Early Access Beta Announced for City of Steam

Michael Dunaway
By Michael Dunaway, News Editor April 27, 2013
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Starting on May 10th, Mechanist Games will open up an exclusive early access beta for their steampunk inspired MMORPG City of Steam. The beta will serve as a prelude to the open beta set to begin a few short weeks after.

The early access period will be made available to players through key distribution as well as to those who are collaborators or are subscribed to the game's newsletter. In terms of player progression post early access, mechanist games aren't planning on wiping characters but warned that if there is something REALLY problematic that pops up they may have to.

Players returning to the streets of Nexus can expect to see quite a few updates including a new talent system, updated crafting, new zones, and improved dungeons. The early access beta will also showcase the brand new Wilderness zone where dozens of players can cooperatively complete quests, participate in public events, and more.

Interestingly, not all classes and races will be available during the early access period. Out of the 11 races and 4 classes in City of Steam, only 3 of the classes and 4 races will be selectable at the start, with plans to build up to the 4th class and 7 other races throughout the early access beta period. Mechanist Games assured players the decision was not because they “hate the players guts or anything”. Far from it! Instead it's to allow for more focused testing of content.

With F2P games it's all too easy at times to forget that an open beta can still mean things aren't quite final.

You can read the full details concerning the beta by visiting the official site here.

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Michael Dunaway
Michael Dunaway, News Editor
Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.

Discussion (8)

Vieric 9 years ago
Assuming they didn't totally screw up between this beta and the last (I doubt it). Its a great game, even by client-based standards. They are actually working pretty hard to fight the stigma that all browser games are garbage (and I wont lie, most of them are). This ones different, If nothing else I hope you at least give it a chance.

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Arnemmorpg 9 years ago
The word 'browsergame' turned me off instantly

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chefmadness 9 years ago
i been following this game for a long time now & this is going to be awesome! i played all the betas & i love this game for what it is. better than most low spec mmorpg's & all on the browser. i just hope they didn't make it pay to win. totally broke & tweeked the unity player code & made it awesome for games. i hope more developers do this!

Cacalips 9 years ago
"With F2P games it’s all too easy at times to forget that an open beta can still mean things aren’t quite final." - And 90% of box retail purchases in any genre XD

poopmouth 9 years ago
aww what is this?

Marc 9 years ago
Mounted!


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