For a limited time period only, the new old-school-style, online multiplayer PC game 16 Bit Arena will be given as a free permanent download for all its users, as opposed to its usual price of $9.99. Free access to the full title of this indie game will remain until May 31, 2013, and if enough people (filling even one server completely with 9v9s) come in during giveaway period, the game will stay free, with donations enabled. Donators are entered into a drawing with the winner getting a character made just for them. Should enough people donate, 16 Bit Arena will become a free-to-play title permanently. Otherwise, 10% of donations will be given towards charity (supports hungry children around the world).
16 Bit Arena Game Description
Far in our future, thousands of years after the apocalypse of our planet, eight heroes of different races known as the Paladins led humanity to defeat evil itself, once and for all. Then they got really bored. So they created a battle arena for folks to come beat each other up for fun in front of a big audience. Don’t worry, they’ll revive you after so you can do it all over again. And that blood comes right out in the wash. And that organ was useless anyway.
Strategize your victory while chatting with players, enemies, and even the audience, all to the tune of real guitar in this one-of-a-kind retro smackdown party.
Fight in turn-based multiplayer battles up to 9v9 with the old school graphics you’ve been missing!
Enter battle as a Warrior, Mage, Rogue, or Healer of either gender, and use a card to transform into any of 16 characters, combining their stats and abilties with your class’s!
Elemental properties for every character; collect gems that let you choose yours, and cast its magic!
Gain Charge during battle to do more damage, boost specific stats, and more– or just save your turns for later and pummel an enemy all at once!
A rockingly awesome soundtrack!
Journey through eight intense Trials to gain cards and gems for use in the Arena!
Enjoy the 2-player tactical-RPG-style Card Game– a great additional game on its own, it lets you earn cards and gems too!
Site includes a webcomic, updated weekly, featuring the eight Paladins from the game!
NEW: Upcoming feature planned- Create your own characters!
Free Download 16 Bit Arena Full Version PC Game
The game can be download across all six stores it’s currently represented — Amazon.com, GreenManGaming.com, Desura.com, ShinyLoot.com, IndieCity.com, and IndieVania.com. All stores in the Buy section should have it free by the end of day May 31, but in case you’d like to skip signing up on a store’s website to download it,the developer also provides a direct download link. Find the download links on the developer’s page here.
Video: 16 Bit Arena – Trailer
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