Forge Dark Vale Games

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?

Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.


  1. It was an interesting idea, prolly a bit ahead of it’s time. It just seemed to fall a bit short from everything I saw of it.

    • I think the same. It was a good concept, but, but it always felt a bit lackluster, too rogh around the edges and too complicated for beginners.
      It’s kinda sad that, now a few years later, many of its concepts get copied by big-budget games and everyone is hyped simply because of the big names envolved.

  2. I was one of the people who brought this game. I actually liked it… not sure why I stopped playing soon after. I’m sad for them that it has to close.


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