Assemble your crew, take to the skies in the premier PvP airship combat game. Guns of Icarus Online is all about flying massive airships, shooting big turret weapons, and working as a team for supremacy of the skies. Everyone as one, victory or death, together.
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Oct 29, 2012
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November 28

2.0.14 (678) Thornholt Throwdown Update

Maps:
  • Thornholt in PvP
    • Adjusted maps bounds to a 6x6 grid
    • New cloud layout for PvP
    • 2v2 through 4v4 Deathmatch
    • Brawl!
    • Practice
  • Ashen Brawl
    • New PvP map. Larger, hotter, more spawns than ever! The largest 2v2v2v2 so far.
  • Crown Gambit
    • Adjusted spawns
Ships:
  • Stormbreaker
    • Lateral drag increased, reducing side drift.
  • Magnate
    • Hitboxes adjusted (mostly reduced) to fit ship profile.
    • Main engine lowered slightly.
  • Spire
    • Hitboxes substantially reduced to fit ship profile.
  • Corsair
    • Forward acceleration: 5 (from 8)
    • Forward speed: 35 (from 30)
    • Turn acceleration: 8 (from 10)
    • Turn speed: 12 (from 10)
    • Left light gun arc: 55° (from 75)
    • Heavy engines rotated 90° and moved out slightly. This gives 0.22 more turn acceleration, reduces engine hitbox vertical profile by 38%, and allows repairs from further in.
    • Reduced mass width (inertial bounds) to increase the effectiveness of turning engines. This allows the same amount of force to turn the ship faster without changing total mass. This will also make the ship more vulnerable to force attacks like Minotaur and getting bumped by other ships.
  • Shrike
    • Adjusted engine force and inertial bounds.
    • Heavy turning engines (x2): 225000 (from 144500)
    • Light main engine: 300000 (from 461000)
    • 750000 total forward thrust (10m/s2)
    • These changes do not change total forward or turn acceleration. However, with more force in the heavy turning engines, the Shrike will no longer be able to turn while maintaining nearly full forward acceleration and speed.

PvE Balance
  • AI type A ships (forward attack)
    The AI_A ships had widely varied stats, making some factions much easier or harder to fight against. Adjusted stats to unify the ships. There will still be some small variation in engine power and acceleration.
    • Approximate new stats:
      • Accel: 4
      • Speed: 47
      • Turn accel: 8
      • Turn speed: 14
      • Vert accel: currently 4
      • Vert speed: currently 11.34
      • Mass: 200t (varied between 75 and 330t)
      • Front gun: 1 - forward
      • Side guns: 2 - 45° (varied between 40 and 60)
    • AI Gatling:
      • Range: 450m (from 600)
      • Ammo: 50
      • Velocity: 700
      • All other stats are the same as the player Gatling. Damage changes based on difficulty.
    • AI Mortar
      • Range: 400m (from 800)
      • Velocity: 125m/s (from 250)
      • Side arcs: 60° (from 80) mortars need more arc on AI ships due to gun angles of 45deg. While facing forward, both mortars will be able to fire. Moving 15deg to one side or the other will now prevent one from tracking.
      • Up arc: 30° (from 60)
      • Down arc: 50° (from 60)
      • Ammo: 6
      • All other stats are the same as the player Mortar. Damage changes based on difficulty.

  • Yeshan boss ship
    • Adjusted to have similar mass and mobility as the other boss ships.

Seasonal:
  • Removed ‘spooky’ AI skins
  • Disabled fireworks
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July 23

2.0.13 Brawler Update



New content:
  • Four Team Brawl: Test your skills in our new PvP game mode! This unique experience is a departure from our other game modes in that more than two teams can compete for dominance! Join in and master new engagement styles with Brawl Deathmatch mode!
    • Two new teams join the fray. Yellow and Purple!
    • Deathmatch: First team to 9 points wins.
    • Default lobby size is 2v2v2v2, but can be force started by Captains with 2v2, 2v2v2, or 1v1v1v1.
    • Note: All ships with any crew must have captains, and all captains must agree to Start Match via button vote. Empty ships will not spawn in. Point limit automatically reduced to 5 with 4 ship lobbies (2v2 and 1v1v1v1). Mismatched teams such 2v2v1 or less than 4 total ships are not permitted.
    • ‘Leader’ spotting system. Auto-spots teams that are ahead by ⅓ total score, and marks them as leaders while displaying a message to all players to indicate when a team takes the lead.
    • 2 corner home spawns for each team, plus 8 shared spawns.
    • Hazard spawns: Spawns that have an enemy within 500m will glow.
    • Three maps adapted for Brawl Deathmatch.
    • Brawl at Blackcliff
    • Battle Hazard
    • Brawl on the Dunes (no sandstorm)

  • Alliance War: Sanguine March vs. The Halcyon Cartel - The world has tipped over the boiling point and alliances have been struck, new orders have come down and the match to demonstrate world supremacy has begun, which league of factions will you join in the fight?
  • 4v4 Canyon Ambush: Long requested and awaited, Canyon Ambush has passed stress testing and joins our growing number of 4v4 maps! Enjoy the chaos of never knowing where your next enemy will appear amongst the cloud-shrouded bluffs.

