If you like warships but wish they could kickflip, Waves of Steel is for you! Build your own custom warship and embark on a sprawling campaign filled with enemy ships, planes, submarines, and bizarre superweapons. Fast-paced arcade naval action is here!
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Very Positive (159) - 91% of the 159 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 21, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We know of many people who have been waiting for a game like Waves of Steel to be created for many years. The game will be stronger if their input can be incorporated into it before it is finished.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“At most a year”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We plan to complete the story campaign.
The list of playable ships and technologies will be somewhat larger (e.g. adding more playable battleships and high-end weaponry).
Additional game modes like Survival or New Game Plus might be implemented.
Mod support will be fleshed-out.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The core gameplay is in a very good place; however, the campaign is incomplete. Currently there are 10 out of about 35 planned missions in the game, which should take most players 3-10 hours to complete depending on prior experience and how much they rush. There is currently only 1 boss fight out of a planned 6.

Free-Play (a.k.a. Instant Action) mode is available, but not all features have been implemented yet (e.g. choosing which planes enemy carriers can use), and only 2 maps are available.

Mod support is in its early phases, but is definitely not being neglected.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to increase the price for the full released version.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Regular builds will be pushed to Steam, featuring new content, bugfixes, and improved modding support. Players can make suggestions and report bugs on the Steam forums or through the in-game feedback tool.”
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About This Game

Across the globe, tyrants are seizing power! Their innumerable military forces seem impossible to stop, rolling across all organized resistance like a wave of steel. But their reach is not quite limitless. In the seas and oceans of the world, resistance holds strong...for now. Take command of one of the few remaining free warships. Resist, liberate, and stay ahead of the enemy's grasp to find the source of their power...

Waves of Steel is a fast and accessible naval combat simulator. Build your ultimate warship, and use it to fight off hordes of enemy ships, planes, and submarines, as well as ludicrous enemy superweapons like a flying battleship and a gun made out of a volcano. Between missions, use the parts you've scavenged to customize your vessel in a powerful, but easy-to-use ship designer. After all, you'll need all the firepower you can get to take on the next threat!

  • Extensive singleplayer campaign split into small pick-up-and-play missions.
  • Powerful ship designer that allows you to freely place parts on your ship's deck, along with customizable flags, paint jobs, and decals. Build your own destroyer, cruiser, or battleship!
  • Dozens of playable ships based on historical designs.
  • Hundreds of ship parts with distinct artwork and capabilities. Use naval artillery, torpedoes, anti-aircraft guns, missile launchers, and science-fiction weapons like lasers and railguns to take on the enemy!
  • Special powers help you turn the tide. Jump over torpedoes, stun enemies with an EMP blast, halt projectiles in their tracks, and more!
  • Story-motivated missions with a small cast of heroes and villains. Circumnavigate the globe in your fight against tyranny!

Waves of Steel is committed to making the game accessible to as many players as possible. It features:
  • Rebindable controls
  • Adjustable volume for music, ambient sounds, and other sounds
  • Adjustable game speed from 10% to 200%
  • No requirement for held buttons; weapon fire can be set to hold or toggle
  • All weapons can be set to autofire, allowing the player to focus on sailing the ship
  • Large, easy-to-read, and customizable HUD
  • Easily-accessed in-game assists such as invincibility, infinite ammo, and the ability to skip missions

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i7 3GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 770
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Processor: Intel i7 3GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 770
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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