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.
User reviews: Mixed (4,532 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 26, 2015

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January 26

1.0 Launch!

A little more than a year ago, we launched on Steam Early Access. I'm excited to now transition to full release!

Based on user feedback, I've added during that time:

  • Music from chiptune legends Danimal Cannon, Zef, PROTODOME, and Honin Myo Audio
  • Many new buildables, including household goods and many new kinds of blocks
  • Laser Turrets
  • New weapons, like the Hammer or Laser Rifle
  • Achievements & Trading Cards
  • The Oven, to allow for transforming items into other items
  • New user interface, including improved inventory, quest window, and build tools that more clearly indicate what build mode you're in
  • Localization into Japanese, German, and Spanish
  • Performance enhancements
  • An all new megamap to handle the massive size of the world -- a player-built space now larger than the combined landmass of the United Kingdom.
  • Pocket Universes, your own private universe to build in without having to find a spot on one of the main maps
  • Pocket Townstones to allow players to start a town with only gold
  • Containers - store objects in a box with various permission levels
  • Seasonal events, like CalcMMO or the Easter Egg Hunt
  • Mac & Linux builds
  • Transponders, a whole new PvE/PvP game mode that rewards smart base building. Can you survive the attack?
  • And many other smaller updates

Thanks for being part of the community! I couldn't have done it without you :)

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January 2

New Combat Gamemode: Transponders!



After months of development and testing, the Transponder system is now available to all players to try on Primary server!

Transponders let you build & defend a base from an invading horde of monsters (and other players). You'll receive gold & EXP for participating in a match, and an even larger amount if you win the match.

To get started, build a base layout in your pocket that protects the transponder. Note mobs WILL destroy blocks when the transponder is activated! More advanced construction blocks will have higher defensive HP, so plan accordingly. The attacking force scales to your character's level, so it should be a challenge regardless of if you're a new player or an old one.

Once you're happy with your pocket fortress, use the Transponder to summon an invading force. If you want to fight against another player, you can ask them to use the new CombatPad in root at the same time.

At the end of the match, all participants will be given gold & exp based on how the match goes. If you want to instantly rebuild any lost blocks, type /restorelist

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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.

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 - 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.

Music - Enjoy chiptune from legendary artists Danimal Cannon, Zef, PROTODOME, and Honin Myo Audio.

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
277 of 358 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
I simply wanted to say this is neither 8-bit nor MMO, and a pathetic excuse of a game, but it seems like a lot of people invested significant amount of time to build and play this game, so I must add some thoughts.

I guess its selling point is 100% player built world, which explains why everything looks messy, half-baked and crummy. Remember seeing similar phenomenon in MC freebuild servers. Very few builder-type core players may create something that's actually worth looking at, but majority of builders aren't so talented or got better things to do that the landscape ends up being filled with featureless assortment of random ugly structures. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that builders often end up losing interest rather quickly and abandon their pet project to go somewhere else and start anew, leaving behind ugly husks of their former obsessions which only serves as roadblocks to newcomers trying to explore the world. And I mean UGLY. Can't even tore them down and they're littered with spikes which results in instant death for your newly created character. Really hope there were options for these abandoned structures to self-destruct and morph into forest or something.

I've no idea how some reviewers say "tutorials were fun as hell", but I dunno, different taste I guess. Starter dungeon is a joke. Rectangular cage with mobs that spawn all over the place and they won't even fight back properly. Having said that, fighting is a joke. Lag is crazy and you only have one weapon to "fight" moving around in 2D plain; go figure. NPC interaction is a joke. No storyline, no dialogue, no interaction worth caring. Had you ever played any other modern MMOs you'll know beyond doubt this "game" calling itself MMO is a joke. Quests are irrelevant, NPC jokes are equally terrible and quite frankly feels like the writers are insulting you for wasting your time playing this game. This game would've been good in the last century, but the year is 2015 and it is clearly out of time.

Music is pretty good though.
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176 of 218 people (81%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
If your looking for a good, play-to-win game, this is not it.

Firstly, to build anything, you have to buy the blocks with money you earn veeery slowly. or *buy them with MICROTRANSACTIONS*. its buggy as hell, the community is horrid, the FIRST mission is a *grind* and lastly, the quests.
Here is a representation:

Place a block,
Place 5 blocks,
Place 10 blocks,
Place 50 blocks,
place 100 blocks,
place 9,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 more blocks

0/10 would place blocks again
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193 of 262 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
Pre-Release Review
i would choose spartans vs zombies over this

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. if you want to build you have to buy EACH. BLOCK. INDIVIDUALY. this can make the costs go through the roof, if you don't like that, don't worry, you can just spend $10 on microtransactions :D. dungeons are a joke, barren and boring, the monsters are practically hittable blocks. 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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83 of 112 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
I played this, I tried to make my own pokemon center only to find that the possible items are like.. 10 all in all. If you're going to make an 8bit game then for heaven's sake make 100 at least items or make a creator and let the users in a workshop do your dirty work. The weapons are also 8 or something (including a sword, a blue sword, a red sword... (not kidding)). Again if you're going to make an 8bit game put spells and stuff or at least an axe and a spear or a bow. Placing gray boxes with a roof cannot keep you playing even if you do it with friends. This game has the same effort put into it as a school project or a hobby you're not that much into...
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49 of 61 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
After playing for a few day, I feel like I can give an honest review.

