Intense 2D action-platformer set in a mining colony infected by an alien plague. In B.I.O.T.A. you can choose your hero, fight gruesome monsters, and customize your 8-bit retro experience with swappable 4-color palettes.
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Very Positive (135) - 85% of the 135 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 12, 2022

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“B.I.O.T.A is one that every retro gamer absolutely needs to play.”
Platinum Award – Thumb Culture

“(...) hits the spot for platforming fans and those who enjoy carefully considered backtracking.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“B.I.O.T.A is a 2D masterpiece bringing enjoyable, reminiscent Gameboy feelings.”
9/10 – MKAU Gaming


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About This Game

Pick your retro style and enjoy this ultimate run and gun throwback!

You vs. monsters

B.I.O.T.A. is an intense 2D action-platformer, in which you command a team of mercenaries and investigate a mining colony infected by an alien plague. Explore a pixel art world packed with mutant monsters and deadly traps. Try to survive using a multitude of guns and various crafts, including a mech, a sub, and a starship.

The best of both worlds

B.I.O.T.A. mixes the charm of retro games (including two-pixel breathing animations) with the modern-day convenience of full controller support, quick saves, customizing the visuals at any time, and a soundtrack so chippy that you'll want to record a cassette mixtape and listen to it on your Walkman.

Pick your retro

Craving for some old-school Game Boy esthetics? Looking for a neon-infused arcade style? B.I.O.T.A. has 54 unique 4-color palettes to unlock. Swap them anytime during your play to completely change the game’s 8-bit visuals.

Uncover corporate secrets

Take command of a team of 8 veteran mercenaries and switch between them to utilize their unique skills and weapons. Investigate the mining colony overrun by an alien plague and face 40+ horrific monsters that mutated out of the miners. Rescue the scientists, and uncover the truth about V-corp’s illegal activities.


  • 54 unique 4-color palettes to swap
  • 8 playable characters to unlock and upgrade
  • Story campaign with two endings
  • Arcade levels where you control a submarine, destroy enemies in a powerful mech and chase starships in outer space
  • Additional time trials and target shooting game modes
  • Retro fun with modern-day convenience
  • 4 controller presets and 6 keyboard control presets to choose from
  • Energizing chiptune-synthwave soundtrack

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 64-bit or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 - 3570K or higher
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Ivy Bridge) or higher
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated or dedicated compatible soundcard
    • Additional Notes: Required to play in default graphical settings (LO-FI) and 1080p
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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