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9-Bit Armies: A Bit Too Far

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Petroglyph

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'9-Bit Armies: A Bit Too Far' Available On Early Access

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2024 @ 12:25 a.m. PST

Unleash voxel warfare in 9-Bit Armies: A Bit Too Far, an easy to learn, hard to master real-time strategy game that has something for both old and new players alike.

In 9-Bit Armies rally your military forces across a variety of battlefields and act out your strategy over land, sea and air. Deploy your airborne soldiers, destroy bridges, and aim your superweapons in a new kind of pixelated pyromania. Whether you are brand new to real-time strategy wargames or an experienced commander - 9-Bit Armies provides an extra bit of fun.

Need more? Join others online, playing together in co-op campaigns or against them in a mix of skirmishes supporting up to 8 players. Then download new maps, mods and more with full Steam Workshop integration, discovering new ways to render all to burning bits and bytes. You can also upload your own mods to share with friends and foes alike.

9-Bit Armies: A Bit Too Far offers a compelling blend of nostalgia and innovation. Players can delve into a campaign that takes inspiration from the long history of video games, enjoying the journey solo or teaming up with a friend for an online co-op experience.

Easy to learn, a challenge to master.


Petroglyph Games announced that 9-Bit Armies: A Bit Too Far is now available through Steam early access.

What's new?

  • Challenge Mode: Compete for the top spot in daily scenarios, testing your strategic prowess against players on the worldwide leaderboard.
  • Naval Warfare: Explore expansive maps featuring islands and archipelagos, introducing a new layer of strategy with naval-based gameplay.
  • New Base Building: New MEGA-structures, super-sized and extra-deadly. New superweapons and a mobile HQ to rapidly expand your power across the map.
  • Bridges: Utilize bridges to reach islands or deny access to the enemy ground troops with our new game mechanic that dynamically changes strategies.
  • All New AI: Advanced new AI personalities that adapt and respond in dynamic ways. Adjust difficulty, personality and buff/debuff modifiers to taste.
  • Modding Support: New engine upgrades support extensive modding capabilities with lua, allowing players to create and share custom maps, game modes, and units with each other on the Steam Workshop.

What's planned in early access?

  • Sentinels Campaign: Continue the fight and flip the script as the Sentinels in the second campaign.
  • 9-Bit TV: Relive your best moments or livestream intense matches to an audience with new replays and observer modes.
  • Enhanced Tutorial: A better first time RTS-player experience. Easy to learn, hard to master.
  • More Challenges: New ways to play and compete with unique game modifiers and scenarios.
  • More Maps: Official and endorsed community maps for every occasion.

Key Features:

  • Two Factions: Two fully fleshed out but asymmetrically opposed factions in the Overlords and Sentinels.
  • A Classic RTS Campaign: A 12-mission campaign with a retro style. Level up as you progress, unlocking new units and veterancy as your persistent army advances.
  • Co-Op: Play the entire campaign with a friend or go it alone, your choice.
  • Skirmish: Customizable PVE game mode playing against AI bots of other players.
  • Online Games: Online matchmaking for competitive player vs. player battles
  • Custom Lobbies: Public and private lobbies for tailored gaming sessions
  • Sonic Soundscape: An all-new soundtrack from award-winning video game composer Frank Klepacki.

9-Bit Armies: A Bit Too Far is in development for PC (Steam).


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