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 (3,662 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

PC
Mac
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
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
A very nice game i like it
the graphics are nice,but i think you should add more stuff to the game
Posted: October 6
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
57.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
its a fun game where your in a sandbox world where you can build what ever you want
Posted: October 6
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Well dang how do i put this um..........Its alright it can be hard to find some cool dungeon crawls and all that and the game legit has a xp farm so it can be good/bad in ways but people just still think that although your free you have to be a good free but i like it its not a mmo but somthin were you can explore chill with buddies and find a dungeon and kick butt 7.5/10- slightly above average
Posted: October 11
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Very boring and quite repetitive.
Posted: October 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 7
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Highly Recommended! For me, my pc just broke and i can't play games like TF2,CS:GO,Etc... And this is the Only game that my Laptop can run smoothly :P This game is my past time when im bored :P
Posted: September 26
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
very good
Posted: October 11
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
An amazing game (Although I have not played for a bit going by the time I submit this review) it is worth spending time in.
Building things, questing and completing puzzles is a great time passer.

As I said in my review before the steam store updates broke it, tis is not a "replace all games" MMORPG.
its a "I have 5mins to an hour to spare, let's play something" MMORPG.

For some however they spent DAYS, WEEKS even, creating puzzles, dungeons and all kinds of amazing art in this game.

Don't go into it thinking of something revelutionary, go into it thinking its a small time passer.
You might just end up loving it more than a time passer as its constant players have done so already.
Posted: September 30
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
very good, needs a little more improvement tho
Posted: October 11
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Funny and entertaining. It's generally humorous, and the player quests are a definite plus point. Not exactly the MMO genre I was expecting, but yeah it's still somewhat fun at least. I'd say this /does/ deserve a try, the game develeoper(s) have put a good bit of effort in the humorous elements. For me, 'Not bad'. ^^;
Posted: October 13
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1,028.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
8bitmmo... you apear in the house of some npc named robbyz where after killing some lobbyist slugs.. you are projected into a red room... Hmm.. there are npcs here.... QUESTS! BUILDING! FARMING GOLD AND BEING RICH!!! Then you continue to play this game, because it is beautiful. Seriously. 10/10
Posted: October 7
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
such fun much 8bit
Posted: October 11
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Where shall I start?

Well...

this game is the most freaking great game if you are 6 or 9, otherwise, waste your time on minecaft.
I have played this game for about 2 hours, and it has made sandbox games cry, because the models for players aren't the only junk thing in this game. These graphics ARE the worst i have seen in my ENTIRE life. As I played the beggining all it told me was how to build and fight and the things you SHOULD know like: opening things, walking, the list goes on. It didnt tell me how to make a town, or how to join one which it really should tell you. Dont waste your time with this unless you dont mind giving up a game after 30 minutes or you are an insane sandboxer or young child. It is free to play and thats the only reason people download this game. I think they either need to remake the graphics of the game, or just beef the gameplay up a bit. I recomend minecraft 100% more than this game.

Thank you for wasting your time reading my review of the worst game ever.
Posted: October 13
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
the building mechanics are awkward and it is hard to tell what level a block is on along with a uncreative combat makes this game dissapointing.
Posted: September 29
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
WOW this is a sorry excuse for a game that is clearly trying to milk the "sandbox"and "MMO" stamp.. It is so basic, and they claim that is because they wanted to make it "retro" BUT that has become a lazy excuse now so devs can make a crappy looking game and hiding behind "retro" it is an abysmal cash grab game. It has no place on steam really. So what can you do: you can move with WASD and hit with space that is it, everything cost so much so they hope you spend real money to buy credits to buy blocks and ♥♥♥♥... And they write you can become 3 races, there is nothing to them and one of them is you turn into a potato untill you die, and you can't attack while you are this 3 pixel potato. There is no customization or anything like you would hope there is in an MMO. It is SO bad Don't give them the pleasure of dragging you through this mess. AVIOD AVOID AVOID!!!
Posted: September 25
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This game sucks. I play mindless hours away on it for nothing. There is no endgame. The only rule is no cursing. The quest system is utter ♥♥♥♥, putting me in the middle of a village telling me to do the quest with no indicators of where to go or how to do the quest. Admins are nice enough but they are the only redeeming value of this game. Waste of my time.
Posted: September 26
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
this game is about you !!! :D
Posted: September 26
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
its g
Posted: September 27
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This game is trash. Don't even bother getting it.
Posted: October 19
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
By Now, I have played 8 hours of this game, on a very low-end laptop, there are a lot of things wrong with it, many have established this, but I feel it can become much better in the future, though at it's current state it is very horrible, platinum is needed for a lot of items that you need/want and most of the items cost 10+ platinum (btw 7 platinum = $5!) Literately your only other resort is to hope and pray someone will give you a platinum item for being such a good friend or farming Mobs for a week straight, drink all the coffee in your house, sit up all day and all night so you won't be banned, and sell that 150K+ gold for idk 15+ platinum? (I don't envy the trade system nor do I want to see it) This game has the, let me rephrase that, THIS GAME 'HAD' THE POTENTIAL TO DO GOOD! This was made in 13 YEARS! I mean CMON, I don't even touch SPIKES, I DIE!, I can't scoot OVER FAR ENOUGH ONTO A BLOCK TO GET PAST THE SPIKES, THIS GAME IS A DEATHTRAP OF RAGE! Literately, I Don't even Rage at games, and this one throws me off my record for "Person that Rages the Least Award" I mean cmon bro, Step up your game, add more platinum to the money packages and lastly, put in more optimizations as well as, SELECTIVE QUESTING, I don't like being repettitively asked to do the same quest over and over when I CANT do it because there are SPIKES, LASERS, AND GAME REVIEWERS EVERYWHERE. Sorry, Getting a little out of hand, I do not recommend this game, but if you want to play it, idc, I may continue playing it just because I don't care.
Posted: September 28
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