Guns of Icarus Online is the premier airship combat game. With a good ship and the right crew, you can conquer the skies!
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Very Positive (242 reviews) - 88% of the 242 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (10,914 reviews) - 94% of the 10,914 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 29, 2012

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June 24

Mayday Friday "These details are the devil"

Our process for map making

Hello everyone,

A long slow clap for the beautiful gif above from Tim, our art director. This should show an outline of the process that goes into all of our maps.  We're coming up to the final week for the "Why We Fly" video event, please send in your submissions so you can get exclusive titles that will NEVER be given out again!

Our apologies for last week's stream being missed. We had a pressing press engagement that ran long, but we're back this week! We're be at at 3 pm eastern talking about the hotfix and upcoming Open Alpha that's in the works!

Next what the team has been working on:

Fixing assorted graphics bugs introduced by Unity 5.

-Tweaked sand storm cloud texture/mat to differentiate from normal clouds better.
-Resized base & boss guns and their bullets to increase visibility.
-Tweaked mines to look better with metalmap shader to be more noticeable in the field.

Ambush mode and bugs.

Fix unity 5 bugs, Fixes to AI ship state effects, fixing bugs with the newly added guns.

Marketing content, testing plans, and press engagements.

And now: Our player of the week and winner of a free item!
For being applauded the most in the past week including
"Great communication as fellow captain"
"Excellent at communication and encouraging to the novice players."
"jolly good and enjoyable chap"

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June 22

Version 1.4.6 Hotfix 2

  • Reduce the limit of veterans necessary to open Vet Games
  • Rematch vote logic change: 1~2 DM, 0~1 VIP, 1 CP. Last map will not show anymore.

Bug fixes:
  • Added tutorial loading screen pictures
  • "ChatCrew" correctly binds to ‘L’ by default, default binding of “TaskList” moved to ‘T’ (was conflicting)
  • Fixed TAB Scoreboard data issues in Practice
  • Player popup shows in ESC scoreboard again
  • Fixed an effects leak on the Banshee that was causing lower frame rates

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“This indie gem is in fact funking awesome.”

“Those looking for a team-based challenge will find plenty to love with Guns of Icarus Online.”
Penny Arcade

“Guns of Icarus Online scratches a certain itch that few other games can reach.”

About This Game

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Get early access to Guns of Icarus Alliance DLC before official release! To help us test and follow the development, please email us at with your steam receipt. Help us make Alliance the best it can be!

Guns of Icarus Alliance is the PvE Expansion DLC and is now available for Pre-order. From a single pilot to as many as 16 players can unite in their battle for the wasteland, completing objectives in all new PvE/Co-op game modes like capturing cargo or destroying drilling platforms. You just need to grab your friends and go. Choose a faction and unlock their special costumes, weapons, and airships as each victory brings your faction one step closer to their ultimate goal of reshaping the world.

Guns of Icarus Online

Hop aboard a steampunk airship with friends and play as Gunner, Engineer, or Pilot. Gun down dirigibles, repair your way out of danger, pilot the ship into combat. Are you a decisive Captain or dutiful Crew? Teamwork is required to survive the skies of the premier airship combat game: GUNS OF ICARUS ONLINE!

Raising the stakes on team-based PvP combat with an emphasis on strategic competition and truly cooperative play, Guns of Icarus Online is the best airship-to-airship combat game that’s all about teamwork, tactics, and fast-paced action. With a good ship and the right crew, you can conquer the skies!

