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.

Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009. In addition to contributing First Look videos and news articles, Michael also serves as the Community Manager for the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge.


  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. HECK YES!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 THIS LOOKS AWESOME! 😀

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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”.

  6. 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.

  7. 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


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