Unleash voxel warfare in 9-Bit Armies: A Bit Too Far. Lead a modern military, build bases, unlock units, and attack in all-out war. Engage on land, sea and air in over two dozen missions, online skirmishes, or co-op. Easy to learn, a challenge to master.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (47) - 80% of the 47 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (445) - 87% of the 445 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 23, 2024

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We have seen really positive results through collaboration with our community of beta testers, which provided invaluable balance and gameplay feedback, ultimately enhancing the gameplay experience. We aim to continue this process by releasing a substantial portion of the game and its features to a broader audience ahead of our scheduled Spring release date.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Since this is entirely based on player feedback and requested features we may add to the game, we have no exact estimate for how long we'll be in Early Access.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The core game is largely in place, with both factions fully playable and a full campaign to play through. We plan to add more online game features, a second campaign, more weekly challenges, and expect to incorporate suggestions and bug fixes discovered between early access and our full launch.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“9-Bit Armies already has two complete factions to choose from, Skirmish, Multiplayer (with a variety of maps to use in each mode), one complete campaign, weekly challenges, and mod support which allows players to start creating their own maps, missions, and other content.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We are uncertain if the price will be adjusted after launch. This will be largely dependent on the amount of new content and features after Early Access launch.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Our plan is to utilize the Steam forums, our Discord server, and have live events with our players periodically to receive feedback and further improve the game.”
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About This Game

Retro Real-Time Strategy Cranked Up To 9!

From Real-Time Strategy veterans Petroglyph comes 9-Bit Armies: A Bit Too Far the sequel to their triumphant 8-Bit series of games. In 9-Bit Armies rally your military forces across a variety of battlefields and act out your strategy over land, sea and air. Deploy your airborne soldiers, destroy bridges, and aim your superweapons in a new kind of pixelated pyromania. Whether you are brand new to real-time strategy wargames or an experienced commander - 9-Bit Armies provides an extra bit of fun.

Need more? Join others online, playing together in co-op campaigns or against them in a mix of skirmishes supporting up to 8 players. Then download new maps, mods and more with full Steam Workshop integration, discovering new ways to render all to burning bits and bytes. You can also upload your own mods to share with friends and foes alike.


  • Play With Friends: 9-BIT ARMIES: A Bit Too Far now supports two players in Co-Op mode against a variety of enemies. If you get stuck, bring a friend and try again to complete all those tough side-missions for extra bonuses.
  • Veterancy System: In addition to earning bonuses for side-missions, you’ll earn points toward leveling up your army. The more you build and destroy, the greater your power.
  • All-New AI: Completely re-written from the ground up, our new AI is so hard, you’ll be begging for mercy.
  • Naval Battles: Take your destruction to the high seas matey! Bombard targets from your battleships or surprise your enemy with stealth submarines. Nobody is safe!
  • New Base-Building Options: We’ve added MEGAstructures to the game which are mega-sized and extra-deadly. There are also new Superweapons and a mobile HQ to rapidly expand your power across the map.
  • GINORMOUS Maps: Playable area has increased by 400%! That’s right, our maps are 4X bigger than they were in the original game, providing plenty of space for those epic skirmish and multiplayer games.
  • Bridges: Utilize bridges to reach islands or deny access to the enemy ground troops with our new game mechanic that dynamically changes strategies.
  • New CHALLENGE Mode: Every day you’ll get to compete in a new challenge against the AI to earn the highest score possible on the leaderboards.
  • MOD Support: Release your own maps, missions, and mayhem by changing everything from game balance to mission objectives and game mechanics. Share your creations with others through the Steam Workshop.

    And, you get all the goodies that made the 8-Bit series such a blast…

    Easy To Learn, Hard To Master: No previous experience necessary! Easy-to-understand modern-military units and structures let beginners jump right in. Whilst veteran players will learn how to master the fast-paced economy and unit abilities.

    "The Sentinels" Campaign: Fight the Overlords in a battle for freedom....and an unknown threat from beyond...

    Play With Friends: Conquer the campaign in Co-Op or join against others in huge maps supporting up to 8 armies.

    Classic Base-Building: Wage war against unrelenting enemies whilst building your base to adapt and overcome.

    Destructible environments on a wide variety of maps where you can destroy cities, rebuild bridges, and enter the fray on land, sea, and air.

    A Legendary Legacy: From the same team that brought you RTS classics such as Star Wars: Empire at War™ , Universe at War™, Grey Goo™, and the Remastered Command & Conquer™ collection!

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon RX 550
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any Windows-compatible Device
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 / 11
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz+ Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 960 or AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any Windows-compatible Device

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