City of Steam's "Steam-o-Meter" Combines Crowd Funding with Social Networking

By Chad Awkerman

November 6, 2012

City of Steam is an upcoming browser-based MMO with a steampunk feel and a whole lot of attitude. To help get the word out about the game in general, but specifically their upcoming beta, they’ve opened up the “Steam-o-meter”. Similar to crowd-funding projects that we’ve seen all over the place lately, the “Steam-o-meter” is a set of stretch goals they the team hopes to achieve and put into the beta tests of the game (and, ultimately, into the final release version).

While you can contribute real funds by purchasing collaborator packs, the twist is that you can also participate and get things added to the beta events by simply sharing info about City of Steam on social media outlets, like retweeting developer tweets, liking on Facebook and so on. So, if you’re interested, but funding is tight (or you’ve given away your life savings to fund dozens of Kickstarter projects…you never know), you have a way that you can still help get the word out about the game and help support the developers as they march toward the beta events.

If you want to get in on the action, the official site is up and running, and you can see a nice list of goals as soon as you load up the page.

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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