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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May 9

8-Bit Hordes Update #30 - 05/09/18

Welcome to all our new players and all our die-hard fans!

We've just released a patch to re-enable harvester crushing for the original 8-Bit Armies title, something many of you remember from our launch and have asked for. Harvester crushing now works in the following way...

  • Multiplayer Quickmatch / Ranked games preserve the no-crushing rule for Guardian and Renegades Harvesters
  • Skirmish and Custom Multiplayer Games now provide a checkbox option for turning harvester crushing on/off.
  • Single & Multiplayer Co-Op campaigns have Harvester Crushing Turned on by default.

Please let us know your thoughts!

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May 2

8-Bit Armies Birthday - Tournaments, Prizes, and More!

We’ve just hit the second anniversary of the 8-Bit Armies launch and it’s time to celebrate!

Beginning today we’re starting weekly contests with prize packages consisting of Steam gift cards and free games for players at the top of our leaderboards! Each week, the leaderboards will be reset at 5pm PST (00:00 UDT) giving everyone a fresh chance to make it into the top spots. We’ll also be drawing names randomly and giving away prizes just for participating in the weekly tournaments.

And if PvP isn’t your thing – we’ll have a some Co-Op events to participate in for those of you trying to finish up the Co-Op campaign and earn those last few stars. Specific times will be arranged to get online with other players (and us!) to finally beat those missions on hard mode and get those last few Steam Achievements.

A full calendar of events is below for the month of May. Tournaments begin immediately after the previous one ends and all winners are subject to Petroglyph review before prizes are awarded. All times are listed as PST. We will create posts and announcements specific to these events to explain further and announce winners. All winners are excluded from winning multiple prizes and cannot use more than one account in the tournament.

To participate, make sure you play a RANKED, QUICK-MATCH game. These are the only games accounted for in the tournament standings.

The calendar of events is...


May 2..................Now.......................Tournament Begins!
May 3..................5pm – 7pm............8-Bit Armies Co-Op Mission night.
May 6..................5pm.......................Week 1 Tournament Ends

May 10................5pm – 7pm............8-Bit Armies Co-Op Mission night.
May 13................5pm.......................Week 2 Tournament Ends

May 17................5pm – 7pm............8-Bit Armies Co-Op Mission night.
May 20................5pm.......................Week 3 Tournament Ends

May 24................5pm.......................Screenshot contest submission deadline -- Top 3
May 25................5pm.......................Map Creator Submission Deadline – Top 3 (updated!)
May 27................5pm.......................Week 4 Tournament Ends


Prizes are as follows for all categories and contests…

First Place - $25 Steam Gift Card, 8-Bit Series Bundle (all games, all DLC)
Second Place - $15 Steam Gift Card, 8-Bit Series Bundle (all games, all DLC)
Third Place – 8 Bit Series Bundle (all games, all DLC)

Random Prize Draws for Participation:

A free game from the Petroglyph Steam library of launched titles.

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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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