Key Features

  • Richly crafted steampunk/dieselpunk-inspired world
  • Genre-busting gameplay with strategy, navigation, shooter, and time-management elements
  • Pick a role to suit your play style: Pilot, Gunner, or Engineer
  • Choose your airship and its weaponry to execute the perfect strategy as a Captain
  • Form a group with up to 3 other friends and crew a ship together
  • Integrated voice chat keeps you in constant contact with your teammates
  • Diverse ship classes and tons of weapons to choose from with realistic flight and projectile physics
  • Massive air battles with up to 32 players in a match
  • Multiple game modes including Deathmatch, VIP, King of the Hill, and Crazy King
  • Rise in the ranks! Earn titles and cosmetic items as you progress
  • Achievement system fully integrated with Steam achievements
  • Balanced, competitive matches reward strategic, skillful play, not level grinding
  • Show off your style with a wide range of cosmetic options in the in-game store with an amazing dye system
  • Support Workshop for hats, goggles, and ship decals
  • 1st person and 3rd person camera modes
  • Custom games with spectator mode for streaming and tournament play

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:2 GHz processor
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Intel HD3000, Nvidia GeForce GT8600 or equivalent
    • DirectX®:dx90c
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • OS:Mac OS X 10.6
    • Processor:2 GHz processor
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Intel HD3000, Nvidia GeForce GT8600 or equivalent
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 32-bit (Linux machine configuration not supported)
    • Processor:Dual-core 2 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Intel HD3000, Nvidia GeForce GT8600 or equivalent, supporting Shader Model 3 equivalent
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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Very Positive (242 reviews)
Very Positive (10,914 reviews)
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( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Game has a steep learning curve and has a great idea but the problem is a non-friendly community. Many players expect you to be experts the second you start playing and that is just not going to happen.

Might be more fun with a bigger player base so lower levels can play with each other but it is currently unplayable.
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( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
This game is interesting.It's unique.You will have tons of fun playing with your friends.
If this game isn't promoted in some website or youtube channel soon,it's gonna die very quickly (it's already dying).
Last time I were logged in there were just 125 players in-game.START SHARING THIS ASAP
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Dr. Scar
( 13.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Fantasticly fun, and easy to understand. Grab a ship and three friends, and set out for one of the most creative and fun multiplayer games of all time.
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Enraged Raccoon [ITA]
( 67.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Jump aboard a flying steam machine and dominate the skies with your friends.

Choose your ship between 7 different models, fit them with a vast array of guns and weapons and man it with your four-players crew.

Co-operation is vital: specialize yourself in one of the three main "professions" (Pilot, Gunner, Engineer) and do your best to keep your ship working and going, unless you want to visit the afterlife prematurely.

A good number of maps and game modes makes every game different and extremely exciting.

8/10 - The game is extremely good, well made, frequently updated and the developers are really awesome towards the community.
The only problem is the lack of players online at most times, which makes trying to play a game of patiently waiting in front of the matchmaking lobby screen.

Put your goggles on, sky-soldier, and may your engines always drive you onward to glory!
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( 45.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
10/10 best sky battles since independence day
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Violent Pacifist
( 24.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Absolutely one of my favorite games.
Tons of character and ship customization, friendly community, fun gameplay, awesome with friends!
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( 74.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Fun with friends, ok going solo. in need of the PvE expantion coming later this year
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( 21.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Hey, this is pretty good
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{IRB} C. S.
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
The concept is great, but it suffers from ... everything. just gonna bullet list this.
1. game is old, I went on during peak hours and never saw more than 160 players online. not 160k, 160....
2. The GUI is confusing and cumbersome
3. the graphics seem flat and redundant
4. the scale is all wonky and there is a very short hieght cap.
5. you know those old flight games where even when you hit the ground it still looked like a texture square drawn from 30k feet? it's like that but the map hieght is only about 10 ships tall at most.
6. no destruction physics at all...
7 LOAD TIMES! There are so many loading screens you start to think you are being trolled. Even after the game launches you still have like three loading/wait screens. I had 2 hours played on this and only 15 minutes of those were actually playing the game. the rest was waiting to load a game, find a game, figure out the GUI.

