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!