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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September 30

Mayday Friday: "Big Patch, Big Testing, and BIG TOURNAMENT"

Squid changes, skyball changes, and more being tested right now!

Hello everyone,

Mayday Friday is back after its hiatus and we have a lot going on! As you've noticed we have an entirely new game mode that has a tournament coming up where you can win exclusive titles and eight copies of the game!

That's not all that's happening though, we are testing some new changes in the dev app. You can see them all here and get in on the action! Squids, mobulas, and Skyball will never be the same again!

Coming up is what our team is working on and our player of the week!

Has been tracking down performance issues that were introduced when we upgraded to Unity 5.2, and investigating what we can do to fix them.  Also prototyping a couple of new Alliance weapons for the remaining factions.

Working on Ambush and prototyping the new class Special Abilities for Alliance.

Prototyping new guns for yesha and arashi.

Working on new UI. See a special sneak peak here

Press outreach, store marketing audits, and testing.

Last and never least, our player of the week!
Congrats to Deargdue for winning a free item of his choice.
He's been an awesome player with suchs applauds as:
"Player went above and beyond instructing crew."
"Worked well with the team"

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September 27

Version 1.4.8 Hotfix 1


- Mighty Pirate voice pack on helm/off helm repair commands swapped
- Mighty Pirate voice pack missing store description
- On second match of region, map is broken (white)
- AI routes going through components
- Partial fix to missing UI elements on Linux (more complete fix in the works)
- VIP rules description was updated
- Skyball’s "ball captured" text at start of next game
- Top part of certain texts cut off
- Collider from preventing hull fixing on Squid

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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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Funky, aggresive, fun, hard, Steampunky if thats any word, no its not all i have to say is put on your Pirat hat, steam punk goggles and prepair for a bumpy ride! Awesome team based flying war action game. Stunning graphic, explosives gameplay and just full of action. buy it and play it is all I want to say because this is a game you really want to play with your friends!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
196.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Guns of Icarus is a great team driven game, you have to communicate with your team or you will fall from the sky in a ball of fire. The community is awesome, they want to teach and contribute so that the game has a bright future. Guns of Icarus has active developers that test, balance and implement things constantly. Guns of Icarus has community run events every weekend and also tournaments that are run by the developers, the game as a whole is very underrated and I really hope to see you in the skies.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
This game has a very good people who play this game and very few trolls/hackers the only problem I have is very few people play this game but its a good trade off for awesome gameplay mechanics and very nice people in the game. For a avid PC gamer this is a great game to pick up. Worth the 3/20 dollars.

76/100 ~ great game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Product received for free
This game is the so much fun. My friend and I Played this all night and we had a blast.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Great game to play with friends. Requires communication and teamwork to succeed. Pretty good graphics, my computer had no problems running it at all; no stutters or lag. community is so far pretty small. Would defnitely recommend this game to friends.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
247.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Guns of Icarus Online is a splendid cooperative game which provides an experience you cannot get elsewhere. It rewards thought and coordination in a ship to ship steampunk package, challenging you to rule the skies!

At the most basic level, you have two teams comprised of two to four ships, facing off against one another in a variety of modes. There are several unique ships to select, and each ship can be customized with different weapons based on their mounts/slots. Each crew consists of four people, who individually can select one of three classes, and then select class gear which they will use on the ship. This provides for a surprising amount of variability before you factor in player action in the game itself. You have to communicate and plan ahead, then adapt to the circumstances which emerge.

As an individual, you are both essential to and dependent upon your crew. If you Pilot, you need someone else at Gunner to take your shots, and an Engineer to keep you flying. They in turn depend on you to approach, evade, and keep their weapons in arc or range. Even as a Captain of one ship, you need to coordinate with the other ship(s) to achieve your aims. You do not need a microphone - there are voice clips and text chat - but you need to speak and to listen, you all fly together, or you will be dashed apart.

There is a very high skill ceiling which rewards both experimentation and analysis. Players start out with basic notions about roles, then uncover the details of a task (learning about main vs. secondary engineering, and the merits of different fire control tools), then find some tactical awareness (tacking to the side against this ship using this tool will allow us to hit their blind spot), and finally emerge into the strategic plane. Players keep learning and each learning leads to more exciting gambits and outcomes, which is why people can play this for thousands of hours.

