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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Release Date: Oct 29, 2012

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March 1

Hell Pays, First In-Game Alliance Event

For those that can survive its fires.

The last and final open session brings with it an exclusive item you can only get until the 8th when the beta ends.  30 victories on hell level missions to earn the Spore shield goggles for male and female.

This is no easy mission and will take the best in you and your crew.  Best of luck and remember, winners get the exclusive mask, losers get nothing.

If you don't see the mission on the main screen, simply relog your game and download the update.

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February 27

1.4.11 with new PvP Map and Gun Live with Final Open Session!

New content/features:

- The Ashen Scuffle joins PvP.  Take a peek at our new content in the form of a dark and deadly, although strikingly beautiful, DM map. Take your crew through this deadly landscape in both 2v2 and 3v3. Lava flows and derelict buildings await you and your crew.

- New Gun: Typhon Heavy Flak Mk. II
The old 2 shot flak of yore in a new body.  The demand was high and with new art created for it. The weapon is ready in remastered glory. Expert gunners of old and new rejoice at your chance for the most powerful and demanding weapon

- Static Story Book

Alliance is all about factions coming together, forming alliances, and waging big wars against each other in major seasonal events.  We will be listening in on our various channels of communications from in-game chat to our lively forums to see how you are playing and role-playing as your factions.  We will look at our data and see which players have earned the most effort, bought the most reinforcements, and overall supported their factions the best.  With all this information, we will craft a unique story after each war to commemorate and recognize the events that transpired.  Join us in crafting the history of Guns of Icarus Alliance together!
- Pietro's Veil (Male and Female) for buyers of Alliance
 - Recommended Ship/Loadout for matches/modes/difficulty settings

- New War Goal voting system
- War Period: When war period begins, alliances will be automatically formed and each alliance will have 24 hours to vote on their war goal.  This replaces voting on what alliances to form, which was found to be confusing and less rewarding based on feedback gathered.  These goals range from converting the enemy’s populace by conquering a territory, enforcing a will of strength by growing to a certain size, to activating a super weapon by accruing resources.
- New underdog icon
- Match list opens if Matchmaker goes too long

- Goggles are now dyeable
Every piece of equipment is now dyeable. Show off your custom style by matching any item to your complete outfit. There are no limits save your creativity for what kind of sky pirate you want to be.
- New character customization page
New dyes, cosmetics and options gave us a lot more to play with for the character customization screen. It has been completely redone to help you design your character and your tool sets.

- New ship customization page
With 12 ready and an upcoming 13 total number of ships. The ship screen needed an update to make navigation easier. We’ve taken a major pass to improve not only the page visually, but also the usability of the page. Craft, create, and plan your ship!

- Period/Daily Rewards

- Additional titles, in particular Mercenary
- Ship kill count displayed in scoreboard
- Distinct "component destroyed" sound effect for the balloon
- End Match Screen: Show faction progression for both Skirmish and Alliance
- Improved Voice Commands menu
- Added tooltips for class selection, tab settings


- Faction message panel adjusted
- Adjusted grounded flag on slopes
- Moved the Vote in Progress countdown to right below the map vote panel on the left
- 'Favorite Ship' text on profile page changed to 'Most Played Ship'
- Captain priority extended to team
- Tweaked lights on all ships
- Ladders are easier to notice

Alliance Beta (For Open Period)
- Escape Pod renamed to Enemy Supply Ship
- Alliance world map design improvements
- World UI Ease of Use adjustments
- Icon callouts to indicate Leader choices
- Better communication of Leader status
- Killfeed adjustments
- Flare made to trigger for drill armor break
- Marker bullets will now self destruct after a second and a half

- Balloon outline in Skyball matches is now toggle-able as spectator

- Overall balance changes to enemies, difficulty modes, and game modes  like repair rate, damage output, ramp up between Novice and Normal etc…
- Survival: all matches are now set to 5 waves, each of which are timed.
- Assault: in-world icons on currently active base
- Retrieve: convoys are now tanky but move much slower, Refineries have increased health while the Final Refinery has greatly increased health
- Defense: tweaks to Friendly Emplacement effectiveness to support more constant push of enemies


- Overlapping chat
- Recommend load-out menu appears in match
- When you die spotted, you spawn with HUD displaying as spotted
- Edit Event button leads to "Create Event" panel instead of "Edit Event"
- Help balloon while transitioning back to lobby
- Tooltips showing up off-screen in some cases
- Flickering engine when fireproof coating added
- UI elements on loading screen
- Character positioning on heavy guns

Alliance Beta (For Open Period)
- Failsafe kit starts cooldown on rebuild
- Alliance content missing in Progress screen
- Special Abilities sometimes trigger without pressing the button
- Tar bomb framerate drop on certain maps
- Tar bomb no longer sometimes hits the ship that created it
- Corsair and Crusader: Valentine's theme items placing
- Crusader: catwalk is cutting the main engine in half
- Character model positioning issue on new guns
- Crusaders: pistons are clipping
- Magnate: clipping into brass decorations
- Magnate: walking through wall
- Magnate: pistons clip through material
- Fixed some special ability configuration issues
- Fixed past leader display on unlock markers
- Fixed resource count display for the resource war goal
- Fixed reinforcement purchase error for user buffs
- World map: mission panel was not showing anything
- Missing end match for Stormbreaker ship and balloon mesh error
- Fixed bug with retrieve spawns
- Arc shield generator light flickers with lightning
- Fix to the drill models LODs (Hotfix 581)
- Shader bug that appeared to be breaking UI on some Hardware (Hotfix 581)

- Victory Defeat Notifications in Skirmish reversed



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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

Guns of Icarus Alliance Pre-order

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
  • Various game modes including Deathmatch, VIP, King of the Hill, Crazy King, and Skyball - the one of a kind aerial killing sport
  • Balanced, competitive matches reward strategic, skillful play, not level grinding
  • Rise in the ranks! Earn titles and cosmetic items as you progress
  • Show off your style with a wide range of cosmetic options in the in-game store with an amazing dye system
  • Achievement system fully integrated with Steam achievements
  • 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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