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  8BitMMO Releases Free Player vs Player Update
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12/28/2012
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SEATTLE, WA - December 28, 2012 - Archive Entertainment is excited to announce the immediate availability of the PvP update for 8BitMMO, available for free to all players. 8BitMMO is an indie construction sandbox game with over 50,000 registered players where users can build houses, castles, even entire cities in a retro-style massively multiplayer world.

A major update to the game was just released which enables Player vs Player gameplay, rewarding users for engaging in combat in specified arenas. As the world is 100% player-built, any player can create a PvP arena. Arenas can be marked for simple PvP gameplay or for a more advanced 'Bounty' game mode in which players compete for the highest consecutive kill count. Alternatively, players may build their own Dungeon areas, which will allow for Player vs Environment gameplay.

With a brand new, faster and more reliable server there's never been a better time for players to get started in 8BitMMO!

Players can play the game for free at http://8BitMMO.net, or read up on the latest game updates at http://blog.8bitmmo.net/2012/12/august-december-2012-updates-summary/

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About 8BitMMO:

8BitMMO is a free online videogame where players can shape the world block by block. 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. The game is humorous in tone, with amusing quests and unusual enemies There is also Player vs Player and Player vs Environment combat. While the game is 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. Additional updates to the game are planned to introduce more features and content.

About Archive Entertainment:

Archive Entertainment is a one-man indie developer, Robby Zinchak. Previously a Producer at Microsoft, he has also led game creation at Capcom and Midway, producing titles such as Final Fight: Double Impact, and FLOCK!. He is now working on 8BitMMO from his home in Seattle. Robby has a long history with games: he wrote his first one 17 years ago on a cutting edge 16-color PC. Since then, he has continued to create games while retaining that same pioneering spirit.

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Game Trailer: http://youtu.be/jC1unLrT9oM (720p video source file also available in the presskit link below)

NEW Screenshot (PvP) : http://blog.8bitmmo.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/pvp-psy.png

Screenshots: http://8bitmmo.net/presskit/screenshots/ninjaville.png, http://8bitmmo.net/presskit/screenshots/origin2.png, http://8bitmmo.net/presskit/screenshots/dragon.png

Additional screenshots, logo, etc: http://8bitmmo.net/presskit/

Fact sheet: http://8bitmmo.net/presskit/fact-sheet.html

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Press contact: If you have any questions on 8BitMMO, or would like to do an interview, please contact Robby Zinchak of Archive Entertainment at PR@ArchiveEntertainment.com