What would you do for freedom? In Iron Grip: Warlord, the nomadic civilization of Atelia is being swallowed by the massive Confederation. It's a hopeless and tiresome battle; for every enemy Confederate that falls, five more takes their place. Outnumbered and forced to retreat into the heart of cities, a full-out urban warfare has begun that the Atelians will surely lose. As the vestiges of your world crumble and your morale sinks, the only hope for the future is you and your fellow warlords. This is your last stand. This is your freedom. This is your game.

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After a year of waiting, IG: Warlord is finally available on Steam. With a new map in the works and added Steamworks features, this spells big news for ISOTX and all Iron Grip fans. Read on, soldiers.

Posted by ashelia on May 6th, 2010


A year and a half ago we here at ISOTX released Iron Grip: Warlord by ourselves and, for better or for worse, ModDB saw us all the way to that finish line.

IG: Warlord was a title born out of sheer endurance; we went from our modding roots and upgraded to bigger, more commercialized shoes with plenty of struggles along the way. When I say that, I mean it was pretty hard. Self-distributing, being a small indie company base, and having no excess funds for advertising made word of mouth key and our fans even more key. The biggest question, however, the public kept asking us was why weren't we on Steam. It was probably asked every day for the better half of a year - email after email was sent, so many that we eventually stopped responding. And we hated letting down our fans every time by saying no, we weren't on that platform, and had no immediate plans to be on it.

Well, now we can finally say otherwise.

When you ask if we're on Steam now, as of today 05/06/2010, the answer is - and I'm super excited to say this - we ARE!!! Iron Grip: Warlord just went live on Steam today, for the low price of $9.99. There is also a bundle pack of four copies of IG: W available for purchase there, in case you want to play with some friends.

Additionally, through this week, Steam is putting our title on a special deal of 20% off, making IG:W the low price of just $7.99 USD!
To celebrate this, our webstore and other distributors - such as Direct2Drive and Stardock - will be holding their own discounts as well. It's a better time than ever to pick up a copy of Iron Grip: Warlord for yourself, or if you already owned one, a friend (or two)!

Of course, you can always get the free demo right here on ModDB if you haven't tried our game yet.

Here's our trailer video, for anyone who hasn't tried out our game and wants to take a peek:


Along with this announcement comes more good news for IG: Warlord fans. ISOTX was officially granted Steamworks access a couple of months ago, and we have been working on integrating Steamworks into our product.

Now, obviously the game works fine on Steam as it is and is compatible with Steam or else it wouldn't have been released, but we hope we can do more for our fans such as add achievements, a leaderboard, voice chat, and more highly demanded features in an upcoming patch. While doing these things will take time, the option is finally in reach as opposed to being unfathomably difficult like it was only a couple of months ago. Steam is helping an indie company like us get more features quicker to our game, and we're very hopeful about the future of Iron Grip: Warlord.

To sum it up? This kicks ass.

Our deve crew has also been working on a new map, and nearly everyone in the company has put several hours into it for QA testing. Yes, even I have been getting owned by tanks on it (apparently there's a few too many on certain modes...oops!). We don't have an official release date yet, but we anticipate that this map will force players to use a different type of play style, even more defensive than before, and it should be available in our next big patch after the Steam release. Our next update here at ModDB will feature some screenshots and concept sketches from it.

Again, thanks everyone for sticking through with us and weathering the growing pains we've had. It's going to be a blast from here on out, and we even have a few more special projects cooking up with the ISOTX and Iron Grip names attached to 'em - if you're lucky, I might even leak a few of them before the summer gets too hot.


Well, I said I might leak some information before the summer gets too hot. But what about Spring? Here's a first look ats an image from our upcoming secret project that hasn't been announced anywhere, nor any teaser images linked up yet. Yep, ModDB getting a sneak peek right here.

Speculations? Wild questions? DOWNRIGHT INSANITY? WHATEVER, GO GO GO!


