Mechanist Partners with DAO Games to Publish City of Steam

November 29 th, 2012 – Xiamen

Mechanist is teaming up with DAO Games to publish the free-to-play, browser-based MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer On-line Role Playing Game), City of Steam. This unique MMORPG details an industrial age fantasy genre with impressive graphics for the browser platform. Leveraging the Unity 3D engine, City of Steam provides the same depth of gaming experience in a browser that rivals the full client-based triple-A online games. The game’s story is set in the rich world of Nexus, a once great civilization where mechanical steam-work blurs with magic. Hundreds of quests will lead players through ancient ruins, searching for archaic spoils while the players trying to find a place, for themselves and their families, in their new home.

“We chose to work with DAO Games to publish City of Steam in the MENA and Turkey regions as we believe in their fresh new vision.” Said David Lindsay, General Manager at Mechanist Games. “The company brings new and innovative perspectives into the EMEA Emerging markets. They have a clear high quality approach to offering free-to-play online gaming experience to the player communities in the two regions.”

City of Steam will be the first Unity 3D game published in Arabic and Turkish. This partnership with DAO Games will be a great opportunity to reach the Arabic and Turkish speaking markets where significant growth has been observed in both the number of online gamers as well as their spending in games. City of Steam’s regional launch schedule is synchronised with the Mechanist’s global launch plan. It will be the first time gamers in MENA and Turkey will be playing localised versions of an international high quality online game ahead of the title’s launch in Europe.

“City of Steam is a great title for DAO Games’ portfolio as we not only focus on hardcore online gamers but also want to give something new to players who love MMOs yet are constrained by time or place to enjoy their gaming passion.” Said Peter Kwisthout, CEO of DAO Games. “We partnered with Mechanist Games because we were excited to see a studio taking the Unity 3D technology envelope and really pushing it to the limit. It demonstrated the studio’s great vision and their capability in using technology to create an amazing experience. We plan to launch the game in Q1 2013 and will invite future players to register on our portal to join the Closed Beta Test soon.” Added Mr. Kwisthout.

About Mechanist Games

Mechanist Games is a Xiamen-based independent 3D web game developer established in April 2011, through a joint-venture between Fuzhou JW Games and Xiamen Tycun Investment. Currently, we are using the cutting edge Unity 3D game engine to develop our products.

Our international development team is made up of enthusiastic members from China, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, the Netherlands and many other regions around the world. The multicultural workplace at Mechanist Games is an ideal environment for personal growth and professional innovation. We have an entertaining and dynamic work environment, learn new things daily, and have plenty of good laughs!

As we are dedicated gamers ourselves, we want to develop games with integrity and hope that this passion manifests itself in the games we create.

About DAO Games

At DAO Games, our mission is to provide Arabic and Turkishspeaking gamers with the latest and highest quality online games licensed from leading global studios. Our core business is to localise, promote, operate and publish free to play MMO games that deliver deeply immersive and engaging gaming experience. With dedicated offices located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and in Istanbul, Turkey, we are serving the entire Middle East, Turkey and North African regions. For further information on DAO Games, please visit: .

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