village who are infected by a mysterious material. Use different weapons such as the bow, hammer and axe to clear the village of the monsters. 



  • Intense combat featuring three different weapon and enemy types.
  • Beautiful environments and lighting inspired by real-life landscapes. 
  • Complex AI which groups and attacks the player from unexpected angles.
  • AAA-quality graphics and gameplay.

Open Beta

We are currently in the process of testing, polishing and improving the experience of Einar. By downloading the game and participating in this FREE open beta, you'll actively help us improving the game. You'll have a lot of fun and joy playing this beta.... but you'll also run into the occasional bug, unfinished asset and performance issue. 

Please let us know if you encounter any of these by simply playing the game and expressing your feedback through the survey or in the comments below! If there are any questions you'd like to ask, any bugs which you would like to report or any feature you'd like to request, please do so HERE

If you'd like to share general feedback with us, please do so HERE

The final version of the game will launch in early July.

Installing instructions

Simply extract the downloaded file and run 'Einar.exe'.

System Requirements (minimum)

OS: WindowsⓇ 10 64-bit
Processor: Intel® Core™i5-2500 @ 3.3 GHZ / AMD FX-8320 @ 3.5ghz
Memory: 2 GB Ram DDR3
Hard Drive: 1.5 GB free space
Graphics: 3 GB Dedicated Memory recommended
DirectX®: Version 11
Additional Notes: Older versions of WindowsⓇ (8.1/7/Vista) may work but have not been tested. 
(Xbox Controller for Windows or PlayStation 4 CONTROLLER REQUIRED or any equivalent controller which works with Xinput)


Einar is a game developed by a group of students of the NHTV University of Applied Sciences in Breda, the Netherlands. During the course of one academic year, a group of developing artists, programmers and designers worked on the game with a single vision: making a short but beautiful and engaging game of AAA-quality. 


Team Lead

Paul Ambrosiussen


Dennis Verschuur
Christian Vuye
Margit Meesters


Daan Kools (lead)
Ridgie Cools
Luís Freire Ferreira
Malou Maas
Jeffrey de Bruijn
Roel Slier
Lukasz van Heezik
Reyyan Balak


Daniel Stok (lead)
Mitchell van der Hulst (lead)
Rafael Hayduk (lead)
Chico Spans 
Daniel Gutierrez Anaya
Sjoukje Terheijden
Jordy Macnack
Tristan Reimus
Jasper Licht
Jeroen Kerkhof
Lei van Geleuken
Mike van Nieuwenhoven


Robin van Nunen (lead)
Lars de Smit (lead)
Jimmy Koene
Ron van Essen
Maurice Suiker
Hielke van Buren
Johan Holthausen
Miró Bouma
Paco Aansorgh
Sander Hageman
Niels Speelman


Jack Beeby
Milan Nossin


Stefan Baart
Victor van Dreuten

Voice Talent

Frederick Milders

Install instructions

Simply download the file and run "Einar.exe". The program will automatically download and update the necessary files.


Einar (Open Beta) (1 MB)

Development log