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!
User reviews: Mixed (3,817 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 13, 2013

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What the developers have to 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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October 10

SOWN 2014 Award, Plat Sale, New Blocks



I'm very honored that we were selected to win 'Best Technological Game' at Sense of Wonder Night 2014 at Tokyo Game Show. Check out photos and video of the trip.

8BitMMO 2014 MEGA-SALE/FUNDRAISER!

8BitMMO is an awesome indie construction sandbox game, but it's not free to develop and run. That's why every year we do a fundraiser / sale to help raise money for servers and development.

Support development and get great rewards. In addition to the usual gold & platinum you get from purchases, there are some great rewards -- including at least 25% bonus gold+plat (possibly up to 100% if we hit our goal).Other rewards include early access to The Transponder, Seconary Pocket Universe, 2k Blocks, and even your very own custom block.

Please consider supporting development and server hosting! Thank you :)

New Blocks


Localization Support
You can now play the game in English, Japanese (needs improvement, we're working on it! ;)), or Goggles Translate Mode (for fun). Or even translate the game to your own language if you like: Details...

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October 4

Town Warfare Teaser

Check out our just released teaser video for the upcoming Town Warfare update!

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Reviews

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

“... 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 This 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! :)

Features


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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i5/i7 processor (Fast CPUs allow lighting to render)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Tested on OSX 10.9.2
    Recommended:
    • OS: You should get one of the laptops with the glowing logo on the back, because I'm pretty sure that makes it go faster.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Tested on Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit
    Recommended:
    • OS: NOT Gentoo.
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 13
Early Access Review
i thought roblox was a ridiculous mess, this is ten times worse.

basically you are a little pixel guy in a big, creative world. except you are not in an actual game, it feels like a poorly made minecraft server with half-a-billion plugins all mashed into one horrid mess. random spam everywhere, trying to build 3d houses and dungeons in a 2d landscape is impossibe. all user created missions are complete crap, and there is lag everywhere. it might be good if you can tolerate its massive amount of problems, maybe then it might be worth a play.

3/10
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 17
Early Access Review
YOU HAVE TO PAY TO BUILD ♥♥♥♥. 1/10
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304 of 402 people (76%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Early Access Review
This is by far one of the worst games I have ever wasted my time on. I'm pretty sure I played the SimCity beta for longer. I mentioned a few problems I had on the forums, and this is when I decided to make this review. They ♥♥♥♥ing banned me, for TRYING TO HELP THEM IMPROVE THEIR GAME. No, you ungrateful pricks go ♥♥♥♥ yourself. Just because mommy and daddy gave you the money to kickstart this game doesn't mean you can walk around like you are some big dev company and anything that anybody says against you is wrong. I could rant in detail about all the things I found stupid with this game, but I'll give a summary. In the time I played I already received a repeat quest. I discovered that building things is PAINFULLY difficult. Also, this is NOT LIKE MINECRAFT in terms of building a world. You have to buy the blocks, with either in game money or real life money. Actually you can buy anything with real life money because this game doesn't even hide the fact that they simply want all your money and could care less about the game. The combat system..... or if you can call it that, is "press space at stuff", and is one of the worst combat systems I have ever had to deal with.

Overall 0/10
This is the worst MMO game I have ever played and I will tell all my friends and everyone I know to avoid this game like the plague.

Edit: Of course this game -has- potential. But it's hella neglected and the devs obviously don't care. They got their money and went on vacation. This could be a good game, but as it is now it's an absolute waste of time.
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88 of 108 people (81%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Early Access Review
boring game with any of the advertised features blocked off by a steep paywall. not to mention a lot of poorly done self-aware humor. not good.
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64 of 83 people (77%) found this review helpful
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Early Access Review
I typed in the chat " Is there a way restarting the tuts " Then 4 people told me to F$#k off and kill myself

0/10 , Game full of children , and i got feelings... T_T
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39 of 46 people (85%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Early Access Review
Hmm...
The concept is good, but there are some things I don't like. First and foremost, there are way too many microtransactions (AKA in-app purchases). To build something, you need to buy every single block with coins. To gather enough of them, you have two options; either keep playing and get them (which takes forever) or buy them with real money. So, by that aspect, you may feel kinda scammed, like I did.

Regarding the gameplay, it is really difficult to build. You'll have a hard time trying to place a block over another. Try it for your own, you'll see. Sometimes, the block hiding system doesn't work, thus making it impossible to play inside a room.