I think the game is a valiant effort and I would like to see games like this in the future. I think the developers should take everything they learned and go back to scratch and rebuild a properly working game with a decent engine.
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( 13.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
i liked the concept of steampowered airship combat and the design of the airships .
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
51.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Can I just say, this game is fantastic. The players have a great sense of humor and, for the most part, are great to be around. And, when they aren't trying to convince rookies that all crew members should switch over to gunners, they are very helpful. One of my favorite things about this game is the fact everyone is on a level playing field. My crew and I have butchered higher level players and yes, we've all been creamed by lower level rookies, but that is what makes this game fun. The art is lovely, the community is a blast, and the game play is a ton of fun. Conclusion: Everyone ought to check this game out.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
47.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
I have to admitt I'm always very sceptic about multiplayer games that rely on cooperation that much. This game has proven that teamwork is not about shouting at other people while doing all the work together. Teamwork is a pure pleasure of seeing how communication, trust and loyality work together, giving visble results in a form of spectacular explosions on the enemy's airship.

The key factor and the biggest plus of that game is it's community. Even if I was doing something completely wrong, or when I accidentally rammmed the ship of our allies, I was surprised by the way people react. Usually I meet with friendly advices from better players, or laugh from my fellow newbies.

Basically, the only situation when I saw (or rather heard) someone flaming someone was when the crewmate did whatever he wanted, didn't response to any communications or direct orders. If you want to play as one-man-army, this game is really not for you.

Does the game have any minuses? Of course it does. Small number of players is the biggest one. Small number means inequality, and sometimes you might find yourelf facing a ship of well played elite, from which you can't do much.
Actually, that's not really true, becouse you can always train more, become better, and knock them off with your superiority, but you get the point.
Some people also listed out small number of airships and weapons. I'm not playing that game for long, so I can't tell, but what I saw so far, is enough to provide a lot of diversity and every play is sortof different.
Plus, Devs are working on the new update with planes and more ammo, so I think we're gonna have to put that point away soon.

Overall, the game is really fun, and with good team you can work miracles.
With friendly community that provides good teammates even if noone of your steam-friends play this game, I highly recommend Guns of Icarus Online.

Feel free to invite Clockeye to your crew.
Fly High friends!
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
60.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
This is a truly amazing game that lacks the attention it deserves!

A game where real synergy - through communication, cooperation, delagation and leadership - are the only means for victory, on the ship and on the overall battlefield.

The game brings brilliant graphics in the successful designs of each ship and map. An assortment of ships and guns that suit any crew's style. And a quick and smooth fluidity that will make one forgot that it's all just a computer game.

It is definately a title that must jump into VR!

I recommend everybody to try this game at least once. That will be enough to show the reality of joining a crew.

There is no 'I' in the word 'team'. And this game will demonstrate just that.

So choose your role in the crew and help your shipmates rule the skies!
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Product received for free
Not many people play guns of Icarus anymore because most of them are stuck to one genre. Some like fps, shooters, team based, and strategic games. Well this game is a mix of all of them. in guns of Icarus everyone has an important role and can be both competitive and just to have fun. 9/10
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Underrated game. More fun with friends.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
59.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Very unique & fun in it's own right. Everything about this game seems very polished to me, the ships are incredibly well designed, & react brilliantly to the world around them.

My only wish is that this game had a bigger playerbase, it certainly deserves one. But with only a few hundred people playing at most given times, it can be tricky to find a game.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Please play this so I can find more matches.

No seriously this game is great for lan-parties and if this game is on sale you can find plenty of multiplayer matches online. But normally matches are scarce. Get 3 other friends to join your crew and this game is golden
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
88.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
This is by far the most friendly game I've ever played. The community is just brilliant and always willing to help. Sure, there are a few bad eggs every now and then, but for over 90% of the time it is just people who truly enjoy this game.

I can't give this game enough credit. Good graphics, unbelievable gameplay, and a stellar community. 15/10 all day.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Once you fire a 24 rocket barrage (several times over) at an enemy ship and watch it crash and burn you will realize how little fun you had in your life before playing this game.

Also there's hats and stuff.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
This Game is really funny you play with other players and if you play with your friend this game is ♥♥♥♥ing funny and enjoyable
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