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Guns of Icarus Launches, First Multiplatform Steam Title
Posted on May 13, 2010 by Eduardo




Guns of Icarus just launched yesterday, the first multi-platform steam game, for both Mac, and the PC. We will be doing a review on this game later on in the coming week or so, until then enjoy the press release!

MUSE GAMES' GUNS OF ICARUS TO BE FIRST NEW CROSS-PLATFORM TITLE ON STEAM

Indie game will be the first new title to launch on Steam with both Mac and PC versions available.

NEW YORK, NY - May 12, 2010 - Today Guns of Icarus, an independent title from cross-platform developer Muse Games, will be the first title to debut on Steam in both the Mac & PC stores, alongside the launch of the new Mac Steam client. This high-intensity title lets a player or a group of players defend a mighty zeppelin against a myriad of enemies out to steal precious cargo, all within a richly detailed steampunk world.

�We're so excited to join Steam in the launch of their groundbreaking Mac client, in addition to serving their vast PC userbase,� said Howard Tsao, CEO of Muse Games. �Today's a great day for gamers & developers alike. "

Guns of Icarus was developed using the Unity engine, allowing it to easily deploy to multiple platforms, including Mac & PC. This was a crucial ingredient in the development of an indie title like Guns of Icarus, where teams do not enjoy the man-power luxuries of larger studios.

"Tools such as Steam and Unity allow a small development team like ours to focus on what matters most, the game itself," said Brian Kehrer, Technical Director for Muse Games. "Every minute spent porting means a minute lost from gameplay."

Guns of Icarus is available starting today for $9.95 through the Steam store: Here.

For more information on Muse Games & Guns of Icarus, please visit MuseGames.com
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About Guns of Icarus

Guns of Icarus takes place in a dystopian future where the only way to transport anything is by airship. These mighty creations, amply equipped with six gun stations, must battle inclement weather and the vicious pirates that dot the skies. Players must cooperate to balance gunning down attackers and repairing their ship � without the right balance, your crew is dead and your cargo lost. As players progress they are able to upgrade their ship with more sophisticated weapons.

About Muse Games

Muse Games is an independent developer dedicated to the creation of next-generation 3D multiplayer games for their browser-based platform and beyond. MuseGames.com features a growing selection of games to satiate players around the world and provide instantaneous, high quality gameplay experiences. In addition to game creation, the vibrant Muse Games community opens the lines of communication for publishers, developers and players in order to further grow a curated set of exciting indie titles.



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Is crowd funding the way of the future?

Absolutely. It gives power to the gamers by letting them pay for the games they want to see.
Nope. Crowd sourcing will be fine for a year or two until too many developers do not follow through with their games and waste our money.
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