Hours 1-3: Learning the game and how to build. Ran the beginning dungeons to get XP to build more. So far, enjoying the game.

Hours 4-14: Running dungeons are pretty stupid. All of them are player made and all look the same. Learned the best way to make a town is to grind gold in a very Destiny "Loot Cave" method. Basically just click a wall thousands and thousands of time to loot gold. Game itself has become boring, but kept playing to unlock more items and finish my town.

Hours 15-16: Finished my town {which is the only enjoyment I really got out of this game}. Decided to explore neighboring towns to only find a wasteland of unfinished and random buildings. Its like an entire world of builders just vanished from a plague... of bordom. At this point, I feel like I wasted hours playing this game... Should have played MineCraft...

For a game that has been out for a year. This game is VERY lacking. Its supposed to be an MMO, but with a level cap of 5, that doesnt allow much progress besides building a town with very little crafting matierals. If this game had more pieces to build with and better dungeons, this game would be a lot better. DEVS need to go into the world and start deleted abandoned creations, because at this point, its just random crap everywhere and doesnt feel like a player created world...

This game has potential and there seems to be a few people who love this game... I, just like so many others, find this game to be very boring and a poor sandbox builder...

Would i recommend? Maybe... Some people really love it, but as a whole, this game sucks. If they added more content and the players actually made dungeons worth playing, I would give a higher score.

4/10
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100 of 145 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Early Access Review
At least it's trying, but still feels repetitive. The humour feels forced, the false low self esteem trope has beed milked more than your mothers breasts and using LEL FUNNEH INNERNET MAYMAYS as a selling point is asking for trouble.

Enough of the outgoing selling, but what about the game?:
Nice ideas but not all that original, I found problems with the way the game likes to replicate the feeling of dungeons; The way it draws roofs over areas to engage an idea of mystery but when you get close the roofs disappear, this would 5 times out of 10 halt rendering the other sprites, like the enemies.

The art style of the game is generic as all hell. Game devs: please don't be as lazy because of "nostalgia".

Overall, not original and forced humour.
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61 of 83 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
114.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
I simply wanted to say this is neither 8-bit nor MMO, and a pathetic excuse of a game, but it seems like a lot of people invested significant amount of time to build and play this game, so I must add some thoughts.

I guess its selling point is 100% player built world, which explains why everything looks messy, half-baked and crummy. Remember seeing similar phenomenon in MC freebuild servers. Very few builder-type core players may create something that's actually worth looking at, but majority of builders aren't so talented or got better things to do that the landscape ends up being filled with featureless assortment of random ugly structures, and those experienced builders are limited to what they can deliver since the game contains only the basic blocks you would expect,and most of them are worth platinum, the premium currency which can be bought with real money or traded for a huge amount of virtual currency(gold). This game lacks a lot of content and it should have a lot more but the ONLY developer of this game is lazy. I am aware that he has a real life job to sustain himself but getting 5 new blocks every 3 months, of which most of them are just skins which would take 5 minutes to draw in MICROSOFT PAINT is almost nothing. He seems to have given up on the game. The only update we got in a while was the game exiting early access, and what did he add on that update? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING,

I've no idea how some reviewers say that the game is good because "tutorials were fun as hell", It felt like the developer was literally making fun of you for wasting time on his game. Starter dungeon is a joke. Rectangular cage with mobs that spawn all over the place and they won't even fight back properly. Having said that, fighting is a joke. Lag is crazy and you only have a sword(with 3 variations which just have another colour and do a bit more damage),a inaccurate pistol,a difficult as crap to use AOE hammer and a laser,which is the pistol but it needs time to charge and does a bit more damage. NPC interaction is a joke. No storyline, no dialogue, no interaction worth caring. Had you ever played any other modern MMOs you'll know beyond doubt this "game" calling itself MMO is a joke. Quests are irrelevant, NPC jokes are equally terrible too. This game would've been good in the last century, but the year is 2015 and it is clearly out of time. No cheesy dialogue can save this one. I bet a 12 year old could have searched some coding videos on youtube and remake it, and it is a shame that it would have probably done a better job. The most exciting thing you do is chat, and the community is pretty much dead(You will not see anymore than 100 people online).I regret wasting so much time on this game.
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53 of 71 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Reasons:

Combat? A joke. I poked cats and hippies with a blue sword.