The community is close-knit and peculiar, with a strong core of pleasantly eccentric and capable veterans. If you have friends, you can take a ship with them, and if you don't, you'll probably make some in Guns of Icarus over the first weeks of play. You can also find rivalries, form or join clans, and generally have a splendid social time.

In summary, if you are seeking risk and adventure in a high flying cooperative game which rewards both communication and cogitation, come aboard Guns of Icarus Online. We're always looking for fresh recruits, whether you know the difference betweent the bow and the stern, or aught that stems from either.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
37.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Guns of Icarus;

In it's current state it's still a very fun game, playing with friends and working as a team to keep your ship in the air can be stressful yet very enjoyable.

In a time on Steam where developers are abandoning games because they're losing players or to work on new projects. Guns of Icarus still receives updates addressing balancing issues, fixes and everything you would expect when you purchase a game, Well done Muse Games, well done.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
only con - needs bigger community

fun and addictive. definitely team based game that u rely on working together.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
78.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
This is the best game I have so far, as a captain I have the hardest job, keeping us from crashing, getting blow up and shot down, aiming the list goes on, now anyone who says never yell at you people that work for you, they will get you killed. Always remember, All your crew are idots, even the top level ones, always yell its the only way to not die a death of dead by ground/boom/fire Now engies (They are the dumbist) are you best change of not doing the ded, make sure you yell very loud at these people, that happens to be the only way they you don't die Now your gunner (Luckly for me I have friends) They are the killy killy guys, make sure they are always on guns with nice bullets, and ready to do the bang bang, as a captain you have to yell, steer, and shout and thats it. ~a passing candy
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
An amazingly fun and addictive game that will either keep you on the edge of your chair or have you sending your keyboard flying through the window when an engineer doesn't do their job. The only real down side to this game is it has a small player base. In the few days I've had it I've only seen it have 319 people online at once. Also it has an amazingly attractive tip box. (You'll get it when you play the game)
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10.7 hrs
Posted: October 25

  • Awesome theme if you're into Steampunk
  • Awesome gameplay if you're into games that requires teamwork to win
  • Awesome gameplay if you're that type of guy who is not good in playing games but can follow instructions very well
  • Graphics are good. For an indie game, it has stunning graphics.
  • Cosmetic Skins
  • Despite my high ping and slow internet connection, it doesn't affect my gameplay. My shots don't miss, my repair time isn't slowed down, the control of the ship doesn't get messed up
  • Has different gamemodes aside from blowing ships up


  • Small community. Whenever I play, there are only 200-300 people online. Please buy this game ffs, it's a great game everything you could ask for can be found within this game.
  • The AI is not the best
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7.9 hrs
Posted: October 24
Captain's Log Day One: After many years as an officer in the Royal Air navy, mostly commanding the guns, I have finally been promoted to the rank of Post-Captain and I have been given my first command. My first command is to be "The Maelstrom" a beautiful, new, Goldfish. The guns are in good order, the engines are working like a dream, and it comes with an excellent crew of loyal, hardy, and well disciplined Sailors and Officers. I look forward to making a name for myself with this ship.

Captain's Log Day Two: We were given commerce raiding duties in the Fjords along with a small Flotilla of two Pyramidions, one Spire, and one Junker. We managed to take several merchant ships without a fight but then came upon several enemy vessels. The Pyramidions rushed forward and acted as the vanguard while myself and the Junker stayed farther back. The Pyramidions received heavy damage as the enemies had, unknown to us until now, a Galleon. Using my ship's heavy weapons, we disabled its engines and guns, and it was finally taken down by our Junker. With their flagship lost, the rest of the enemy attempted to flee. We were able to capture one Junker and one Squid. We sailed back to port with out prizes in tow, and gave our report to the Admiralty. We were given many commendations, and I myself was gifted with an engraved sword. We will remain at port for a week.

Captain's Log Day Nine: My Men drank, sang, and ♥♥♥♥♥d the week away, spending most of their pay. I, meanwhile, spent most of the week in my Cabin, quietly reading and going over charts and ledgers. The prize money, when split amongst the three Captains was still a substantial sum. When I awoke this morning I was given my orders. We are to intercept a raiding fleet in the Fjords.

