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8BitMMO is a retro-style 2D massively multiplayer game! It's a giant construction sandbox -- you can build a home or a castle in a persistent streaming world. Found and manage your own city. Fight evil LawyerCats and engage in Player vs Player battle. Work in Progress!
Release Date: Dec 13, 2013
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What the developers say:

“There's plenty of fun to be had right now in the game, but it's not done yet. I am releasing the game onto Early Access because many players are already enjoying the existing content, but we're still developing and improving it with your feedback and ideas.

Things you can do right now:

* The building systems are fully playable, and in fact, many players have used them to create sprawling mega-cities, huge statues, and awesome pixel art.
* Solve (or create!) simple player quests.
* Build collaboratively with friends by joining a player city (or become the mayor of your own town).
* Build privately in your own pocket universe.
* Build your own dungeon or player-vs-player arena.
* Three races to choose from so far: Human, Zombie, or Potato. Become a zombie and nom on others to infect them with zombieism.
* Fight nefarious LawyerCats, deadly Hipsters, and a couple other baddies.
* Level up and unlock new items to build with.
* Once you are Level 4, explore the dangerous and untamed =67 map -- it's filled with islands and oceans and hard mobs.

Things on the roadmap for the future (game updates happen frequently)

* More monsters to fight.
* More weapons.
* More character levels.
* More buildable items.
* Your suggestions and ideas! The community is a huge part of development, and many top suggestions have already made it into the game.

Join us!

8BitMMO is free to play, and will continue to be so. So please consider playing the game and becoming part of development by joining our community :)”
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Buy 8BitMMO - Steam Founder's Pack Basic

Includes 2,100 gold, 15 plat, and an exclusive hat!


Buy 8BitMMO - Steam Founder's Pack Deluxe

Includes 5,040 gold, 36 plat, and two exclusive hats!


Recent updates View all (9)

Egg Hunt + 2x New Weapons!

April 17th, 2014

The 100,000 gold Easter Egg Hunt is on!

Find all four eggs and solve all the riddles to discover the safe password at /tele Easter. The safe contains 100,000 gold, which will be the reward to one skilled player who cracks the puzzle.

/tele Easter in-game, and check out the first clue on YouTube.

New Weapon: Hammer

The Hammer is a strong weapon -- it causes 10 damage in an area of effect around you. However, you have to stand still for 3/4ths of a second before the weapon causes damage -- just enough time to escape if your opponent is quick.

Buy Ammo Separately

Now you can purchase ammo separately from weapons! Details here.


We had a lot of fun on April Fool's day -- I rethemed the whole game to be calculator themed. If you missed it, check out the festivities here.

New Weapon: Laser Rifle

Charge it up and fire... but don't charge too long... ;)

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March Update: Easier Building, Laser Blocks, and Improved Inventory

March 7th, 2014

Here's a quick summary of the last month's updates:

Easier to Learn Building System

You guys spoke, and I listened -- the building system has been streamlined and is easier to learn. Just click the item in your inventory you want to build with and plop it down in the world. Picking up items is a simple icon in your inventory. It's even possible to drop swords again if you want to.

Laser Turrets

You can now build laser turrets that fire at other players. Great for use as a defensive block to protect your town, or build it in your dungeon to create devious traps.

Check it out in-game today!

Improved Inventory

The inventory has been overhauled -- no more overlapping blocks, and it supports scroll wheel.

Performance Improvements

You should find the new build runs faster than previous builds, especially in areas with many objects. On my laptop in one place particularly full of blocks, my FPS jumped from ~30FPS to about ~55FPS after this change.

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“The most randomly awesome game I've played in a while”

“... generation upon generation of user-made structures dot the landscape, and oversized shapes and enigmatic letters mystify like Nazca lines. It feels free, like playing with Legos as kid. You have agency. There are all sorts of weird ways to play. You can transform into a zombie if you want, try and spread a plague, mix things up. Oh, and beware of LawyerCats. They’re out for blood.”
Indie Statik

“... this is a must play”
9.5/10 – Gaming Capacity

About the Game

8BitMMO is a retro-style 2D massively multiplayer game! It's a giant construction sandbox -- you can build a home or a castle in a persistent streaming world. Found and manage your own city. Fight evil LawyerCats and engage in Player vs Player battle. Work in Progress! :)


100% Player Built World - The entire world is built by players. Build your own house, town, voxelart, or dungeon. The world is massive -- there's plenty of space to build in, and it streams in as you explore (no load screens).

