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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2 comments by motorsep on Aug 19th, 2013

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 

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hero1900 Nov 21 2011, 3:46pm says:

the DLC only for steam?? no desura and linux DLC??

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hero1900 Nov 21 2011, 5:59am says:

i loved this game and hope to see more, i wish you all good in your way to make linux games
thx so much

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n3wu53r Nov 20 2011, 10:46pm says:

Great game :) 10/10
Surprised at the 700mb download size though.

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motorsep Nov 21 2011, 12:08pm replied:

Textures and levels is what makes up that file size. Although, 700Mb is a tiny fraction of the space RAGE or BF3 take on HDD ;)

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hero1900 Nov 21 2011, 5:48am replied:

i think the size is because the engine and the graphics but since it looks simple you got surprised

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runequester Nov 16 2011, 1:57am says:

This game is absurdly excellent. Reminds me of a lot of old shoot em ups, plays flawlessly with a gamepad, the graphics are very sharp and the music is awesome.

Level design is good, the weapons are fun though I wish there were a few more. Good stuff.

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rioninja Oct 18 2011, 11:13am says:

I really love this game. I also like that you can use the joystick to navigate the menus now. I only have one request: please let me assign an axis to fire. I'm using an xbox360 controller, and the triggers are axis, not buttons. I would love to be able to assign them to primary and secondary fire. Other than that, no complaints! Definitely worth the price.

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motorsep Oct 19 2011, 1:01am replied:

Thank you. Glad that you enjoy the game!
Sorry, you can't assign fire to analog sticks. But you can easily re-map buttons and triggers to do whatever you want. Just go to controls menu, click on Primary Weapon and then press desired button on the gamepad to use it to fire Primary weapons.

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rioninja Oct 19 2011, 4:56am replied:

Is there any chance that you will add this option in the future?

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motorsep Oct 19 2011, 7:37pm replied:

we will look into it :)

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Steel Storm: Burning Retribution
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Released Sep 7, 2010
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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…

Sep 28 2011, 3:35am by KIAaze

Third Person Shooter
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