Archive Entertainment has announced the development of 8BitMMO, a free online videogame where up to 250 concurrently connected players can shape the world block by block.

8BitMMO is an 8bit-style 2D massively multiplayer game. It’s a giant construction sandbox — you can build a home or a castle in a persistent streaming world. Found and manage your own city. Fight evil Lawyercats and engage in player vs player battle.

The game’s engine allows for a wide variety of player made buildings. Players can build solo, or group up and create their own towns with friends for cooperative building projects. In either case, a grief protection system protects the player’s creations from unwanted interference. There is also basic Player vs Player and Player vs Environment combat.

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