Dive into the Real-Time Strategy genre with 8-Bit Armies! With a colorful, blocky, voxel art style, it's Petroglyph's most fast-paced, friendly, and accessible RTS game to date. This free multiplayer version lets players jump in and compete online with a different faction every day.
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July 25

8-Bit Armies Arena Game Update #7

Hi everyone!

We continue to monitor our multiplayer statics and read through the forums to determine if there are any corrections that need to be made to balance or the game in general. Thanks to you, we've identified a number of small tweaks that needed to be made - especially to Regent mode in multiplayer.

Have fun!

-8Bit

PATCH NOTES:
GENERAL:
  • Added new armor type "Neutral" to game. This will not show up in the GUI listing since it is only used for the Regents in Assassination mode. Neutral armor removes all damage modifiers from weapons - the target will take the weapon's base damage from attacks.
  • The Regent unit for all factions (used in Assassination Mode) have been updated to use Neutral Armor.
  • Shortened a variety of non-english texts to fit properly within the UI

UNIT/STRUCTURE BALANCE:
  • Cannon Turret (Guardians): Damage type changed to Neutral, Base damage increased to 20 (was 15), Shot speed slowed to 1.5 (was 1.0), Can now target aircraft
  • Wraith (Deathsworn): The heal effect was not stacking to 3 as intended (like all other healers) - this has been fixed, Heal aura increased to 300 radius (was 250) to match skeleton conversion effect radius, Build cost reduced to 140 (was 160).
  • Ballista (Lightbringers): Line of attack widened slightly; damage remains the same, but it should be easier to hit with it.
  • Phoenix (Lightbringers): Base damage reduced to 14 (was 16), AoE radius of shots reduced to 30 (was 50).
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June 30

8-Bit Hotfix for Localization Issue

Hey gang!

We patched the game this afternoon to handle a weird text issue on a few of the translated languages. Nothing serious.

Have fun and enjoy the holiday Americans! For the rest of ya, have fun anyway!

-8Bit
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About This Game

A Blast From the Past!

8-Bit Armies is a retro Real-Time Strategy game for the PC. With a colorful, blocky voxel art style, 8-Bit Armies is Petroglyph's most fast-paced, friendly, and accessible RTS game to date. Collect resources, build up and defend your base, amass your army of military units, and ultimately crush your opponents! 8-Bit Armies, 8-Bit Hordes, and 8-Bit Invaders features offline single-player mission campaigns, two-player cooperative campaigns, AI skirmish modes, and Player-vs-Player Multiplayer modes running on dedicated game servers. If you're interested in many hours of offline/campaign gameplay fun, definitely check out our the full version of our games

This Free version of Petroglyph's popular 8-Bit Series of games lets you get online and play one of six different armies across dozens of multiplayer maps versus players around the world. You get a different faction to play each day from 8-Bit Armies, Hordes, or Invaders including a sample of maps you can launch games with.

The free version includes all of the following...

  • Access to all 6 Armies (Renegades, Guardians, Lightbringers, Deathsworn, Colonial Marines, and Cranioids) - one per day.
  • Free players can host a game or join any game in progress including those hosted by anyone else.
  • The original game tutorial to get you up and running quickly
  • In-Game Manual to reference on demand
  • Select music tracks from our composer Frank Klepacki across all three original titles
  • Replay mode to watch and learn new strategies from the top players
  • Observer mode to spectate games in progress and stream online
  • Custom Game options to choose your own win conditions, random crates, cash, and other parameters
  • AI support in multiplayer so you and a friend can team up with or against the computer
  • Quickmatch mode - just one click to get into the action
  • Dedicated 24/7 monitored servers

The full package including all our games includes the above plus...
  • Access to all 6 factions with no restrictions
  • Over 70 challenging offline campaign missions
  • Endless skirmish battles against up to 7 AI opponents with multiple difficulty options
  • 30+ Co-op missions to play with your friends against the AI
  • 30+ multiplayer/skirmish maps that support up to 8 players online
  • The full in-game soundtracks for all three 8-Bit titles
  • Classic Base-Building mechanics let you construct the ultimate HQ from which to launch attacks against your foes
  • Destructible environments on maps ranging from small to very large
  • Easy to understand modern military units and structures lets RTS beginners jump right in
  • From the same team that brought you RTS classics such as Star Wars: Empire at War, Universe at War, and Grey Goo

Buy one of the games - or all three at a substantial discount. 8-Bit Armies, Invaders, and Hordes are for anyone that enjoys fast action, strategy games. 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 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTS 250 or ATI Radeon HD 3870
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10
    • Processor: 2 GHz+ Quad Core Processor
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 550 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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