Iron Armada is an open source, experimental, multiplayer project currently in early access. Construct new ships using the resources your team mines from asteroids, salvages from wrecks, or captures from planets. Your scrap can be used to construct fighters, frigates, destroyers and more.
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Dec 29, 2017
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Being our first independent game ever made, we at Drakeling Labs want to take the time we need to get things right. Getting to know our players, exploring new gameplay ideas with our community, and building Iron Armada with the fans who love our game is what makes Early Access so important to us. We want this to be the first step of something amazing, and that takes starting small.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We have no specific timeframe on when Iron Armada will be completed. Our roadmaps are mapped to content milestones, not timelines. We don't like making promises before our work is done, and we don't like rushing to deadlines... so please take this into consideration when reviewing the current version of the game.”

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

“Our current goal is to build Iron Armada into a solid multiplayer foundation, with a variety of maps, gamemodes, and most importantly... community support (such as modifications.) We enjoy spending considerable time with our community day-dreaming and prototyping new ideas and features... however we refrain from promising anything we are not entirely certain we can accomplish.

Our immediate plans for the game include competitive "fleet" warfare, with a minimum of 16 (or 8 vs 8) players, fighting in large scale environments, over round based objectives.

Possible future versions of Iron Armada could include open exploration, large scale multiplayer, rogue-like multiplayer campaigns, and single-player modes. However these features are only speculative... and will require considerable amounts of time and resources before we are confident we can include them.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current state of Iron Armada allows for competitive multiplayer gameplay (on dedicated servers) with our standard "conquest" competitive gamemode.”

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

“During the alpha, our supporters were able to purchase the "Pioneer's Edition" of Iron Armada, which gave exclusive access to the alpha version of the game. Currently the game is now in beta, and is free to all Steam users. Upon full release, players will be able to purchase an optional "upgrade" for Iron Armada which will include a limited number of exclusive features. Owners of the "Pioneer's Edition" will automatically receive this upgrade, as well as an exclusive "Pioneer" in-game tag that will no longer be purchase-able.

We take great inspiration from games like Unturned, and we plan to follow a similar business model. Funds raised through sales of Iron Armada related upgrades will be reinvested into development, and used to create paid "incentive" milestone rewards for community developers who implement community requested features into the game.”

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

“Integrating our community into Iron Armada's development is the sole purpose for our early access release. The source-code repository for Iron Armada has been opened to our community developers, and the incorporation of features and ideas chosen by our community is our primary priority.”
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About This Game



Iron Armada is a multiplayer, team-based, multi-crew, ship-to-ship action game. Harvest resources while defending your team's mothership. Construct frigates, fighters, and stations to fight against hostile forces. Play as a key part of your team, board enemy cruisers, kill their crew, and commandeer enemy craft. Wage all out war until your faction emerges victorious. With multiple ways to play, no two rounds are ever the same.

Mine asteroids


Construct new ships using the resources your team mines from asteroids, salvages from wrecks, or captures from planets. Your scrap can be used to construct fighters, frigates, destroyers, or even larger ships for your team.


Board enemy ships


Hunt down, assault, and board enemy vessels crewed by other players. Capture their ship and refit for your own armada, or salvage their wreckage to augment your own craft. Target ship sub-systems to paralyze critical ship components. Immobilize or cripple enemy cruisers prior to boarding, to maximize potential salvage.


Construct massive cruisers


Build giant vessels, fully crewed by your friends. Construct manned turrets, rail guns, crew medical bays, ore refineries, and all other critical ship systems. Build fighters to support your cruisers, or frigates to ferry your mining crews. Assemble your armada, rally your forces, and lead your team to victory.


About us


Iron Armada's influences include games such as Faster Than Light, Battlevoid, Starsector, and Space Engineers. Iron Armada is an unofficial spiritual successor to the Shiprekt modification for King Arthur's Gold, which we take great inspiration from. Developers of the Shiprekt modification are currently a part of the Iron Armada team.

We are always looking for more contributors and developers to the Iron Armada project, so if you are interested in joining our team... please contact us! We are always looking for talented programmers, artists, and designers to help expand the Iron Armada universe. Iron Armada is a community developed game, and is dependent on our talented community developers!

We hope you enjoy our game, and please feel free to ask any questions on our Steam community forums! The game is constantly under development, so new features, changes, and expansions are regularly released!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64 bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: 700Mhz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 16MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 450 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64 bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 450 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

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