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Last week, Mechanist Games assured that returning City of Steam players would be compensated as the company worked to restore fans' faith in the title. Today, the studio released the details of that compensation. For early supporters, the in-game currency will be refunded using the scheme that was...

November 1st 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Mechanist Games will be taking actions to "restore faith" by those affected from City of Steam's impending shutdown and rebirth as City of Steam: Arkadia. The studio announced three initiatives to draw back players. First, it will be recharging alpha and beta supporters' Electrum, although it does...

October 25th 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Holy smokes! I just recently counted how many MMOs I had loaded up on my main hard drive, and the number seriously gave me pause. I have, as of this moment, 25 different MMOs at my fingertips, beckoning me to play. And that's not even counting the few single-player games and two instances of a comp...

September 9th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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The first thing that people say when they see City of Steam is, "Wow, this is a browser game?" I've seen the comments on videos and even talked about it during my own livestream (you'll find it embedded after the cut), but in the back of my mind I know that browser-based games have looked good for...

September 8th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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To the youngsters, Labor Day has always always seemed misnomer since folks actually get to take time off from school and work. So a more appropriate moniker would be Play Day, amirite? But the older crowd knows that the day was meant to honor the hard work and contributions of workers. So in the sp...

September 2nd 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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When you're called in to create a score to an off-kilter steampunk game like City of Steam, then you had better bring a unique sound that highlights the difference between this and all of the yet-another-fantasy-MMOs (YAFMMOs) that litter the field. Composer Daniel Sadowski fully invested himself i...

August 15th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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City of Steam has to be the first MMO soundtrack that I've seen sold prior to the game actually launching. I mean, it's probably happened before, but I can't recall when. In any case, I had a good listen to this steampunk-inspired score months before its launch, but its lack of a presence on YouTub...

August 13th 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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With a name meaning the center, you'd expect City of Steam's Nexus to be a happening place even in beta, right? That means plenty of events for folks to get in on. Well, it just so happens that there are two general events already in game and a third on the way, and Mechanist Games gives players th...

June 18th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Tomorrow (or tonight, depending on your point of view) is patch day for free-to-play, browser-based title City of Steam. Starting at 2 a.m. EDT, the game will be taken offline for four to six hours while Mechanist Games pushes live patch 1.2: The Vault Unsealed. This new patch adds quite a bit of...

May 28th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Two weeks ago, y'all had the chance to select a new holiday to help add some cheer to the otherwise bland weeks in the middle of May. The choices teased and tantalized you, but you're a discriminating crowd. In a race fraught with nail-biting suspense, only one ultimately prevailed. And so it is wi...

May 20th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments