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2016 Stress Test!

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

New Year’s Day we are launching all ships that have been in port for three months or longer. If you want to avoid being sent to a random port in a random vessel, all you need to do is log in between now and January 1st.

Email Issues Resolved (We Hope)

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

While doing research and testing for our first tutorial blog post, we noticed that some email notifications were not necessarily getting through to their intended recipients. Since that time, we have been investigating the problem and looking for a solution. That solution has now been found, implemented, and tested. Emails should now always reach their intended recipients. Now, if for some reason you are expecting an email message from Steampunk Road and it never arrives, please notify us at Administrator at or just leave a comment here and we will do everything in our power to rectify the situation. Thank you for your understanding, and for your assistance!

A Steampunk Road Tutorial – Part III

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

It’s the journey and not the destination, so let’s get there in style. There are lots of places to go. Just click on “Set Destination” in the main menu, pick a city from the list (they are listed alphabetically), and then click the “Set Destination” button. You are on your way!

But wait! You might as well get there in style – your style! Click on “Choose Vessel” in the main menu, pick a means of conveyance from the list (they are also listed alphabetically), and then click the “Choose Vessel” button. You are on your way in style!

Here is a listing of the vessels available at the time of this writing. Don’t see your preferred choice of locomotion? Leave a comment or send us an email. There are always more to come.

  • balloon
  • bicycle
  • camel
  • donkey
  • elephant
  • gondola
  • horse
  • hovercraft
  • llama
  • reindeer
  • sleigh
  • steamship
  • submarine
  • tank
  • train
  • turkey
  • velociraptor
  • zeppelin

A Steampunk Road Tutorial – Part II

Monday, October 26th, 2015

So you have registered and logged in to Steampunk Road. “What next?” you ask.

Well, the best place to start is the “Settings” menu to personalize your experience. Simply click on the “Settings” button from any of the menus. Once there, you can view your settings or change any of the following:

  • Your name
    • This should be your name in the real world. Like all of the other settings under the “Private Settings” category, it is not available to the other traders plying the Steampunk Road.
  • Your email address
    • This should be a real email address where you want to receive important announcements about Steampunk Road.
  • Your message notification preference
    • If you provided your email address, you can also receive notifications whenever you receive a message from another trader in Steampunk Road.
  • Your game notification preference
    • Same as above, you can receive notifications of any important status changes in any of the games you are playing in Steampunk Road.
  • Your default map zoom
    • You may want a satellite’s view of what is going on in Steampunk Road. Or perhaps you are more down-to-Earth. You can zoom in or out on the map at any time, but you can also set your default zoom such that your spyglass starts at exactly just the right magnification.
  • Your avatar name
    • This should be your trader name on the Steampunk Road. Like the remainder of these settings, your avatar name is visible publicly.
  • Your avatar image
    • This should be a picture of you as you appear on the Steampunk Road. Or perhaps you are a mysterious figure, known only by the flag you fly. No matter which image you pick, this is how you will be seen by other traders. Please keep images at least PG-13 or younger and at a 3:4 (width-to-height) ratio for best results.
  • Your language
    • This will change the language in which menus, messages, and other things are displayed.
  • Your time zone
    • Time zones are listed by continent/city. If your real-world city is not listed, find a nearby city that shares your time zone.
  • Auto-Reply
    • Need to take a break from the Steampunk Road, but don’t want to leave other traders in the dark? Leave a message for them here. Don’t forget to come back and turn it off when you are ready to interact with others again.

Is there something else you want personalized in Steampunk Road? Let us know in the comments or send us a message!

Two Years Gone! Time to Start Anew

Monday, October 12th, 2015

My goodness, where has the time gone?! It seems like I can’t start one of these blog posts without apologizing for one thing or another. And this time, like most others, I am apologizing for the long stretch of time between blog posts and any other advancement of Steampunk Road.

Let us not look back though, but instead to the future. I am making a commitment here and now to once again make progress. Listed in no particular order, here are the things I am going to accomplish over the next weeks and months:

  • a mobile-friendly web interface
  • an iOS app interface
  • add a puzzle dealing with towers
  • further flesh-out the overall mystery story
  • add a text notification system for port arrivals
  • launch the Guild Wars
  • grow the audience
  • open up the development system so others can launch their own adventures
  • add more ports of call, starting with all the capitals of all the nations
  • add more collectibles
  • improve the passports

I am certain there is more to be done, but that is all I have time to write about right now. Because right now I need to go and get started!

Map Fixed

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

My apologies again for the long delay, but the map (which had been dark) is now fixed.

An Indefinite Hiatus

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

We regret to inform you that Steampunk Road is going on an indefinite hiatus as another opportunity has taken precedence.

No News Is NOT Good News

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Sorry for the lack of updates. Unfortunately, Steampunk Road has been on the back-burner for the past few weeks as the real world has been making increasing demands upon our time. Details may or may not follow.