Dark Vale Games has pulled the plug on Forge, the free-to-play PvP combat game that went free to play shortly after its December 2012 release as a buy-to-play game. In the devs’ own words, the reason for the closure is pretty simple: money.
On the Forge website, the Dark Vale team thanks players for their three years of support while also candidly admitting that “it’s expensive to keep a game live” and the game can’t keep going “without additional investment.” The statement closes out with a… well, I hate to call it “begging,” so let’s go with “crowdfunding primer”:
We’re hopeful that things turn around and we can get back to work on building out the Forge Universe. And if any of you know a Daddy Warbucks, please send him our way!
Did you ever get a chance to try out Forge? Are you sad to see it go?