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Forge going free-to-play in order to survive

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Forge going free-to-play in order to survive

Dark Vale has announced that its Forge has switched to a free-to-play model. The studio said it hopes to get more players on-board, but claims its items will be cosmetic and that it won't turn into "pay-to-win."

Dark Vale says the switch was necessary for the game to continue running. "This next release is all about Forge's survival," the post reads. "As you all know, we're an Indie developer and are able to continue to support the game with new features from the sales of Forge every month. In order to continue to do this we must change our business plan in order to get more players playing Forge so it's fun for everyone and to continue funding development. This is why Forge must go F2P."

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"So what is this game? I've heard of it, but when it was p2p I wasn't interested. Not sure what ..."
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Forge preview: high fantasy deathmatch with a dash of MMO

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Forge preview: high fantasy deathmatch with a dash of MMO

Indie developer Dark Vale Games is attempting an intriguing sort of fusion with its debut title, Forge. The Unreal Engine 3 game is a fast-paced, fantasy-themed, 3rd-person, class-based shooter that blends in MMO-like abilities and tactics. Dark Vale Games' co-founder Tim Alvis stopped by Shacknews late last week to provide an early taste of what the game will have to offer, showing off a couple of game's character classes.

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""Of the character types that I briefly sampled, the Pyromancer stood out as my favorite. ..."
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