Captain's Log Day Ten: What had happened? When my men were to supposed to report today, there were only three! My two gunners, and my engineer. My entire crew has disappeared except for the four of us! Who could fly a ship with only four men?

Captain's Log Day Eleven: The Admiralty has ignored my pleas and told me that the rest of the fleet has already left port and that I should join them. Well, I guess three men is better than none.

Captain's Log Day Eighteen: After several long days of flying, we have finally found our target. We started chasing them at eight bells this morning, and, knowing they were outnumbered, they fled. We were able to seperate three ships though, a Squid, a Pyramidion, and a Spire. Using our main gun, our heavy Hwatcha, we destroyed the Spire in a matter of minutes. The Pyramidion and Squid quickly followed suit. We attempted to find the rest of the fleet, but it seems as though these ships that now lie at the bottom of the fjord were sent to delay us while the rest of the fleet gave us the slip.

Captain's Log Day Twenty Two: I have begun to suspect that my crew has gone mad. Today we encountered an enemy Goldfish, and rather than follow my orders and do their duty, my Engineer kept trying to use the flamethrower, a weapon that he is not trained to use, when he was not manning the flamethrower, he kept trying to buff the guns while our engines were on fire. He did not, even once, repair anything. My gunner kept using the Gatling gun rather than our ship's main gun, and my other gunner just stood in one place, not moving or speaking. In fact, he didn't do anything. I firmly believe that the sun has gotten to him. We only won because of my expert piloting skills, destroying their balloon with our ship's spike.

Captain's Log Day Twenty Five: I am at my wit's end. My engineer has started talking nonsense, constantly ranting about some fellow named, "Trump" and how he's going to ruin some strange land called "Merica" and screaming at the top of his lungs at any other who disagrees with him. My secondary Gunner has remained in the same area. He occasionally complains about "lag" whatever this "lag" he speaks of is, I do not know. My first gunner always fires the Heavy Hwatcha too early, and never follows my orders, constantly calling me a "♥♥♥♥♥♥y ♥♥♥ noob." I swear that none of these men are the original crewmen that this ship originally had.

Captain's Log Day Forty Three: I have lost all hope. It is not worth even working any more. My engineer never fixes anything anymore, my Secondary gunner has disappeared. My first gunner constantly runs around trying to fix things, while completely ignoring the guns. It is so much that I have taken to the drink in order to drown my sorrows. To make matters worse, the fleet that we missed last month has moved into our capital city and I have been called to defend the city against the onslaught. The best I can hope for now is an honorable death and to rid the world of the most incompetent sailors the sky has ever seen.

Captain's Log Day Fifty: We arrived in the city and found that an entire fleet had besieged the city. I moved into the center, hoping for an honourable death and, to my surprise, my crew performed exceptionally. They followed ever order, kept the ship running, and destroyed all of the enemy ships. My ship, the Maelstrom, has singlehandedly saved the city.

Captain's Log Day Fifty One: We have all been made heroes. Every admiral wishes to meet us, we have been given every medal for valor, we have all been given a fortune in prize money, and the Queen herself has personally knighted all of us in thanks. There have been many parades and balls in our honour. My men have all been made officers, and I have been promoted to the Rank of Rear Admiral. I know not by what power, but somehow, my crew, consisting of three people, did horribly, but finally did well when they were most needed.
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[V3KT] Gopneek
13.8 hrs
Posted: October 24
So far

+Friendly community
+Steampunk themed FPS game, something you don't see much
+Visuals look nice
+Ship based teamwork game where you actually need to have a full crew to be effective

-Not so much people playing
-dying game(in my opinion it is, but its a good game
-Latency/Connection Issues(depends on which, for me its the "loading lobby" thing)

Overall: 8.7/10

Really good game and all
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23.8 hrs
Posted: October 24
Lots of fun and easy to understand. Good gameplay.
As for the amout of players, from what I've seen seems to be around 80-250 (depending on time of day) yet I've never failed to find a game.
PVE mode or 1vAI on Practise mode would be great.
More character customization would be great too, but mainly would be needed if/when PVE comes out.
Friendly community.
No real complaint against this game in my opinion.

