RetroWar is an 80s arcade multiplayer party battle! Compete against up to 15 of your friends on a very large couch in a 7 different games, all inspired by 8-bit classics, each with multiple levels. Customize the games with level editor and mod tools.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want RetroWar to be, like, totally woke. But we don't know everything that you our players love and hate. So Early Access lets us get your feedback, take out the bad stuff and add more of the good stuff.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Until it's ready! Don't nag me, daddy-O! But seriously, the game is complete, playable and fun already right now. We're aiming for three months of Early Access, but it all depends on how much feedback we get.”

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

  • Steam Workshop (download games and mods made by fans)
  • Online multiplayer
  • Linux and Mac support
  • More games and levels

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“See 'About This Game' for current state.”

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

“We'd like to reward early backers with a discount at the start of Early Access. After EA the price may rise a little, but you can always add it to your wishlist and wait for a sale when it will be discounted.”

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

“You guys post feedback on what you like and don't like in the Steam forum. There will be polls to decide which features to prioritize. Any levels or mods developed by the community may be added to the game (with your permission).”
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June 25

The Return of the Beta

RetroWar is no longer 'in beta', it is full 'early access' released. However we still want to add new features for you to test, and so there is now BETA branch you can opt-in.

You will need to right-click on RetroWar in your Steam library, select properties, betas, change none->beta.

Players have requested achievements, and so achievements have now been added in the beta branch. Can you think of any more ideas for achievements?
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June 21

Bug fix release V1.0.1

There was a crash when selecting 'Screen Test', because no-one tested the test. It's now fixed, but you may have to reboot if you experienced it.
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About This Game

RetroWar is a collection of 8-bit retro style arcade games. Currently we are focused on single-screen multiplayer games that you play with your friends locally (i.e. sitting on the couch together.) Most of the games don't have single player mode (If you want single player mode then vote for it in the forums!)

Games


  • Spaceships - vector thrust in the tradition of SpaceWar / Asteroids / Subspace.
  • Droids - fast-paced twin stick shooter.
  • Tanks - tactical sniping game .
  • Bomb Bots - drop bombs to blow up your opponents, but don't get caught in the blast.
  • Ghost Jumpers - platform race to be first while jumping over spooky enemies.
  • SnakeEaters - the classic snake game.
  • Balloonacy - mash buttons to fill your balloon.

Our UniBlaster game engine is designed with the specs of a 'fantasy' 1980s console, akin to an NES, but with modern standards for framerate, aspect ratio and controller input. It's easily extensible, so you can mod games, mash up different games, or even create your own.

Features


  • Authentic: old school low resolution gaming - no mixing of different sized pixels here.
  • Controls: modern controllers/keyboard/mouse, but still fully playable with a NES or SNES style controller.
  • Music: authentic soundtracker mods and 8-bit chiptunes.
  • Modable: change the music, graphics, rules, or write your own games.
  • 16 local players

Early Access plans


We want feedback from you as to what you would like to play. None of these features are guaranteed, but we plan to work on the features you support.

  • Steam Workshop (download games and mods made by fans).
  • Online multiplayer.
  • Linux and Mac support.
  • JumpJet Troopers - run and gun game.
  • Artillery game.
  • Football mod for Droids.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 64-bit Dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.3
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4300U @ 1.90Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4400
    • Storage: 400 MB available space

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