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:
Recent:
Mostly Negative (40 reviews) - 35% of the 40 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mixed (5,067 reviews) - 59% of the 5,067 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 26, 2015

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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.

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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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Tested on OS X El Capitan 10.11.1
    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.
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mostly Negative (40 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (5,067 reviews)
Recently Posted
Dat Sad Bird(BattleScarred)
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Worst game I have ever played. I also noticed that when i accidentally opened up the in-game shop the lowest price was 5 usd and the highest being around 200 usd which is honestly a good deal, after all why pay $7,000 for chemo when this is so cheap and readily available.

would recommend for a cheap laugh that will leave you dead inside.
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LazyPurple #Team PurplePyro!
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
its ♥♥♥♥ing sucks!!!! grapics!
and more just sucks!
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NetPic
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
The game is so laggy and the fighting sucks! Your sword sticks out of your body and killing stuff is so bad. My question is how to build roofs that look right. I don't think this is such a bad game, but I think it's not so good. It has humor, but not for long, or so I think (I've only played about 1hr). Last point, I DO NOT RECOMMEND!
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Deamon__500
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
bad bad bad bad
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Endere
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
I'd sooner stick toothpicks under my toenails and kick a wall than play this god-forsaken travesty again.
-666/10
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{BL_aZe} FrostGalaxyGamer
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Since I could go on and on about this game (I have had about 10 hours on it [8 on website]), I have a list of things to say


1. Yes, you sorta have to use money
2. You can later make your own dungeons
3. You die a lot
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CrystalShards64
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
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AWESOME!GAME! but still not as good as the great wonders of Portal2
ehh
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Underwood
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
How to be filled with noxious hatred in 7 easy steps!

1. Have 8BitMMO recommended to you via random Facebook comment about sandbox games.
2. Install via Steam.
3. Have it instantly crash upon using a teleporter in the first "hub" area.
4. Make a forum account to see if anyone else has had similar problems and to ask about possible solutions.
5. Get a private message from a moderator telling you to kill yourself.
6. Reply to said moderator with just the words, "Excuse me?"
7. Get permabanned for posting child porn on the forums.

85/10 would break my keyboard in confused rage again.
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flybytrinity
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
wasome game really fun youshould try it
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Woaflsaur
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Tis a dumb lil' game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
How to be filled with noxious hatred in 7 easy steps!

1. Have 8BitMMO recommended to you via random Facebook comment about sandbox games.
2. Install via Steam.
3. Have it instantly crash upon using a teleporter in the first "hub" area.
4. Make a forum account to see if anyone else has had similar problems and to ask about possible solutions.
5. Get a private message from a moderator telling you to kill yourself.
6. Reply to said moderator with just the words, "Excuse me?"
7. Get permabanned for posting child porn on the forums.

85/10 would break my keyboard in confused rage again.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 1
I was pretty hyped at first when I heard the title "8bitMMO", and I enjoy myself playing 8-bit games all the time, until I realized how bad this game turned out to be, it seems more of a Sandbox game than a MMORPG...
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Amazing but gets boring after a while.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
8BitMMO, huh? Alright, I guess I can try this. Plays for an hour Hm. Addictive.

8BitMMO is a clever little game. It's an MMO-sandbox, 8Bit-style. There actually isn't much of a story that I can find, because it doesn't really seem to take that seriously, what with your character being a hobo that broke into the creator's house, rambling about himself being the hero and having to save the world and all. The creator's response? He's getting bored of these random homeless people entering his house.

The more addictive part of this, though, is, as usual: The building.

Don't seem to get it? Happens. Basically, you have to spend gold at the shop to purchase blocks, weapons, and items for your home . How do you get gold? Well, you can get it by completing Mr. Zombie's quests, finding reward-blocks in community-made villages, and killing enemies.

That's all I have to say about this game. I can't come up with any more intelligable words for it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
its ♥♥♥♥ing sucks!!!! grapics!
and more just sucks!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Worst game I have ever played. I also noticed that when i accidentally opened up the in-game shop the lowest price was 5 usd and the highest being around 200 usd which is honestly a good deal, after all why pay $7,000 for chemo when this is so cheap and readily available.

would recommend for a cheap laugh that will leave you dead inside.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 5
I dont understand why people hate on this game..Well..

1. This game was the 1st game I ever payed on steam (A few years ago)
2. People love ROTMG (Realm of the mad god) And they are fairly similar!!!!

Yah its not cs but its pretty fun i give it ✰✰✰✰✰
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
wasome game really fun youshould try it
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
636 of 688 people (92%) found this review helpful
138 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,124.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Overall review and problem.

This game was good for 1 year. Things went horribly downhill. I am a very experienced player, i've built some of the most epic buildings in the game, i am a very known player, my name is Chris_Ramos. I joined the day 19/10/2014.

Owner of 10 towns, proud maker of Russian themed cities, glitch blocker and an absolute fighter for opinions. What do i mean with that? I don't want anyone to get repressed for sharing it's own opinion, like it happend to me.

Some months ago couple of friends got banned for their own reasons. The developer (Sim9) not having enough fun he banned some of his old players to see if that made him feel better. ♥♥♥♥ move, he split the community in half.


Game Forums

They weren't dead before this enraged developer banned everyone asking "Why did my friends get banned??".
Any kind of protest was completly removed with the thread itself.

Now just 11 year old kids trying to become moderators of this game wander in the forums flipping the ♥♥♥♥ over when someone posts a noob question or a simple swear. REPORT REPORT REPORT!!


