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The creators of Ascension and Magic: The Gathering have joined forces to create a revolutionary digital trading card game.
6,971 backers pledged $429,715 to help bring this project to life.

SolForge Set One is now LIVE on PC and iPad

That’s right – it’s the moment you all have been waiting for. As of now, SolForge Set 1 is LIVE in the real world! We’ve been hard at work pushing toward this moment, and it’s finally here. Head over to the app store on your iPad or Steam on your PC now and start playing!

WHAT’S NEW IN THIS UPDATE:

We’ve been hard at work testing and balancing the approximately 180 cards that will make up our first real release. If you have been having fun exploring the deck building possibilities in SolForge so far, just imagine what it’s like now that the number of available cards has tripled and you can try out all kinds of new cards and combinations.

With this new update, you can start building your collection in earnest. The SolForge store is now live, where you can buy booster packs to expand your collection. All kickstarter backers and early access members will receive all of your booster packs, complete faction sets, and other collection-based rewards once the update goes live, so if for instance you backed at a level that got you a full set of a particular faction, your cards are in your collection now!

There are three different kinds of booster packs in SolForge – the Basic pack, the Normal pack, and the Premium pack, with varying costs in SolForge currency. These packs have different numbers of cards and distributions of rarity to give players more flexibility looking for the cards they want for their collection. The Normal pack is the version that we have previously explained, with 8 cards across three guaranteed levels of rarity and a chance to contain the highest level of rarity. This is the kind of pack that you will be receiving as a Kickstarter backer. Remember, all of our backers will be receiving an additional 20 free booster packs in addition to all of their previous rewards!

Up until now, SolForge has only been available as a limited beta. With this update, however, we’re going entirely free to play and open to the public. As we’ve said all along, we plan to make it possible to play and enjoy SolForge without spending anything at all. To that end, this update includes ways for players to earn content just by playing. Every day, you’ll be able to earn three different rewards – for simply logging in, completing games, and winning your first game.

Every account will also begin with two all-new free starter decks. These are two-faction decks designed to introduce players to SolForge. The cards in these starter decks are a part of the player’s collection and will provide a basis on which to build new decks.

With the addition of these new starter decks for every account, we have discontinued the existing faction starter decks. Don’t worry if you didn’t buy them already! As an additional gesture of gratitude for your support, we have given every account that contributed $25 or more to the Kickstarter campaign a copy of each of the faction starters. If you happened to purchase them already, you’ll have an additional copy of the starter deck in your account, meaning you’re that much closer to a full playset of Echowisps or Grimgaunt Devourers!

With this update, we have brought both PC and iOS platforms in sync, so each will have all of the same features. Not only that, but you can now access your account on any supported device, and play against any of your friends, no matter whether they’re playing on PC or iOS.

In addition to the major update to the SolForge client, we have more cool stuff on the way for our backers! Our Kickstarter backer t-shirts are on their way out to those of you whose levels included them, and they’re pretty sweet. Feast your eyes on this!

That’s a whole lot of awesome on the way! But that’s not all! We still have many more exciting features coming in future updates, including tournaments, drafting, campaign mode, iphone support, android support, and more! We hope you’re as excited as we are about the future of SolForge, because it’s going to be amazing. Thank you for being a part of the incredible community that has sprung up around this game. It is because of you that we’re able to turn what was once just a dream of ours into a reality.

If you're coming to GenCon this week, be sure to stop by the Stone Blade booth for a chance to play some SolForge and chat with the developers! The entire design team will be at the show, including Richard Garfield, so it's the perfect chance to ask all of the burning questions you've had about the game!

Comments

    1. Creator Chad Miller on September 1, 2013

      I lost all my starter decks with the latest patch. Can anyone help with this?

    2. Creator David Gilliam on August 30, 2013

      Just a follow-up: It turns out I did have my store credit, it shows up in the web site store and not in-game. So if anyone else is "missing" their credit, log into the web site and you should see it there. I found this link very helpful: http://www.reddit.com/r/SolForge/comments/1l298y/open_beta_faq_find_answers_and_ask_questions_here/

    3. Creator David Gilliam on August 18, 2013

      My t-shirt arrived yesterday. I'm enjoying the game, but I also haven't gotten my store credit yet. I'm happy to wait a bit longer though since I know the Stone Blade guys are busy at GenCon.

    4. Creator rikki payne on August 18, 2013

      Yea, when I go to buy gold it also takes me the the generic apple store payment process... Bit strange? I would be keen to start buying more boosters/ starter decks once I get my store credit

    5. Creator Matthew Semmens on August 18, 2013

      That was on the solforgegame.com website to buy gold.

    6. Creator Tze Min Lim on August 17, 2013

      Hi Matthew, thanks for sharing. I'm not seeing it as a payment option either actually. It sends me straight to Steam to pay.

    7. Creator Matthew Semmens on August 17, 2013

      I thought the same thing, the store credit appears are a payment option when you go to pay for your purchase.

    8. Creator Tze Min Lim on August 16, 2013

      I also have not received my store credit.

    9. Creator Nolan Burger on August 16, 2013

      How will the store credit work?

    10. Creator rikki payne on August 16, 2013

      Am I the only person that does not seem to have received the store credit yet?

    11. Creator csbrooks6 on August 14, 2013

      How are you linking the kickstarter contributor's account with their solforge account? By email address?

    12. Creator Michel Baumann on August 14, 2013

      So, can I just go ahead and open my boosters, or can I save them for sealed- tournaments? Speaking of which, when will there be tournaments?

