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What are '8-bit' graphics anyway?

We find out in, in this video feature
Product: 8bit Doves | Developer: Nitrome | Format: Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre: Action, Arcade
 
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What is "8-bit"?

Loads of games, from Super Mega Worm to Bitcoin Billionaire and from 8-bit Waterslide to 8-bit Doves, use it as a name or as a marketing term.

But what does it even mean?

Let's take a look and figure out what the term means, what 8-bit colour depth is, how 8-bit consoles powered their graphics, and what developers are actually talking about when they use this bit of retro jargon.
 

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Mark Brown 28 August 2015
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