Hermit & Kyro

Here is where things go to ♥♥♥♥. They both were game moderators, one posted a funny meme about the infamous "Mini-mods", moderators wanna-be.

Sim9, the enraged developer, got so angry that someone posted a meme he PERMANENTLY BANNED THIS MODERATOR.

At this point you are asking "Who the ♥♥♥♥ is Kyro then?" A retired mod of course! Mememaster, dank overlord of belair. After he noticed this lil' kiddo banned his friend for posting memes, he got ♥♥♥♥ing angry you bet.
He went in-game and had a little discussion.

After that he got an obvious ban. After this, it shocked me that the dev didn't even care about it. For 2 years those moderators been supporting this ♥♥♥♥♥♥ community based game. Around only 4 players i trust. That includes my best friends.


Why do i hate this "Sim9"?

After i was complaining that he should be on a better mood when checking forums he ♥♥♥♥ fury all over the chat.
I told him to learn to take jokes, welcome to the internet.

He Hard-muted me, he permanently banned me on IRC, and he disabled my posting in the forums. (I am currently banned on those 3 medias).

Who were you even?

Translator of the game, also beta tester of March Of Industry, 9bitMMO (his ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 3D game) and i was going to be a moderator. Rejected this, never become a mod, you get tied to follow this ♥♥♥♥'s rules.

(I also was friend with all the legends, etc.)

What is bad about the game?

Besides the 10 year old kids griefing all the wilderness, ♥♥♥♥ing up the chat and begging to be citizens, the game is ♥♥♥♥ing terrible, looks like the engine this was made with is called "Royalty Free Engine". You can't build over 120 Z-Axis because the game bugs. The tutorial makes you clueless about anything, the humour is a piece of ♥♥♥♥. The character model is amazingly detailed (approx. 8 pixels), also that the "Sandbox" is a whole new feature in this unique game, you must pay for every single block, and the game itself doesn't tell you how to grind gold, you have to ask someone to tell you to go to "/tele Megazoo", which was made by a rich ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ who loves being the developer's pet.


What about the "Frequently Updated!" feature?

Look, hun. It's 13/2/2016 and since december of 2014 we don't get an update with something actually useful.
The only updates are about "GAME IS GETTING H4XD UPDATE UR PESSWORD!!!!11ELEVEN", how come it not been hacked before? This game is broke, you get stuck in the floor if you have lag, and the dev aknowledged that you can no-clip through walls if you are buggy enough.


Is it worth a try?

No. Unless you want high volume cancerigenous fail of dubstep music that loop over and over, newbies that can't use chat or explain themselves properly everywhere and experienced players leaving you aside, ignoring you or just trying to scam you, don't try this crap unless you want to give it a nice rub in the negative reviews section.


You have over 2000 hours on record.

I used to like the game. Very much, my love knew no bounds for this. Too sad the dev was a ♥♥♥♥ when everything was going uphill. Thinking he can just shut me up to prevent noobs knowing the truth behind this, do you really think you can stop me, Robby? Ban me, i dare you. But first i take my translation back, and the $50 i gave you. Oh! because in this game you have to pay to have cool ♥♥♥♥.


F2P? P2W?

Mostly Pay to Enjoy. You can't buy cool ♥♥♥♥ unless you buy plat items for unfair prices.
To have a real town you must pay 10 Dollars. Is it worth it? NO. because it's a 9 region place, you have to expand it at least 5 times to have a decent place. Which expands go from 10p to 60p, around $200 to get a decent town.
WHICH NOBODY WILL JOIN, BECAUSE THE GAME IS DEAD! YAY!


Game is dead?

Kill confirmed, amirite. 10-20 players online in this "MMO", lol, what a joke right?


Why MMO?

Dev thought this was going to be a cool idea. Don't ask me, ask him, if you don't get banned while asking, too.

3D game? you named that before, you don't fool me, ♥♥♥♥♥♥.

Yes! 3D feature, isn't that ♥♥♥♥ing fantastic? you need to pay $30 to get it! It's basically the same game, same server.
But glitchy as ♥♥♥♥ (more than the original, even.)

EDIT: Region.

Yes, there are 16x16 regions in this game, which you need at least 5p (5 Dollars) to expand 500 blocks of the region, this means you have a very limited space to build amazing ♥♥♥♥. You either have to be rich to get to make something cool and you must delete all blocks that you are not able to see to save some space. This of course could ♥♥♥♥ up your experience, making 3D art is a bad idea.

And if you bought those expensive piece of ♥♥♥♥ blocks you still have to buy more if you want to make your building large. Because regions are small as ♥♥♥♥. 15p to max out the region limit which is at least 10 Dollars or more. With that money just buy any kind of game that is not this crap.

Edit 2 was removed since it was unecessary, just showed off some pics of how many ♥♥♥♥♥♥ buildings are considered "Building sensations" to the game. Few cement houses with broken roof, resumed.

EDIT 3: The end

I got permanently banned the day 20/4/2016, the reason was a poorly made tactic directed to ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ like me. He deleted my latest post and wanted an agressive message from me to have an excuse to ban me without breaking his own rules. But he did break his rules by deleting a post that was harmless, friendly. He got the agressive message from me but, it wasn't THAT agressive, all i said was that he should be disappointed at himself for doing such unproffesional thing and i called his moderator team Gestapo, that was the mostly offensive thing i have said to him besides all these insults in the review. How can you stop a 40 year old virgin from getting his revenge in his own rules? you can't, overall if he doesn't know how to react to internet.
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