Steel Storm is a top down arcade shooter with old school spirit. The game has score oriented competitive gameplay, and is designed for people who like fast paced action, hordes of smart enemies, destructible worlds and ground shaking explosions.

The events take place in an alternative universe where you are a pilot of R.I.A.C. (Royal Interstellar Armored Corps), who controls an advanced hovertank, packed with the most advanced and sophisticated weapons. Your task is simple, but nevertheless not trivial. In the fight against separatist Union forces, you must prevail!

Key features:

  • Enjoy fast paced and streamlined gameplay
  • 20+ hours of gameplay
  • Engage in online warfare with up to 16 players in any of the multi-player modes
  • Pave your way to victory with the burning remains of your enemies through 25 different campaign missions
  • Complete Challenges and unlock First-Person camera mode
  • Create new missions or modify existing ones using the unique real-time collaborative mission editor and share them with the world
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I just finished adding the following things into upcoming DLC:

  • Turret traps
  • Fancy doors
  • Secret doors
  • Colored locks
  • More architectural elements
  • New music track

All those new cool things can be seen on the video below:

Steel Storm DLC2 progress - Indie DB

Meanwhile you can support us by purchase the original game

Steel Storm: Burning Retribution

Steel Storm 2 / Storm Engine v2 updates

Steel Storm 2 / Storm Engine v2 updates

2 years ago News 5 comments

While I noticed lack of interest in new content for original Steel Storm, I figured maybe Steel Storm 2 news would cheer you up.

Steel Storm's new DLC early works

Steel Storm's new DLC early works

2 years ago News 0 comments

While Steel Storm 2 programmers are working on the Storm Engine v2 (fork of Doom 3 BFG), I am working on DLC for Steel Storm 1, codename "Forgotten Prison...

Back in the game

Back in the game

2 years ago News 3 comments

Steel Storm: Burning Retribution has been in cryostasis for quite some time and now we are bringing it back!

Steel Storm map editor for Windows; Steel Storm 2 dev video

Steel Storm map editor for Windows; Steel Storm 2 dev video

3 years ago News 2 comments

At last, Steel Storm: Burning Retribution users can unleash their creative powers with newly released map editor NetRadiant for Windows! Along with it...

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ikovac Feb 14 2012 says:

I can't find Episode I anywhere. There is a blog post dating to May 26, 2011 where there is mention of "repacking" and that it "will be available on IndieDb/ModDb soon". However, not only is it not on IndieDB, I can't find it anywhere. I also tried finding some kind of announcement of shoving it into a memory hole for whatever reason, but could not find even that much. What's up with that?

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motorsep Creator
motorsep Feb 17 2012 replied:

Episode 1 is not longer in existence. Please try demo instead.

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ikovac Feb 19 2012 replied:

Would you mind explaining why is that so? (Oh and, I own Burning Retribution, I just wanted an updated Episode 1 for archiving purposes.)

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motorsep Creator
motorsep Mar 20 2012 replied:

1. Because it was harming sales of Burning Retribution
2. Because it was redundant to have Ep1 and demo.

The purpose of Ep1 was to show people the game. Once demo emerged, it was doing a better job in introducing people to the game. You still can find Ep1 somewhere online.

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KIAaze Feb 19 2012 replied:

Episode 1 has been merged into burning retribution. ". The best missions of Episode 1 were placed into a training campaign. The rest were split between Bonus Missions and Lost Missions campaign. "

P.S.: And I just came here to see if the DLC is available on Desura now or not, and it still isn't. :(

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motorsep Creator
motorsep Mar 19 2012 replied:

DLC is on Desura!!!!

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motorsep Creator
motorsep Mar 4 2012 replied:

Buy it directly from us at

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Basxto Mar 4 2012 replied:

you can buy it here:

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omegaxis Jan 8 2012 says:

i want to pre-order SS2 but the site is stuck at [* connecting]!

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omegaxis Jan 8 2012 replied:

finally came trough the pre-order portal. cant wait to see the first alpha....

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motorsep Creator
motorsep Jan 10 2012 replied:

Thank you for your support! I am working on it! Although I am kinda torn between Tomes of Mephistopheles and Steel Storm 2, the latter one is coming along :)

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n3wu53r Jan 22 2012 replied:

"Tomes of Mephistopheles"
Googled it and found the video trailer, looks good, but I don't remember this game bieng mentioned anywhere? You should increase publicity by getting it mentioned on OMG!ubuntu and phoronix.

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Protektor Mar 29 2012 replied:

It is now on Desura and a part of the Alphafunding Program.

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motorsep Creator
motorsep Mar 4 2012 replied:

I tried. Phoronix brought _a lot_ of trolls, OMG!ubuntu said he will publish about it, but never did :(

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Highest Rated (6 agree) 8/10

The good: ========= -Polished: good graphics, sound and gameplay -Challenging enough without being too challenging. -Translated into a lot of languages and you can add your own. -Collaborative mission editor, also works while playing! -DRM-free -Uses GPLed darkplaces engine (also means you should be able to do lots of modding, additionally to the available in-game editor.) -Cross-platform. Runs natively (and perfectly) on GNU/Linux. The singleplayer alone is definitely worth the cheap price. If…

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