Ion Maiden

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Ion Maiden
Ion maiden logo.jpg
Publisher(s)3D Realms
Director(s)Richard Gobeille
  • Max Yiitalo
  • Leonardo Pellegrini
  • Jarmo Kylmäaho
  • Vitally Bondarenko
  • Richard Gobeille
  • Evan Ramos
  • Jonathan Strander
  • Alex Dawson
  • Aleksander Kowalczyk
  • Arturo Pahua
  • Fox Martins
  • Jonathan Hyde
  • Jarkko Rotsten
Platform(s)Windows, Linux, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre(s)First-person shooter

Ion Maiden is a 2019 first person shooter video game developed by Voidpoint and published by 3D Realms. It is a prequel to the top-down action game Bombshell.[1] Ion Maiden runs on a modified version of Ken Silverman's Build engine, and is the first original commercial game to utilize the engine in 19 years, the previous being World War II GI.


In Ion Maiden, the player assumes the role of Shelly "Bombshell" Harrison, a bomb disposal expert aligned to the Global Defense Force. Dr. Jadus Heskel, a transhumanist cult leader, unleashes an army of cybernetically-enhanced soldiers on the futuristic city of Neo D.C., which Shelly is tasked with fighting through.[2]


Ion Maiden is built on EDuke32, a fork of Build engine which supports modern operating systems while also implementing a broader range of features.[3]


  1. ^ Purchese, Robert (February 28, 2018). "3D Realms' new but old-school FPS Ion Maiden on Steam Early Access now". Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  2. ^ Gwaltney, Javy (February 28, 2018). "3D Realms Reveals New Bombastic Retro Shooter Ion Maiden". Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  3. ^ Tarason, Dominic (February 28, 2018). "Ion Maiden may just be the second coming of Duke 3D". Retrieved February 28, 2018.