From the team that brought you 8-Bit Armies comes a new fantasy RTS as fast-paced and friendly as the original! 8-BIT HORDES is a colorful strategy-arcade game that is easy to learn for players of all skill levels. Collect resources, build up and defend your base, amass your army of orcs or humans and ultimately crush your opponents!
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Release Date: Aug 12, 2016

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April 28

8-Bit Hordes Game Update #23 - 04/28/17 - 14:00 PST

Alright! Time for a few balance adjustments per your feedback, and some desperately needed tweaks to one of our translated languages.

First - all those balance changes. We have been watching a LOT of games, and listening to your feedback and we are really close to an even win ratio across all factions. Still, we want to keep an eye on it and ensure that nothing in the game is under or over-powered. The changes we're making today should help keep everything in check.

Second, one of you pointed out that our Turkish language support was REALLY off - and it turns out that many of the lines were adjusted by one spot. This is fixed now, so please take another look and let us know if you find something wrong (with any of the languages..)

We thank you for your continued support! Have a great weekend!

-8-Bit

Guardians:

  • Starting units changed to 1 Grenade Infantry and 2 Engineers (was 2 Grenade Infantry and 1 Engineer)
  • Siege Artiller Speed reduced to 260 (as 280)
  • Heavy Drone build time reduced to 18 (was 20), Will now use rockets when targeting Paladins and Warriors.
  • AA Drone build cost increased to 100 (was 80)

Deathsworn:
  • Starting units changes to 2 Archers and 1 Warrior (was 1 Archer and 2 Warriors)
  • Dragon build cost reduced to 230 (was 250), build time reduced to 18 (was 20), base damage for Anti-Air attack increased to 15 (was 12)
  • Watchtower build time increased to 20 (was 18), Health reduced to 350 (was 450)

Lightbringers:
  • Treant, AoE damage reduced to 4 (was 8) - main target damage remains unchanged, health reduced to 190 (was 200)
  • Ranger speed reduced to 280 (was 300), Ground-to-ground weapon range reduced to 750 (was 800), Ground-to-air weapon range reduced to 850 (was 900)
  • Arrow Tower build time increased to 20 (was 18), health reduced to 350 (was 450)

Cranioids:
  • Tripod health reduced to 250 (was 280)
  • Blast Bug build cost increased to 300 (was 280), health reduced to 200 (was 220)
  • Mothership health reduced to 180 (was 200), build cost increased to 320 (was 300)

Marines:
  • HQ starting power reduced to 60 (was 100)
  • Ogre health/Shields increased to 250/100 (was 200/100)
  • Harpy build cost reduced to 150 (was 200)
  • Manticore range increased to 850 (was 800), move speed increased to 200 (was 180)

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April 7

8-Bit Hordes Game Maintenance Patch - 04/07/17

Hi 8-Bit Players!

Today's update is just a quick maintenance release in relation to our 6 new languages (Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Turkish, Arabic, and Romanian.) These languages are now live and we are doing some testing with our localization teams to fix any visible issues. While the game is fully playable in these languages you should consider this BETA until our testing is complete.

Thanks for your support and have a great weekend!

PATCH NOTES:
  • Fully enabled support for Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Turkish, Arabic, and Romanian Languages
  • Added several missing characters to each language

-8Bit

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About This Game

The Hordes are Coming!
From the team that brought you 8-Bit Armies comes a new fantasy RTS as fast-paced and friendly as the original! 8-BIT HORDES is a colorful strategy-arcade game that is easy to learn for players of all skill levels. Collect resources, build up and defend your base, amass your army of orcs or humans and ultimately crush your opponents! 8-Bit Hordes features offline single-player missions, two-player cooperative missions, AI skirmish mode, and Player-vs-Player Multiplayer modes running on dedicated game servers.

8-Bit Hordes includes all the following:

  • 2 Factions - The Dark Orcs and their Undead allies versus those annoyingly cheery Humans, Dwarves and Elves of the Lightbringers.
  • 24 offline campaign missions
  • 12 co-op missions to play with your friendly fiends
  • 10 multiplayer/skirmish maps that support up to 8 trolls online
  • Devious AI opponents with multiple difficulty options to play with cooperatively or destroy
  • Classic Base-Building mechanics let you construct the ultimate lair from which to launch attacks against your foes
  • Destructible environments on maps ranging from the underworld to cemeteries and haunted forests
  • A fun and friendly art style even the forever cursed would enjoy
  • Full interoperability with 8-Bit Armies' factions and maps providing endless crossover combat opportunities
  • An awesome new soundtrack by Frank Klepacki
  • From the same team that brought you RTS classics such as Star Wars: Empire at War, Universe at War, and Grey Goo

8-Bit Hordes is for anyone that enjoys RTS games but felt overwhelmed by complicated game mechanics and mysterious unit controls. With hours of solo and co-op gameplay included, there's something here for everyone!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTS 250 or ATI Radeon HD 3870
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz+ Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 550 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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