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Hello all, I'm Ethan with Mechanist Games, an indie games developer. We're working on our debut title, City of Steam, a free-to-play browser-based MMORPG.

If you've known of City of Steam and been keeping an eye on it since the game went public, be sure to sign up for our newsletter for priority on future keys and 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. You can have a better look at this animated world through Unity Plugin on City of Steam website. Here is a quick look into the World Machine:

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Also, we recently created a new gameplay trailer for the alpha test.



We may be indie (and proud of it), 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.

Edited by CoS_Ethan, 11 November 2012 - 02:07 PM.

City of Steam - Fight in a land of belching furnaces, clockwork marvels, and ancient evils. Visit City of Steam on Facebook for screenshots, dev diaries, and news updates!

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At first I thought VALVE has begun its world conquest. :P




Visuals are very detailed from the high vantage point. Too brown though.

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At first I thought VALVE has begun its world conquest. :P




Visuals are very detailed from the high vantage point. Too brown though.



We're definitely working hard to get CoS into fighting form. Additional preview material will be released steadily on both our main site and our Facebook page.

Edited by CoS_Ethan, 04 November 2011 - 10:25 PM.

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This is browser based - looks really good then.

I will get there


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This is browser based - looks really good then.

Basically, we are still improving and debugging, we try to get as much feedback as we can during the Alpha test, after all, more than 2 years was spent on this baby!
City of Steam - Fight in a land of belching furnaces, clockwork marvels, and ancient evils. Visit City of Steam on Facebook for screenshots, dev diaries, and news updates!

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There are some pretty good looking Unity engine games out there. This looks interesting. Steampunk Diablo in a browser? Looks like the perfect productivity killer!

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There are some pretty good looking Unity engine games out there. This looks interesting. Steampunk Diablo in a browser? Looks like the perfect productivity killer!

Actually, Diablo is too big for us, we are small, we just want to make cool games! This game is based on the book named The New Epoch, a world of steampunk and gears! But not just a Diablo-cloned dungeon crawler, it has its own style! :bigyellowgrin:

Edited by CoS_Ethan, 04 November 2011 - 10:23 PM.

City of Steam - Fight in a land of belching furnaces, clockwork marvels, and ancient evils. Visit City of Steam on Facebook for screenshots, dev diaries, and news updates!

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Oh okay. It just that the screens and the UI give off a Diablo style dungeon crawler vibe.

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Oh okay. It just that the screens and the UI give off a Diablo style dungeon crawler vibe.

YEAH, almost every post-Diablo RPG game is called Diablo clone more or less, 'cause Diablo is re-defined RPG I think! Thanks for sharing your opinion, we will release trailers soon!
City of Steam - Fight in a land of belching furnaces, clockwork marvels, and ancient evils. Visit City of Steam on Facebook for screenshots, dev diaries, and news updates!

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Please feel free to ask me questions, feedback will be help us a lot! :P
City of Steam - Fight in a land of belching furnaces, clockwork marvels, and ancient evils. Visit City of Steam on Facebook for screenshots, dev diaries, and news updates!

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I'm sure our members will be happy to test the alpha/beta versions and provide feedback. Some folks here have a reputation for breaking games.

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I'm sure our members will be happy to test the alpha/beta versions and provide feedback. Some folks here have a reputation for breaking games.

Cool, as far as gameplay goes, but we have plans in place to be very receptive to player input and suggestions as well as adding interactivity to major world challenges. Our system is dynamic and allows for changes and we'll just have to see how it plays out with more testing and input from players. .

Edited by CoS_Ethan, 04 November 2011 - 11:28 AM.

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hmm I'll give itt a try,
I am a fan of Unity too,
Would love to see how good you guys have made this










P.S: Do we get to play as spindoctor?
Last browser based mmorpgs I tried were Dark Orbit & LotGd,
Enjoyed em a lot

Edited by Tyrant Sunny, 03 November 2011 - 08:07 PM.

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hmm I'll give itt a try,
I am a fan of Unity too,
Would love to see how good you guys have made this









P.S: Do we get to play as spindoctor?
Last browser based mmorpgs I tried were Dark Orbit & LotGd,
Enjoyed em a lot


Thanks, more gameplay videos are underway, and we are still debugging, after more than 2 years development, we just try to make it cool enough! Yeah, this one cost our painstaking efforts, and hope you can enjoy it by the moment :lol:

Edited by CoS_Ethan, 03 November 2011 - 08:38 PM.

City of Steam - Fight in a land of belching furnaces, clockwork marvels, and ancient evils. Visit City of Steam on Facebook for screenshots, dev diaries, and news updates!

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We are happy to see inputs and suggestions from players, and it's highly possible for you to find your own "traits" in our game!
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New videos updated!
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Official forum is running now, take your chance to ask, suggest and get rewards!

Edited by CoS_Ethan, 12 November 2011 - 06:05 PM.

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Now we are entering the alpha test. Help us test play City of Steam and start a new round of adventure on July 20th. :bigyellowgrin:
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We just got done with the third round of Alpha testing and it turned out to be another great weekend for us! Now we are heading for the fourth (also the last) Alpha Weekend starting on August 17th, featuring even more content and all 9 playable races. If interested, do remember to sign up for our newsletter for alpha key priority and choose your preferred races on 17th.
City of Steam - Fight in a land of belching furnaces, clockwork marvels, and ancient evils. Visit City of Steam on Facebook for screenshots, dev diaries, and news updates!

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We just put up some new dev journals, here's your chance to get a closer look at some cool Ratling animations in Unity, backstories of these charming but manipulative Rivens and a wrapup for all available classes in City of Steam now.

Edited by CoS_Ethan, 20 September 2012 - 12:23 PM.

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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!

Edited by CoS_Ethan, 24 September 2012 - 08:49 AM.

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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.
City of Steam - Fight in a land of belching furnaces, clockwork marvels, and ancient evils. Visit City of Steam on Facebook for screenshots, dev diaries, and news updates!




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