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An Industrial Fantasy/Steampunk MMO?

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Hey all, I'm Stanley and I work for an indie games developer. We are now creating a title of our game,a browser-based Industrial Fantasy MMO under the name City of Steam.

If you've known of City of Steam and been keeping an eye on it since the game went public, be sure to keep an eye on our dev journals for up-to-date game development.

To those that don't know what City of Steam is (no surprise there, we're an indie developer, so getting widespread recognition is a relatively harder for us), it's an industrial fantasy/steampunk MMORPG, lightweight enough to play on even older computers and accessible straight from your browser. Even then, thanks to Unity 3D and a lot of in-house tools, we've managed to still make it look quite impressive, and all stored in but a few megabytes!

And this isn't just some average fantasy world with a few steampunk elements thrown in, oh no! The entire world itself is a mechanism of gears and spokes, with pipes and boilers as ancient as the world itself. Current civilizations are build upon these, and these industrial aspects are simply part of the world's history and daily life; races such as humans and elves do exist, but they live alongside dwarves that are part-machine, robotic toilers that roam the land, and both magical and mechanical monstrosities that threaten their existence. Here is a quick look at the world City of Stema is based upon:


For a better picture of the game, check our latest Closed Beta Trailer, a lot has changed and imporved since then, but it can still give a good idea for what we plan to make of our game:

Hey everyone, hope you found some time to stop by and play the game at PAX last weekend. But how about getting to know some pre-PAX preparations? Actually we've got a new Dev Journal about that, hit the link below for more details. And be sure to stay tuned as we'll have a PAX recap very soon!

Remember, we’re moving up on Greenlight but we need your help, so keep voting and spreading the word. We’re getting so close!

We may be a small developer, but we’re very receptive to player feedback too, and strive to openly discuss the development process. Feel free to share your thoughts, and I’ll personally answer any questions you may have.
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  • DAISHI wrote: »
    I'll make sure to give this a go on Thursday.
    Great, and thanks to feedback from players in Alpha, we've been making progress so far and adding more content and features, really looking forward to meeting you in Beta this November!
  • Last chance for supporting City of Steam guys! The closing date of all Alpha Supporter Packs is pretty close now; to those who've been keeping track of City of Steam, don't miss the chance of being an honorable supporter for this game while receiving some amazing CoS swag at the same time!
  • Check out a funny little video we made while stressed-out over getting City of Steam Beta ready. Feel free to leave us a comment, too! As always, keep an eye on our Dev Journals for latest development progress we've made, and share your thoughts. Beta should be rearing its head out sometime in November. ;)
  • You guys going to market Daniel's music at all? He always does good stuff.
  • DAISHI wrote: »
    You guys going to market Daniel's music at all? He always does good stuff.
    I think we will work with him for some more music soon!!;)
  • Hey everyone, we have plenty of great news share recently, so forgive me if this seems a bit spammy (but else to spread the news on stuff like this..?)

    First! Closed Beta Test will start on Nov. 16th (see more details via the announcement here), coupled with more content and contests;

    Second! We just got a new Beta Teaser Trailer up, so please share the video with your friends and help spread the word out.;

    Third! We now have brand new Beta Collaborator Packs, if you missed the Alpha packs, this is your chance to get a bunch of awesome extras for Beta!

    Lastly, as we also have some goals to reach in Closed Beta, we do need your support to make them achievable. Check out the bonus content you could get in CBT on your Steam-o-Meter (it even includes developer humiliations; we may regret our enthusiasm later…).

    Whew, ok, that was a lot of news, sorry for dropping so much on your guys at once… I’m glad to hear your comments on this though, so be sure to let me know what you think, or ask those questions I’m sure are crossing your mind!
  • ooh nice, I been looking for a steampunk MMOG that wasn't also an anime :p
    Reckon i'll have to check it out.
  • cormoran wrote: »
    ooh nice, I been looking for a steampunk MMOG that wasn't also an anime :p
    Reckon i'll have to check it out.
    Thanks, be sure to sign up for our newsletter for your chance of receiving a Beta key if interested. Also, don't forget to keep an eye on our daily updated Steam-o-Meter ( and help us get as many points as possible,we need support from players like you to unlock more bonus content in CBT.
  • Hi everyone, just wanted to drop by and give you a final reminder for City of Steam Beta: the first Beta Weekend will launch in around 15 hours! If you are interested in joining in, sign up for our newsletter for a chance to receive a key (and regular development updates as well); also, check out our partners (, they might still have a few keys left to give out. If you grabbed one already, great! Free your schedule and get ready to swarm into The Refuge tonight!
  • Springtide finally closed its gates... A million thanks to all who joined in and helped us test the game. As always, you can rest assured that we'll work on those bugs, and keep polishing up the game. We all look forward to seeing you back on Nov. 30 again to play DWARVES! Also, keep up your outstanding support for the Steam-o-Meter, we're getting closer to 3M points.
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