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Steel Storm is an old school top down arcade shooter with score oriented competitive gameplay, and is designed for people who like fast paced action and have limited amounts of time to play computer games.

The events of the game take place in an alternative universe where you control an advanced hovertank, packed with the most advanced and sophisticated weapons. Your task is simple, but, nevertheless, is not trivial. In the fight with presumed extraterrestrial invaders, you must prevail!

Being made using DarkPlaces engine, the game shines with unique visual style and runs on Linux, Mac and Windows platforms.

Key features of Episode I:

  • Deathmatch and coop game modes;
  • Exploration and time-trial gameplay types;
  • Score driven gameplay - master your skills to stay ahead;
  • Intelligent AI knows no mercy;
  • Hordes of enemies to destroy;
  • Vast numbers of destroyable structures and obstacles;
  • Huge territories to reclaim;
  • 6 missions of various difficulty, for beginners & hardcore gamers;
  • Edit or create your own missions with SandStorm in-game realtime multi-user editor (will be released as a patch for Episode I).

Coming in Episode 2:

  • 6 new weapons;
  • 3 huge and deadly bosses;
  • 10 more types of enemies;
  • 4 more unique environments;
  • 2 new campaigns totalling 18 missions;
  • Game Source Code;
  • Mod Development SDK;
  • and more


"The City" Starting pad

"The City" Starting pad

"The City" Bridge

"The City" Bridge

"The City" Arch

"The City" Arch

"The City" pretty lights

"The City" pretty lights

Grab that glowing green points pickup

Points pickup

Pretty waterfall

Pretty waterfall

Official website:

Youtube channel: Steel Storm

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  1. Hey, your game looks pretty interesting. I was wondering if you have any more information about it aside from a facebook page as I don’t have a facebook account.

    Cheers and good luck with the game!

  2. It’s the same info on the Facebook. Can I spill more light on the game for you? :)
    What else would you like to know?

  3. The game look incredibly fine! Congratulations folks!
    THis screenshots remind me ’1942′ Shoot ‘em UP.

    Give us a donwloadable version.

  4. great! good game ^^

  5. Will this be opensource or proprietary?

  6. thank you ppl !
    Anonymous, this is commercial venture. We decided to release Episode I for free and Episode II will be sold. The engine is under GPL already, the game code will be released under CC and later down the road we might re-release it as GPL too. The art of course will remain proprietary.

  7. You should let funders play your alpha/beta. If you let me pre-order and then give me access to all the playable builds along the way, I would love it.

  8. We would love to do that, but there are only few funders and we haven’t been receiving much donations lately.
    As I explained before, we are going to stop asking for donations. Instead, we are releasing Episode I for free. This way you can enjoy your single player and multiplayer experience before you will invest into Episode II.
    Going episodic seems just right thing to do as it will cost less and will allow continuous flow of new content on rather frequent basis.

  9. motorsep, thanks for clarification, the fact you’re going to release the source is really inspiring. Not sure that CC is applicable to code though…

  10. Hmm.. I am not sure what license can be applied to the game code (it’s a script basically). Eventually it will be GPL’ed, but for mean while we don’t want for people to use it in their commercial endeavors.

  11. Greatest great game! :D

  12. Hi, I just got an email about steel storm: burning retribution, and it said something about some missing translations (for english, I suppose).
    I’ve worked on translations on (translating from english to spanish) and some other projects, and I’d really like to help translate this game to spanish, and I’d do it for free :)
    Let me know if I can help with that.

  13. Hi,
    This is quite strange because Spanish is supplied with the game. Thank you though for offering help :)

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