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[ENDED] Early Preview Contest for Indie Game City of Steam

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The developers over at Mechanist Games are partnering with N4G for an Early Preview Contest! Yep, the winner gets an exclusive personalized tour of City of Steam with the developer! You’ll get to see and play around the game before anyone else does (major bragging rights)! On top of this you’ll get to talk to the team, and bring 2 whole friends!

The rules are simple.

Simply post a reply to this blog post about why you think you should get a tour. This post should be well written and thought out (so a “plz u shud pick me lawl!” won’t quite work), but we don’t expect an essay out of it either, so the length should depend on how much you need to say rather than an arbitrary limit on our part. Quality, a good argument and relevance is what we’re looking for, so don’t feel the need to fluff it out just to make it look longer (not to mention we have a game to make, no time to read gargantuan posts!).

Winners will be announced on July 6th, and the tour will be given on July 9th. Good luck, and we look forward to seeing the results!

You can also check out the contest at the City of Steam community (Link: )

Info about City of Steam:

City of Steam, a full-featured, browser-based 3D MMORPG, transports players to Nexus, an industrial metropolis that has fallen from grace. Emerging from the ashes of ages past, heroes versed in swordplay, divine harmonies, and the arcane arts seek their fortune in a world beset by countless foes, from dangerous factions to mechanical horrors. This is a world where wondrous feats of industry and technology are front and center.

No dragon-rides here. If anyone in Nexus lives in a tree, it's because they're CRAZY.

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Christopher2121d ago (Edited 2121d ago )

I've yet to write up my tour of the game, but here's a bit of what I experienced.

First, this game is in Alpha, not Beta, Alpha. So, there's a lot missing.

Now, that said, if you're a fan of NWN and have been looking for an MMO version of it that's also F2P (pay to advance faster, not pay to be better model), this is looking like a really good option. The world itself is detailed but loads quickly. It's very much a combination of Steam Punk and Sword & Some Sorcery. The leveling is done through skill trees (one tree at start, another opens at 10 and another at 20), which you unlock, level up, and even boost (I found some oil that helped me with my ability). Every character has a defensive, dual wield, and two-handed fighting style. Dungeon areas offer some hidden doors that you have to find to explore further. Quests and dungeons offer branching elements, where you will be met with an option to go down one of two stairs, each one resulting in different questing options. You can also repeat quests if you want to check out the other option or prefer the result of the other.

This is not a HQ graphics game like Tera or Rift. This is a game about dungeon crawling with some good ole Steam Punk classes.

Probably the one thing that would make this a killer game would be the ability for players to create their own dungeon areas for people to experience. It really is user-friendly and I know there are ton of old school NWN mod makers who would love to do what they've done on a much larger scale and in a persistent world.

thorstein2120d ago

A) How the hell did you get so many bubbles?
B) Thanks for the write up. Sounds like the perfect game for me.

MattyG2118d ago

I think it would be really awesome to get the tour. I love to support indie developers and dungeon crawling games are some of my favorite. Also, I'm an editor at a small gaming site, so after the tour maybe I could write up an article about what I saw. This would give some positive "publicity", for lack of a better word. Overall, I'd just be ecstatic to see this new game (which looks fantastic) and be able to tell others my thoughts of it. I hope you pick me, thanks for reading!

CoS_Ethan2117d ago (Edited 2117d ago )

Hey, I'm Ethan with Mechanist Games, the indie developer of City of Steam. That was actually quite well written.If possible, I'd like to encourage you to re-post this on our forum (here: so we can keep better track of this one!

MattyG2117d ago

Oh wow, thank you very much Ethan. I will definitely be re-posting this to the forums!

CaptainCamper2112d ago

Every now and then you get an indie title that deserves as much attention as the biggest AAA titles, City of Steam is one of those titles. Having covered it for an MMO portal, I've watched a couple of videos as well as viewing the fact shit, and the plethora of features combined with the excellent browser graphics definitely make this one to watch out for. Best of luck to Mechanist Games!