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Snail Game | Official Site
MMORPG | Genre:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 06/20/14)  | Pub:Snail Game
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Black Gold Online News

Latest Headlines for Black Gold Online

  • First Impressions - Seems We've Been Here Before

    Steampunk has been an obsession of gamers for a long time, but it's criminally underrepresented in most MMORPGs. Snail Games aimed to partially alleviate that concern by smashing both steampunk and fantasy flavors together into one massive and varied free-to-play MMORPG called Black Gold Online. BGO has a lot in common with one of its developers other titles, Age of Wushu, both in terms of visuals, mechanics, and underlying systems.

    Reported on Jul 08, 2014
  • Landstrider Gift Pack Giveaway!

    MMORPG.com has been given special gift codes for Black Gold Online! These gift codes will give you the Landstrider gift pack which features many cool in game items! Get your gift key now while supplies last!

    Reported on Jun 20, 2014
  • Open Beta Begins

    Players looking for a steampunk MMO need look no further than Snail Games' Black Gold Online. BGO has officially kicked off its open beta and interested players can head to the site to grab the client to get started.

    Reported on Jun 20, 2014
  • Steampunk Meets Fantasy & They Punch Each Other

    To say that the world of Black Gold Online (BGO) brings together steampunk and fantasy would be a bit misleading. The two genres definitely play a large thematic role in Snail Games' new MMORPG, but it's not a collaborative one. BGO pits steampunk and fantasy against one another in a two-faction PvP conflict over a newly discovered mystical energy source: the eponymous Black Gold.

    Reported on Jun 17, 2014
  • Early Access Character Creation Announced

    Snail Games has announced that players preparing to play in the Black Gold Online open beta scheduled to commence on Friday, June 20th can now head to the official site to begin the character creation process. Players will be able to set aside their character name and look and will receive a special bonus package of items to be delivered in game once the open beta begins.

    Reported on Jun 17, 2014
  • Battle Carriers - A New Type of PvP Fight

    The Black Gold Online site has been updated with a new developer diary that centers around what the team believes is a unique approach to PvP in the forthcoming steampunk MMO. Called "Battle Carriers", the system involves players in large-scale ground combat with both mounted and foot soldiers taking part.

    Reported on Jun 05, 2014
  • Preorder Details Announced

    Snail Games has announced the preorder details for a special edition of Black Gold Online. The special edition will feature an in-game mount and clothing items as well as crafting boosts. The special BGO edition sells for $19.99.

    Reported on May 28, 2014
  • Creating a World of Conflict

    The Black Gold Online team has updated the official site with a new developer diary that details the guild on guild action that players can expect in the upcoming steampunk title. According to the diary, the team is seeking to create a world in conflict where every group, large or small, is out to hold onto its piece of the map.

    Reported on May 27, 2014
  • Latest DevSpeak Details a Clash of Styles

    The Black Gold Online site has been updated with a new developer diary that gives some insight into the art conflict between the two warring factions in the forthcoming steampunk title.

    Reported on May 20, 2014
  • Closed Beta Kicks Off

    Snail Games has announced the commencement of the first round of closed beta testing for Black Gold Online. Over the course of the closed beta, more and more players will be invited in to help the development team. Interested players are invited to head to the official site to sign up.

    Reported on May 15, 2014
  • Hands-On with Snail's Steampunk MMO

    In a world split by a giant mountain range, two distinct cultures evolve: a Steampunk society that values technology and a tribal society that values sacred magic. Inevitably, they clash. It's an intriguing idea that serves as the foundation for what could be a very compelling PvP-oriented MMO.

    Reported on May 11, 2014
  • Beta Key Giveaway!

    MMORPG.com is very pleased to team up with Snail Games to give away 10,000 beta keys for Black Gold Online. Get your key now while supplies last!

    Reported on May 07, 2014
  • Closed Beta to Kick Off on May 15th

    Snail Games has announced that the closed beta for Black Gold Online will officially kick off on May 15th. In response to alpha testers, the team has overhauled the UI, revamped graphics and other significant changes to the game.

    Reported on Apr 24, 2014
  • New Version Announced in Preparation for Beta

    The Black Gold Online team has announced that a brand new, much improved game version will be released in preparation for the upcoming beta. The update features upgraded graphics, a new UI, improved game features and more.

    Reported on Apr 09, 2014
  • Demonic Force Wielding Thaumaturge Enters the Fray

    Snail Games has revealed new information about the demonic force wielding Thaumaturge for Black Gold Online. The Thaumaturge is a ranged specialist that deals heavy and continuous damage to enemies through the use of dark spirits.

    Reported on Apr 03, 2014
  • Deadly, Nimble Gunslinger Revealed

    The latest class to be uncovered on the Black Gold Online site is the nimble, firearms-wielding Gunslinger. As the name implies, the Gunslinger specializes in ranged combat with a wide array of skills and weapons to capitalize on distance.

    Reported on Mar 27, 2014
  • First Alpha Event Begins

    Snail Games has announced that the first alpha event for Black Gold Online will officially kick off later today (2:00 pm PST). Testers will be able to take part in the event from March 20th-March 30th and will be able to provide feedback to the development team.

    Reported on Mar 20, 2014
  • The Beastmaster - Champion of Nature

    The latest playable class for Black Gold Online has been revealed in the form of the Beastmaster. As the name implies, this class is a summoning class that can bring several beasts into the battle. The Beastmaster is considered a melee tank, summoner and control specialist.

    Reported on Mar 18, 2014
  • Skycaller Revealed - Wielding the Power of the Elements

    The Black Gold Online site has been updated with the latest class preview. This time the Skycaller takes center stage, a class that uses the power of the elements to rain doom down upon enemies. Snail Games has been ramping up the information about the game as the March 20th alpha test nears.

    Reported on Mar 13, 2014
  • Dungeons & Instances Revealed

    The Black Gold Online site has been updated with a new developer blog post that reveals new information about dungeons and instances and how they uniquely function within the game. As the first phase of the alpha nears, information as provided is key to understanding the game.

    Reported on Mar 06, 2014
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