Boid is real-time strategy at its most primal - your only resource is your army. No funds to manage or infrastructures to build. It’s a kill or be killed battle of rapid decisions to dominate the gene pool.
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Release Date: Jul 8, 2016

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July 8

Play BOID For Free

BOID is out now on Steam! After 18 months in Early Access, the game is finally done! Here's how it works

Multiplayer is completely free

We've decided to make the multiplayer part of BOID completely free. This includes the level editor, competitive match making, ranking, playing with bots on all maps, etc - no catches here.

The only things you can buy within the multiplayer are cosmetic skins to showoff on the battlefield.

Single Player is DLC

The single player campaign (which will take you about 10 hours) is a standalone DLC package. It is created AAA-RTS style with cutscenes, a full story, and is based around teaching players how the multiplayer works. It can be overwhelming to be dropped right in there, and we found that placing bot matches isn't always enough to teach people the game. So if you want to get a quick tour and 10 hours of entertainment, we appreciate everyone buying this DLC.

However it's completely not required if you don't like single player experiences and are good at RTS games.

Everyone in Early Access gets the DLC for free

If you bought BOID during Early Access, you should now have the DLC with the single player campaign in your library.

Enjoy!

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July 5

BOID launching on July 8 with free multiplayer



We are super excited to announce that BOID is launching on July 8th and will have Free Multiplayer!

Yes, free multiplayer for everyone with no catches

The game's full online functionality, including rankings, the level editor, replays, etc -- will become completely free. The only thing you can buy within the multiplayer are purely cosmetic skins that do not obstruct the gameplay, nor enhance it in any tactical way.

A 10-hour Single Player Campaign Will be DLC

We have worked really hard on a single-player campaign for BOID, and we're super happy with the result. The campaign serves as a very extensive tutorial for players who aren't comfortable with the multiplayer straight away, and is a good standalone experience if single-player is what you're after. The price of the DLC will be $9.99, so you still have time to save before release (currently the game is $6.99)

Everyone who bought BOID during Early Access gets the Single Player for free

If you supported the game during Early Access, on July 8th you will get the full package (Multiplayer + Campaign DLC) for free. Thanks for supporting us!

Watch White-Ra (Starcraft PRO) Play against the Developer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM7i5cVdPgo&feature=youtu.be

Thanks everyone who participated in Early Access!

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Reviews

“BOID Mates League of Legends and Spore Beautifully”
Twinfinite

“BOID is on Polygon's 2015 Top 100 PC Games List”
Polygon

“BOID is the sort of game that feels right”
Gamezebo

About This Game

Boid is real-time strategy at its most primal. No funds to manage or infrastructures to build. It’s a kill or be killed battle of rapid decisions to dominate the gene pool.

Kepler 42-C. A faraway planet of little significance. At least, it was until a malfunctioning drone crashed into its ocean, forever altering the course of life and inciting a battle to claim the planet, one microorganism at a time.

Claim vital positions to replicate and mutate into seven specialized units, such as the fast and vulnerable Scout, the explosive Kamikaze, and the life-draining Leach. Press your enemies for weaknesses, outflank their ambushes, usurp their bases, and amass an unstoppable swarm to overpower your adversaries.

This is more than a battle for your survival. It’s a fight for all life to come.

  • Fight to claim the planet in an 10-hour, single-player campaign
    Available as DLC, the single-player campaign takes you on a journey to claim the planet and teaches you everything you need to succeed in multiplayer. Only the single player campaign is paid in BOID - everything else is free.

  • Create the perfect skirmish with bots and four difficulty levels.
    Bots allow for easy practice in multiplayer matches.
  • Go online with ranked, unranked, and private 1v1 matches.
    Featuring a full-on league system
  • The more you play, the more your list of Friends & Rivals grows.
    BOID keeps track of your opponents for easy challenging
  • Create custom maps to share, and subscribe to your favorite creators.
    A fully functional level editor allows you to create your own multiplayer maps

  • Color blind mode for heightened game accessibility.
  • Super easy to pick up gameplay, no base building to worry about - it's all about mutation and classes
  • Rock paper scissors style class system. Do you go for the heavy/strong/slow units or for the fast/weak/rush ones?
  • Twitch Integration for multiplayer matches

