At the end of the game, there are two statues. If you strike them, nothing of importance seems to happen, leaving most to leave them alone. If you strike them many, many times (around 300), however, they'll shatter and a scrambled code appears on-screen. Decoding this code reveals a 1-800 number (either 1-800-613-8840 or 1-888-447-5594).
This number is actually a semi-legitimate phone number. If you call it in real life you can hear a pre-recorded message that depends on which number you use. In particular, in one, David - the game's director - is killed by Kratos and the call ends. This service has sadly been discontinued, though numerous videos of the calls can be found throughout the Internet.
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The game was first showcased at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in 2004 and creator/director David Jaffe took note of the feedback they were receiving from the game, the most common complaint was players having trouble working with the game's camera system.
The original working title was Dark Odyssey.
The game's story is only loosely based on Greek mythology. The development team took liberties to have creative freedom and modify many of the myths and legends regarding Greek mythology to their liking. David Jaffe explained that the team picked what they believed were the "coolest aspects" of Greek mythology and wrote the story using those elements.
The game uses what's called the Kinetica engine, which was used for Santa Monica's game of the same name released in 2001.
The main idea for God of War was inspired by the 1981 film Clash of the Titans and Capcom's game Onimusha. Capcom distributed God of War for the Japanese market.
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