SolForge is a free-to-play digital collectible game in which players construct their own decks to challenge their friends or battle against the computer. The current open beta version includes deckbuilding, collection management, online play, AI opponents, tournaments, drafts, and more.
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“SolForge is now in open beta! Play for free and start building your collection now. Your feedback will help shape the development of the game!”
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"...one of the best demos on our showfloor."
Penny Arcade

"To say I’m excited for the game would be a dramatic understatement."
5/5 – Game Informer

"SolForge is visually stunning. The art is glowing and beautiful. Casting your creatures and spells is smooth."
Legit MTG

"With deck building, draft tournaments and multiplayer raids, I think SolForge is going to set a new trend in online mobile card gaming."
Geeks With Juniors

"Looks fantastic...I was able to jump in and start playing right away"
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About This Game

SolForge is a free-to-play digital collectible game in which players construct their own decks to challenge their friends or battle against the computer. The current open beta version includes deckbuilding, collection management, online play, AI opponents, tournaments, drafts, and more. Players can customize their decks with cards from their collection that they can earn through gameplay or purchase from the store. Try it now absolutely free!

The full release of SolForge will feature all of the strategy and tactics of a full-fledged CCG, including a single-player campaign mode, co-operative raids, and more. Unlike other online collectible games. SolForge was designed specifically for the digital space, with smooth game play and an intuitive interface.

The core mechanic in SolForge is leveling. Whenever you play a card, that card levels up into a new, more powerful version. As the game progresses, you level up, and gain access to your more powerful higher level cards. Some cards start off weak and level up into powerhouses, while others start off strong and don't improve much as they level, presenting strategic and tactical choices that will challenge even the most seasoned gaming veterans.

Key Features

  • Challenge your friends or play against AI opponents with multiple levels of difficulty
  • Simple to learn, difficult to master.
  • Tutorial to get you playing right away
  • Unique leveling mechanic transforms your cards as you play
  • Online Play
  • Deck Customization
  • Tournaments and Draft Mode

Planned Features

  • New Cards
  • Card Forging System
  • Campaign Mode
  • Cooperative Raids
  • Animated Cards
  • And more!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256MB DirectX 9.0c compatible video card
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 8
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512MB DirectX 9.0c compatible video card
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2,987.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
Early Access Review
As you can see from my hours played, this is a game that I actually enjoy. The cardplay is innovative; cards you've played in earlier rounds get stronger and 'level up' in later rounds. This adds a great deal of strategic depth as ones must decide whether to trade off one card's immediate utility against another's future 'leveled up' usefulness. I've seen a great many deck types have success, and the available drat-style games are different enough from the constructed variety that there's a great deal of fun to be had here. Why then the thumb's down?
---- One design decision alone: When a game starts, each player is given 20 minutes to complete his game. Usually, at the start oif a game, eaxh player moves relatively quickly. However, when one player appears to gain an advantage, VERY often the other will begin to use the time on the clock as a strategic resource. By this I mean, you'll play 10 turns in fairly rapid succession, each using only a minute or two of time. Then, one player pulls ahead and then will wait 10-15-17 minutes for the other player to move. He may be hoping you'll have lost interest, or just to catch you unawares, attempting to win via boredom what he cannot through skill. This effect is compounded by the fact that one can have a large number of games open at one time. In constructed deck play, you are rewarded daily through three victories, and sealed deck takes 4 games to complete. Ineither style, prepare to devote majo amounts of time waiting, staring at an unmoving screen, before you can finish up.
Apart from this, the game itself is well-designed and fun to play., It is possible to be competitive without spending real money, though it can take a little patience. The trade-off here is cash vs. time to build reaonable decks, but the mechanic is fair. No real complaints on that score.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
649.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Early Access Review
Game isn't pay to win. It's [resource] to win. that resource can be money, but it can also be time. I have over 600 hours logged and do my dailies without fail. You can play 3 games vs computer very quickly.

I've spent like $10 on the game forever ago, but the vast majority of my cards come from dailies.

The fastest way to get the legendaries you want (other than paying $$$ for them) is to do dailies and drafts.

DON'T BUY PACKS WITH YOUR SILVER. Save it up. Sell your extra cards for silver. Use the silver to buy legendaries.

Legendaries cost around 140,000 silver which can seem daunting, but if you "rare draft" (draft the rarest cards you can every round) you can sell them all for quite a bit. A really good draft can net you 35-40k silver.

Don't start the game and expect to play constructed PVP in the first week. or first month. But you can do well in drafts as soon as you have a grasp on the core game rules.

Every day get 1 draft coupon and 2 free packs if you do your dailies. 2 free packs per day is more than you can get from a lot of card games.

I'd reccomend the game for a number of reasons, but it boils down to "are you willing to do your dailies?" if you aren't, then keep walking. If you are, then your patience will be rewarded.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1,196.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Early Access Review
I have tried other card collection games on Steam and this one is probably the best at the time of writing.

Pros:
Cool Mechanics
Low Learning Curve with Tutorial
Free
Generous F2P Model
Cool Races - Concepts - Art Models

Cons:
Glitchy Client (will be replaced with a new one soon at time of writing)
Stale Community
Repetitive
Recycled Strategies from the competitive tournaments

In a nutshell :

This is the CCG to play if you wanna try one out. Its deep enough and accessible enough. But every patch no matter what cards show up people will copy paste winning builds form previous tournaments and start spamming those decks to get the free coins from online fights to get more cards. In a sense the competitive roots of the game pushes people to play to win even at the expense of creative strategies, or thematic battles. As such, after collecting dozens of legendary cards I find I am losing enthusiasm to look online on how to apply those cards, and copying strategies, while failing to do so will make any deck I make unwieldy compared to whatever is the favored combination of this patch. So I am starting to check out.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Early Access Review
fun game!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
392.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Early Access Review
SolForge is an online card game unlike any other. A great mix of familiar and unfamiliar mechanics that you may or may not know from other games. In comparison with other games like Hearthstone, this game focuses more on gameknowledge and actual player skill and thus has not implemented more than a few elements of randomness, thus making skill, deck choice and knowledge much more valuable than "luck". There are plenty of cards with crazy effects out there which makes the game so much more fun once you acquire some of them and put them into your deck or even build one around these cards. Thanks to in-game tournaments you can be able to play completely for free and get your hands on everything. Also there isn't anything in the shop that gives you any advantage whatsoever other than well having more cards. And while that definitely helps you grow your collection and be able to share cards with other players it is by no means necessary!

Another incredibly amazing thing about this game is that the developers give you 2 free boosterpacks every single day for logging in and winning 3 matches. If you are short on time that day you can play against the AI and it will still count! The developers did an amazing job in designing the game and its mechanics. It is free to play and easy to get into. The developers are also very generous in giving out plenty of codes to the community that provide you with ingame benefits such as, but not limited to, cards, booster packs, alternative arts, gold (real money currency) and much more. You can acquire these for example by playing on the ladder (http://www.solforgeladder.com), playing tournaments on the same website and much more. There is also an achievement system which will provide you with codes once you reach certain milestones.

The close-knit community is extremely friendly and very eager to help any newcomers! People will share some of the powerful cards with you without expecting anything in return! If you want to be part of a growing community where friendlyness and manners count, where you will make new online friends to play with and have lots of fun, well what are you waiting for. Install the game and join us!


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