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.