8-Bit Armies

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8-Bit Armies
8-Bit Armies cover
Developers
Petroglyph Games
Engines
GlyphX
Release dates
Windows April 22, 2016
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, Expansion pack, DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RTS
Themes Fantasy, Sci-fi
Series 8-Bit
8-Bit Armies on MobyGames
8-Bit Armies on Wikipedia
8-Bit
8-Bit Armies 2016
8-Bit Hordes 2016
8-Bit Invaders! 2016
8-Bit Armies: Arena 2017

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page - 8-Bit Armies
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page - 8-Bit Hordes
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page - 8-Bit Invaders!
Steam Community Discussions - 8-Bit Armies
Steam Community Discussions - 8-Bit Hordes
Steam Community Discussions - 8-Bit Invaders!

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
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Purchase via Humble Widget.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
8-Bit Armies. 8-Bit Hordes and 8-Bit Invaders! also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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8-Bit Armies. 8-Bit Hordes and 8-Bit Invaders! also available.
Windows
Steam
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8-Bit Armies. 8-Bit Hordes and 8-Bit Invaders! also available.
Windows

Monetization[edit]

Type Notes
DLC Minor DLC includes a faction and a campaign.
Expansion pack The expansion packs are advertised as standalone releases that are mutually compatible online with the base game and each other. In reality, they are the same game with different segments available to the player, but with all files on all players' computers. Full access to all content requires ownership on the player's Steam account, but no further downloads are required.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access. The base game includes multiplayer access to the Renegades faction, and a singleplayer campaign.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
8-Bit Armies: Guardians Faction Available for free, includes a new faction.
Windows
8-Bit Armies: Guardians Campaign Includes a singleplayer campaign for the Guardians faction.
Windows
8-Bit Hordes Standalone; includes a singleplayer campaign and access to the Deathsworn and Lightbringer factions.
Windows
8-Bit Invaders! Standalone; includes a singleplayer campaign, a meta-map mode, and access to the Galactic Marine Corps and Cranioids factions.
Windows

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\profile_*[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/427250/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\profile_*[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/427250/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.

Input[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.

Audio[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Can be toggled in-game with the "Play Audio When Not in Focus" option.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Traditional Chinese
Dutch
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Spanish
Turkish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8 Versus
Online play
8 Co-op, Versus

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GOG Galaxy, Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2
Processor (CPU) 2.6 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS 250
ATI Radeon HD 3870
DirectX 11 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/427250/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (427250) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References