Guns of Icarus Online is the premier airship combat game. With a good ship and the right crew, you can conquer the skies!
User reviews: Very Positive (10,190 reviews) - 94% of the 10,190 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 29, 2012

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February 5

Mayday Friday "Lunar Novice Phenomenon"

Hat, mask, dyes, and an exclusive reward

Hello everyone!

This is a big weekend with a massive sale on Steam, new youtubers talking about Guns of Icarus, limited time exclusive title, and some cool items! Also on Monday keep an eye out for an something really special.

As always at 3 pm eastern we'll be on talking to you live about everything Guns of Icarus and Alliance related , answering questions, and giving a behind the scenes look at the development process.

The Lunar Novice Phenomenon is simple, send in 10 screenshots of you playing with a least one novice on your ship before the 29th to and you'll get everything you need to make the moonman (or woman) hat including the mask, hat, and 2 white dyes, and, when in the next update, you'll receive an exclusive title that will be unobtainable once the event closes, Lunatic Mentor.

The team's work week

Working on the trailer. Here's a sweet shot of some lightning that got cut from the finished product.

Putting his voice in tutorials.

Added Tom's voice over to tutorials!  Added Derek's Idle animation.

Designing the temporary reward system, organizing the event, and working on Guns of Icarus video pieces.

And last, and never least, our player of the week!

Congratulations to Dave's Dodgy Deals for being an awesome player and a great member of the community! You'll be receiving a free item of your choice!

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January 29

Mayday Friday "Remember our training? We didn't have any training!"

The creation of destruction.

Hello Everyone,

The big news of the week is the tutorial progress and a new soundtrack work. To see a snippet of that work involving flames check this out! If you're interested in the wonderful music give a listen here! We're also preparing for new players on their way in.

To hear all the latest news and talk to us live join us at We'll be answering every questions brought up and hanging with you guys starting at 3 pm eastern and going for the next hour.

Our work week-

Updating boss logic to make shooting them more of a challenge.  A bunch of minor fixes to help Tim make the trailer look good.  Adding in-match gun swap functionality to Practice mode.


Planning for Drill spawn animations, sound mixing related issues, some more controls over boss destruction, fixed some effects bugs and some sound reverb fixes for the acid gun. Also did some tutorial audio and visual tests.

Testing boss, tweaking maps

We now have a soundcloud page! We'll continue to add existing music to it as well as some new Alliance tracks!  Stay tuned.

Arashi player ship. Also experimenting a bit with creating the illusion of different pieces of the ship and balloons shifting in relation to one another!

Working on Marketing Materials: Business Cards, Trading cards, pins, as well as World Some amazing map progression development.

Setting up more testing help and working on some outreach programs.

Our player of the week is Gentleman Marauder!
He is receiving a free item for being awesome and these great applauds.
"amazing captain!!"
"never gave up"
"Seriously helpful to noobs!"

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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

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, 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
Helpful customer reviews
175 of 179 people (98%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
2,211.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2015
This review is long over-due

Why Guns is worth a Try.

It is a game of two halves, "lobbies of Icarus" and "Guns of Icarus". Both modes are worth playing. My hours consist of both modes. There are customizations for the ships and your player. Dyes HATS costumes can be unlocked as you progress.

Game modes; King Of The Hill, Crazy King, Death-Match.

Guns of Icarus is the most socially intensive game out there. Where "Team-work is King and communication is key". Think L4D/L4D2 but with more cooperation + friendlier and more forgiving Team-Mates.

As this is not a FPS your ping does not have a huge impact on the game. Have played up to 356ms the game is still playable & match winnable.

GOIO Player-Base is Small and incredibly friendly. We teach the "Scrubs" (new-players) as often as we can. Those whom seek to really learn get our valuable time + they learn so much as we have been where you are. Past that we Work hard to best our peers. A player can even try out against the Muse developers team and if you're on the winning side, you can get Free Store items (not bundles).

Expect people to be salty but not Rude. It is a SteamPunk game about being on-board an Airship. Trolls are dealt with swiftly, but mostly they're new players finding their feet. There is a Code of Conduct you agree to. We like all players to adhere to it. As this keeps the game harmonious. Those whom seek to push the edges find active Mods who deal with any conflict swiftly. But not in an over-bearing way resolution is better than conflict.

Roles are an Engineer (my main class), pilot or a gunner (least important class (imo) only needed for ammo and gun arc buffs) on-board any airship; from a Speedy Squid to the Slowest Pyramidion or the Multi-Manticore Hwacha Galleon. Doing Battle against other airships for control of resource points (Crazy King), or the total destruction of the enemy team in DeathMatch. It is brutal, there will be salt, you will have commands barked at you, it is nothing personal. "REPAIR the HULL!" But the Satisfaction Can always be heard come match end. A good Captain will always pass round the virtual Bottle of "Seppuku-Das Moonshine" comments in crew "how did we pull that off? That was F***** Amazing! Are common-place after a good match. Every match ends with "Good-Sportsmanship" the victors congratulate the losers and many of us offer a Rematch.

