Developed by Mokus and tinyBuild, Boid is a real-time strategy video game, available for the Windows operating systems. The game is completely free for playing online, and there is a campaign available for purchase. The campaign teaches the basics and has a great story. Boid tells the tale of Kepler 42-C, a quiet planet with not much happening. A satellite crashes into the surface and kickstarts an evolutionary battle. Fight as microorganisms struggling to gain control of the planet in the campaign mode. Evolve the microorganisms while learning the fate of Kepler 42-C.
In contrast, the free-to-play online play is a free-for-all battle. Take up positions on opposite sides of a map and work to conquer the other player. There's no money, and no way to fortify other than sending more forces into battle. Strategy is the only name of the game in Boid.
Boid has lots of different ways of playing. Go head-to-head against other players online in a host of maps. There is an official league available, and a leaderboard that tracks players' scores. Team up with others and learn many strategies for success. Carve a path to the top and join a league, or stay anonymous and enjoy a casual experience. With ranked, unranked, and private 1V1 matches, there are lots of ways for players to enjoy online play. Additionally, there is an offline mode with bots available. Practice on any of the maps with four different difficulties, from beginner to expert. This is a great way for new players to get a grasp of the rock-paper-scissors style combat mechanics.
For example, the original microorganisms evolve in many different ways. Use fast creatures that are weak but move forward swiftly. There are creatures that destroy themselves as well as any enemies in the path. There are even creatures that can take lots of damage while defending positions and keeping the enemy at bay. More types of creatures evolve, and players utilize any combination of them to be successful. There are countless ways for things to play out and no battle will ever be the same because the evolution of microorganisms is tricky and unpredictable.
Boid is a video game that focuses on pure strategy. There are no advantages that players get over the AI or other players. Control microorganisms and move forward, taking over the area and eventually the planet. Watch as the creatures evolve into different types and use it to an advantage. Tough organisms stay back and hold the position while fast scouts move forward to take new ground. Play online against others in ranked, unranked, and private 1V1 combat. Play offline against bots and practice different strategies in order to find what works best. Engage in a campaign mode that tells the story of Kepler 42-C, the planet where players are waging war. There is plenty to do in this real-time strategy video game!