But wait, there are positives; as I mentioned beforehand, I liked the concept, even though it's not new. There is also a fully functional anti-grief system, which I admire, as there is no such thing in Minecraft or Terraria (yet).
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35 of 51 people (69%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Early Access Review
Its a Nice concept its got Nice music but with mostly all Free to Play games there are Microtransactions and this just ruined the game for me, you need plat to become a Zombie, you need plat to buy cool stuff not everyone is going to buy that and the Leveling up takes so long there are no Aussie servers it takes so long to earn Gold.
With all these Microtransactions it feels like a Pay to Play game
1/10
8BitMMO? More like 8BitMicrotransactions
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24 of 34 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Early Access Review
No. Just. No. This game may only be in beta, but it's so bad I almost cried at how bad it is. The mechanics are bad, the tutorials take forever, the quests drag on, and have no point, and they have player-made quests meant only so you'll see their crappy towns and buy a spot in it. It's nothing but a poor way for the devs to make a quick buck, while ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ all over the players. Not only is all of the above true, but you won't find anyone on here that's friendly, helpful, or interesting. Everyone just argues about stupid crap, and tries to get you to buy ♥♥♥♥ from them. It tries so hard to be funny, and their attempts are definately in vain. They make jokes that stopped being funny about five years ago. They basically downplay RPG's of all sorts with the guide's personality being so poor, and this also proves to be a poor strategy, as the game is an RPG. -30/5
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Early Access Review
This whole game's one of the clunkiest I've played in a while, and not even the funny kind. Just straight up frustrating.

The construction is unwieldy as all heck. First, you have to buy all materials from the shop (I'll get to the cost later). Then it becomes a fight with the camera angle to even build a decent house with a roof. Let me tell you, a "slightly" top down view is NOT a good angle for anything construction related. There are even cases where the walls completely block certain tiles, not only making it feel like you're building blindfolded, but also forcing you to deconstruct everything just to build whatever it was the walls were blocking.

The combat... Oh the combat. Unless you're ranged, it's almost impossible to battle without getting hit. Normally this would be fine, damage is inevitable, but considering how few hitpoints you get, the damage adds up. Ultimately, you'll be finding yourself dying and going back to the beginning of the world. Even as ranged, there's also the case of extreme respawn times, so be prepared to get shell-shocked.

Speaking of worlds, quests are pretty much your only option to even hope of getting decent money and EXP. It takes an EXTREME amount of gold to get enough to build anything past a small house. So unless you like running at cheap enemies, you'll have to do quests. Again, this would normally be fine, but after the initial quests, every quest you get is randomized, and I mean RANDOMIZED. It takes no account what level you are or anything. With some quests taking place in worlds locked behind level requirements, this is a major problem. This is countered with the ability to talk to the quest giver for a different quest, but the number of awful quests to cycle through is astounding. From continuous pixel-perfect gauntlets given to beginners, to ultra vague scavenger hunts, it's like there was no effort put into filtering the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Finally, the cost. Like I said before, every block in the game costs coins, heck, even entering certain doors cost coins. I'm talking about an extravigant number of coins. With the small, convoluted shop menu, it's almost impossible to find what exactly you want. Pair that with the cost of everything, good luck trying to build something actually worth looking at. They're practically making you pay to get anything good, and even good's a strong word.

This game has no soul. It feels like something thrown together and then presented as an enchanting ground breaking indie game. It doesn't even try to hide the amount of cynicism it throws at you. Even what few NPCs are shown are extremely cynical. Jokes are fine, but having sarcastic remarks the only things NPCs say to you in an already soulless husk of a game just spits in your face. I'm sorry.
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Early Access Review
So, after tinkering around with this game for a short while, I've got an idea of this game. The graphics are pretty shoddy and look kinda off when you move, but they work (for the most part, anyway, determining what layer a block is on is tricky and overhangs just vanish when you're under them). The music is honestly quite enjoyable, but nothing fantastic.

Gameplay is simple, but effective: both combat and building have little to them but still satisfied me nonetheless. The menus do their job, but aren't special and don't really look pretty. The NPCs have nice designs (and the ones that speak are often humorous) but enemy AI is incredibly simple and similar.