The main reward of sticking to it; is never being without a game.

Should have listened to Imortan Joe. Do not, my friends, become addicted to Icarus. It will take hold of you, and you will resent its absence!

Have any Questions feel free to ask anyone in Global or here. We are all really helpful.

Update: The best comment will be gifted a copy of Guns Of Icarus if you don't have it. or a little something something

1 copy gifted so Far.

1 more Collectors edition will be gifted 22nd December.
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103 of 128 people (80%) found this review helpful
164 people found this review funny
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2015
1-Got into game with me being engineer
2-Gunners counldn't shoot down anything
3-They started complaing about how I didn't repair anything
4-Reminded me of slavery
5-Close to match ending
6-Heard my captain say something about ackbar
7-Heard a crashing sound and found myself at the end of game screen

11/10-Would do a kamakazi again
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60 of 65 people (92%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
1,473.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2015
I have been meaning to write a review for this game ever since I first purchased the game in the summer sales of March 2014. That summer was very steamy... I played non-stop, trying to figure out how to play.

What is the game about?
Well, as far as I can tell, you are a survivor in an apocalyptic reality in which Airships are the main method of travel, merchant transportation and assault. You are a crew member among a crew of four destined to survive and rule the barren wastelands assaulting all who oppose you and defending land from those of seek riches.

Sound Cool? Well, lets descend further shall we?

What ships are there?
I am glad I had to ask myself this question, I truly am because I love piloting, In game, I am always using the different ships and experimenting with different loadouts. There are many different ships!

What a strange name for a ship? What does it look like? What is the main purpose of such a mysteriously named ship?

The Mobula, is a majestic beast - my personal favorite ship. To keep this review *Cough* somewhat short... here is a brief description:

The mobula is a badass pillow with 5 guns all facing forward... in a pillow fight, this ship will deal a lot of damage to you from mid to long range.

Well... that was brief... any other ships?

Wow! am I a philosopher? I am asking very nice questions to myself... Here we go!

Pyramidion - Ramming Pyramid of Justice, Kerosene and Moonshine for the brave.

Spire - Spire? More like Umpire! this ship is a tower of guns with 3 standard and 1 heavy weapon on the front! This ship is powerful if used effectively!

Galleon - A Gallon of heavy artillery! This ship is slow, tanking yet effective at disabling with 4 heavy weapon, this ship can be used in many combinations with heavy weapons, you just need to practice and test them all.

Squid - To Squid or not to Kid? that is the question right? Maybe not but this ship is neither a Kid or Squid... Fact. This is a fast, maneuverable ship which can be greatly used for disabling!

Goldfish - erm... not a very menacing name compared to other ships? what does it do? What this ship lacks in a fearful name, it makes up for in power, do not be deceived by appearances, this ship looks beautiful and has a heavy weapon on the front. This ship is great for dealing a knockout punch with the front gun and then a few side swings with side guns to finish the opponent. A Great ship for new players.

Thats alot of ships? anymore? Let me finish! There is one more

Junker - woah... sounds a little... bad. This ship is a very good support vessel, with 2 standard guns either side and 1 standard gun on the front, this ship can be greatly used to provide support for other ships or to be used to unleash hard hitting attacks on enemies!

ok... thats all the ships...

Thats cool, what about guns? maps? and Tools?

Well my friend, that the beauty of this game? There are many forms of information within the game which will help answer any question. There are a metaphorical tonne of books in the game to have a read for some lore or statistics related to guns, Maps and ships!

Other than that there are also yellow people!


I mean Community Ambassadors! These are people of volunteer as part of the community to provide help for everyone in game, regardless of level and such. You can ask anyone with a yellow name for help and they will assist you!

Are there any other people?

Yes! There are blue people... Colourful.... Blue people are Moderators who, just like Community Ambassadors or CA's for short, will be able to help you. they will also do their best, just as the CA's do, to make the community, a great community.

I love the Guns Of Icarus Community. I have been apart of it for over a year now, I am also now a Community Ambassador. Find me in Game under the alias - The Mann and I will provide you as much help as I can provide.

To all those reading this and thinking... am I insane? Well... you will need to find me in the skies to find out.

To conclude... Guns Of Icarus is a great, developing game and I am sure, you will enjoy it too.

See you in the skies my friends and foes.
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93 of 122 people (76%) found this review helpful
107 people found this review funny
1,137.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2015
This game ruined my life.

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31 of 32 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,633.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2015
This game is one like none other. It features dynamic aerial combat, stunning graphics, a tight nit, friendly community and entertaining gameplay all in one package. It is a game that draws players from every corner of the gaming community, and gives them the experience they have been looking for. Guns of Icarus Online is backed by a driven developer team who strive to see this game grow for the sake of entertaining the common gamer. It is easy to fall in love with this game, and hard to leave. To all those who brave the battle-laden skies of Guns Of Icarus, I wish to you fair winds, and clear skies.
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