Be the Mayor - Start your own town and invite your friends. You'll have an array of management tools for overseeing your town.

Interactive Development / WIP Updates - The entire game only has one full-time developer, and development is still ongoing. You can submit and vote on ideas -- many of the top voted ideas have been implemented into the game. Free updates with new content and features are frequently released.

Anti-Griefing Systems - Several systems protect players from griefing.

Free To Play - No purchase necessary to have fun. Support the developer and buy a fancy hat... or don't. (Premium items give NO competitive advantage)

Customize your Character - Wear hats, clothing, accessories, change your skin color

Become a Zombie - Want to be a zombie? You can! But you'll need a steady supply of delicious brains from other players. Don't worry, after you eat their brain, they'll be zombies too!

Fight Nefarious Enemies - Congressional Lobbyist Slugs, LawyerCats, and Hipsters oh my.

MegaMap - The world is huge, so the MegaMap interface (based on Google Maps API) is a handy way to browse the world and share your creations with friends.

Introducing the Steam Founder's Packs

Please consider supporting development by optionally purchasing a Steam Founder's Pack. You will receive a variety of benefits:

After you have purchased a Steam Founder's pack, please restart the game launcher for the game to detect the purchase.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated graphics is fine, or really any wire & tin foil you can cobble together that looks like a GPU.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: If you don't have one, just make beep & boop noises with your mouth when appropriate.
    • Additional Notes: You can probably get this to run on a toaster.
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i5/i7 processor (Fast CPUs allow lighting to render)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
1,006 of 1,209 people (83%) found this review helpful
201 products in account
16 reviews
10.3 hrs on record
Alot of pixelated fun for the whole family. Except the dog, he doesn't get it.
Posted: December 13th, 2013
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416 of 510 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 products in account
1 review
4.4 hrs on record
"Platinum" is required to build your own town, and must be bought with real money. And it takes a lot of it. This may be a good game to try if there are some major changes made, however i would not waste my time or money on it until then.

The best thing, however is the developers sense of humor. However MOST of the game is player built and MOST people do not share the same humor or intelligence. There are a LOT of misspelled words in the player built areas. Sometimes i could not even guess the meaning! The leveling up is very repetitive, at some point you will discover you cannot do some things in the game without real money (to buy Platinum). The player driven quests were the most unique feature, however, many of them are broken or too long or boring to be interesting. The most time i spent in game was trying to complete two player driven quests only to have no way to finish them.
Homes people build are mostly empty, and you can only explore so many towns with nothing to really do in them. And you are unable to interact with most items. So no world exploring there , either.
Posted: December 17th, 2013
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387 of 508 people (76%) found this review helpful
537 products in account
48 reviews
24.7 hrs on record
Doesn't revive the MMO genre, but fun and a unique creative game nonetheless. You'll have fun for about two hours if you like multiplayer games; five minutes if your favourite game is Skyrim or Half-Life: Blue Shift. It's also pay-to-have-fun unless you want to be grinding one of four mobs for eight hours. You can't be creative without laying down forty dollars.
Posted: November 4th, 2013
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119 of 156 people (76%) found this review helpful
96 products in account
19 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
Ehh, the dialogue's a bit cheesy, the design is really basic, but they still have microtransactions up to £120!
Posted: December 15th, 2013
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236 of 345 people (68%) found this review helpful
37 products in account
2 reviews
0.6 hrs on record
You can become a potato. If that doesnt sell this free game to you, i dont know what will.

Anywho, its a f2p game, so theres no reason not to try it, especially since its a small game and easy to run. So far, its enjoyable, and has potential to be a pretty good time waster. As to depth, i personally havnt done any building yet, so i cant comment on it dragging you in for hours on end or not, but its definitely shaping up to be something you can play for a 30 min run here and there at the very least, which is more than fine for something like this.
Posted: December 9th, 2013
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