    13. Creator László Stadler on August 14, 2013

      Will there be a non-Steam version available? I would really appreciate a version that I don't even have to install (portable)

    14. Creator Steven on August 14, 2013

      @Matt, they synced finally. So yeah, they do save online.

    15. Creator Matt Foster on August 14, 2013

      @Steven Pretty sure decks save online, since I can't seem to save the deck I made due to server being down.

    16. Creator kc2dpt on August 13, 2013

      I pledged $5 to be part of the beta test for a game being developed for iOS. My only iOS device is an iPod Touch. There was never any indication given that "iOS" meant "iPad only". In fact, given that they mentioned Ascension, a game I play on my iPod Touch, I had every reason to believe I'd be able to be a part of the beta for SolForge. Now the game is live and now it is clear I was not given what I was promised. I was misled out of my $5.

    17. Creator Aaron Moe on August 13, 2013

      Site seems like it's down so I thought I'd leave this here. I'm not sure if this falls under "issues with the faction starter decks".
      It seems like the four free starter decks for backers over $25 includes the two that were already a backer reward. So I backed and selected Alloyin and Nekrium as my backer decks, then purchased Tempys and Uterra. Now that the beta is live, I have the four free starter decks, one of each faction, plus the extra Tempys and Uterra decks that I purchased.
      This is somewhat troublesome to me. The reason I selected Alloyin and Nekrium as my free decks initially is because those were the factions I was most interested in playing. But instead I ended up with extra legendaries (gift horse, I realize) in factions that I have little interest in pursuing seriously.
      Do you SB guys have any plans to address this? Or should I just be thankful for the free cards and maybe try to trade them out later on when that becomes a possibility?

    18. Creator Steven on August 13, 2013

      Also, just curious if anyone can answer..... Do our decks save to their server (can I access created decks from PC and iPad)? Or do I have to create separate decks on separate devices?

    19. Creator Stone Blade Entertainment on August 13, 2013

      We are aware of issues with the faction starter decks, new starter decks, granting account credits, and server performance. We are working to get these fixed asap.

    20. Creator HappyWulf on August 13, 2013

      DDoS of love! <3 How can I add my Store Credit (that shows up on the web site in my Account) from KS to my account in the game? How can I find my Skins from KS on my account?

    21. Creator Johnathan Tan on August 13, 2013

      My alloyin and nekrium starter decks no longer show up in deck builder after the update.
      Also, I can only select random deck in 'Create Game'.
      Is it due to server issues?

    22. Creator Lee Sweeney on August 13, 2013

      As a backer how do I get my PC version and link my account to KS.

    23. Creator Steven on August 13, 2013

      I have the same issue as Jesse James Haulk, game keeps crashing on iPad 2 (never had an issue with beta client). Also when will we get our store credit?

    24. Creator Stone Blade Entertainment on August 13, 2013

      iPhone is on the way soon (and android support is coming later). We are working now to deal with server issues, new account creation, and making sure everyone is credited with the proper items.

      Kickstarter backer specials like exclusive avatars, animated cards, and exclusive cards will come in future updates.

    25. Creator Alex von der Linden on August 13, 2013

      @Rob Pitt

      "We still have many more exciting features coming in future updates, including tournaments, drafting, campaign mode, iphone support, android support, and more!" <---- News

    26. Creator Gomisan on August 13, 2013

      I think we've overloaded the store.

      Can we get clarification that as backers, everything we've bought and used so far is still in our collection? How do we see our store credit? Is that the 'gold'? Because mine is saying I have 0 gold and silver .

    27. Creator Michael Caldwell on August 13, 2013

      There was no mention of the promo cards, avatars or the gold/credit rewards. Also, I have only 20 booster packs when there should be five. Only bringing it up because it has not been discussed. Also, can we get clarification on the starter decks? I'm a tad confused, though I may have simply missed the explanation. How many cards are in a starter deck? Did backers get ALL the starter decks, in addition to whatever the two "free" ones are? I have several cards in my inventory across all the factions, about 18 of them or so each.

    28. Creator Tobin on August 13, 2013

      It's a little weird that, as a backer with a Mac and an iPhone, I didn't get to play in the beta before the game went live. I hope development is focused on the remaining platforms, since that's obviously a lot more important to me than extra play modes.

    29. Creator Ben Abruzzi on August 13, 2013

      I am with everyone else that can't play hopefully soon

    30. Creator Rob Pitt on August 13, 2013

      No news of the android version at all. Tough place to be with a mac and android phone. Lose lose.

    31. Creator AdvanceStrat on August 13, 2013

      On the pc version now. It's moving slowly, but it's moving. I imagine some of it is trying to connect to the servers for all the kickstarter goodies, and everyone connecting at once.

    32. Creator Issun on August 13, 2013

      I am hoping iPhone is not too far behind, this is why I backed the project, but I have not been able to play it at all - it is disappointing to see it go live on PC before we even get a Beta on iPhone. The game is looking great, but we backed it so we could play it first!

    33. Creator NinjaDebugger on August 13, 2013

      Are the gold bonuses various tiers got not live yet?

    34. Creator Issun on August 13, 2013

      When will the iPhone version be available? With no iPad or Windows PC, this means I can't play this at all yet...

    35. Creator Bombad General on August 13, 2013

      You keep saying iOS. Does this mean there is the iPhone version out now as well?

    36. Creator Jesse James Haulk on August 13, 2013

      Keeps crashing, totally unplayable.. Using ipad2.

    37. Creator Matt C on August 13, 2013

      Awesome! Were the kickstarter promo cards included in the collection? There are so many new awesome cards I wasn't sure if they were buried in there somewhere. Yeah! Exciting day.