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# 1-Netput Feb 2 2017, 20:01 PM
Great news for everyone that loves the 8-bit series or want to try it out for free. Petroglyph released some awesome February plans. The plans include a part that makes the 8 bit series free to play! If you decide you like the game after playing around a bit, you can buy a multiplayer only copy for a small 5 bucks! How cool is that? Petroglyph clearly listened to the criticism as they will implement replays and observer mode as well. A cool game that you can play for free or only for 5 bucks if you want to unlock everything. That sounds like a good deal to us!


BIG PLANS FOR FEBRUARY!
Hi everyone!

We have so much going on for this month that the team decided to tell you in advance all that we have planned. Check out all this cool stuff...

REPLAYS AND OBSERVER MODE ARE COMING
Since the release of 8-Bit Invaders, we have been working toward improving our 8-Bit series with new features you have been asking for. Game Replays and Observer Mode have been on the backburner for some time now as we tried to find time to break away from creating more content to make Multiplayer even better. Now, we’re happy to say that both of these new features are being released soon in the month of February!

Observer Mode will let you view games in progress as well as follow along with games as they begin. All PvP games played online through our servers will have a replay generated so you can go back and watch the game you just played, or see how the top players were able to strike that crushing blow. You’ll need the client to watch a Replay, but Observer mode is perfect for streaming Live if you’re looking to broadcast or narrate a game.

NOW EVERYONE CAN CONQUER THE METAVERSE
We will be updating both 8-Bit Armies and 8-Bit Hordes to support our Metaverse Campaign, so you can fight against the AI at both the galactic and the tactical levels. As with our other feature updates, this is a completely free upgrade for all our current and future owners of the game. We’ll be patching this into both games in February.

8-BIT ARMIES: ARENA SPIN-OFF TITLE TO REACH MORE ONLINE PLAYERS

As you may already know, we’re launching a Multiplayer-Only title based on the series which contains all six factions in PvP mode. Our goal with this budget-priced title is to bring more people into the Multiplayer lobbies that aren’t as focused on the single player campaigns or skirmish modes. More people playing online means more people to team up with and compete against! In addition to adding Observer and Replay Modes (which will also be included in Arena), we expect this to give our online community a big boost. And for those of you that are looking to play with a friend at home or at school, we’re even including LAN support!

FREE VERSION OF 8-BIT ARENA WITH UNLIMITED MULTIPLAYER
Finally, we will be making a version of the game available that offers free, unlimited multiplayer PvP with a single new faction each day. This version will have a limited soundtrack, and limited maps to host – but players can join anyone else’s game that has the full version and play on any of the maps they have access to (including custom maps). Again, this speaks to our desire to get people in and play online so that our multiplayer community of players can always find someone to jump into a game with.

With MetaVerse Modes, Replays, Observer Mode, a lower-cost alternative for PvP players and a completely free option – we are still working hard to show that the 8-Bit Series is very important to us as are YOU! We hope you enjoy all the stuff we’ll be releasing in February!

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF FEATURE AND GAME RELEASES:
FEBRUARY 3RD
FREE 8-BIT ARMIES METAVERSE UPGRADE

FEBRUARY 10TH
FREE UPGRADE TO OBSERVER MODE
FREE UPGRADE TO SERVER-HOSTED REPLAYS
8-BIT ARMIES: ARENA RELEASED AT $4.99
FREE TO PLAY VERSION OF ARENA RELEASED

FEBRUARY 17TH

FREE 8-BIT HORDES METAVERSE UPGRADE
Source: 8-Bit Armies Steam page


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# 2Das.Duelon Feb 3 2017, 04:00 AM
This is quite frankly the only way to get me to try the game again. Now my questions are: If I buy the Arena stuff for 5$ - will I get all future title updates? Also what is the server pop these days? can I find any good gameplay anywhere? The last vod uploaded here is 2 months old...

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# 3Askavenger Feb 3 2017, 13:16 PM
Server pop is tiny, which was the reason for Arena. They are constantly adding things to the game, one of those being replays and observer mode....Finally!

There's a few twitch folks but no one uses this site yet. With arenas, we should finally see activity here.

It only makes sense that future titles be added to multiplayer arena. Yesterday they confirmed a bigger update which we will hear about in March.

The discord is the social gathering place for the game atm.

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# 4-Netput Feb 3 2017, 16:52 PM
The community is really really small. Hopefully this will change the tides. F2P surely works in their favor. The Arena version as well. 5 bucks for all factions is great!


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# 5Das.Duelon Feb 3 2017, 22:45 PM
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Server pop is tiny, which was the reason for Arena. They are constantly adding things to the game, one of those being replays and observer mode....Finally!

There's a few twitch folks but no one uses this site yet. With arenas, we should finally see activity here.

It only makes sense that future titles be added to multiplayer arena. Yesterday they confirmed a bigger update which we will hear about in March.

The discord is the social gathering place for the game atm.


have seen gameplay with much higher quality today, seemed alot better. Why is the whole section here on gr still not renamed to 8b-Invasion btw? biggrin.gif

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# 6-Netput Feb 3 2017, 22:49 PM
Cause honestly I am not sure what to call it laugh.gif 8ba,8bh,8bi and who else knows what is next tongue.gif


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# 7Askavenger Feb 4 2017, 05:06 AM
http://steamcommunity.com/app/427250/discu...07855751602190/

More info in there. The cool stuff:

You can spectate an ongoing game!



FEBRUARY 10TH

FREE UPGRADE TO OBSERVER MODE
FREE UPGRADE TO SERVER-HOSTED REPLAYS
8-BIT ARMIES: ARENA RELEASED AT $4.99
FREE TO PLAY VERSION OF ARENA RELEASED

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# 8Das.Duelon Feb 4 2017, 09:29 AM
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Cause honestly I am not sure what to call it laugh.gif 8ba,8bh,8bi and who else knows what is next tongue.gif

Right now it just seems out of date biggrin.gif

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# 9eXs.bLoOd Feb 26 2018, 13:37 PM
game still activ? Looks pretty dead. post-13661-1143531603.gif

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