-Bit Invaders Update and More!
First, we would like to thank everyone for your AWESOME support since the release of 8-Bit Armies back in April. Since launch, we’ve updated our first 8-Bit game 26 times using the feedback that you have shared with us - and we have no intention of stopping support now. 8-Bit Hordes has also received a half-dozen updates over the last couple months since launch and we have more planned for the future that we’re eager to release.
As you all know, our third game 8-Bit Invaders! is a sci-fi angle on RTS using the same fun blocky art style from the series. Our goal is to continue introducing the real-time strategy genre to a new audience and grow the total number of players online by making all three games compatible while keeping the gameplay accessible and easy to learn. With the third game, we’re also introducing a new campaign mode that allows players to persist their army across multiple worlds and think a little more strategically about what their next move should be.
While development of this new feature is coming along great (it’s already playable) – we also want to make sure we get it right. Since this is something very new and somewhat experimental, we’re spending extra time building a challenging AI to play against and integrating various modifiers like superweapons and territory bonuses at the galactic level. We also want to make sure features like save/load are in and working, since this is a game mode that will likely take longer to play than just one sitting.
As much as we want to get it into your hands soon, we’re going to take a little while longer so we have enough time for tweaking, and any further polish work that needs to happen. Because of this, we will be delaying the launch of Invaders until December. Our hope is to share some screenshots of this new game mode in the next few weeks so you can get a better idea of how it’s going to play. And course, we’ll be looking for some beta testers before launch so that we can make sure everything is balanced as well as it can be. We’ll let you know the exact date of the beta as we get closer to launch.
Finally, we mentioned above that your feedback has been invaluable in helping us decide what to focus on in our game updates. We’re still listening!
Due to popular demand, on December 11th we’ll be releasing a Unit Voice Pack DLC for 8-Bit Hordes which adds verbal responses for both the LightBringers and Deathsworn factions. These new voices recorded with professional actors and actresses add a lot of character to the game and we can’t wait for you to hear them. Best of all, we’re making this DLC available for the heavily discounted price of FREE! Even better, a Unit Voice Pack for 8-Bit Armies is also on the horizon to be released later.
Once again, we appreciate your support and the great feedback we’ve received through your reviews of the game. It’s really energizing for us to read through your comments and discuss what’s next for the future of the 8-Bit series. We couldn’t do it without you!