Steam coming to Mac is a big deal for a lot of people. I'm not one of those folks yet, but hope to be eventually. In the meantime, I can read about all the titles like Guns of Icarus that are coming to Steam and making the lives of Apple owners everywhere more game filled. While I think making a big deal about being the first to market on this particular point and sending out a press release that points to that fact is kinda like putting "F1RST!!!!!!!111!!" as a comment to something on the internet; at least it shows they're working to get into the fray.
Guns of Icarus is a steampunk shooter where you pilot an airship, across the barren skies fighting off bandits with 6 weapons points across your ship. As the only crewman, you have to move from gun to gun in order to effectively guard the ship. I tried the web-based lite version and it looked interesting though not ideal for my netbook without a separate mouse.
MUSE GAMES' GUNS OF ICARUS TO BE FIRST NEW CROSS-PLATFORM TITLE ON STEAM
Indie game will be the first new title to launch on Steam with both Mac and PC versions available.
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