Online Play, Card Updates & Flavor Text Contest
Hello SolForge fans! Many exciting things are afoot these days, and we want to keep you up to date on what’s going on with the game.
As many of you are no doubt already aware, we pushed live an update to the PC client this week enabling online play. You can now play against either random opponents online or challenge other users on your friend’s list. To play online, use the create game option as normal, and then select either “Random Online Opponent” or “Online Friend” where you would previously select a computer AI difficulty level or Local Friend.
You can search for your friends using their username once you select the option to challenge an Online Friend. Currently, all opponents you face using the Random Online Opponent features are also added to your friend’s list to facilitate rematches.
We’ve had a huge spike in player activity since online play went live, and we’ve had a number of players streaming their games live on twitch.tv. Jump online to test your skills against fans around the world and join in the fun!
And if you have friends who want to get in on the action, let them know that the Steam Early Access deal is still available, including access to the beta and 20 packs to start off their collection for just $19.99.
In addition to enabling online play, the recent update brought changes to many of the currently available cards. For a full breakdown of the changes, see the patch notes here. You can also find an explanation of the thought process behind the changes here.
Neither these changes or online play are currently available on iOS. Due to the app store submission process, we are going to release these changes with our big update coming next month that introduces a huge number of additional features. We understand that our iOS fans have felt a little left out with all the cool new stuff PC has gotten, but fear not – you’ll have tons of new stuff to play with very soon!
Want to put your own creative touch on the SolForge world? How about writing flavor text for some of your favorite cards! We’re in the process of fleshing out the first set with a bit more personality, and we figured there are tons of creative fans out there who might like to help! From now until next Thursday, July 25th, we will be accepting flavor text submissions for any of the cards we have released so far. Flavor text is the descriptive text that helps tell the story of a card - like our Death Seeking friend here.
Anyone whose text is chosen to be used on a card will get their name as part of the creative team in the credits of the game, and one winner will be chosen to have their likeness portrayed on an upcoming card!
With deck building and online play live, SolForge is really starting to feel like the game we imagined back when we started this whole thing over a year ago. But we’re not done yet! In the coming month, we plan to introduce the complete first set of nearly 200 cards, tournament play, booster packs, and more! Things are really beginning to take shape, and we’re incredibly excited to be able to share it all with you. Thank you so much for your support that made all of this possible, and we hope you’re as excited about SolForge becoming a reality as we are!