By Crystal Colwell / July 8th, 2016
Minimalist RTS game BOID launched today on Steam with free multiplayer. Single player can be purchased as optional DLC or you can enjoy bot matches, and the level editor for free with multiplayer. Check out the trailer and press release below for more information.
BOID is a fast, minimalist RTS launching today (about 11am PT / 8pm CEST) with completely free multiplayer, which includes bot matches and the level editor. That’s everything free except the single-player campaign, which is offered as purely optional DLC.
You can check out the launch trailer below, as well as a video with professional Starcraft II player, White-Ra, taking on the developer.
Note: Multiplayer is free. Codes are for the single-player campaign only.
Genetic RTS, BOID, Launches Today with Free Multiplayer
July 8, 2016 – Launching today on Steam with free multiplayer and an optional single-player campaign, BOID is real-time strategy at its most primal. No funds to manage or infrastructures to build. It’s a kill or be killed battle of rapid decisions to dominate the gene pool.
BOID’s multiplayer is completely free and full-featured, including head-to-head PvP, bot matches, Twitch integration, and the ability to design and share your own levels. And, for those who prefer the single-player experience, BOID offers a 10-hour campaign sold as optional DLC.
BOID was designed with competitive play in mind, and to test this, we invited White-Ra — the infamous StarCraft pro — to play a few matches with Maxym Hryniv, the game’s developer. You can watch the two players face off here:
BOID’s Twitch integration allows viewers to become active participants in streamed matches, using a chat based voting system to keep their favorite broadcasters on their toes by enabling in-game modifiers and bonuses.
Gameplay and Features
Claim vital positions to replicate and mutate into seven specialized units, such as the fast and vulnerable Scout, the explosive Kamikaze, and the life-draining Leach. Press your enemies for weaknesses, outflank their ambushes, usurp their bases, and amass an unstoppable swarm to overpower your adversaries.
This is more than a battle for your survival. It’s a fight for all life to come.
– Fight to claim the planet in a 10-hour, single-player campaign.
– Create the perfect skirmish with bots and four difficulty levels.
– Go online with ranked, unranked, and private 1v1 matches.
– The more you play, the more your list of Friends & Rivals grows.
– Create custom maps to share, and subscribe to your favorite creators.
– Twitch integration allows viewers to participate in the game.
– Color blind mode for heightened game accessibility.