Building? Nope. Everywhere is claimed and the mayors are never on.

MMO? NO ONe IS EVER ON. And when they are they just complain.

RPG? What? Sorry? What is an RPG? I dont think this game is one.

8-Bit? Uh...no. Not in ANY way.

Music? Have decent. Half. It would bug out and... static.

Overall:
.5/6

Look closely. Thats a .5 not a 5.

Yeah. It sucks. And the people that were on only ever helped out them selves. None of the new guys.

And the develper was so lasy he had people make his dundeons and buildings for him. His jokes were stupid too.

Redo-
.5/8

Just...terrible.
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109 of 169 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Early Access Review
this is the worst possible game you could ever play i want my money back and i didnt even pay money
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168 of 271 people (62%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Early Access Review
actual code swabbed from the game:

internet funnies lololololololol

actually thats the only code...
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32 of 43 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
Pre-Release Review
Its a good idea, except for the fact that it has a terrible community and is impossible to start. Like. seriously, what am I supposed to DO? The only "fun" aspect is slaughtering the lawyer cats, which gets boring after like 5 seconds. I assume many of you played minecraft, and let me say this: Its pretty much that one server with a massive, empty spawn-hub place, stupid minigames, and is full of annoying pay 2 win losers.
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31 of 42 people (74%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Joined a server, got accused of hacking by 3 people with "kid" in their username, got banned while stabbing cats
11/10 best game on the planet
69/10 best community
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220 of 378 people (58%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Early Access Review
Such a good torture device to send to your buddies!
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29 of 41 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
Pre-Release Review
This game is why i could remove games from my library. Believe me, i tried to do it.

Let me describe the game to you.
>Start game and get past first part without vomiting at how horrible this game looks. Minecraft had a unique style that was blocky but tolerable, this is unique and awful though.
>Kill some feline lawyers for two cents each, while holding your stomach because of how your sword looks like a stick,
>Go through a portal to the overworld and get some quest. Let me describe these quests. First, the building quests.

>Place a block
>Place 10 blocks
>Place 20 blocks
>Place 50 blocks
>Place 100 blocks
>Place 1000 blocks.
>Good job, you win a cookie.

The merciless slaughter of suit-bearing cats quests:

>Kill a cat,
>Kill 20 cats.
>Kill 100000000000000000000000 cats.

>Then, you get a horrible, horrible, horrible barren plane of existance to build on while being short on funds. It doesnt even have grass. Couldnt spend the extra money on it i guess, since you already have no money.
>Have fun building anything, there arent any items to build with.

And you know what the worst flaw is?

I couldnt play it on steam. I had to launch it in firefox, which was a whole separate kind of chore. Worse than the cat slaughter, and the block placing, and etc.
This is a god awful game, dont take the few minutes to download it, they are seconds that could be better spent.
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53 of 87 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Not 8-bit
not MMO
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65 of 109 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
I would rather peel back my fingernails, superglue them to my eyeballs, and then take a bath in fire than play this game ever again.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Early Access Review
Too bad free games can't be refunded.
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37 of 62 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Terraria,
With no survival,
With ugly players,
With stupid achievements like becoming a potato,
-0/10 would never play AGAIN.




potato is evl ♥♥♥♥ a potato
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59 of 104 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Early Access Review
Oh yes, this game, I cant explain how dissapointing this turd of a game was. It felt like swallowing a carrot whole which is painful enough and then having to ♥♥♥♥ that out. The graphics feel like it was 1969 and the gameplay was as generic as any mmo but with a single weapon. Oh it probably has more but I couldnt stand to put anything more than a hour into this game and I didnt even spend that. If this was a human I would have shoved Him/Her into a cupboard and then starved Him/Her until death.

Pros-
-The concept

Cons-
-The rest of this ♥♥♥♥ game

-Bad quality and glitchy maps
-Bad quality and ♥♥♥♥♥♥ animations
-I could make a better game in unity
-The creator of this game put at the most 2 days into this
-If there are many positive reviews then they are either taking the ♥♥♥♥ or trying to make you download this unwiped ♥♥♥♥
-And now its on my profile forever

10/10 for ♥♥♥♥♥♥ness.
0.002/10 for gameplay
0.000002/100 for game quality and controls
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45 of 78 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
DO NOT GET THIS. even if its free. just dont. the jokes off the bat are just bad, the kind a 5 yearold would come up on the fly. some of the sprites look good. SOME. others just look like a bland filler. the fake ending right at the begining was the turn off for me. its so bad it hurts. i gave it a chance and no. its first impression sucked.
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