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 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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September 19

Version 1.4.8 Release Notes

New content:
  • Novice Deathmatch: Novices will now be placed into games versus AI ships. They may opt out at any time, but this will give them a safe place to learn the mechanics of the game. This also makes novice games easier to make since they require half the number of players as from before.
  • New game mode: Skyball. In this sports inspired game mode, compete against your opponents by dragging a cargo barge into their goals to score. Steal the ball by ramming into each other for dramatic plays. Run the ball or defend your own goal!
  • New 4v4 Paritan Rumble! Try not to crash :P

  • Decals:
    - Wrought Iron Manticore (Free, created by Skletch)
    - The Valknut (Free, created by Technoholic)
    - Profiled Pup (Pay, created by ashenlion)
    - Steam Rose (Free, created by Huckleberry Finn)
    - Harpoon (Pay, created by Addam)
    - Roman Insignia (Free, created by JubJub)
    - The Pouncing Fox (Pay, created by Little Miss Nuke)
    - Phenixian (Free, created by NextgenZ-)
    - Mad Hat (Pay, created by Dabzy)
    - The Liberator (Pay, created by Hue C. Sosnitsky)
    - Kabuto Musha (Pay, created by nebe)
    - Solaris (Pay, created by SteelShark)

  • Hats:
    - Mrs. Mad Hatter (F) (Free, created by Mr. Vibe)
    - Parrot’s Tricorn (M) (Free, created by Akuu)
    - Bohemian Dreadlocks (F) (Pay, created by philsip)
    - Picklehauber Pith (M) (Pay, created by A_Harmless_Fly)
    - Picklehauber Pith (F) (Pay, created by A_Harmless_Fly)

  • Goggles:
    - Green and Gold Aviators (F) (Pay, created by A_Harmless_Fly)
    - Half Rim Glasses (M) (Pay, created by A_Harmless_Fly)
    - Half Rim Glasses (F) (Pay, created by A_Harmless_Fly)
    - Cedar Cifar Holder (M) (Pay, created by Jonasspil)

  • Voice Pack:
    - Mighty Pirate (M, English) (Pay, created by ATrueJedi)

  • Revamped VIP rules to count escort kills towards the goal score. VIP kills now count for more.
  • No double reports of player joining/leaving if s/he is a clanmate and also on the friendlist.
  • Lochnagar changes: guns that drop to 1 ammo now do not completely destroy the gun, reverting to more familiar mechanics. However, for clip sizes greater than 1 the same proportional damage per shot still applies. The philosophy remains “repair while shooting” vs. “shoot now, rebuild later”.
  • Lowered intensity of gun effects, projectile trails and flare effects on dark maps.
  • Added notification for the store if steam overlay not enabled.
  • Increased Default Joystick Deadzone for better compatibility.
  • Changed perma-healthbar to 10 tick.

  • Fixed white texture because of painted detail map on Squid player ship
  • Fixed shadow artifacts on Dunes lightmaps on low quality settings.
  • [Linux] fixed rendering artifacts on terrain on some GPUs (primarily Intel HD cards)
  • Engine damage sounds were missing.
  • Reimplemented animations on the Mobula.
  • Fixed fog becoming bright when in both tar smoke and other clouds
  • Colliders on the Squid ship have been changed to prevent snapping, warping, and falling through the floor in some places.
  • Removed highlighting on targets that are in-range when the Tutorial Text option is on.
  • Cooldown ticking sound getting stuck
  • Fixed various unnecessary differences between shader quality settings
  • Fixed rendered fog distance to be more consistent with culling distance on low-visibility maps (e.g. Anglean Raiders), to prevent ships from vanishing while not yet in fog.
  • Fixed several cases of character “rubber banding” when just barely bumping pieces of ship geometry
  • Fixed different shades of fins on different shader quality
  • Fixed voice chat icons/text being under the gradient background of the map
  • Fixed typos in pilot tutorial
  • Fixed workshop decal icons having different background color
  • Removed unnecessary rope on Goldfish
  • Fixed Conductor costume repair animation issue
  • Fixed graphical glitch with Bowler hat
  • Fixed particle effect positioning issue with Hades
  • Fixed soft particles issue on Northern Fjords
  • Fixed an object placement issue with Traveller theme on Galleon
  • Fixed decals hard to see in store in some cases
  • Fixed missing “crew” tab at match end screen
  • Fixed unnecessary “Recruit from Queue” button in lobby menu when a match already started

