Gearstorm a military simulator and sandbox-style survival
game developed by Iron City games, is now available on Steam Early Access. It’s
a game that features engaging stories, exploration, crafting, FPS action, and
base-building in a fully destructible, procedurally-generated alien world.
The game gives players the tools to build and fortify FOBs
(Forward Operating Bases) against enemy incursions, mine the soil for valuable
resources, and leverage advanced weapon systems (including vehicles) to
neutralize everyone and everything that threatens the future of humanity.
Skilled Exomarines can team up with other players and take
on the multiplayer campaign or create their own quests (writing dialogue,
defining objectives, and placing mission markers) with the built-in
“Gamemaster” mode and in-game quest creation system. Server admins can spawn
anything, teleport anyone (including themselves), build without limits, fly –
and alter any stat of any weapon or vehicle in real time. In an industry first,
players can create their very own campaigns on a fully customizable server for
epic multiplayer sessions among friends.
The story of Gearstorm takes place in 2185, where the human
race is all but extinct. Earth, is a barren wasteland, destroyed by years of
war, more devastating than anything before it. The final straw was a new biologically
engineered virus, called the Phage, that turns its victims into bio-mechanical horrors.
Without anyway to reverse the effects of the virus, what’s left of the
humanrace has little choice but to fortify themselves in bunkers and fortresses,
though this did little use, eventually the entire human race succumbed to the Phage.
Thankfully, a small portion of the human race had had their
DNA captured. In a final act of desperation to get off the dying and doomed
planet, several small unmanned probes fitted with advanced bio-printers were
launched to seed a new planet. These probes were encoded with the DNA and
mental recordings of these Earth’s and cast off toward the planet. You’re one
of these ghosts, a facsimile of a human sent to an alien world to renew
games in the Fallout and Elder Scrolls series since the early 2000s. I was
lucky – and my mods were rather well received for a good while. Creating
stories and experiences for other players was really rewarding and incredibly
enjoyable. That’s one of the reasons I’m passionate about GearStorm. It has
tons of characters and quests – and the modding tools are incorporated right
into the game. GearStorm gives the power to create to ALL players – not just an
elite few.” – Brian Rivers (Co-Founder & President, Iron City
“Brian’s exploits as a top modder made it clear that
we could do one better and make an actual game. GearStorm puts everything we
love about games together in one neat package: a massive planet with alien
flora and fauna, a game-changing in-game quest authoring system, beautiful
Unreal 4 graphics, and tons of gameplay variety with FPS, RPG and even sandbox/survival
mechanics in both single and multiplayer. We spent five years working on
GearStorm and are thrilled to finally share it with gamers everywhere.”
– Shawn Ellis (Co-Founder & CEO, Iron City Games)
Experience intense military sci-fi gameplay in
first- or third-person POV.
Play your way: single/multiplayer campaign,
multiple factions and alliances, and ancient mysteries to uncover.
Terraform the environment as you see fit.
Leave your mark on an entirely destructible open
Survive using exploration, resource management,
and a powerful crafting ecosystem.
Build an elaborate base and even manage your own
Explore an alien planet and build up your
character by completing quests.
Jim Franklin is a freelance writer, living in Derby UK with his wife and his player 3. When time allows he likes nothing more than losing himself in a multi-hour gaming session. He likes most games and will play anything but prefers MMO's, and sandbox RPG's.