I just discovered this game today (thanks to this article) and I have to say, this looks pretty cool.
The game consists of the PvP aspect of MMO games, but without the other grindy-stuff from MMO's. It's described as something like a third-person TF2 with a an MMO style hot bar full of abilities and a kind of MOBA style gamplay, which seems accurate to me based on the alpha gameplay videos (there's even a rocket-jumping pyromancer). The game will have 5 classes at launch, with plans for more by way of free DLC (and paid dlc for class skins I believe). The classes cover some classic archetypes: stealth, range, magic, healing, and support. Each class has 9 ability slots.
The game has a Kickstarter (they're calling it a Kickfinisher because the game is already in development) which is right here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/166522941/forge and an official site: http://www.playforgewar.com/ where you can learn more.
I think this game has some potential to be very cool. If it manages to get a good community it could definitely do well. A couple of other facts:
- They're thinking of having a level cap of around 20, and the xp you gain with any class is pooled and can be spent on any class to unlock sidegrades
- There are some really cool sounding abilities. The assassin can take themselves and an opponent into a shadow version of the map for 5 seconds, away from every other player, to essentially duel it out. The pathfinder can activate a swap skill to switch places instantly with an opponent or ally.
- There is wall jumping. Fuck yeah.
I will leave you with some alpha gameplay footy: