The term “Black Gold” originally referred to the usefulness and value of oil. Now Black Gold refers to an MMO which intricately blends magic with the world of Steampunk technology. The result is a stunningly beautiful MMORPG where players can forge a path through magic -granting themselves access to transformative abilities in combat- or choose the path of technology gaining access to all things steampunk, like a giant steam-powered mechanized battle suit. Yes please.

Black Gold which is being imported from the East by Snail Games, is powered by the Flexi Engine which is the same engine used in Age of Wushu and will include over 3000 dynamic events, PvE, PvP, and even the ability to change the game world itself.

Snail Games plans on unveiling more info about the game at this year’s E3 which MMOBomb will be attending, but for now you can watch the announcement trailer above.

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  1. HellcatM on May 1, 2013

    It depends on the combat. If its twitch combat I’ll try it, if not then I’ll pass.

  2. Shawn on April 30, 2013

    Yeah, okay I Think the description of this game is completely wrong. “Now Black Gold refers to an MMO which intricately blends magic with the world of Steampunk technology” it looks more like Fantasy, and standard MMO mixed with some Steampunk features, so we can call this unique.

    Sorry, but this one is a pass, even as a huge steampunk fan, well I should rather say I’m a REAL steampunk fan, not this mishmash of stuff thrown together to make it different.

  3. all games r shit, play wow on April 28, 2013

    ll tes gam r shitte pler wold o wrcft

  4. Caiozet on April 27, 2013

    I can feel the gaming oceans being divided as i watch this video…

  5. ugurano on April 27, 2013

    oh nice the homepage chinese…. fail

  6. Bob on April 27, 2013

    Age of Wushu looked amazing in the trailers and staged gameplay footage.
    But turned out to be just another game with a bad interface and crappy controls.

    Do you really expect something different?

    • Shouya on April 27, 2013

      Yeah…. saw the first look and trailer… and look lol crappy game…

  7. Psymike3d on April 27, 2013

    Nothing new, moving on…

  8. chefmadness on April 27, 2013

    Looks totally awesome! Magic & i can control a mec suit in an mmogpg! I will keep my on on this one!

  9. Rockmeo on April 26, 2013

    and here it comes , the new era of the generic clones mmo and mmorpg with a free battle mode . 😀 .. so lame

  10. Zac on April 26, 2013

    HECK YES!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 THIS LOOKS AWESOME! 😀

    (chuck a dragon mount into a game that can actually fly and looks amazing and you have me sold!)

  11. Extasist on April 26, 2013

    looks mutch better then Age of Wushu even tho they use the same engine, we will wait for gameplay videos to see if game is any good.

  12. justsaying on April 26, 2013

    I like the wonderful trend of non-gender locked stuff coming out. However Snail has a lot to build up to since Age of Wushu felt like a bust to me. If this is another Mini-sub style game where any of my f2p abilities is locked, count me out.

  13. Triggwolf on April 26, 2013

    Looks like it could be fun. I am interested in how the combat system works.

  14. Gamer X on April 26, 2013

    looks kinda interesting but I will wait for more information to see if it worth looking for

  15. ChrisHateZ on April 26, 2013

    Looks pretty epic, but i wont hype about it untill i see some actual gameplay of it.

    • Jellopy on April 26, 2013

      If you watch the video mid way through it cuts from cinematic to gameplay footage. The in game graphics look sort of like rift with a stylized cartoon rendering engine to accent character features, the controls look to be action based rather than tab targeting and it has smooth animations but so do a ton of other games so it’s hard to judge but the gameplay looks somewhat enticing if they don’t kill it by only focusing on that it could turn into a nice game but I seriously expect it to follow in age of wushus footsteps with the gimped free play if it does turn out any good. I’m still annoyed about that after they hyped it so much on the fact that it is supposed to be free. I don’t exactly trust snail games any more.

      • ChrisHateZ on April 27, 2013

        I watched the entire trailer and only ACTUAL in-game gameplay footage were the character creation screens. The battles and other shit doesn’t count as gameplay footage. I want to see ACTUAL gameplay, how is the camera centered, how does UI looks like, how does it actually plays.

  16. dElema on April 26, 2013

    it looks awesome cant wait

  17. boring on April 26, 2013

    looks boring, next…..

    • M-16 on April 27, 2013

      Have you played this game that you say it’s boring? There’s a reason they say: “don’t judge a book by its cover”.

  18. Agez on April 26, 2013

    So age of wushu but in the future?

    • Coughing man on May 6, 2013

      Nah more like the Martial artists in Age of wushu on LSD or Shroom.

  19. Jellopy on April 26, 2013

    Looks quite good already but with the seemingly high production quality and snail games track record it is safe to assume there will be a payed model and severely limited free model if it gains any hype at all.

  20. Vault Hunter on April 26, 2013

    Holy damn, i love Steampunk stuff, im definitely turning to this game as i got annoyed waiting for city of steam

  21. BrandNewDaddy on April 26, 2013

    Thanks but I think I will stick to Defiance, this just seems to be another game that will wash out due to gold hunters, and a crappy in-game shop system

    • yolo on April 26, 2013

      Almost no information already thinks it will be crappy

      • kyong on April 27, 2013

        In true mmo gamer fashion

    • ChrisHateZ on April 26, 2013

      Too bad Defiance is B2P though =( Since I’m kinda broke atm.
      I’m watching the TV series of it though and IT’S SO GOOD! Have to say it’s one of the best shows Iv’e seen in a while.

    • Cacalips on April 26, 2013

      LOL 2 star game with mass bugs and broken gameplay and no end game content;….right

      • xoextreme on April 26, 2013

        lol mad mommy couldnt buy the game for you?

        • Dokkodo on April 27, 2013

          The price of Defiance isn’t the problem with it, it’s the gameplay. It might be ok for a console MMO, but for a PC there’s many better options.

      • Coughing man on May 6, 2013

        mass bugs? *Cough* Guild wars 2 *Cough*

  22. Nexeoes on April 26, 2013

    Looks sweet keep us updated.

  23. jonathansty on April 26, 2013

    Mounted! On a horse lol
    But looks interesting only hope that it will also have EU servers.

    • Jellopy on April 26, 2013

      Shoulda mounted a dragon. Go big bro.

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