8-Bit Armies

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  • 8-Bit Armies
A Blast From the Past!
8-Bit Armies is a retro Real-Time Strategy game for the PC. With a colorful, blocky voxel art style, 8-Bit Armies is Petroglyph's most fast-paced, friendly, and accessible RTS game to date. Collect resources, build up and defend your base, amass your army of military units, and ultimately crush your opponents! 8-Bit Armies features offline single-player missions, two-player cooperative missions, AI skirmish mode, and Player-vs-Player Multiplayer modes running on dedicated game servers.

Initial release includes:
  • 25 offline campaign missions
  • 12 co-op missions to play with your friends
  • 10 multiplayer/skirmish maps that support up to 8 players online
  • AI with multiple difficulty options to play with cooperatively or fight against
  • Classic Base-Building mechanics let you construct the ultimate HQ from which to launch attacks against your foes
  • Destructible environments on maps ranging from small to very large
  • Easy to understand modern military units and structures lets RTS beginners jump right in
  • From the same team that brought you RTS classics such as Star Wars: Empire at War, Universe at War, and Grey Goo

8-Bit Armies is for anyone that enjoys RTS games, or felt overwhelmed by more serious games. With hours of solo and co-op gameplay included, there's something here for everyone!

More reviews from game journalists...


"Its biggest offering to the RTS genre is its brilliant retro design and vivid, colourful graphics coupled with easy-to-learn gameplay. For those intimidated by the complexity of RTS games, 8-Bit Armies is a great place to start."
- CGMagazine

"Simple and balanced game play make 8-bit Armies an indie game gem! I wasn’t kidding when I said that I can’t stop playing this game, it is that good!"
- Just Press Start

"I love the the game, and it is definitely worth buying." and... "It's a fun, fun game and I'm absolutely, absolutely loving it!"
- Worth A Buy (YouTube)

Can you believe it's been 4 years since the launch of our first in the series of 8-Bit Armies games!? We continue to support one of our most popular games for the players that made it great. And, what better way to relive all those co-op mission memories and massive 8-Bit Battles than to get together on this very special day that started the series! On Wednesday, April 22nd we'll all be getting together (virtually, social distancing ya know!) to play online together and maybe even finish a few o...

2020-04-22

Hey all! We just wanted to say thank you to everyone that played, created, and competed over the last month to celebrate our 2nd year anniversary for 8-Bit Armies. Congratulations to all our winners of the various Steam Gift Packs and Game bundles we handed out. We hope you had as much fun as we did. Everyone should have received their goodies by now, but if you didn't please feel free to let us know and we will look into it. As you can see, we continue to support the game, so this is by no mean...

2018-06-04

Welcome to all our new players and all our die-hard fans! We've just released a patch to re-enable harvester crushing, something many of you remember from our launch and have asked for. Harvester crushing now works in the following way... Multiplayer Quickmatch / Ranked games preserve the no-crushing rule for Guardian and Renegades Harvesters Skirmish and Custom Multiplayer Games now provide a checkbox option for turning harvester crushing on/off. Single & Multiplayer Co-Op campaigns have Harves...

2018-05-09

We’ve just hit the second anniversary of the 8-Bit Armies launch and it’s time to celebrate! Beginning today we’re starting weekly contests with prize packages consisting of Steam gift cards and free games for players at the top of our leaderboards! Each week, the leaderboards will be reset at 5pm PST (00:00 UDT) giving everyone a fresh chance to make it into the top spots. We’ll also be drawing names randomly and giving away prizes just for participating in the weekly tournaments. And if PvP is...

2018-05-02

Hey everyone! Thanks for the heads up on our March Update. It seems our custom map loader in the game was disabled. That issue is now fixed as of today. ːsteamfacepalmː -8Bit.

2018-03-28

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows Vista SP2
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTS 250 or ATI Radeon HD 3870
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz+ Quad Core Processor
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 550 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
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