Own the skies in steam-powered airships! Guns of Icarus: Alliance is a team-based online game that pits co-op crews against both rival teams and an AI that learns your tactics. Players become part of the story as each battle shapes history in an ever-changing steampunk world.
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January 16

2.0.8 Royal Flush Update



New content:
  • The Arashi Stormbreaker is now available in PvP:
    Power through the skies against other players as the Arashi Stormbreaker saunters in from the western sunset. Packing guns a-plenty and sporting the highest acceleration of any other ship, it is a thing to be reckoned with. Watch your flanks if you face one in the air. However, with great power comes… poor construction. Keep your engineers handy, as the Stormbreaker practically shakes itself apart in hard maneuvers. Time for a little chaos.



  • Crazy King renovated and activated for all lobby sizes (2v2 after event):
    To some, Crazy King is a legend, a myth spoken by grizzled veterans. They speak of long chases and countless ships filling the sky. Legend no more! Crazy King has been gone over with a fine tooth comb to address some wrinkles and bumps, and will be making its debut in 2v2 to join its King of the Hill brethren. This will be the first time the famed Flayed Hills will be seen by some players that have never ventured into a 4v4 match. With 7 Capture Points instead of 5, closer spawns, and fast capturing points, Flayed Hills will be a tour to remember. Get ready for a wild ride!



Events:
  • Rise of the Monarchs: With the introduction of game changing content, we’ll now be introducing radical new designs with our Crazy King game mode formats! With cooperation from everyone in the community complete 500 matches in PvP game modes: King of the Hill & Crazy King and PvE game modes: Defense & Retrieve. Completing this mission will unlock the fabled Crazy King maps in all new 2v2 lobbies! Join the fight, seize the skies and reap the rewards!

Changes:
  • Library and War Lore
    - New UI
    - New map organization into area groups
    - Viewable gun models
    - More information on ships and guns
    - Added Faction ship descriptions
    - Removed unlock system and achievements

  • UI Aesthetics changes in menus and Match

  • Moderated match functions (Moderator and referee use)
    - Visible timer (spectator only)
    - Spawn target (spectator only)
    - End match and declare winner (spectator only)
    - Change map in lobby
    - Added ‘referee’ user level

    New changes brought to you by the Experimental Crew, a dedicated group of players working closely with Muse to bring your feedback into reality! Vet to novice, all are welcome. Join the Crew!

  • Water Hazard, Northern Fjords, and Fight over Firnfeld activated for 4v4 Deathmatch

  • Crazy King
    - All CK maps are activated for 2v2 and 3v3
    - Reduced capture and decap times to 15 seconds (from 30)
    - Reduced capture point active time to 170 seconds (from 198)
    - Point A is always first
    - All new start spawns surround Point A
    - Point radius is 200 (from 150).
    - Respawns completely redone on all CK maps
    - Respawns are shared on all CK maps

  • Anglean Raiders
    - Point limit to 500 (from 450)
    - Reordered points to minimize long travel.
    - Moved B8 point to C2 and lowered
    - Moved I8 point to G9
    - Raised flight ceiling 100 meters. Effects all Firnfeld maps (excluding Breach Occupation)

  • Raid on the Refinery
    - Point limit to 500 (from 450)
    - Raised flight ceiling 100 meters. Effects all Blackcliff maps.

  • King of the Flayed Hills
    - Point limit to 650 (from 550)
    - Removed point in A2
    - Added points in D7, G4 and I4
    - Reordered points

  • Veteran Defense drills increased durability
    - This also affects ‘emplacements’ such as enemy walls and turrets in other modes

  • Adjustments to Infiltrate
    - Lower rate of fire on turrets
    - Decreased range
    - Reduced fire stacks per hit to 5

  • Mobula
    - Forward Speed: 28m/s (from 26)
    - Forward Acceleration: 4m/s2 (from 3.5)
    - Vertical Acceleration: 5.5m/s2 (from 4.75)
    - Vertical speed 15m/s (from 17.07)
    - Magnate
    - Armor: 620 (from 525, exactly 8 spanner hits)
    - Turn Speed: 15deg/s (from 11.5)

  • Junker
    - Forward Speed: 30m/s (from 26.01)
    - Vertical Speed: 13m/s (from 17.06)

  • Stormbreaker
    - Armor: 320 (from 700)
    - Speed: 30m/s (from 29.91)
    - Forward Acceleration: 15m/s2 (from 29.21)
    - Turn Speed: 16deg/s (from 18)
    - Turn Acceleration: 10deg/s2 (from 12.38)
    - Vertical Speed: 16m/s (from 12.99)
    - Vertical Acceleration: 3m/s2 (from 6.32)
    - Gun 2 moved left and angled 40° to port (from 15°)
    - Gun 4 angled 115° to port (from 90°)
    - Hull and Balloon fixpoint positions switched. Balloon fixpoint move more forward.
    - Fork in front of balloon is now Hull hitbox.
    - Two braces on right side of main balloon are now Hull hitbox.
    - Small increase in size of right side Balloon hitbox.