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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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Herr Baron Von Blue
13.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
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.
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Kasuto| レム
1.0 hrs
Posted: September 26
I've only played an hour so far and I'm loving it. Although it crashes often for me, it is still very enjoyable ^^
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2.2 hrs
Posted: September 26
Extremely fun and you will never stop. You just gotta steer that ship for the night.
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11.5 hrs
Posted: September 26
I rather enjoy this game, the steampunk style, the game play is great and you get to work as a team with the captain calling out enemy ships to the gunners shooting for those ships and the engineers having to repair under fire, everyone really needs to be at the top of there game if you don't want your ship crashing and burning
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5.2 hrs
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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3.1 hrs
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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Stop DMing me
21.6 hrs
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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19.8 hrs
Posted: September 25
Low expectations...blown away just...amazing game and better than that as of right now 9/25/2016 it has a great playerbase who for the most part take there time to teach you or are very understanding when you make mistakes. Chances are the expereinced people are still learning things that the new guys are learning. I could rave all day about it but i doubt you read the entire thing so all i will say now is just buy wont regret it.
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37.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
It's an incredibly fun team based game with well designed mechanics and an exciting upcoming DLC. I for one recommend this game to any group that is looking for a game to play together.
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83.9 hrs
Posted: September 25
Very stratigic game and you need the full coarporation of your team mates to win. (Don't get idiots aboard)
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4.4 hrs on record
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Better than no man's sky
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26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Only fun if your playing with friends. Yes you should buy it but get some copies for your friends as well.
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
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A great party game, community is small but strong.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
32.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
One of the most fun and intense online gaming experiences iv had in a long time! Community is the best. Matches are really intense and fun! Fighting in a flying ships is pure awesomeness!
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Product received for free
Good game - but quickly gets boring.
You wonder why? Because gameplay is slow - which is not bad thing, but when you're engineer you only run on ship's deck and whoop things...

It's boring after couple hours - and if you don't have friends, you might get whooped by people who play premade and refuse to go split among different teams...

I will still recommend the game, despite low player-base, because it was fun for some hours...
If you want to play it - grab on sale
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
173.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
im not a fan of arena or pvp type games but this game is great because it focuses more on team building and strengths then it does on pvp it teaches yiu the importance of working as a team i dont recomend the game however for those wgi dont have mic's as this game heavily relies on voice chat all around this gsme is great and by far one of the only online communities that i have found to be extremely helpful to new players ans old players alike
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
126.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
While I do recommend the game, it is not as active as it once was two years ago. Server population hovers below the 100 mark, and you will be lucky to get a full lobby. New players get decimated due to the fact the only people they meet are veterans who have been playing for years. Highly enjoyable when playing with friends. Guns of Icarus has friendly devs and a great community of about 8 people.

9/10 wish people actually played this game.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Don't get me wrong, the game is very good and an amazing team experience, but... there's not that many people playing it. I would recommend it, but I'm afraid that you would have to wait extremely long queues to get to enjoy it.
If despite of what I say you want to acquire it, a microphone is recommendable to talk with the crew of your ship.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
44.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Truly a hidden gem among the steam clutter. Seriously, this game needs more players. This game's community is surprisingly well-mannered and helpful, even to new players. Getting kills in this game feels earned and like you and your team truly accomplished something. Teamwork and Communication are KEY in this game and i encourage you to either go in with your friends with mics or do your best in text or voice chat with randoms.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
57.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
This game requires coordination and teamwork. It fosters comradeship and requires leadership.

Pilots also have to have a sense of direction and the common sense not to fly straight into the sodding sandstorm. Or crash into mountains/wrecked cities/obstacles.

I love this game. It's fun, thrilling and does wonders for teambuilding with my community. The other players are friendly, helpful and fun to talk to, although you do sometimes get that bad egg who is quickly put in their place by others.

I have happily pre-ordered Alliance, and I'm keen on seeing what comes next for Guns of Icarus and the Royal Alexandrian Fleet Air Service (AFAS).
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