Iron Armada is a multiplayer, space-faring combat game where players must team up to build a fleet of ships in order to survive the perils of space and defeat the opposing player faction. Build ships of all shapes and sizes, mine resources, and scavenge parts with friends to conquer the universe!
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Mostly Positive (162) - 79% of the 162 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 1, 2021

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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 space-faring combat game built from the ground up with full multiplayer compatibility in mind. Play how you want with your friends—mine and harvest resources, salvage ship parts, build and crew a variety of ships with no restrictions and near-limitless potential. Iron Armada is incredibly easy to pick up and learn, and is very approachable whether you are a hardcore or casual fan!

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.

Easily build a wide variety of frigates, fighters, destroyers, stations, motherships, and more using a wide range of parts to choose from. Creativity is your only limitation—from single person recon ships, to fully crewed motherships, it is easy to build the ships that you want or need for every situation (as long as you have the resources of course!).

Battle from ship-to-ship, or grab a rifle and perform a spacewalk to board an enemy vessel—if you can manage to eliminate the crew inside you can steal their ship and use it against them, or even salvage your opponent’s weapons and components for your own ships! You will be able to create a wide array of ship configurations to accomplish any combat scenario you are presented with, whether you need something light and speedy for offense, tanky for defense, equipt with a railgun to engage from far distances (or a flak emplacement for short), or more.

As a multiplayer game, having different options for you to coordinate with your teammates is really crucial. Use VOIP and Text Chat to strategize with your Team or Wing (Squad) to get the upper hand and defeat your enemy.

Iron Armada has an active and dedicated community—with over 1,500 Discord members and counting, there are always opportunities to meet new friends to play the game with. Join our Discord to get involved: Iron Armada also benefits by being a part of the Drakeling Labs network:

Want to play alone? You can! Iron Armada also comes complete with a singleplayer mode against AI as well!

System Requirements

    • 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
    • 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
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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