We would appreciate it if you guys added us on Facebook, followed us on Twitter, and joined our mighty fine - and brand new - Steam community!

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Anonymousperson May 6 2010 says:


Always loved the mish-mash universe this was

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AshtonAndersen May 7 2010 says:

This game looks awesome, not going to lie. You sir have made a sale.

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swiftbluedragon May 7 2010 says:

YAY!!!!! purchase will be made

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ne_zavarj May 7 2010 says:

Can you lower the price to $7.99 on Impulse too ? It's just too high now ($19.99)

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holyknight May 7 2010 says:

freaking awesome job Isotx!

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ne_zavarj May 7 2010 says:

Another request. Make the CD key transferable between Impulse , Steam , D2D and your webshop. Let the customer decide the place of the activation.

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Kyou. May 7 2010 says:

this games reallynice and stuff after a while to me it seems to drag on but it is a great game!

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GhostEdge May 7 2010 says:

If only I could afford this D:

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LORDDEREX May 7 2010 says:

Awesome :)

And I just love, that u made a demo.
I think this game will go Gold.
Will probobly buy this :)
I liked the Mod.


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salejemaster May 7 2010 says:

I've had this for ages, guess it time to fire it up again :) see you on the servers

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TLishman May 7 2010 says:

Amazing art, good direction.

The actual game, although has good texturing, really shows the engine in a poor light, which is unfortunate.

Not sure if worth my money, i will buy in a months time if people are still playing it though..

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xXMaNiAcXx May 7 2010 says:

Ahh man, it looks wowesome, but still won't buy, I don't have a credit card ¬¬

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AlCool May 7 2010 says:

At that price you might as well not even have it 20% off ;D

Fantastic game, and as usual I LOVE the CooP features.

Sequel it on a new engine to get all these graphics based gamers onboard and you'll be set!

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SPTX May 7 2010 says:

I would love (and buy) a sequel.

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hate4uall May 7 2010 says:

great game well worth a lot moer great LAN game

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DOLBYdigital May 7 2010 says:

So glad this game is getting more attention, time to jump back on the servers and rip through some waves of enemies :)

I would second the desire for a sequel (not LoA) but am happy with this game for now. Keep up the great work!

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Avenger2150 May 8 2010 says:

Man such a nice game its worth buying it i 100 percent enjoyed playing this. i've never played a game so awesome before its like you took a element ot RTS,FPS and Defence and you put it in huge bowl. and this came out a totaly awesome game.

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GriffinZ May 8 2010 says:

ISOTX made this game right?

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MrChocolateBear May 8 2010 replied:

Correct! :)

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smurfbizkit May 8 2010 says:

Grats guys. :) Warlord definitely deserves to be up there on Steam.

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Squeebo May 8 2010 says:

Joined the steam group. =D

I <3 you guys

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MrChocolateBear May 8 2010 says:

Congrats on the success! It's always inspiring to see other indies make it. :)

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TeamWolf May 8 2010 says:

Good news, I am glad you guys are going futher like this.

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smile5187 May 8 2010 says:

whats the difference between the full version and the demo?

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OmeVince May 9 2010 says:

The full version has much more stuff; maps, badguys and weapons :)

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4CH! May 9 2010 says:

Sneak peek looks like an expansion set to me, anyways, grats on the Steam sale, I wish you a good profit. Its well earned !

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cakehammer May 9 2010 says:


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BabylonDemolitionist May 9 2010 buried:


why pay for this?

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Akaichi May 11 2010 says:

Finally! More meat into the grinder, for a second it seemed this game was dying.

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lebofly May 12 2010 says:

Didnt find this game to be worth the money :( Sorry

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NiceToMeatYou May 16 2010 says:

I bought the game yesterday and - as a fan of Co-Op, FPS and Tower Defense Games - i love it. (Much better than I expected from the Metascore)
You should definitely download the demo if you like these genres.

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