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Gimbal is the multiplayer shooter with buildable vehicles. Customize your weaponry, engines, and accessories, and then take to the skies against other pilots in real time.
Release Date: Nov 19, 2013
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Mastermind Patch

July 20th, 2014

Thank you, fans! The wait is over, and the big update is here :)

The Mastermind Patch brings: Unlimited Leveling, Capital Ships, Leaderboards, Fixes, and more...





Servers and binaries are now live. Have fun, pilots!

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Update News

June 15th, 2014

Development work for the upcoming Unlimited Mode is complete.

We want to make this patch great, so we will also be developing a leader boards feature and an assortment of larger structural parts for the battleships that players are likely to build.

Stay tuned, Super Admirals.

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About the Game

Gimbal is the multiplayer shooter with buildable vehicles.

Craft the perfect ship, and then take to the skies with other pilots in real time combat. Cap flags, race ships, and blow each other up in a social multiplayer environment. Gimbal is the shooter you've been waiting for.

Features

  • Fast and Gnarly Top-Down gameplay
  • Real Time Multiplayer for 16+ players over Internet/LAN
  • Super Customizable Vehicles
  • Choose from 142 parts, including engines, turrets, guns, and gadgets
  • Build for power, speed, durability, handling, and awareness
  • Multiple game modes [Battlegroup, Deathmatch, Capture The Flag, Racing]
  • Player hosted servers
  • Rigid Body Physics engine with Aerodynamics
  • Bounty/Money system for player advancement
  • Image-based ship sharing
  • No DLC or fees. You bought the whole game- you get the whole game

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz Single Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB, Shader model 2.0, Nvidia GeForce 6600 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 2.5+ GHz Multi Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 9600 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
16 products in account
10 reviews
8.5 hrs on record
A very, very good game, which is quick and fun, with indefinite possibilities and therfore indefinite playability. It does need some re-weighting and polishing, but the developers are still adding to it.

Quick update: Today the devs released a patch that has resolved many of the small problems I had with this game. So YAY! GO DEVS! WHOO! ...anyway. You get the idea.
Posted: June 8th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
219 products in account
2 reviews
216.0 hrs on record
Gimbal is a 2D multiplayer shooter where players build their own high altitude ships from an assortment of parts. Build high speed scouts, sneaky stealth bombers, flying tanks, laser snipers, and more! The combat is varied and there are multiple game modes. When you don't feel like fighting people online, you can set up your own bot matches.

As you collect bounties and win matches, you'll build your operating budget up and unlock new parts. Currently there's a budget cap of $6000 Trillion, but the upcoming update will lift it and add captial ship class parts!
Posted: June 16th, 2014
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
35 products in account
1 review
10.1 hrs on record
Really fun if you like building and testing little ships
Posted: April 21st, 2014
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
112 products in account
38 reviews
14.6 hrs on record
Gimbal is an amazing top-down 2D shooter where you build your own ship! It is amazing. Not only is the combat smooth, but the physics in this game are the best of any game I have ever played. The building is fun and customizable, and in my opinion more fun than actually fighting. There are infinite possiblilities so buy it, and let your mind get to work!

10/10
Buy it now
Posted: April 11th, 2014
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
11 products in account
2 reviews
31.7 hrs on record
Games a lil time consuming to begin with, but once you get everything unlocked it's actually a pretty cool game.
Posted: March 24th, 2014
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37 of 43 people (86%) found this review helpful
554 products in account
57 reviews
20.6 hrs on record
Gimbal, is a nice looking 2D space shooter that has a lot going on underneath the hood. At first glance it looks like one of many ordinary space shoot'em up games, but as soon as you unlock the so called hangar option a new dimension opens up.
Within the hangar players are able to construct their own personal space fighter to do battle on one of the many maps. With each level progression the player unlocks new parts which become available at the hangar screen.

Much, if not most, of Gimbal's power is due to this feature and sometimes you're spending more time construting and tweaking your ship than actually playing a map.

The maps which are at your disposal are okay and look nice. Each map comes in 2 versions: normal and mini.

Another good thing about Gimbal is the option to host your own server, add bots to it (This allows for Co-Op and solo play) and to adjust almost any setting to your liking.

Controls are another league of their own. I haven't seen that many games that allow for just "You got a key, button or axis to use? press, jiggle it." That's a very nice feauture, because with the many weapons and construction options at your disposal, controlling that killer ship can become a science of its own.

But, it's not all sunschine with Gimbal, it actually has one huge flaw. And that's the level cap. First of all there're just a hadful of levels/ranks you can gain: about 4. And as a result you're pretty soon done gaining ranks and earning parts. Which is another downer for Gimbal. Although the hangar is just the thing to use, you soon realise that it's not perfect. There're not enough parts. With a game as Gimbal you want 1000 and more parts, 200+ weapon choices and so one and so one. You don't just want to build fighters. You want to construct a Star Destroyer... Not gonna happen, not allowed.
True, it's a lot of work to creat a game with such options, I won't deny that, but a game like Gimbal needs at least some modding support so players can add their own parts and designs. Without that option its life span is rather short.

On the other hand, with the low price tag you can't go wrong with Gimbal.
All things work just perfect, no bugs, just not enough construction parts in the end.
Posted: November 20th, 2013
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