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: http://store.steampowered.com/app/49800
For more information on Muse Games&Guns of Icarus, please visit www.MuseGames.com.
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.