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Beta Concludes – Island Forge Released!

Published by in Beta, News on July 2nd, 2012

Potential Games is extremely excited to announce that Island Forge is no longer in Beta! Island Forge has matured tremendously through the Beta testing phase, and we’re grateful to all those who participated during Beta. We have preserved all Players, Characters, Islands, and other game state from Beta, so you can continue playing exactly where [...]

Island Points

Published by in Beta, News on June 28th, 2012

Island Forge Beta v0.9.9.4 introduces Island Points (IP), allowing you to choose how to upgrade your account. Earn IP each month by subscribing. Spend IP on account upgrades, such as more Character slots, Island slots, and upgrading Islands to large size. More upgrade options are planned for the future, so start earning Island Points today!

Island Forge: Now with Coinage!

Published by in Beta, News on May 21st, 2012

Island Forge introduces the last major gameplay component of Beta! Towns now have a new Market shop. Sell items to the Market for GP (Coinage). Heal, level-up, craft, and train with GP. Crafting also requires Materials, which are gained by processing raw Resources that you earn on Expeditions (by defeating Creatures). Character level is tied [...]

Subscribe During Beta!

Published by in Beta on April 2nd, 2012

Special Announcement: Subscribe During Beta for a special price lock-in offer (and other membership benefits). Your subscription is greatly appreciated – Thank you for your interest in Island Forge!

Latest Feature: Exploration Medals of Achievement

Try out the latest feature added during beta: Exploration Medals of Achievement. Vanquish 100% of the evil fog during an expedition and be rewarded with a medal. A different medal is awarded at each level of peril (Minion, Master, and Lord), as well as for solo versus party expeditions. Earn all six components to form [...]

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Many Player-Prompted Improvements

We’ve been busy developing many gameplay and interface improvements to Island Forge, many prompted by input from beta players. Your feedback is most welcome and appreciated. We’re inspired to have hundreds of registered players – and we’re ready for hundreds more! If you’ve tried Island Forge before, now is a fine time to have another [...]

Island Forge Beta: Improved Story Editor

The last few Island Forge Beta updates have included several improvements (many prompted by playtester feedback – thanks for your input!). Story editing has been streamlined, allowing for more complex story composition. Some really nice new islands have been created by beta players recently, so be sure to log in and check them out. Islands [...]

Island Forge Beta: Improved Island Rating

Island Forge Beta v0.9.6.1 improves the island rating system. At the Wishing Well, players can rate each others islands. (Island authors can no longer rate their own islands.) Island ratings are shown at the Dock (destinations are sorted by overall average), Signpost (island visitation count and rating summary), and Wishing Well (details for the island’s [...]

Island Forge Beta: Island Building Enhancements

Island Forge Beta v0.9.6 includes a number of island builder improvements. The most visible change is the validation and publication process. The island builder gives you creative flexibility, but some rules must be enforced. The validation tool is now clearer, as is the publication process. Islands must be separated into two parts: in-town and out-of-town. [...]

Island Forge Beta: Improved Failure Behavior

Island Forge Beta v0.9.5.11 improves client failure behavior. The Island Forge client software is overall rather robust to failures, and can usually roll with the punches. In some cases, on the other hand, such as running out of memory with an OutOfMemoryError, it is really best to just give up. Previously, certain error conditions were [...]

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