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8BitMMO Offers An Indie Sandbox For You and Friends to Screw Around With


If you love the 8 Bit era but fully embrace the social gaming scene, you may be glad to know that a video game development project named ‘8BitMMO’ was publicly announced today. As indicated by the name, 8BitMMO is a free online videogame where up to 250 concurrently connected players can shape the world block by block. According to the press release, the game’s engine allows for a wide variety of player made buildings including houses, castles, even entire cities.

You can get your “build” on alone or group up with building buddies to create towns via cooperative building projects. Oh, and don’t worry about your pals screwing with your project – a grief protection system protects player creations from unwanted interference. As indicated by the video above, the game is humorous in tone, with amusing quests and unusual enemies. There is also basic Player vs Player and Player vs Environment combat.

“I am amazed with the creations players are coming up with,” said the game’s developer Robby Zinchak of Archive Entertainment. “People are creating some genuinely cool architecture – everything from towering windmills to sports arenas. One player even made a huge statue of a flying dragon. The community is very inventive, and I can’t wait to see what they’ll come up with next!”

Also, a bit of background:

The project was first started in 2001, but underwent multiple total-rewrites and art style changes. While the game is still currently in ongoing development, it is fully playable on the project’s website. As the project is Java based, it can be easily run on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. Future updates to the game are planned to introduce more features and content.

Anyone here plan on participating??? If so, “block” out a few hours of your time and head right here.