January 22, 2013
Developer Mechanist Games is pleased to announce a collaboration with publisher Reality Squared Games to release the English version of City of Steam, a browser-based industrial age fantasy 3D MMORPG developed utilizing the Unity 3D engine to its full potential. City of Steam promises a new level of browser gaming; some, such as Massively and MMORPG.com, are saying it sports content rivaling that of client-based MMOs. Already years in development, the game is projected for a Beta release later this year.
R2Games, publisher of successful Free-to-Play titles including Crystal Saga and Wartune, aims to bring City of Steam to a large international audience. This will be their first Unity 3D game, presenting an opportunity for the publisher to expand and tread new ground in the browser game market.
“ It’s going be a challenge, sure, but I see a lot of potential in City of Steam,” says Jared Psigoda, CEO of Reality Squared Games. “ Mechanist Games’ approach to making a game is something we’re thrilled to be a part of. We want to make sure City of Steam gets the recognition it deserves for being the innovative game that it is.”
Having garnered a growing following of hardcore fans throughout the Alpha and Closed Beta tests in 2012, City of Steam has been making waves in both browser gaming and MMO communities. It offers a full MMO experience without the need for lengthy client installs. Loading times are short, and the game runs smoothly on even modest hardware, making it highly accessible to most online gamers. Players explore the ancient city of Nexus, a once great civilization where mechanical steamworks and magic are ever-present. The story initially unfolds from a personal perspective, where players must find a new home for themselves and their families. Quests unravel the boundless mysteries of not only Nexus, but the player’s own shrouded past.
“City of Steam is a game founded on community values, market-facing ears, player ideas and input. This is where our development focus needs to be, especially as the momentum snowballs toward release,” adds David Lindsay, CEO and Creative Lead of Mechanist Games. “A partnership with R2Games gives us that extra boost needed to make City of Steam’s great release, an amazing one. We share a vision that this game can be the very best browser-based MMO out there.”
About R2 Games
Reality Squared Games is an international online game publisher specializing in micro-transaction-based, free-to-play browser games. The founders are experienced gamers from around the world who share a passion for bringing outstanding games to new markets. As of now, the company’s ever-growing global port folio includes Crystal Saga, Wartune, and Broken Realm, among others. For more information, please visit: www.r2games.com.
About Mechanist Games
Mechanist Games is made up of an international development team 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 provides an ideal environment for personal growth and professional innovation. Their debut title, City of Steam, is developed using the Unity 3D engine. For further information, see: www.mechanist.co.
“ 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. “