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From tabletop to digital: Why people are paying $500 for a game that’s not out yet (interview)

Plopping $500 down on a game meant to be played on your phone or tablet may seem, perhaps, 500 times too much. But a handful of excitable (and apparently, well-off) gamers are doing just that for SolForge. The nutty thing is, this digital-only collectible-card game (CCG) is actually free. That’s right, you don’t have to dish out any cash play it — payments are purely for optional virtual goods. Even nuttier: SolForge isn’t even out yet. It’s due late summer or early fall for iOS and PC and then later for Android.

What would get people to drop a half-grand on an otherwise free game that’s still months away from being released? If you’re nerdy enough, then the names Richard Garfield and Stone Blade Entertainment might do it.

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Sadie21001229d ago

It's already crazy that people spend the money that they do on Magic cards. But for this game that's not even out yet?

DV_Bastian1229d ago

Played this on the iPad. It's just an unbalanced deck-building game, IMO.

idontgetit1229d ago

Yeah, the balance needs work, but cool, quick gameplay.