SolForge is a digital collectible card game that pits two 30-card decks against each other with the aim of lowering the opponent's health to zero. The game is notable for being co-designed by Richard Garfield, the creator of Magic: The Gathering.
|Publisher: Stone Blade Entertainment
Type: Mobile/PC CCG
Release Date: May 31, 2016
Shut Down: 2018
Pros: +Polished graphics and UI. +Easy to pick up, hard to master. +Three or more card levels.
Cons: -New cards are usually overpowered. -RNG-reliant mechanics. -Simultaneous matches slow down gameplay.
SolForge is a free-to-play digital collectible card game developed by the team that created Ascension and co-designed by the creator of Magic: The Gathering, Richard Garfield. The game combines the depth and strategy of physical strategy card gaming with the convenience of online gaming, allowing players to access a deep strategic card game at their fingertips. Take on the role of a Forgeborn, as one of the blessed few who can harness and wield the powers of the SolForge, controlling four factions in the war over dwindling resources. The game's four factions include the natural Uterra, the robotic Alloyin, the elemental Tempys, and the undead Nekrium factions, each with distinct playstyles and identities. Reduce your opponent's health to zero with a deck of 30 cards, comprised of up to two factions, to win the game. One of the game's unique mechanics is that the cards transform as they are played, leveling up as the player uses more turns, allowing the discarded cards to be shuffled back into the deck as stronger versions of their previous form. As cards level, they get stat increases and new abilities, rewarding players for choosing their played cards carefully.
SolForge Key Features:
- Unique Card Leveling Mechanic – transform cards into stronger versions of themselves as you play and discard cards.
- Four Distinct Factions – pick from four unique factions of cards to play: Uterra, Alloyin, Tempys, and Nekrium, each suiting different playstyles and preferences.
- Card Forging – utilize your unused card duplicates to create new, desirable cards with the game's card forging system.
- Campaign and VS AI Modes – play through the game's tutorials and campaign mode, or play against AI decks to polish your skills for PvP.
- Variety of PvP Content – participate in matches against other players in the form of drafts, quick plays based on deck, and tournaments.
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SolForge System Requirements
Minimum Mobile Requirements:
Operating System: Android 2.2 or later / iOS 5.1 or later
Minimum PC Requirements:
Operating System: Windows Vista
Graphics: 256MB DirectX 9.0c compatible video card
RAM: 1 GB RAM
Hard Drive: 200 MB HD space
Recommended PC Requirements:
Operating System: Windows 8
Graphics: 512MB DirectX 9.0c compatible video card
RAM: 4 GB RAM
Hard Drive: 500 MB HD space
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SolForge Additional Information
Developer: Stone Blade Entertainment
Publisher: Stone Blade Entertainment
Platforms: Android, iOS, Steam
Kickstarter Launch Date: August 1, 2012
Kickstarter End Date: September 10, 2012
Early Access Date: July 1, 2013
Release Date: May 31, 2016
Development History / Background:
SolForge is developed and published by Stone Blade Entertainment, a game studio comprised of the developers of Ascension, Gary Games, and the designer of Magic: The Gathering, Richard Garfield. The game was successfully funded on Kickstarter, which launched on August 1, 2012 with a goal of $250,000 and ended on September 10, 2012 with $429,715 pledged total. Promising delivery in August 2013, the game opened for Early Access on Steam on July 1, 2013, and was not released in full until May 31, 2016 due to various delays in development. The game was abandoned sometime in 2018.