PS: It's Steampunk so an instant win in my book :D
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47.4 hrs
Posted: October 24
I got this game years ago, but everytime I come back to it for a round or two it's so much fun to play! Always a great game and it never gets old! There's so many ways to customize your ship and crew, combinations are endless! Whether it be brawl over speed or vise versa, there's always a airship suited for everyone
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1.8 hrs
Posted: October 23
Really fun game. I love being a pilot and crashing onto other ships.
I love being an engineer and fixing ships.
I love being a gunman and shooting other ships down.



They just really just advertise this game more. Maybe take the route TF2 took and make it F2P but if you bought it, you get some bonuses. It's really, really fun but it just needs something new! More classes? I don't know. JUST ADD SOMETHING THAT WON'T ♥♥♥♥ OFF THE COMMUNITY.
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5.9 hrs
Posted: October 23
Good Game. Top Kek. Better than most competitive games I have played.
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Nova the Fox
18.9 hrs
Posted: October 23
An excellent concept for a game that works well.
I played it for a while and it runs ok on my complete trash pc.
This was one of my favorite games way back when it was popular.
It was exciting to be able to run around on my ship repairing and shooting canons.
And, if I felt like it, I could even fly my own ship!
It was truly fun.

Only problem...
Its pretty much dead now.
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30.6 hrs
Posted: October 23
Product received for free
Overall positive but I'll look at both sides.

What does GoI Online do right?

Great team mechanics - if you're looking for a LAN party game, something to play with a small group of friends online or if you just want to enjoy a team game where you have to work and communicate with other players, it's a perfect game for you. You seriously cannot win in this game without co-ordination between crew members, so it's perfect for that sort of dynamic.

Relatively good graphics - the textures are nothing special in GoI, but a lot of the video effects used can give a great atmosphere. Not only that, but the entire design of the game is fantastic. Every ship and map has its own unique look and feel.

Awesome sound design - There isn't a lot of music in the game, but where it does feature, it's great. Sound effects are also awesome. When battles get intense, you feel it, especially when you have good headphones.

Great concept - the actual idea of GoI is awesome and unique, and something I'm surprised more companies and developers haven't tried to capitalise on. More games like it are springing up, but GoI is still a very unique and exclusive experience. There isn't a game quite like this anywhere else

Now, the downsides.

Low population - probably GoI's most prominent flaw is its low player count. There simply aren't a lot of people playing this game compared to when it was first released, and that's especially bad when you've got a multiplayer game where players are far more valuable than AI. I've experienced instances where one lobby has left and disbanded, only for all of the same players to form up in a different lobby since nobody else is online. You'll see this happen a lot and it can be monotonous.

Long grind - you do get levels, achievements and collectibles in this game, and gaining all of them can be brutal and long. Your levels are divided between three different classes, so you have to level all three to stay competitive, meaning you can't just focus one class and hope for the best. You will spend a lot of time in this game putting effort in and still getting little as a result other than the actual gameplay experience.

Lack of depth - GoI has a solid framework, but behind that, there isn't that much. Little to no lore, no expansion on regions or ships, and also a very basic meta. Some guns counter some stuff, others counter other stuff. It's as simple as that 90% of the time. No combinations or workarounds like in other games like this. Get ready to pick a style and keep it, chances are everyone else is playing the same way. This is also an issue when you consider the price of this game. I was fortunate enough to receive this game as a gift, but I have friends who refuse to buy the game simply because some things (lore, story, gameplay depth) aren't there, and don't justify the price tag for them.

Overall, GoI is a fantastic game, but it is lacking in features which I wish the developers would work on. And honestly, considering the lack of a large playerbase and the lack of effort being put towards the game by the devs, I wouldn't be surprised if this game goes F2P in the near future. Personally, I think it should, this game needs an influx of new players badly. Still, a fun game, and it definitely has features you may be looking for.

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2.3 hrs
Posted: October 22
on how to make others experience ♥♥♥♥♥

1. join a server and be a pilot
3. And repeat

Now like it so i can be famous and get all dat steam money
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