Note: My thanks go to The_B for discussing with me how I could go about presenting and talking about our new game.
Hi everyone, I'm Gabriel from an indie game developer, Mechanist Games, about to release the alpha of our first title: [URL="http://www.cityofsteam.com/"]City of Steam[/URL].
Now, I know some of you are already thinking about clicking on the "Report Post" button (some probably already have), but I'm also here to talk about our new game, answer some questions you may have, and discuss suggestions even (being indie, we developers do actually listen to feedback).
So, a little about the game? (Don't worry, I'll try to keep it brief)
City of Steam is an industrial fantasy/steampunk MMORPG, lightweight enough to play on even older computers and accessible straight from your browser. Even then, thanks to Unity 3D and a ton of in-house tools, we've managed to still make it look quite impressive, and all stored in mere megabytes of space!
For the setting, think "industrial fantasy", where although there are fantasy elements thrown in, everything connects to science and technology, which are prominent themes in the game. And this isn't just some average fantasy world with a few steampunk-ish elements thrown in, oh no! The entire world, called the World Machine, is a collossal mechanism of gears and spokes, with pipes and boilers as ancient as the world itself. Current civilizations are build upon the ruins of these; every aspect of daily life is connected to the World Machine. Races such as humans and elves do exist, but they live alongside dwarves that are part-machine, robotic toilers that roam the land, and both magical and mechanical monstrosities that threaten their existence.
What the World Machine looks like:
(Click the picture or [URL="http://www.cityofsteam.com/world/world-machine"]here
[/URL] to see the World Machine in 3D animation)
We're about to start alpha testing in mid-July, and for any interested in joining in, simply sign up to our newsletter to get priority on alpha keys, here: [url]http://www.cityofsteam.com/[/url] (On the bottom right of the page, just type your email in the robot's dialogue box and click submit)
Ok, I'll stop there, but if any of you are interested in knowing more, feel free to ask me (and yes, I'll be glad to answer!), or go check out our site here: [url]http://www.cityofsteam.com/[/url]