Gimbal is the multiplayer shooter with buildable vehicles. Customize your weaponry, engines, and accessories, and then take to the skies against other pilots in real time. - Top-Down 2D Gameplay - Real Time Multiplayer - Rigid Body Physics Engine - Completely Customizable Vehicles

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Gimbal EXPANSION ONE Header Graphic - May 2003 - RACE - DEATHMATCH - CTF - PARTS

It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of Gimbal Expansion One ! It has taken many months of Beta testing and development, but Expansion One is now here. Thank you, Beta Testers!

This is the largest release of Gimbal features since Gimbal's original launch in August 2012. Expansion One has new game modes, weapons, and features which work together to bring Gimbal in line with my original vision.

It's a free update to Gimbal, so all you have to do is launch Desura and let the automatic updater do its thing.

26 Indispensable New Parts

  • Linear Extenders
  • Winches
  • The Repair Bot
  • Repulsor and Tractor Force Fields
  • Captive Bolt Guns
  • Drone Missiles
  • Huge Naval Cannons
  • Stealth Armor
  • Bumpers
  • Smarter Stabilizers
  • +More

New Maps

  • The Cyber World will challenge your senses
  • Build with friends in Multiplayer Flight Test
  • Enhanced Classic Maps

Racing Mode

  • Mach 3 ships welcome!
  • Race your friends or race the clock
  • All weapons legal
  • Superspeedway and "road" courses available


  • Spammy gun barges welcome!
  • Mindless fragging action
  • EVERYTHING is legal in deathmatch

Elimination Deathmatch

  • Where death is real
  • Are you a bad enough dude to survive?

Capture The Flag

  • Where true teamwork is rewarded
  • Defend or Aggress - YOU CHOOSE!
  • Grab possessions that are not yours
  • Terrorize your enemies by activating your flag holder relict

Custom Avatars

  • Force your friends and enemies to look at your avatar
  • Look Fresh
  • Look Cool

Gimbal is not just a game- it's a community. Here are places where players are trading ships and doing Gimbal-type stuff.

Gimbal Forums

Gimbal Chat (#gimbal on

Gimbal Steam Greenlight Page

Gimbal Subreddit

Gimbal Facebook Page

See you in the servers!


Smoother Yummier Gimbal

Smoother Yummier Gimbal

2 years ago News 1 comment Report

Today, the V1.16 patch for Gimbal goes live! Enjoy bug fixes, enhancements, and a smattering of new features for the build-iest space shooter there is!

Gimbal Released on Desura

Gimbal Released on Desura

2 years ago News 1 comment Report

A multiplayer shooter with buildable vehicles where you can Customize your weaponry, engines, and accessories.

Gimbal - Official Launch

Gimbal - Official Launch

3 years ago News 0 comments Report

Gimbal, the multiplayer shooter with buildable vehicles has finally launched! Gimbal has online matchmaking, realistic physics, and a ship designer. Build...

Gimbal is the multiplayer shooter with buildable vehicles. Customize your weaponry, engines, and accessories, and then take to the skies against other pilots in real time. - Top-Down 2D Gameplay - Real Time Multiplayer - Rigid Body Physics Engine - Completely...
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Dominicewan Apr 18 2013 says:


It seems people are having issues launching Gimbal, over on the forums they found a fix:

You have to craft a 'Franken-Gimbal' by installing the Demo from the Gimbal homepage (be sure to install the net frameworks and directx updates included) then copy the files across to >C: >Desura >Common >gimbal
don't overwrite anything.
Worked for me and the few other people over in the forums, hope it does for you! enjoy the game :)

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RoccoCorleon Apr 19 2013 replied:

Worked for me. Thanks for the fix.

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tricccple Apr 18 2013 says:

It won't run it would just crash, i wonder if it have something to do with being on windows 8

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Dominicewan Apr 18 2013 replied:

I have the same problem, super bummed :c

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Mejashtan Feb 26 2013 says:

I wish this game would be on steam - would be insta buy!

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Player_Review Mar 6 2013 replied:

It is already an insta buy... but, I agree that it should be on Steam as well.

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Mejashtan Feb 26 2013 replied:

Join here fellow pilots and nerds!

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VegBerg Jan 31 2013 says:

Hey, this looks really great! (Gonna buy it :D)

But a few questions about the game:
Will there only be the current gamemode? I'd like to see some more strategic and lengthy gamemodes, maybe even a persistent world :o
And mod support? I realise this is hard with a multiplayer game, but if you could script things like in Bukkit (Minecraft Server with plugin API), or such to create your own gamemodes.


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mike494 Jan 30 2013 says:

I feel i will always have a soft spot in my heart for desura simply because the day i got it i found this game ... it was like it was ment to be.

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TaShadan Jan 29 2013 says:

tried the demo and i love it :)
hope more people will play this in the future!
btw are there plans for different game modes? would be nice to have something like space stations on the map which are conquerable, providing you with a forward base to repair und reammo your ship or maybe stations that grant the team more firepower or armor so there will be battles around these key structures

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mrepikfail Mar 2 2013 replied:

Where did you find the demo?

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szboudreau01 Jun 24 2013 replied:

The official site has a demo. I play from the official site, which is..

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Highest Rated (2 agree) 10/10

Fantastic game with amazing depth due to extremely customizable craft and a great leveling system. Physics and FX are also top notch. Great community - see if the ship you build can conquer the online community

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Dec 5 2012 by Player_Review

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