Posts Tagged ‘Forge’

Respecced: Forge Will Be Free-To-Play

By Craig Pearson on August 19th, 2013.

One day, all of this will be free.
The skill of being a human being is to allow the correct thought to escape at the correct time. I have many thoughts that I don’t tell people about, because the UK has hilarious laws against libel, treason, and terrorism, and the courts probably couldn’t keep up with my awful brain. But when I’m not planning all the terrorism, I do think about games. One thought I had when I played the MMO-inspired action game Forge was that it would probably be better as a free-to-play game. Now Forge has hastily scrubbed over its price-tag and scrawled ‘free’ in biro, and I’m terrified at my other thoughts being given form.
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Impressions: Forge

By Craig Pearson on December 6th, 2012.

CLANG!
Forge is proof that not earning your Kickstarter funding isn’t the end of the line. The third-person multiplayer action game fell some way short of a $300,000 cash grab, but regrouping on Steam Greenlight gave it a boost and it managed to launch this week. Here’s what a few hours on the servers has taught me.
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I Want My PVP: Forge Launches

By Adam Smith on December 6th, 2012.

If I arranged to meet an MMO for a blind date in a crowded cafĂ© or bar, chances are I’d end up in an awkward situation, smiling and half-nodding at every MMO that walks past in case it’s the one that’s expecting me. “Hi, you must be Forge?” I’d say, before realising I was talking to a bloody panda or high-ranking member of the Illuminati. Then I’d leave without ever meeting the PVP-centred potential love of my life. Thankfully, Forge’s developers have released a video to coincide with its release, hoping that people will pick up on a distinguishing feature or two. Let’s see what we can see.

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Forge Appears December 4th, Bring A Friend

By Jim Rossignol on November 16th, 2012.


Dark Vale Games’ Forge is an interesting proposition (for some people): “Pure PvP”. It’s basically an MMO in its systems, but one designed purely around the PvP arena combat stuff that so often constitutes the end-game of these things. It’s also flat in structure, so beginners are (apparently) on a level playing field with veterans from their first game – at least in terms of the power they wield on the field.

Anyway, the game is our December 4th, and Dark Vale have opted for a buy-one-get-one-free launch model, where your $20 secures you two copies of the game. I’ve posted a gameplay video below for you to peer into with your fiery gaze.
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I’m Too Tired To Think Of A Pun: First Forge Footage

By Jim Rossignol on August 1st, 2012.

Skeleton got a paintjob!
Honestly! And forge is a great word, too. Connotations of making, metal, fire – all sorts of fertile stuff. I think the pun lobe of my brain must have burned out. Perhaps they’ll grow me a new one in the vats. Anyway, Forge is a new online action title that developers Dark Vale claim “plays like a third-person shooter, but with the abilities, strategy and pacing of the best MMO PvP titles.” Make of that what you will. Dark Vale apparently want this to be a skill-based antidote to the usual grind-biff of MMOs.

There’s a trailer below, so you can examine the fancy Unreal-powered mechanisms in motion: a bunch of people storming big fortress-temple environments and so forth. There’s certainly a lot going on: bad dudes getting set on fire and all that good stuff. It perhaps goes without saying that the project has an attendant Kickstarter, asking for a mighty $300k. Will you pledge?
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