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Kill them all campaign

Riftforge is an online RPG with tactical combat. The campaign raises $2730 to develop three end-game campaigns that culminate in an epic boss battle.

November 14, 2013 – Riftforge, an ambitious fantasy online role-playing game, has launched an Indiegogo campaign. The $2730 will be used to finish the game by adding two grand campaigns as well as a special super-monster campaign.

Riftforge has been in development for four years, the last two in open playtest mode. It has a quarter million beta signups and over 44,000 Facebook fans. The game features tactical combat in over a hundred handcrafted missions. In addition to the singleplayer content, Riftforge has an active multiplayer Arena.

“We have built a modern game that pays homage to 90’s RPG’s like Baldur’s Gate, the Ultima series, even Final Fantasy Tactics,” said Krasimir Koichev, Riftforge’s Producer. “With the Indiegogo campaign, we’d like to give our fans the ultimate choice: which enemies they want to kill in the epic end-game confrontation.”

Riftforge is the game world’s central location. It is a hub structure that seemingly exists out of space and time. With the new content, players will be able to go through the Rift to explore three new warzones and interact with their inhabitants. True to genre conventions, the majority of those inhabitants are both hostile and dangerous, thus the “Kill them all” slogan.

Riftforge features:

  • Deep and engaging tactical combat, within a familiar turn-based system
  • Three powerful, yet balanced RPG archetypes
  • Rare, elite, and epic units with over 70 unique skills
  • Free-to-play Arena and extra missions available for gold or cash

About Riftforge
Riftforge is a cloud-based roleplaying platform for gamers passionate about tactical combat. The game client is HTML5 and the platform is accessible on all devices with a modern browser.

Indiegogo campaign trailer:

Press release distributed by: GamesPress

Riftforge beta
Facebook fan page

Steve Jobs tribute

Apple has just updated their website to include a video tribute to Steve as well as a letter by Tim Cook.

We managed to beat them with a minute or two by updating ours. We pledged support for Apple devices and today we have something tangible – a video demonstration of Riftforge gameplay on iPad.

Thanks Steve, for being an inspiration, and more importantly, for helping us stay clear of Flash! RIP

Exclusive access: Riftforge playtest

Riftforge is finally open for a limited public playtest.

You can start playing immediately by entering this secret passcode – SOFIA.

eu.riftforge.com

Playtest objectives

Riftforge playtest objectives are two and we expect your feedback on both:

  • Collect balancing data on the RPG classes
  • Improve the interface and overall interaction with the game

Playtest feature list

Your ultimate objective is to rise in rank. Winning against high-ranking players results in significant rank improvement and tons of gold.

Character Creation – creating your character gets you:

  • One commander slot – you choose your first archetype
  • Immediate access to three core and two special troopers
  • Full complement of weapons and armor for each trooper

PVP Battleground – once ready for battle, you can:

  • Play a ranked battle: wins and losses influence your rank
  • Join an existing custom game (training)
  • Create a custom game (training)

Equipment and troops – the gold from your wins allows you to:

  • Upgrade your gear with better weapons, armor, trinkets
  • Recruit veteran and elite troops
  • Improve your skills via training

Technical Details

  • Any modern browser (including Internet Explorer 9 via Flash plugin)
  • Any modern computer, including iPad (iPods & iPhones are too small)

Minecraft seed Riftforge

You have probably heard that Minecraft is a runaway indie sensation.

So of course, I went ahead and generated a map with seed “Riftforge“. OMG! This has to be one of most beautiful minecraft maps I’ve seen. There are huge hills with enormous caverns, some floating islands, and other goodies.

My castle is on top of the highest peak (100,100,-10), very close to spawn. There are plenty of prime choices around with a lot of trees and coal readily available (exposed in surface veins).

I drilled all the way from the top of the hill to the bedrock where I found a huge cavern with at least 3 diamond deposits and a lot of iron ore, gold ore, redstone, etc.

Before I leave you with some “photos” from the Riftforge seed, here’s a cool thing I came up. Create lava rivers from the top of your castle! It looks like the castle of Doom! Also, it is visible from a far, so you can easily find your way home.

Writing unit descriptions

I am a bit sick of all the high/epic fantasy descriptions.

It’s OK when it comes to dungeons or areas but when it comes to units or skill descriptions, it gets ridiculous. I don’t need an epic description for a fireball, I have been playing AD&D since 1992.

So we took a bit of a different turn for the unit descriptions in Riftforge. The title is “epic”, typical fantasy fair.

However, when it comes to the description itself, we take the title and try to have fun with it. It will be only a few fans that read the description anyway, so it pays to reward them.

Exhibit A: Gutrippers (veteran raiders)

A rather unlikely candidate for an elite assassination battalion, these women started out as kitchen help in the Raider barracks. Their unusual enthusiasm for blood and guts, however, quickly ensured that they were moved to active duty.

Exhibit B: Firesmiths (veteran rangers)

One might think that singed hair and eyebrows are part of the uniform of this particular unit. Admittedly, some firesmiths have gone the extra mile and shaved their heads clean. In their minds, there’s nothing worse than your hair catching fire at the wrong moment. Except maybe losing one’s eyebrow pencil.

Exhibit C: Silverlight (veteran guardians)

These elite chargers are assigned to the Sisterhood to act as protectors. They are the Riftforge’s only real “knights in shining armor”. The adverse weather conditions on Manirak, however, have put quite a strain on keeping the metal armor in its immaculate condition.

The other elite troopers say that if the Silverlight spent any more time cleaning and polishing, they should be moved to the Sisterhood’s maid quarters.