  • Spire
    - All structure surrounding Balloon is now Balloon hitbox (was Hull)

Fixes:
  • Goldfish sails color map texture
  • Slots 3 & 4 in crew switched gunners to engineers when a ship swap occurs
  • World map event buff duration longer than it should be
  • Prompt to save character changes even there's nothing changed
  • The team color boxes on ship loadout customization screen appeared white
  • Faction rewards renamed
  • Light mount screw showing on multiple ships. Removed lower geometry.
  • Fixed launcher text/line spacing
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November 20, 2017

2.0.7 Blackcliff Rising Update



New content:
  • Blackcliff Butchery added to PvP:
    With the many refineries and support facilities in the area, there has always been high explosive activity in the skies. However, when there’s only one point of interest remaining, you can surely expect a vicious grind between sides for dominance. Only the strongest will reign!



Events:
  • The Black Pearl: Unlocking the premiere map of this update will require everyone’s effort in celebrating the very game mode it was designed for! Join in on any King of the Hill map or Crazy King map and complete matches to contribute to the public unlocking of this ‘black pearl’ of maps!

Changes:
  • Nemesis Heavy Carronade: Increased direct dmg to 125 shatter dmg (from 70), increased push force to 100,000kNs (from 10,000)
  • Incendiary Ammo: Removed clip size penalty, increased ignition chance to 25% (from 20%), added accelerate fires at 100 (for every 100 points of base damage the gun deals, an extra fire charge is applied on a successful ignition chance). This damage is calculated based on pre-hit modifiers (buff and ammo multipliers), while ignoring part type modifiers. 300 Shatter damage will cause the same amount of fires as 300 Flechette damage on any part it hits.
  • Typhon Heavy Flak MK I: Decreased # of fire stacks caused by direct damage to 3 (from 5)
  • Goldfish: Increased forward top speed to 42m/s (from 40.11), increase forward acceleration to 3.6m/s2 (from 3.5)
  • Pyramidion: Decreased forward acceleration to 3.5m/s2 (from 4)
  • Squid: Increased top turn speed to 22m/s2 (from 19.11), decreased lateral drag to 0.75 (from 1.36)

Fixes:
  • Fixed prices for Test Subject and Research Thief to 5200 (from 7500) world items to accurately reflect improving returns.
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About This Game


Guns of Icarus Alliance is the expanded and definitive edition of Muse’s flagship title Guns of Icarus Online, the original player-vs-player steampunk airship combat game. Alliance features all of the content from the original title, but with the addition of player-vs-environment cooperative experiences, an ongoing war between six elite factions vying for control of a world ravaged by machines, and an ever-changing world that is constantly being shaped and reshaped by the players. With a good ship and the right crew, you can conquer the skies - and maybe even the world!
  • The ultimate co-op experience

    Players can take on the roles of pilots, gunners and engineers, working together as a single unit to maximize their airship’s effectiveness and own the skies. You won’t be told to stay still and not die while a veteran preserves their Kill/Death ratio. In Guns of Icarus Alliance, you are forced to work together. It’s an entirely interdependent gameplay experience that cannot be won by a single crew member.
  • Your crew versus the world

    Take your airship and crew, and pit them against a huge variety of AI-controlled challenges, including escort missions, convoy raids, base assaults, and more.
  • AI that learns

    The AI won’t take defeat lying down. Dynamic learning systems mean that every battle will teach the AI what tactics you use, increasing the challenge with every fight.
  • Pit crew against crew

    In addition to AI-controlled missions, airship crews can also battle one-on-one against other human-crewed opponents.
  • Every battle matters

    Rival factions are in a constant battle of wills to take and retain territory and control vital resources. Every victory and defeat will sway the tides of the larger war.
  • Become a legend

    The story of Guns of Icarus Alliance is constantly being written based on the results of online gameplay. Achieve a key victory and your name may become part of the lore!
  • A vivid steampunk world

    Lumbering, heavily-armored airships bristling with guns patrol the skies above a land ravaged beyond repair by an out-of-control industrial revolution.
  • Build your own airship

    Starting from a selection of basic hulls, players can mix and match hundreds of custom parts to create their own unique airship, then assemble a crew to fly it.

  • Your ship is your life

    Your ship is your collective life bar - when the ship goes down, the crew goes down with it. Every member of the crew plays an integral role in not only maintaining the integrity - “life” - of the ship, but also weakening the integrity of enemy ships as they work cooperatively towards a shared victory.





The Industrial Revolution never ended. Raging out of control, the new machines consumed the world, staining the sky, scouring the land and poisoning the water. Humanity came to the brink of extinction, all but destroyed by their own unrestrained ingenuity. A few pockets of civilization survived, sheltering in the crevices of the world, and it is time for a comeback.
Divided by wide expanses of toxic wasteland, a handful of these remnants have developed airship technology. Cruising through the sky, safely away from the poisoned earth, trade and industry could finally begin anew. However, with resources so desperately limited, war was inevitable.



