8-Bit Invaders! is a fast-paced, retro Real-Time Strategy game for the PC. Control the military might of the Galactic Marine Corps or Invade with the devastating power of the Cranioids! Mine, Build, and Fight your way to victory! Conquering the Multiverse was never so easy.
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Release Date: Dec 16, 2016

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January 20

8-Bit Invaders Game Update #5 - 01/20/17

Hi everyone!

For those of you that own the other games in the series, this patch enables all 6 factions in the Metaverse. All the existing factions are being released a little early as BETA so we can get your feedback and make adjustments where we need to. Please let us know what you think!

Another important point of this patch is in regard to what's happening deep down in the code. REPLAY MODE is being worked on for all the 8-Bit Games! Starting with this build your game will begin generating replays while we continue to work on the User Interface for all 3 games. While you won't be able to view them yet, we can say that our internal testers say the Replay System is working great. We hope to release this new feature to everyone in just a few weeks.

Thanks for your continued support!



  • Updated Metaverse to support all 6 factions (must own additional factions through 8-Bit Hordes and 8-Bit Armies
  • Fixed random crash in Metaverse
  • Back-end and Client Update to save Replays to Server for later viewing.

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January 13

8-Bit Invaders Game Update #4 - 01/13/17

Whoa! Another big update with some great upgrades to Multiverse Mode (and we're not even done yet!). Also some balance changes and localization in seven languages for all our loading screens.

Enjoy! More is coming. Thanks for your support!



  • Invaders Co-Op promotional event ends today. Congratulations to the thousands of players that received a free copy of 8-Bit Hordes!
  • Map/Mission names on the loading screen are now localized into their respective langauges rather than displayed as English text baked into the image. (note to self: never do that again.)

  • Adjustments made to the AI that should reduce instances of stockpiled harvesters.
  • Fixed issues with territory ownership when the AI and Human players both lose to pirates in a three-sided battle.
  • The AI now has specific limits to how many units it will build in a territory.
  • Structures that are under construction at the multiverse level when combat begins will no longer appear in tactical battles.
  • You can now quit Multiverse mode without saving.

  • Treant (Lightbringers, Hordes): Main weapon changed from a position target (artillery-like) to a direct-fire weapon. This means it is no longer possible to dodge the shots. Weapon cooldown reduced to 2.2 seconds (was 3.2). Base damage and AoE damage have been split out. The target will now take 20 damage (was 22), Enemies in the AoE radius will take 10 (was 22)., AoE radius reduced to 50 (was 60), Weapon damage type changed to Piercing (was Heavy).
  • Xenodog (Cranioids, Invaders): Build cost increased to 80 (was 70), Build time increased to 8 seconds (was 5), Duration of Acid Pool reduced to 5 seconds (was 6).
  • Stink Bug (Cranioids, Invaders): Build cost increased to 180 (was 150)
  • Saucer (Cranioids, Invaders): Build cost increased to 180 (was 150), Build time increased to 15 seconds (was 12)

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About This Game

The Invasion Has Begun!

8-Bit Invaders! is a fast-paced, retro Real-Time Strategy game for the PC. Control the military might of the GALACTIC MARINE CORPS or invade with the devastating power of the alien CRANIOIDS! No matter which side you choose, everything in 8-Bit Invaders! is easy to understand for beginners and hardcore gamers alike. Collect resources, build your army, and then crush your opponent!

Conquering the Multiverse was never so easy.

A 24 mission single-player campaign comes with achievements and technology that grow your destructive power with every victory. Fight alone or find a buddy and take on the enemy together in 10 additional co-op missions. Or, test your skills against the AI in a variety of 2, 4, 6 or 8-player maps in skirmish battles.

8-Bit Invaders! includes all of this, and more…

  • 24 offline campaign missions.
  • New 'Conquer The Multiverse' real-time strategic metagame scenarios providing for opportunities to invade new worlds
  • Classic Base-Building mechanics let you construct the ultimate HQ from which to launch attacks against your foes.
  • Easy to understand advanced military and alien units and structures lets RTS beginners jump right in.
  • 10 co-op missions to play with your friends.
  • Destructible environments on maps ranging from small to very large.
  • 2-8 player battles against Human and AI opponents of varying skill levels.
  • A rocking soundtrack from composer Frank Klepacki.
  • Full cross-play with 8-Bit Armies and 8-Bit Hordes for those epic MEGA BATTLES between factions across games, and the Multiverse!
  • From the same team that brought you RTS classics such as Star Wars: Empire at War, Universe at War, and Grey Goo.

System Requirements

    • 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
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • 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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