8BitMMO is an 8bit-style 2D massively multiplayer game! Fight evil Lawyercats and engage in player vs player battle. Build a home or a castle in a persistent streaming world. Early in development, but fully playable.

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Visit us at PAX!

I will be demoing the game at PAX! If you're going to the expo, be sure to swing by :)

This is an image of pax booth map -<br /<<br /<you're gonna wanna enable images for this newsletter. so<br /<<br /<many pics!

75,000 Users

We've just surpassed 75k users. Wow!

Keys & Doors

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The keys & doors update is now live: There are now three different key/door pairs, and keys generated are unique to each city. You can give/trade players keys or have them autospawn. Use them to give only specific people in a city access to a building, or to make dungeons more interesting!

I have added one to the first dungeon, the Law Offices of LOL & LOL.

New Monsters: Game Reviewer & Dire Game Reviewer

He does not move quickly, but has lots of hp and is strong. There is a good strategy for taking him down, but I'll let you discover it ;)

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New Dungeon

Psy has created a new dungeon -- check it out by using the new telepad in the dungeon area at Root.

Leveling

Based on player feedback and suggestions, I've added a new leveling system to the game. You'll notice an Exp Bar displayed next to your active item now:

7.5.13<br /<<br /<level meter

You can gain experience points by:

  • Slay Lawyercats, Hipsters, and Slugs
  • Fight enemies in PvP arenas
  • Complete quests

Once you do, you will unlock items in the shop for each level:

7.5.13<br /<<br /<level shop lockedv7.5.13 level shop unlocked

New items and shop categories with new items are highlighted in green to make them easy to find.

Your health increases with every level!

New Swords

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The red and blue sword do more damage!

Friend List

By popular demand, a basic friend list is now (finally) implemented. Mutual friends will be notified when each other join/quit the game, and if they're online, the name of the town they're currently located in.

For details, see this blog post.

Close Window Buttons

New build #744 adds close window buttons to Shop, Inventory, and Options:

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REACTOR

I'm excited to announce that 8BitMMO has been accepted into REACTOR, a start-up accelerator program here in Seattle that empowers the next generation of talent and innovation in games and apps. I've been getting some quality mentoring, networking opportunities with other industry pros, and office space in their incubator lab.

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Director's Choice Award @ Indie Prize

We received a Director's Choice Award at Indie Prize!

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Emote Support

I realized when wolfhoofs suggested it that I had never actually gotten around to adding emote support. (Oops :P ) So today I've added a /me command you can use to perform roleplay-type actions in chat.

Example:
/me adds emote support
would be broadcast as :
* Sim9 adds emote support

PublicPad

I've added a new telepad type, the Public Telepad.

6.3.2013 public telepad

With the public telepad, anyone can teleport to your telepad with a simple command. They do not need to be a member of the town (and in fact, the telepad doesn't even need to be placed in a town).

Fee Door

5.22.13 fee door

With a Fee Door, you can charge other players gold to open your door. You configure the amount with /feedoor fee . As the owner, you get to enter for free.

Read more about it in the blog.

New Playable Race: Potato

You can now play the game... as a potato! Yes, seriously. :P

Check out details here.

The Reward Block

At the end of dungeons (or mazes or whatever), drop a Reward Block to reward players for reaching the end. Their name will be recorded into the list of users who reached the block, along with a total count of how many players found it. If it's the first reward block from your account that they've used, they'll also receive 250 gold and 1 skill point!

5.10.13 -<br /<<br /<rewardblock

Try to find all the reward blocks in-game! You can get a list of all of them, including their location coordinates with the command /rewardblocks

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New Shirts

5.7.2013<br /<<br /<new shirts

Play it Now

Well, that's it for now. Even more exciting news to come soon. As always, please follow along using one of the icons below for the latest updates, and click here to play the game!

8BitMMO Adds New Buildable Tiles

8BitMMO Adds New Buildable Tiles

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The free construction sandbox MMO adds several user requested tiles: Water, Homestone, Food, and more!

8BitMMO Wins 2013 Seattle Independent Game Competition!

8BitMMO Wins 2013 Seattle Independent Game Competition!

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8BitMMO was awarded the top honor at the Sixth Annual Power of Play event!

8BitMMO - Now with PvP!

8BitMMO - Now with PvP!

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In this summary of development over the past six months, several important updates are announced including PvP combat.

8BitMMO Introduces New Enemy: Hipsters

8BitMMO Introduces New Enemy: Hipsters

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Details on the new enemy, plus user-created dungeons and more.

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Wekegame
Wekegame

me encantan los juegos 8-bit online! este es muy bueno! :D

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Tilranus
Tilranus

Is there a way to turn pvp on or off in this game?
Cause to me it would lower the fun factor if it was on all the time.

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Sim9 Creator
Sim9

PVP is on, but only in wilderness areas. Inside of Origin, or a player city you belong to, you are safe

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Traslogan
Traslogan

The game is very good, and very original for an MMO in my opinion. To make 8-bit work I find you just have to make sure it's polished (Considerable detail can go into 8-bit in my experience). But I must say, Excellent work so far!

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Sim9 Creator
Sim9

Thank you very much! I plan to do more polishing as I go, because I agree it's very important to the experience.

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Ravious
Ravious

I don't know if this is already in the game, or if there's any plans for it; if not, please make sure to implement the PK (player killer) concept. That would add such a great element to the game.

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Sim9 Creator
Sim9

Yep - you can PK in game :) Just make sure you're not in town when you do it

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ScientistMan
ScientistMan

This game is really good. I love the openness of it all.

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Sim9 Creator
Sim9

Thanks! :D

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thebluecrusader
thebluecrusader

Did you get an idea for this from toontown? Because there is lawyer animals on that, althought may I say this does look like a good game.

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Sim9 Creator
Sim9

Thanks thebluecrusader! Haven't actually played that. I wanted all the characters ingame to be unusual... not the standard MMO stuff (although sounds like someone beat me to it! ;))

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