The lights are on
BioWare's Facebook game Dragon Age Legends will be shut down next month, Electronic Arts said today. The publisher noted the move will allow it to provide resources to new projects in the social games space.
"EA and BioWare Social will be retiring Dragon Age Legends on June 18, 2012.," a spokesperson told Game Informer. "Closing out older titles is a tough decision, but allows us to dedicate resources in the BioWare San Francisco and Sacramento studios on exciting new social RPG projects already in development.
"We will share more about these projects soon."
Dragon Age Legends first launched in February 2011. It's available to play on Facebook and Google+
Probably cause hardly anyone knew about it or cared to play it
Perhaps they're moving people to Bioware in order to add more stupid social features to their games that nobody will ever use *facepalm*
I saw a message about them closing down when I loaded up this morning. I'm a little sad to see it go. It was kind of fun to be able to recruit characters from the games and utilize them. It had a sort of dumbed down Azure Dreams aspect of utilizing loot to expand and improve your home area. Not a bad game although you would have to spend money eventually to get some of the better stuff.
It was a good time killer on Facebook.
Is 16 months expected out of social games? I can honestly say I haven't played it - but it looked like decent enough quality to have a longer than 16 month lifecycle.
This game was better than Dragon Age II
It was pretty lame, although it didn't seem like it at first. There was a castle building portion and an RPG battle portion, and for about 15 minutes they were fun. But on the whole it was unbalanced, poorly tied in to Dragon Age II (including some weak items), and suffered serious slowdown.
And of course, it was an annoying Facebook game that only let you play it every 5 minutes, unless you wanted to pump cash into EA's pockets.
It really is just blunder after blunder with BioWare these days.
I thought this game was pretty fun. I've never liked turn based games, but this one was actually fun. I've only played DAO, by rental from Gamefly (never beat it because Skyrim came out) so this was my only way to play DA.
Translation: No one played the game.
Now everyone freak the hell out so they can back track and claim that quote was given in error.
glad people finally decided to vote with their clicks/wallets. don't allow this social "freeware" JUNK to clog up our gaming catalogs.
there are so many great indie devs out there making MUCH more meaningful and truly engaging games than this marketing-driven garbage, give your money to them and amazing things can happen (Fez, Braid, Journey, Bastion, the list goes on..)
FB Games = 15 minute doses followed by incessantly spamming your friends ... how is this ever fun?!
I didn't know this was even around and if I did I probably wouldn't have played it.Not too big on social web games.