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Steelhead Shanghai

Steelhead Shanghai

Join us today at 2pm our studio in Northpoint for a Designing Worlds show that takes us to the mysterious and beautiful new sim of Steelhead Shanghai.

The Steelhead area is part of those regions popularly known as the Steamlands – such as Caledon, New Babbage, Steeltopia and Steelhead – which combine elements of a vintage lifestyle with a steampunk ethos.  Steelhead, however, has a great deal of diversity and strong fantasy elements (after all, one of the owners and creative forces behind the region is a Moon Elf!).

Based on Oregon of the late nineteenth century, its latest area owes much to the influx of Chinese workers who travelled to Oregon to be part of the teams working on the great transcontinental railroads, and who subequently left their mark in the ‘Chinatowns’ of large American cities.  Perhaps there are elements to of the pulp fiction of the times, where the mysterious Orient came into juxtaposition with the brash new West.

Inside the Shanghai Pagoda

Inside the Shanghai Pagoda

Join Saffia and Elrik as they explore this richly fascinating region, accompanied by the owners of Steelhead, TotalLunar Eclipse and Tensai Hira.  And they will also meet Elegia Underwood, proprietress of the Dragonlands hotel, who introduces Elrik to some secrets deep in her cellars …

You can join us in our studio in Northpoint to see the show as it happens on the big screen, as we explore this astoundingly beautiful sim – and take a look at its dark and dangerous side too!

Round Houses at Steelhead Shanghai

Round Houses at Steelhead Shanghai

And as usual, there’s an exhibition to see in our Hall outside the studio – showing the work of designers who have featured in the series.

The show starts at 2pm SLT, but you should be in our Northpoint studios by 1.30pm to make sure of getting a seat.  Or you can watch on the Treet live stream.

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