Posts Tagged ‘Mechanist Games’

City of Steam: Resting, Not Retired

City of Steam was a rather highly spoken of game here at MMO Fallout from years back, although it only shut down about a year ago, but I’ve found myself thinking about the game every now and then. As it happens, I stumbled onto the website for no real reason only to find that it […]


City of Steam Is Shutting Down This Month

City of Steam developer Mechanist Games has announced that services for the MMO will shut down later this month. The game launched in 2013 and was named MMO Fallout’s ‘Most Disappointing MMO of the Year,” due to a partnership with R2 Games that saw many of the game’s mechanics simplified or outright removed and the overall […]

City of Steam Merging US Servers

City of Steam developer Mechanist Games has announced that the three US servers will be merged into one, bringing gamers together and dealing with waning populations. The merger is set to take place on October 21st and is expected to require four to five hours of downtime. Players from servers 2 and 3 will receive […]

City of Steam Hits Steam Today

Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic. Following the launch of City of Steam: Arkadia last year on web browsers, through Kongregate, and via an available micro-client, Mechanist Games will be launching their MMO on Steam today at approximately noon EST. Arkadia was voted on to Steam through the powers invested in Greenlight, […]

Rant: Disappointment In Arkadia

Back when City of Steam launched its open beta, removing features, emphasizing the cash shop, increasing failure rates on modifications, and more. As someone who loved the game’s closed beta period enough that I not only loved enough to throw my own money into very early in closed beta, I partnered with Mechanist Games to […]

City of Steam: Arkadia Coming December 4th

City of Steam may already be dead and buried, at least as far as the English servers under R2Games are concerned, but that hasn’t stopped the folks at Mechanist Games from continuing work on its sleeker, slimmer replacement. In a news post published today, Mechanist Games has revealed that the launch date of City of […]

City of Steam Is A Chilling Lesson For Indies

City of Steam is a heavy contender for the most disappointing MMO of 2013, and even if the upcoming relaunch and branding as Arkadia goes well, the story of the folks at Mechanist Games will no doubt find its way into the nightmares of indie gamers everywhere. Much like how we use viruses and bacteria […]

Mechanist Games Will Compensate Players

As plenty of you already know, City of Steam’s English servers under R2 Games are shutting down November 21st. In a press release by Mechanist Games sent out today, the developer has revealed plans to compensate backers and restore the faith of their community. While not all of the details are final, when City of […]

A Message From Mechanist Games

Hello everyone, First of all, we’d like to thank all players for supporting this game since the very beginning; it couldn’t have come this far without you. Circumstances have contributed to a significant loss of players and we’ve decided to cease the current game operations for the Global English version and take City of Steam […]

Mechanist Games Revokes City of Steam From R2 Games

Back when I previewed City of Steam’s open beta, I noted that while the game was still fun in multiple aspects, that the game had been taken a rather notable hit in quality since its closed beta and before R2 Games was announced as the publisher. Certain game mechanics were severely simplified, the FAQ for […]