We’re going to start simple. We’ve got keys for the City of Steam alpha (which you can read all about right here). The very exclusive testing will run for three consecutive weekends, starting this Friday. That’s July 20 – 22, July 27 – 29 and August 3rd – 5th.

The first batch of keys will be split amongst the comment section of this post and Twitter. Here’s how to earn your two entries:

1) Leave a comment below and tell us why we should give you a key. Be funny, be serious, be passionate… be clothed. Please. One comment per user (be sure to sign in with Facebook or Twitter so we can contact you).

2) Follow @RipTen on Twitter and tweet the following. “I wish everything were powered by water vapor. RT to win a City of Steam Beta Code from @RipTen. #RipTenCityofSteamGiveaway” 

Contest ends at 5 PM PST, Thursday July 19, 2012. Codes will be distributed on the morning of July 20, 2012.


  1. I would love to give this game a try as I feel that the current run of MMOs are beginning to run somewhat dry and the injection of a steampunk atmosphere would really liven things up! Please, save me from MMO-withdrawals (at least until Guild Wars 2 is released)! 

    Thanks guys, 
    Ripten for life!

  2. Hey guys, it’s Ethan with Mechanist Games, indie developer for City of
    Steam. Now the server is open, if you’ve received a key, enjoy the game
    from now on.