Iron Grip: Warlord is a first-person shooter combined with many real-time strategy elements. It uses the id Tech 3 game engine and is set in the fictional universe of Iron Grip. Warlords is also Isotx's first commercial title.
The world in which Iron Grip: Warlord is set in known as Theia, a steampunk
world in where the society can be described of being a blend of the
Napoleonic Era and the Industrial Revolution with the technology level
of the 1940s. Theia is home to many different landmasses, but Warlord
focuses on Kathos, a frigid region to the northeast where winter is
long and bitter. Kathos is generally divided into two large military
powers and a handful of neutral countries. In the north is the
Sovereign Republic of Rahmos, one of the two major powers possesses the
world's most advanced and powerful airship fleet and a technologically
advanced military. Their territory contains their home islands of
Rahmos and Sedalia, with a number of satellite states on the mainland.
The Confedration of Nallum, informally known as the Fahrong is the
other major power. With uneven and mountainous terrain, the Fahrong
employ mechanized walkers known as Armored Arachnids ("Arachs") along
with the largest standing army. Central to the game is Atelia, a
medium-sized country known for its abundant resources and many
different ethnic groups. At the time of the game, Atelia is a country
traditionally divided into city-states and nomadic groups. Its lands
are contested by the two Kathos military powers and the remaining
scraps of the country are ruled by Warlords.