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Retro-Inspired PC RTS ‘8-Bit Armies’ (Video)

Indie game developer and publisher Petroglyph is proud to announce Friday, April 22nd as the official worldwide release date of 8-Bit Armies, their fast-paced, friendly and accessible Real-Time Strategy game launching on PC and via STEAM™, GOG and the Humble Store. Produced by the same veteran team whose previous credentials include Star Wars: Empire At War, Universe At War: Earth Assault and most recently Grey Goo, 8-Bit Armies offers a feature-rich gameplay experience loaded with content.

8-Bit Armies is a tribute to classic RTS and is suitable to existing fans and new players of the genre seeking a friendly approach to strategy gaming. With a colorful, blocky voxel art style, the game is accessible to anyone regardless of experience. Your objective is to collect resources, build up and defend your base, amass your army of military units, and ultimately crush your opponents! Packed full of features, the game at launch includes a 25-mission offline single-player campaign, 10 two-player cooperative missions, 10 AI skirmish maps, and 8 Player-vs-Player Multiplayer for up to 8 players. With multiple difficulty levels and easy-to-understand modern military units and structures, novice players will instantly feel at home. Offering inspiring gameplay and beautifully rendered voxel-themed visuals, it excels at bringing a complex type of game to the masses with its casual approach to the compelling world of RTS.

Grab your copy on Friday for $14.99 USD (or equivalent in other territories)!

About This Game
A Blast from the Past
8-Bit Armies is a retro Real-Time Strategy game for the PC. With a colorful, blocky voxel art style, 8-Bit Armies is Petroglyph’s most fast-paced, friendly, and accessible RTS game to date. Collect resources, build up and defend your base, amass your army of military units, and ultimately crush your opponents! 8-Bit Armies features offline single-player missions, two-player cooperative missions, AI skirmish mode, and Player-vs-Player Multiplayer modes running on dedicated game servers.

Initial release includes:
◾25 offline campaign missions

◾10 co-op missions to play with your friends

◾10 multiplayer/skirmish maps that support up to 8 players online

◾AI with multiple difficulty options to play with cooperatively or fight against

◾Classic Base-Building mechanics let you construct the ultimate HQ from which to launch attacks against your foes

◾Destructible environments on maps ranging from small to very large

◾Easy to understand modern military units and structures lets RTS beginners jump right in

◾From the same team that brought you RTS classics such as Star Wars: Empire at War, Universe at War, and Grey Goo

8-Bit Armies is for anyone that enjoys RTS games, or felt overwhelmed by more serious games. With hours of solo and co-op gameplay included, there’s something here for everyone!