Today independent developer BetaDwarf Entertainment releases their brand new, award-winning Action RPG FORCED upon the world. The game, which the team started developing while living together in a university classroom, is now available on Steam for PC, Mac, Linux, and soon to be the Wii U system.

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Available for a special launch week price of $11.99 (a 20 percent discount), FORCED has already won several awards, including the Level Up 2013 Intel award for “Best Game with 3D Graphics.” Action RPG fans and fanatics can sink their blades into the game’s 1-4 player co-op action by visiting the Steam page.

In FORCED, players pick one of four unique classes to participate in fast-paced arena carnage with friends or in a single-player campaign. The game challenges players to make smart tactical decisions and work together as they strive to survive waves of vicious enemies as well as overcoming death-traps and puzzles. In order to defeat the enemies and gain their freedom as gladiators, players must heed the advice and assistance of their spirit mentor Balfus, an enigmatic character who is controlled simultaneously by all players in the group.

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FORCED is set to features:

  • Four Unique Character Classes, each with distinctive playstyles.
  • The Spirit Mentor, an extra party member which players must control in unison to gain an upper hand over the enemy.preperationroom
  • A Mark Combat System, where players apply marks to enemies and then consume the marks to activate powerful skills for increased damage and effects.

With a vision to make the best multiplayer games possible, BetaDwarf is power-leveling their development experience, with its first title, FORCED, just released on PC, Linux, Mac, and planned for release Wii U.

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Site Owner, Menashe Kestenbaum has previously wrote about the need to bring games of this type to Wii U in his editorial piece titled  “A Strategy That Could Change the Way We Look at Consoles Forever and Make Wii U the Most Successful Console“. It’s good to see part of this aspiration coming true as the touch screen on the GamePad has the potential to really add a lot this experience that couldn’t be done on PC.

Written by Omar Taylor

Omar Taylor

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Responsible for updating news, producing editorials, and reviewing games. When not carrying out these responsibilities, he can be found achieving first place in Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Republic Commando online, designing games, listening to and creating music, and watching and producing animations. Did he mention how good he was at Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Republic Commando?