If you’ve been following Dark Vale Games’ latest project, Forge, then you know that their “Kick-Finish” campaign didn’t meet its funding goal of $300,000. For most developers this would be a problem, but not for Dark Vale Games. Forge, the MMO PC game that plays like a 3rd person shooter; but with zero grind, will still release later this year.
If that doesn’t give you a reason to cheer, then maybe being able to pre-order the game —at a discounted price—with the same bonuses originally available via Kickstarter will. Pre-ordering the game will also give you access to the already live Private Alpha and the forthcoming Closed Beta. However, to receive any perks at all, you must lock in your pre-order before midnight US Pacific Time this Sunday, September 16th.
Here is a full breakdown of the available packages:
- STARTER [$15 USD]: Receive a full release copy of the game; gain immediate access to play in the early Private Alpha; earn inclusion into the Closed Beta coming in September; and receive an in-game “Founder’s Title” to recognize the contribution to FORGE and Independent game development.
- VETERAN [$30 USD]: Includes all items from in the “Starter” package, plus an exclusive skin for all five starter classes as well as a year’s worth of FORGE downloadable content – including new classes, new skins, new maps and more — FREE.
- ULTIMATE [$60 USD]: Includes all items from the Veteran package plus never pay for any downloadable content in the future – the Ultimate package is a lifetime pass to future content updates for FREE.
- 4 PAK [$60 USD]: Receive a full release copy of the game; gain immediate access to play in the early Private Alpha; earn inclusion in the Closed Beta coming in September; receive the in-game “Founder’s Title” to recognize the contribution to FORGE and independent game development; receive the exclusive skins for all five starter classes; and get three extra copies of the game when it releases for retail.
Forge is available for pre-order at http://account.playforgewar.com/Products.aspx. After September 16th, the game will still be available for pre-order, but at the $20 full retail price. Forge is also one of the many games vying for attention on Steam Greenlight. You can support the indie title at http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=91594665.