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.


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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!

Thanks everyone who participated in Early Access!

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“BOID Mates League of Legends and Spore Beautifully”

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

“BOID is the sort of game that feels right”

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

    • 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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