8-Bit Armies Launches for PC on Steam And GOG

8-Bit Armies is a 3D real time strategy war simulator with blocky pixel style graphics, developed by indie studio Petroglyph, the same studio behind games like Star Wars: Empire at War, Universe at War, as well as the RTS title Grey Goo.

8-Bit Armies places you are in command of your own army to command, where you will build up your headquarters to ward off enemy forces from invading. 8-Bit Armies uses a familiar unit and structure tree system for upgrading and advancing your army to make them stronger.

For your individual units, you will start off with your basic foot soldiers after building your barracks, from there you can build a tech lab to create more advanced buildings and military units, such as tanks, heavy artillery guns,  helicopters, and eventually nukes to completely decimate your enemies.

8bit armies2Your building structures function in a similar fashion to progress your technology to create more advanced buildings, such as refineries, power plants, radars and air control buildings. 8-Bit Armies will have about 25 offline campaign missions to challenge you against an AI with multiple difficulty settings.

Players will also be able to play online to fight cooperatively against the AI in 10 co-op mission, or duke it out with 8 other players in deathmatch battlefields across 10 different skirmish maps.

All of the environments are also completely destructible, ranging from army units, to buildings. You can take a look at the official launch trailer for 8-Bit Armies that I linked down below so you can see all the destruction in action in all of its pixel block glory.

8-Bit Armies

8-Bit Armies, now available for PC! https://store.steampowered.com/app/427250 https://www.gog.com/game/8bit_armies https://www.8BitArmies.com https://www.facebook.com/8bitarmies https://www.humblebundle.com/store/8bit-armies

8-Bit Armies has just released a new patch to fix issues with its day one launch multiplayer issues, so you should be able to enjoy the game online with your friends now. 8-Bit Armies is available from the Steam Store, the GOG website, as well as the official 8-Bit Armies website, so you can follow the provided links to learn more for any additional details.


Helping provide news, previews, reviews and info on new and upcoming indie titles and mainstream games, Nick’s passion for gaming and eye for detail extends across various genres and styles. Contact this author.

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