It’s funny how time flies. It’s been a few years since I even thought about 8bitMMO, Archive Entertainment’s indie title. I remember Brim giving the game an A-Bomb on a Free to Play Cast years ago as he wasn’t a fan of the nostalgic graphics nor the game’s entirely player built world.

Little did I know that the title was actually 14 years in the making! It all started when solo indie developer Robby Zinchak began working in his spare time on a sandbox game where all players could help build the world together.

Fast forward to today and 8bitMMO has officially made it to a version 1.0 launch. The latest updates also include the new “Transponders” mode. This competitive PvE/PvP mode allows players to build a base and then summon a raid consisting of monsters and other players. Enemies spawn in increasingly difficult waves, and the winning side is awarded gold for their victory.

If you’re looking to kill a little time and enjoy creation type games, check out the official site to get started.

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Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

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  1. Jellopy on January 28, 2015

    Hopefully it’ll close down quickly, I have to 100% agree with Brims remark. I am fine with simple graphics and game play and am all for satire but whoever wrote the ‘comedy’ bits of this game should stop writing and it is possibly the laziest development of a game i have ever witnessed and the guy is who made it is greedy as hell to boot wanting insane amounts for garbage cash items,t-shirts and stuff. I’ve enjoyed plenty of indie games and understand the hardship of a small or single person team but this is complete garbage even by that standard. Keep well clear unless you want an experience that will leave you dry heaving and cursing the current indie fetish that allows this to even exist.

  2. Xerev on January 27, 2015

    I never tried the game before, and not sure if I want to. But one thing I can say, don’t play a game because of it’s graphics. If you play a game for it’s graphics, it’s the same as watching p*rn for it’s plot….

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  4. WildAlex on January 27, 2015

    Blast from the past!! Well idk if I am going to play it much but what I can say I love the upbeat music, this might be a game I wont turn the volume down and play something else wish more mmo have cool upbeat songs in them V.V

  5. Player 1 on January 27, 2015

    mmhh back in 1998 i would fefinatelly play this all day long, now i’m looking for something like Black Desert or Monster Hunter, so this game isn’t for me either

  6. jimmy rustle on January 27, 2015

    looks stupid. who wants to play some dumb shit that plays on a toaster? not me, thats who.

    • tolshortte on January 27, 2015

      then why bother with a comment? apparently the game has its followers and every game deserves a place. the games isn’t for me either, but for those who want to play it and enjoy its great that they can.

    • Urs-00 on January 27, 2015

      if this is your opinion, you know nothing about games

      you must be one of those people that think Destiny was an amazing game, I’m just sad to know that you never played a real game

      • Apoth on January 28, 2015

        all 3 of you are idiots, go outside and find a hobby.