8bitMMO Opens Its 8-Bit Gates
After fourteen years of development, indie free to play sandbox 8bitMMO launches, concluding its early access and reaching its full release. Development on 8BitMMO originally began in 2001, 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. Fourteen years later, it arrives with a new PvE/PvP mode called 'Transponders' that allows players to build a base and then summon a raid consisting of monsters and other players.
The title has grown immensely over the past few years, with now over 650,000 registered users and a user-built world that is larger than the combined landmass of the United Kingdom. The fan community is small, but fervent, with some users writing novels-worth of fanfiction, creating a 3d-printed model of their character, or in one case even getting a tattoo of the game.
The game has won several awards, including Best Technological Game at Tokyo Game Show's Sense of Wonder Night, Winner of the Seattle Independent Game Competition, and Director's Choice at the Indie Prize Showcase in San Francisco.
Check out the launch trailer right here: