Command & Conquer Veterans Unleash Voxel RTS, 8-Bit Hordes

Petroglyph Games, the studio made up of former Command & Conquer developers, has released yet another strategy game to PC (via Steam).

Titled simply 8-Bit Hordes, the voxel-styled strategy game is poised as both a classic take on the genre, but with a whole host of features to tickle both veterans and newcomers alike.

Think of it as sort of a throwback to classics like Warcraft, only with goofy voxel graphics. Featured above, you can view a preview trailer for the game.

Players can expect your typical resource gathering, tech-tree upgrades, base-building, as well as bot matches, online multiplayer with dedicated servers, a single player campaign, cooperative missions, and more. This is actually a sequel to the studio’s previous release, 8-Bit Armies.

Here are the game’s key features:

  • 2 Factions – The Dark Orcs and their Deathsworn allies versus the Humans, Dwarves and Elves of the Lightbringers.
  • 24 offline campaign missions
  • 12 co-op missions to play with your friends
  • 10 multiplayer/skirmish maps that support up to 8 players online
  • Full interoperability with 8-Bit Armies’ factions and maps providing endless crossover combat opportunities
  • AI with multiple difficulty options to play with cooperatively or fight against
  • Classic Base-Building mechanics let you construct the ultimate HQ from which to launch attacks against your foes
  • Destructible environments on maps ranging from small to very large
  • A fun and friendly art style
  • An awesome new soundtrack by Frank Klepacki
  • From the same team that brought you RTS classics such as Star Wars: Empire at War, Universe at War, and Grey Goo

You can find 8-Bit Hordes over on Steam, for $14.99.



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  1. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    August 20, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    They’ve even unintentionally got the feel of Battle Realms right. Looks promising.

  2. Tarrasque
    August 20, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Warcraft 3?

  3. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    August 20, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    But will there be Flying Purple Hippos?
    This is very important

  4. Jumanji Joe
    Jumanji Joe
    August 20, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    $14.99 is in that gray area where my brain turns itself off and I buy games only based on how cool they look.

  5. koreawut
    August 21, 2016 at 1:06 am

    Yes, yes, a THOUSAND TIMES YES.

    Or maybe one thousand, four hundred and ninety-nine times yes.

  6. flashn00b
    August 26, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    For a second, I was hoping that they meant “Everything built with the Tiberian Sun voxel system”