City of Steam is shuttering on January 31st

    
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Into the sunset.

In the heady days of yesteryear, we believed that removing the need to download a client would be the key to unlocking more people who wanted to jump on the MMO bandwagon. This was one of the major selling points of City of Steam when the game first launched as a browser-based title. Unfortunately, today we come not to praise the game’s prescient structure but to lament its imminent shutdown, with the game servers going offline on January 31st.

The developers cite several issues that ultimately led to the game’s shutdown, chief among them being the fact that Unity is increasingly not supported properly in browsers. The team isn’t fading quietly into the night, with a new title in development; Heroes of Skyrealm is set in the same universe and hopes to use the lessons learned over the years with City of Steam. Our condolences to the fans losing a favorite game, just the same.

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McSleaz
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McSleaz

VERY surprised it lasted this long.

SwobyJ
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SwobyJ

I like this tho https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpvxFxE2S10

sirnoldor
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sirnoldor

I supported City of Steam during the closed alpha, beta, and release via helping with donations to the project.  At release, they decided to have a disreputable company (from their past business model) publish the game.  Lo and behold, they were screwed over…as expected…and recovered their game by buying back the right to publish their own game in the English-speaking regions.  But it just wasn’t the same…many Devs had left the company and the focus was lost.
Whilst I’ll be watching their new attempt at making a great game, I won’t be helping with donations to it in any way.  I wish them the best of luck and hope things work out.  But my views of blind optimism have changed.
TQQdles™,

Dolnor Numbwit
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Linaea
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Linaea

Way to go, Eliot, you list MMO shutdowns as a trope that needs to end in 2016, and look what happens next.

Perfect Hero
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Perfect Hero

I played the beta and everything was mediocre and dumbed down to the point where it was not fun.

ApathyCurve
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ApathyCurve

Shocked faces, everyone.  Put ’em on.

fahadjafar
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fahadjafar

I played this game during their 1st alpha, had 3 type of human race with their own race skills, 2 type elves, 2 type orcs and 2 type goblins, 4 base classes to play with. Then they went for cbt and made deal with r2 and it went to shit, only 1 type human; 1 type elf; no sign of goblin or orcs and only 2 class. And what is worse, auto movement, auto combat, auto quest acceptance and auto completion. I stopped right there and never looked back.

Rozyn
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Rozyn

Greaterdivinity Right? Browser games seemed kind of cool the year I bought a Chromebook lol, and then the following year I gave it to my in-laws and never really thought about them again.

Rozyn
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Rozyn

I was kind of surprised this game got as many chances as it did considering how totally mediocre it was. Of all the games that deserved second and third chances, this wasn’t it for me. Still though, sorry to anyone who actually played this. :/

Xijit
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Xijit

But why shut it down?
Just roll out a non browser version (I could have sworn they already had one) and let it fall into maintenance mode …