Snail Games USA today revealed the expected start date for the closed alpha testing for the increasingly popular steam punk MMORPG game, Black Gold Online. The game has already amassed a massive following thanks to its unique take on the steam punk genre and incredibly detailed graphics. The beta sign ups have been open for some time so if you've yet to enter your details, I wouldn't expect you to get access to the first wave of invites.
The information was revealed in the latest "Ask the Developers" column a fan asked for additional information regarding the games closed alpha release. Black Gold Online closed alpha testing will begin as early as Q1 2014, much earlier than many players expected. It's still a little ways off but if the screenshots and videos released so far are anything to go by, Black Gold Online is setting up to be one hell of a ride.