I can't really comment on the MMO aspect, as I prefer playing solo. But for an MMO, I enjoyed my time alone, which is generally a good sign. I've heard complaints of being only playable if you shovel money into it, but I honestly didn't feel that way at all. Overall, the game is lacking. However, there are three factors that stop me from not reccomending this:

1) The game is in early access. The biggest problems I have with this game (namely, the artwork and the simplicity) can be very easily fixed with future updates.

2) There's just a certain...CHARM the game has. With it's designs and it's dialogue and it's style...there's just something about this game that I love, even if it isn't that great on closer examination.

3) The game is free. There is really nothing stopping you from at least trying it out and making a decision.

TL;DR: The game is simple and somewhat lazy, but charming and free.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
74.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Early Access Review
Many people are posting negative reviews about this game, which are perfectly valid. This game has many flaws. Yes, the combat is clunky and terrible. Yes, you have to grind for things. But no, this is not pay2win. Pay2win in this game would be killing another player, which, because of the combat whoever has the better weapon wins. However, the (Current) best weapon in the game is the Red Sword. To get the red sword, you need 500 gold. Yes, you can donate to the game to get gold. But if you just go to a farm, and grind for like 10 minutes max, you can get 500 gold quick. Gold itself is mostly used for building. Yes, the building system can be confusing, but you can create some amazing stuff with it. Yes, the game isint actually 8Bit. Yes, the game looks like its sprites were made in mspaint. But you just gotta look past that. Plus, if you love drama. Join a town that loves starting wars. The only things you use plat (Premium Currency) is mostly for dungeon things, and a few useless hats. So in the end, the game has flaws, the game can be a bit of a grindfest if you want to make a giant base of epic proportions. But in the end, you shouldn't be able to make a giant base right off the bat, would you? If you just got all the stuff to make it you would quickly grow tired of it. But no, you build up gold over time to eventually make that base. And relish in how amazing it is. Plus, you can get most plat items from from some players by trading large amounts of gold for them. However, like an actual economy, the price is always changing. Overall, when the game is actually released (Still in early Access), I imagine most of these flaws will be fixed. Thanks for reading.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Early Access Review
Ever wondered "What if Roblox was an 2D MMO where every main quest would be community created?"

No? WELL, TOO BAD.

This game is pretty much just that.
People spamming signs everywhere and 10 year olds breaking quests written in poor english.

8/8.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Early Access Review
For no cost it is a fine game indeed and you can build anything you want and glorify it with enough time spent. However the enemies do tend to get a bit repetitive but still challenging in a way, I enjoy it very much but its really up to you about how you feel about it when it comes to what your looking for in gameplay. If you want a casual building game with some fighting but not quite minecraft than this may be for you! If your looking for a action packed battle game with flaming demonic wolves than i suggest you keep searching. This may be a short review but it is what i think of the game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Early Access Review
So far i have had a surprisingly good experience with this game. for me its something to do just if i have a few spare minutes but its a lot of fun. The soundtrack is also amazing. Sure the graphics aren't spectacular but thats the whole point!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Early Access Review
I think the game is fun, but has little to work with when it comes to building in the start of the game yet its still fun and I feel there should be more content than just simple areas that are small and end quickly building is sorta good but confusing at times and if there was more of a weapon selection that would be great overall its decent its still a early access game so there will be bugs and glitches and more things needing to be added but you should check it out
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Early Access Review
Its a good idea for a game but it gets boring after a while.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Early Access Review
This could have been a good game. And GOD I wish it hadn't been ruined. It used to be good, clean fun where you and your friends could build, hunt monsters and just have a good time. It turned into a giant scrap pile of a game because of the community and the developers.

It makes me sad to see such a great game go to waste.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Early Access Review
very hard to see where anything is, placing it, interacting with it, etc... everybody leaves their lower tier items on the ground and since they can't be picked up by anyone, it clutters up the wilderness. good concept but bad execution. also, when you walk under things they dissapear and when you walk under a bunch of things as you walk it flashes and it hurts. the screenshots displayed are the least cluttered things ive seen in the game. the camera angle is fixed and there is no fisheye so everything is rendered the same, making it very hard to know where things are going. the building mechanism is painfully repetetive, and you end up rebuilding your whole building for one small detail. not worth the download time. has really good music though.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Early Access Review
Not a bad game. Tends to be boring despite the endless amount of space.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Early Access Review
Great MMO, as the name suggests. Although plat isnt free, the game itself is... :D
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