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Steamships Ahoy - Iron Brigade

Steam News announces the release of a Windows edition of Iron Brigade, confirming last month's speculation that a Steam release of Double Fine's tower defense/shooter was in the works. The game is on sale for the next week for 20% off single copies and four-packs, and here's word:

Join The Mobile Trench Brigade and protect humanity from the evil Monovision menace in this Tower Defense Shooter from Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions! Use a combination of mobile firepower and stationary defenses to turn the tide of war in our favor. Customize your trench with thousands of possible loadouts. March side-by-side with allies from around the world as you fight your way through Europe, Africa, and the Pacific.

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14. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Iron Brigade Aug 14, 2012, 12:15 LOC
 
Dev wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 11:43:
LOC wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 10:13:
Yeah they seem like a great bunch. From all their GB spots, they are always having a ball and obviously enjoy making their games. Hell even Tim Schafer has shown up for GB QL's and seems like a totally down to Earth kinda guy, just slightly mental that's all
GB? GB QL?

Also, if you want to see more of Tim, there's always those extensive documentaries going on for their new adventure game.

GB = Giantbomb
QL = Quicklook from Giantbomb
 
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13. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Iron Brigade Aug 14, 2012, 11:43 Dev
 
LOC wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 10:13:
Yeah they seem like a great bunch. From all their GB spots, they are always having a ball and obviously enjoy making their games. Hell even Tim Schafer has shown up for GB QL's and seems like a totally down to Earth kinda guy, just slightly mental that's all
GB? GB QL?

Also, if you want to see more of Tim, there's always those extensive documentaries going on for their new adventure game.
 
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12. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Iron Brigade Aug 14, 2012, 11:07 Beamer
 
Dev wrote on Aug 13, 2012, 23:11:
1AngryGamer wrote on Aug 13, 2012, 22:07:
enough tower defense shit jesus
Feel free to pass on by if you don't like tower defense.

I happen to like tower defense.

I love tower defense, but it's primarily a mobile genre for me, unless there's an excellent twist.

Like Orcs Must Die. That was an excellent twist (going 3rd person.)
 
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11. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Iron Brigade Aug 14, 2012, 10:13 LOC
 
nin wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 09:16:
LOC wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 08:46:
I posted about internet game issues with the game, and two guys from Double Fine (at 10 PM at night no less) were happy to post and try to help out. Including the god-like Brad Muir who I have much man-love for (if you've seen him on any of his Giantbomb appearances you know why lol). Needless to say it's pretty nice of them to be doing that. But then again 10 PM here is only 7 PM where they are, even so that's past work hours for normal folks

They do seem like a nice bunch of folks, and I hope the game does well for them.


Yeah they seem like a great bunch. From all their GB spots, they are always having a ball and obviously enjoy making their games. Hell even Tim Schafer has shown up for GB QL's and seems like a totally down to Earth kinda guy, just slightly mental that's all
 
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10. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Iron Brigade Aug 14, 2012, 09:16 nin
 
LOC wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 08:46:
I posted about internet game issues with the game, and two guys from Double Fine (at 10 PM at night no less) were happy to post and try to help out. Including the god-like Brad Muir who I have much man-love for (if you've seen him on any of his Giantbomb appearances you know why lol). Needless to say it's pretty nice of them to be doing that. But then again 10 PM here is only 7 PM where they are, even so that's past work hours for normal folks

They do seem like a nice bunch of folks, and I hope the game does well for them.

 
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9. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Iron Brigade Aug 14, 2012, 08:46 LOC
 
I posted about internet game issues with the game, and two guys from Double Fine (at 10 PM at night no less) were happy to post and try to help out. Including the god-like Brad Muir who I have much man-love for (if you've seen him on any of his Giantbomb appearances you know why lol). Needless to say it's pretty nice of them to be doing that. But then again 10 PM here is only 7 PM where they are, even so that's past work hours for normal folks  
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8. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Iron Brigade Aug 14, 2012, 00:33 Dev
 
Saboth wrote on Aug 13, 2012, 23:17:
I was going to pass, but after seeing video of it: customizable mechs + tower defense? Hells yeah.
I actually went and wrote a constructive criticism post in the forums about the lack of trailer on the steam page for this. It was answered in an hour, after 9pm at night, with the info that the devs followed up on it with the appropriate people and that trailer/videos was going to be posted.
 
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7. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Iron Brigade Aug 13, 2012, 23:17 Saboth
 
Dev wrote on Aug 13, 2012, 23:11:
1AngryGamer wrote on Aug 13, 2012, 22:07:
enough tower defense shit jesus
Feel free to pass on by if you don't like tower defense.

I happen to like tower defense.

Tell it brotha. The more tower defense, the better. Whenever yet *another* military FPS shooter comes out, I think to myself "enough fps shit jesus". Note: think, don't say, as I know some people like them, despite each one being a slightly different knockoff from the last. I was going to pass, but after seeing video of it: customizable mechs + tower defense? Hells yeah.
 
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6. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Iron Brigade Aug 13, 2012, 23:11 Dev
 
1AngryGamer wrote on Aug 13, 2012, 22:07:
enough tower defense shit jesus
Feel free to pass on by if you don't like tower defense.

I happen to like tower defense.
 
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5. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Iron Brigade Aug 13, 2012, 22:52 Parallax Abstraction
 
I finished it on Xbox a while back with some friends. Definitely play it co-op, 4 players if at all possible. It's a neat twist on tower defence and has a ton of customisation but it's not nearly as fun solo. If I recall, the PC version also includes the Martian Bear DLC but for the same price as just the base Xbox version so it's a better deal on PC too.  
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4. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Iron Brigade Aug 13, 2012, 22:28 ASeven
 
Pretty fun little game, nice twist on Tower Defense, feels like Sanctum but with a lot more focus on the player and its machine rather than on the defense towers.  
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3. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Iron Brigade Aug 13, 2012, 22:07 Angrius Maximis
 
enough tower defense shit jesus  
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2. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Iron Brigade Aug 13, 2012, 19:52 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
I was about to 'meh another tower defense game' this game, then I saw the screenshots. It looks pretty interesting, any demos (for PC, demo is out on xbox apparently?)

Found some gameplay videos from the xbox, when the game used to be called "Trenched" Looks pretty interesting, most likely worth 12 bucks.

 
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1. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Iron Brigade Aug 13, 2012, 19:38 nin
 

Only played the demo months ago, but it seemed like a fun little game...might grab it this weekend.

 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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