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 and up
    • Processor: 1Ghz and up
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Works fine on integrated laptop graphics, but you NEED Direct X 10
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: A working one
    • Additional Notes: This game runs fine on low end devices, tested with core2duo laptops w/ integrated videocards.
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Overall:
Very Positive (457 reviews)
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Dan.Of.Dirty
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
I suggest googling the units they don't teach you about in the tutorial, then practicing with them for awhile in bots mode. No where in the free part do they give you a guide on the units, maybe in the $10 single player campaign idk. Also, if you use the site I looked at, they don't talk about the turrets or special control points, or the robot unit thing (which is beast). There are two turrets, one looks like a spartan sword from Halo, that, once destroyed, stays destroyed. The second turret, has 5 cells, each needs to be filled with a unit to acheive the maximum rate of fire, they can also be destroyed, captured, and rebuilt under your team (or your opponents)! Then there are three special control points that give you an ability that can decide the game. The first one has a picture of a snowflake, and when ready it will freeze ALL units within its radius, and the best part is you choose where it hits! The second, which is a very useful tool, is the warp station, pretty straight foward, you can use it to teleport units from point A, to point B, it is used by first setting down the warp radius circle around what you want sent, and then a second radius circle around where you want it warped to. The third, which can turn the game, is the reset station, like the snowflake, when charged it gives you the option to set a radius, anything within will be changed back into the basic unit you get from spawners, and doesn't affect basics, im not sure if it affects your units, but it probably does. Then there are two spawner types, one is big, and spawns basics at a faster rate, and the default which spawns basics at an average rate. The robot unit is a special unit, you can only have one at a time, or at all if the map doesn't have the spawn station for it, and if it does, it is automatically under your control and spawns a robot after a cooldown once the previous has died, it is both ranged and melee, can't be poisoned, or leeched im sure, and has alot of health, note that the spawners can't be captured or destroyed so don't send units to sit on the enemies, it wont stop them, and might just damage or kill a couple. The multiplayer runs smooth, its just the users that have bad connection sometimes and there is no penalty or reward for winning and losing in quick fights, so its a good place to relax and practice.
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Serenity Craft
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
We were surprised by how much fun this game was once we got the hang of it! The game was intuitive and challenging! Honestly I had more fun with this free game (free at the time of this review) than I have had with a lot of games I have paid a premium for.

Pros:
Clean graphics
Easy controls
Actually difficult Bot opponents!
Basic Strategy that quickly gets more involved.

Con:
My only real downside is in the tutorial it was a bit difficult to figure out exactly what it wanted us to do. Not so bad that it hurts my view on the game, but I struggled a bit at the very beginning.

If you want to see our initial reaction to the game you can view it by following the link below.. but really this game is awesome and if it is still free just download it.

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0-0-61DE84
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{λ²} M1llA Bass3T
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
This game reminded me of an old flash game I used to play when I was a lot younger.

That is about the only positive thing that I can say about this game.

So this game claims to be free, there are no card drops from this game so you have to manually buy the cards of the market (how does that even work?)
This game will NOT work on windows 10 so that kinda sucks because it screws with the screen when you do. I do have to admit this is an interesting concept of a game and I do enjoy RTS games every now and then. But the thing that tipped me off was that you have to buy a 10 $ DLC for the game just so the DEVs make more money off of you. There are some dumb microtransactions in the game.

Recomendation: Just sell the game for the same ammount that all the DLC combined is and then put the DLC in the game instead of letting them play the game and then getting a DLC to allow you to play the story mode and to me it just simply was not fun. My final rating for this game is a 3/10 Do not play this game.
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MattMahh_
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Boid is a free-to-play real-time stratergy that is incredibly addictive and very easy to pick up.

I've barely played it, but with the hour I've spent playing with my friend I've already fallen in love.

I recommened this to anyone looking to find a simple and fun free-to-play game you can play both casually and competitively.
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Gambit
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
I can't even..
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purplecharmanderz
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
seens kike it could be fun just highly annoying with the fact the freeze ability takes 3 minutes to recharge on the map but wont fire if i use it when its charged but my opponent gets 9 shots with it in those 3 minutes so they can fire 9 times while its recharging but i cant even fire once when it is charged
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Sheet of Peace
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Sexual education simulator 2016.

Awesome game. :)
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EeveeStorm
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
WOW!
great game really recomend it. I'm simply blown away.
There are a few things it's missing.
-4 player (red and purple vs green and yellow)
-microphone chat
-skins
STEAM SPOTLIGHT THIS GAME!
IT GR8!
#POKEMONlivesmatter
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DrankYoMilk
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
very fun game with good diversity in levels and and each level has its own set of strategic challenges and different kinds of units.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Strategic, fun and aesthetically pleasing.

Would invest skins on this game.

Have potential of growth.

DEV work on it more.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
WOW!
great game really recomend it. I'm simply blown away.
There are a few things it's missing.
-4 player (red and purple vs green and yellow)
-microphone chat
-skins
STEAM SPOTLIGHT THIS GAME!
IT GR8!
#POKEMONlivesmatter
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
This is so much FUN!!!
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Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
very fun game with good diversity in levels and and each level has its own set of strategic challenges and different kinds of units.
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Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Sexual education simulator 2016.

Awesome game. :)
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Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
this is a very fun game, good for a challenge! it has very easy map creation AND IT'S FREE
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Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
World of Warcraft III with cells
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3.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Great game, loads of fun, I enjoy making my own maps.
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