Changes:
  • Adjusted clouds on all Oblivion-based maps to use Downfall Departure clouds.
  • Canyon Ambush
    • Red spawns adjusted for all map sizes
    • 3v3 and 4v4 map expanded North and East
    • New map image
  • Spotted ship names now use team colors (all modes)
  • Colorblind adjusted (spots only)
  • Drop shadow added for contrast on light backgrounds
  • Renamed ‘Chute Vent’ to ‘Balloon Vent’ to avoid confusion with ‘Drogue Chute’

Balance Changes from Experimental Crew:


  • Stormbreaker: Feedback from the previous trial has been analyzed, and stats have been adjusted accordingly. 65% of survey takers felt that the trial version was more balanced and should be the direction taken with some modifications.
    • Lateral (side) Drag: 0.4 (from 0.75)
    • Armor: 420 (from 320)
    • Gun 2: 53° port (from 40)
    • Gun 3: 37° starboard (from 90 Port) Moved to right of ship.
    • Gun 4: 102° port (from 110)
    • Speed: 32 m/s (from 30)
  • Galleon
    • Hull: 1500 (from 1400)
    • Armor: 820 (from 800)
    • Longitudinal Speed: 36 m/s (from 30.02)
    • Acceleration: 3.2 m/s^2 (from 2.10)
    • Turn Speed: 8 deg/s (from 8.02)
    • Turn Acceleration: 6 deg/s^2 (from 5.06)
  • Junker
    • Vertical Speed: 14 m/s (from 13)
    • Vertical Acceleration: 5.5m/s^2 (from 3)
  • Pilot Priority (Captain’s Spot) Target Duration 20s (from 10s)
  • Mine Duration
    • 1200s (from 240s)
  • Drogue Chute
    • +250% Vertical Drag (no change)
    • +250% Longitudinal Drag (from 0)
    • +500% Lateral Drag (from 0)
  • Removed Engine Force Alteration (from -60%)
  • Impact Bumpers
    • +350% Angular Drag
    • +500% Lateral Drag
    • Removed Engine Force Alteration (from -60%)
    • -30% Impact Damage (from -25%)
  • Pipe Wrench
    • -1 fire per repair (from 0)
  • Hwacha
    • Rate of fire decreased: 7 shots per second (from 8.33)
    • Direct (Explosive) Damage: 15 (from 24.66)
    • Reload: 13.5 (from 14)
  • Nemesis
    • Jitter: 1° (from 2)
    • Velocity: 375m/s (from 400)
    • Zoom: 2x (from 1.75x)
    • Shell Drop: 9.8 (from 13)
    • Range: 1770m (from 800m)
    • Horizontal turn speed: 30deg/s (from 60)
    • Vertical turn speed: 40deg/s (from 60)
    • Rate of fire increased: 0.6 (from 0.5)
    • Reload: 6s (from 5)

Events:
Show your loyalty and prestige with 12 new unique faction costumes! Complete one of the 6 following missions for your respective faction:
  • Keeper of Eden


  • Serene Magnate


  • Virtuous Autocrat


  • Industrial Technocrat


  • Majestic Sovereign


  • Wayfaring Vagabond

Completing the mission for your faction by committing 10,000 coins unlocks a new male and female version of the faction costume.

Fixes:
  • Fixed issue with multiple boss ships appearing
  • Fixed a typo on a profile picture name
  • Removed collision errors on Thornholt Crest.
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Reviews

“This indie gem is in fact funking awesome.”
Massively

“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.”
IGN

About This Game


Guns of Icarus Online is the original PvP steampunk airship combat game that laid the groundwork for the expanded Guns of Icarus experience, Guns of Icarus Alliance. Slip the surly bonds of earth and take to the skies as a bold Captain, fearless Gunner, or cunning Engineer. Raising the stakes on team-based PvP combat with an emphasis on strategic competition and team play, Guns of Icarus Online is all about teamwork, tactics, and fast-paced action. With a good ship and the right crew, you can conquer the skies!
  • 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 ultimate multiplayer team experience

    You won’t be told to stay still and not die while a veteran preserves their Kill/Death ratio. In Guns of Icarus Online, you have to work together. It’s an entirely interdependent gameplay experience that cannot be won by a single crew member.
  • Goggles, gears, and glory

    A wide range of costumes and cosmetic options to show off your style are available in the in-game store. These items are cosmetic only - there is no pay-to-win in Guns of Icarus Online.
  • Pit crew against crew

    Form a party with up to 4 friends and crew a ship together to battle against other teams in massive airship battles with up to 32 players in a match with multiple game modes including Deathmatch, King of the Hill, Crazy King, Skyball, and VIP.
  • Rise in the ranks

    Earn titles and cosmetic upgrades through your achievements. Balanced, competitive matches reward strategic, skillful play, not level grinding.





    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 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.



    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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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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