After years of isolation, the six factions have developed very different ideas about how this new world should be reclaimed.


Reinvigorated by a fulfilled prophecy, the members of the Fjord Baronies don their ceremonial gowns in readiness to fight for lands that have been promised to them. With the Creed close to their hearts and an old, but formidable, armada of airships behind them, the Baronites venture forth to protect those who seek The Creed and to reclaim what is rightfully theirs. The King’s Seat, once occupied by a line of righteous high lords and ladies, is now led by the Silver-Haired Savior. Inspiration sweeps through these feudal lands and all are ready to take up arms to become whole again.


Much of the world is teetering out of control, but the Chaladonians are only concerned with correcting a single aspect: sequestered in the eastern isles for too long, the Order of Chaladon now embarks on a mission to put an end to the ecological devastation that their mainland neighbors partake in. The days are already numbered as the natural balance of the world spirals out of control, leaving everything on the planet to die. The island dwellers ask, who will die first? With their advanced organic technologies, the Chaladonians are sure it won’t be them.


Rapacious, manipulative, and aggressive are the most common words used to describe those of the Mercantile Guild. Only the desperation of a war-torn world would allow them to get away with the ruthless deals for which they are known. The Mercantile Guild knows everything has its price and they are naturally attracted to the best transactions. Nothing angers Merchants more than denying them a trade. With profits at their highest, the Guild worms its way into every nook and cranny of the world in the hopes of finding retribution and making their enemies pay the ultimate price.


The Anglean Republic works to uncover the remains of an ancient civilization from underneath the northern icescapes. In these ruined, sunken cities, war machines spit smoke and artifacts harness the power of lightning. The Angleans claim that, through these relics, the Ancients whisper dark secrets to them. Despite the dilapidation, the buried cityscapes are proof to the Angleans that the time of the Ancients was a superior one. Instead of finding a new way of life, they believe a great one is waiting to be resurrected. With newly unearthed powers, the Angleans have become the deadly harbingers of a second Golden Age.


Discord, disorder, and disarray have taken hold of the land for far too long. People wander in the wastelands without hope, and without purpose. What an unimaginable way to live, a life without meaning. This life doesn’t exist within the borders of the Yesha Empire. An aimless soul can once again find determination in one of its great western cities with their gardens of alabaster columns, and surrounded by great stone walls. Whether it be standing guard at a palace, minding the tops of tables at a restaurant, or fighting fiercely on the battlefront, a Yeshan can lead a fulfilled life by following their ordained path.


With time, the desert turns all things to sand and dust - all things, except for the Arashi League. Made up of disparate tribes ruled by the most powerful warrior, the Arashi believe that only the strongest deserve to live. Weaker clans are trampled as the tougher ones join and fortify the ranks of the imposing League as it makes its way out of the desert into a world unknown. The Arashi thirst to be tested, to prove their might and dominance. To them, the world is but an arena where only one can be left standing.

These are the six great powers that are currently known, but rumors abound of other nations secreted in remote strongholds, biding their time and gathering their strength. Who knows what the future may hold?




Select your faction, build a custom airship, assemble a trusty crew and get ready to change the world!

Every mission you undertake, whether it results in victory or defeat, will have an effect on the factional struggle for dominance. Play the way you want to: become a berserker who lusts only for battle and conquest, protect your domain from aggressive invaders, or take on one of your faction’s constantly changing list of objectives.

Missions take a wide variety of forms, including straight-up airship battles, tense infiltrations, convoy raids, assaults on heavily-fortified bases and much more. Impress your faction and you will enjoy great rewards, from unique character costumes to powerful experimental weapons.

The story of Guns of Icarus Alliance is constantly being written, and in-game events determine the course of the story. This means that a player who achieves a key victory, oversees a notorious massacre or repulses an overwhelming invasion may find that their name becomes part of the official lore.




We are Muse Games, an independent studio based out of New York City. Our debut game, Flight of the Icarus, was the seed that would later grow into our flagship title. After releasing the unique and eye-catching platform game CreaVures in 2011, we dedicated ourselves to re-engineering our debut title into a fully-featured cooperative online airship combat game.

We released Guns of Icarus Online in October 2012, right in the midst of Hurricane Sandy. Despite that challenging start, the game earned a loyal audience and built up a healthy community, passing the million player mark in January 2016. Since then, we have remained committed to supporting and expanding the Guns of Icarus experience. What was originally intended to be an expansion that would introduce AI opponents and player-vs-environment gameplay grew into a new standalone game - Guns of Icarus Alliance, the ultimate and definitive Guns of Icarus experience - which released in March 2017.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Dual-core 2.4GHz (Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 or better)
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card with at least 512MB VRAM (GeForce 240 GT or better)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
    • Processor: Dual-core 2.4GHz (Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 or better)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card with at least 512MB VRAM (Radeon HD 6750M or better)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Linux machine configuration not supported)
    • Processor: Dual-core 2.4GHz or better (Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 or equivalent)
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX9c-compatible dedicated graphics card with at least 512MB VRAM (GeForce 240 GT or better)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
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