Hi, all! Time to get greased up for a new a steampunk-ish MMO playable in about a month (mid-July)! Mechanist Games is an indie game developer and we're now heading towards the Alpha Test stage for our first title, City of Steam. Note that I use "steampunk-ish" instead of straight up "steampunk"... Well, admittedly it's not your typical steampunk visual style. We prefer to call it “industrial fantasy”, in view of the fact that it's more of a hybrid of magic and steampunk aspects.
Basically we encourage you to sign up to our newsletters on http://www.cityofsteam.com/get_email
to get priority for an alpha key in addition to following the latest updates about the game. We will also do key giveaways on partner sites and forums when the test is nearing its starting dates for sure. City of Steam Brief Profile
Created in Unity 3D (with copious in-house tools, too) and lightweight enough to be accessible from your browser, City of Steam is set in a world of clock- and steamworks, pipes, gears, boilers, bridges, tunnels and towering spires, all suffering from years of neglect and abandonment. Nexus, a metropolitan city in decline, is set at the centre of a colossal mechanical world, the World Machine. This is where players set out to explore the world.
As you can see, the world itself is a machine, and flat to boot. The elemental gears (the Steam, Coal, Rust and Oil Spokes) are forever rotating around the Major Plate – the core of the giant machine. Each carries a season with them to the areas they pass by; i.e., the Steam Spoke carries springs to the regions it passes by, and so on.
Check out our gameplay trailer on Youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j_tQW9oR-s
We'd be more than happy to read your input and answer any questions you may have, so post away!