The journey may scar your soul, cost you family and friends, but it will also earn you the respect of both mortals and gods. You must ascend through the ranks of the Norse gods to take your rightful place beside Odin. Hammer of the Gods is a 1994 turn-based strategy computer game developed by New World Computing for MS-DOS. The events of the game take place in viking age Europe, with a Norse fantasy setting. Hammer of the Gods is one of the games that spawned the creation of the Heroes of Might and Magic strategy series. Hammer of the Gods is an empire-building game with a focus on military strategy. The goal of the game is to build an empire through expansionism while completing a set of goals that are specified by the gods of Norse mythology.