All aboard! City of Steam heads to Closed Beta this May.
City of Steam, the browser-based MMO from Mechanist Games is heading to Closed Beta on May 10. The free-to-play game recently got the green light from Steam and will be available on Valve's digital distribution service once it's ready. City of Steam is set in a steampunk world where different character choices define each player's individual storyline and quests.
The Closed Beta will feature an early access period for those who have tested the game before, and anyone who signs up for the City of Steam newletter will also get guaranteed access. The Closed Beta will be continuous, not just on weekends, and it will start off with three classes (Gunner, Arcanist, Warden) and four races (Heartlanders, Stoigmari, Avens and Ostenians) and build up from there. In total, City of Steam will feature four classes and seven races.
City of Steam is a browser-based, free-to-play, online RPG set in an industrial fantasy world with steampunk elements. This is the World Machine, a vast and ancient system of interlocking gears powered by unfathomable energies. Long ago, a race of ingenious conquerors called the Paragons sought to control those energies, but destroyed themselves in the attempt. They left behind a shattered world and a complex legacy, and even now, millennia later, that legacy continues to affect the course of history on the World Machine. Four great human nations have emerged since the fall of the Paragons: The confederated city-state of the Heartlands, the allied kingdoms of Ostenia, the patriarchal Republic of Avenoss, and the harsh Empire of Stoigmar. At the site of the Paragons' fall lies the City-State of Nexus, a once-great industrial metropolis where players will arrive as refugees, ready to carve out a new life.
For those who have tested City of Steam before, the Closed Beta will offer a new skill system, a new crafting system, new zones and suburbs, new peripheral content, new cosmetics, improved challenge dungeons, and a new event system. In other words, there's a lot to try and test for both new and returning players.
If you want a City of Steam Closed Beta key, head over to the City of Steam site now and sign up.