Wednesday, March 15, 2023:
MapForge v1.2.5 has been released. Now you can convert Items to Tile Overlays, and vice-versa, for lots of freedom in layering assets.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
The rewards from the Isometric Content Kickstarter have been delivered.
Thursday, February 23, 2023
The Isometric Content Kickstarter campaign has funded!
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Launched a new Kickstarter campaign to port more isometric content to MapForge.
Friday, January 6, 2023
TileForge is now available for purchase on the MapForge website, for those who missed the Kickstarter campaign.
Wednesday, August 17, 2022:
MapForge v1.2.4 is out of beta status and is now the new official release, replacing the now-venerable v1.1.9.
Friday, July 22, 2022:
MapForge v1.2.4 has been released.
Friday, May 13, 2022:
The TileForge Kickstarter has funded!
Thursday, September 23, 2021:
Released a WINE-enabled version of MapForge v1.2.1 for Mac users running Catalina or Big Sur OS (which can’t normally run 32-bit apps).
Thursday, July 1, 2021:
MapForge v1.2.0 has been released. This version adds the long-awaited drawing tools, which allow you to draw colored or texture-filled shapes.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020:
MapForge v1.1.9 has been taken out of beta status and is now the new official release! It’s available on the Downloads page. If you had installed v1.1.9 when it was in beta, be sure to install the patch which turns it into the official release. It allows most Patreon-produced Add-Ons to create maps that can be published or used commercially.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020:
MapForge v1.1.9 has been released. Highlights: Significantly improved performance when editing placed assets (even with thousands of assets!), and virtually no need to ever have to manually refresh the map.
Friday, September 25, 2020:
MapForge v1.1.8 has been released. Highlights include snap-to-grid for “flat-side-up” hexgrids, use scores of Add-Ons at once, significantly faster loading of Add-Ons, more accurate canvas sizing for non-square grid types, a warning indicator when you enlarge an asset so much that image quality will suffer, and much more.
Saturday, July 25, 2020:
A new Kickstarter campaign for MapForge has launched. Check it out!
Wednesday, July 15, 2020:
MapForge v1.1.7 has been released, as a patch for v1.1.6.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020:
MapForge v1.1.6 has been released.
Friday, March 13, 2020:
A new Indiegogo campaign has launched, to develop post-apocalyptic isometric content Add-Ons for MapForge.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020:
MapForge v1.1.5 has been released. It features support for isometric mapping.
Saturday, November 23, 2019:
The MapForge Isometric Kickstarter campaign has funded!
Thursday, October 24, 2019:
A new Kickstarter campaign has launched! Help us bring isometric mapping to MapForge, and to create a slew of isometric content Add-Ons to leverage the new capability.
Saturday, October 12, 2019:
MapForge v1.1.4 has been taken out of beta status and is now the new official release! It’s available on the Downloads page.
Friday, August 30, 2019:
MapForge v1.1.4 has been released. Read about it here.
Tuesday, August 15, 2019:
MapForge v1.1.3 has been released. Read about it here.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019:
MapForge v1.1.2 has been released. Read about it here.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019:
MapForge v1.1.1 has been released. Read about it here.
Friday, July 12, 2019:
MapForge v1.1.0 has been released. It’s available on the Downloads page, as a beta release. This update adds a handy Search feature, support for multi-file drag-and-drop operations, and a few other goodies. Plus the usual speed optimizations and bug fixes.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019:
MapForge v1.0.9 has been taken out of beta status and is now the new official release. Available on the Downloads page.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019:
A patch has been released for MapForge v1.0.9. Get it here.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019:
The Fantasy content Kickstarter campaign has launched. Help us create 15 more Fantasy-themed Add-Ons for MapForge, including content from creators that are new to MapForge, such as David Hemenway and LoreSmyth.
Thursday, March 7, 2019:
Check out the new video, which walks you through the new features in MapForge v1.0.9.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019:
The Hex Tile Kickstarter campaign has reached its minimum funding goal!
Tuesday, February 26, 2019:
The Hex Tile Kickstarter campaign was launched. Help us make MapForge usable for area/regional maps.
Friday, November 30, 2018:
The Kickstarter campaign to bring more Sci-Fi content to MapForge is over, and has successfully funded! Thanks to everyone who backed it and/or helped spread the word.
Saturday, November 17, 2018:
A new content Add-On from Black Scrolls Games has been released. It’s called “Medieval Fantasy City”. Check it out here.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018:
MapForge is now on Pinterest.
Thursday, November 1, 2018:
Two new content Add-Ons have been released for MapForge. The first is called “Medieval Fantasy Castle”, from Black Scrolls Games. Check it out here. The second is called “Modern Vehicles”, and is from DramaScape. Read all about it here.
Saturday, October 27, 2018:
A new content Add-On from Dungeon Arts has been released. It’s called “Dungeon Elements VII”. Check it out here.
Saturday, October 27, 2018:
A new content Add-On from Dungeon Arts has been released. It’s called “Dungeon Elements VI”. Check it out here.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018:
Check out the new video, which walks you through the new features, tools, and filter effects in MapForge v1.0.7.
Saturday, October 20, 2018:
MapForge v1.0.7 has been released. Despite the small increment in version number, it’s a major update for MapForge, adding not only Donjon support but basically an entirely new method of making maps, even for users who don’t have any/many content Add-Ons.
Monday, October 9, 2018:
MapForge v1.0.6 has been taken out of beta status and is now the new official release. Note that it has a bug that causes the Variant thumbnails along the bottom to disappear if the window is over 2500 pixels across, so don’t use it in full-screen mode if you have a very high resolution display. Despite this bug, it is still worth making it the official release, since it fixes so many other issues.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018:
A new content Add-On from Black Scrolls Games has been released. It’s called “Medieval Fantasy Fortress”. Check it out here.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018:
Sci-Fi fans, rejoice! 9 new sci-fi Add-Ons from Pwork Wargames have been released, as well as a bundle of all 9 sets. Check them out here.
Monday, July 16, 2018:
MapForge v1.0.6 has been released, and it’s a doozy of an update. Read about it and download it here.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018:
MapForge v1.0.5 has been released. Read about it and download it here.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018:
MapForge v1.0.4 has been released. Read about it and download it here.
Friday, May 4, 2018:
The MapForge “Wave 2” Kickstarter campaign has launched! It runs for ~3 weeks only.
Friday, April 27, 2018:
MapForge v1.0.3 has been released. Read about it and download it here. Now working reliably on Mac OS High Sierra!
Sunday, April 15, 2018:
The new MapForge website launched, including the long-awaited MapForge Store. Read about it here.
Sunday, April 8, 2018:
MapForge v1.0.2 has been released, both as a Patch for v1.0.1 and as a Full Install. Read about it and download it here.
Thursday, April 5, 2018:
MapForge v1.0.1 has been released as a Patch for v1.0. Read about it and download it here.
Saturday, March 31, 2018:
MapForge v1.0 has been released. Update: Unfortunately, it has several issues that should be resolved with the v1.01 patch, due out soon.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018:
MapForge Beta Release 4 (v0.95) is now available to the general public, from the Downloads page.
Monday, January 22, 2018:
The MapForge Indiegogo campaign has ended. A big thanks to everyone who took part.
Friday, January 5, 2018:
The MapForge Indiegogo campaign has launched! You can also download the MapForge Beta from the campaign page.
Saturday, December 16, 2017:
Battlegrounds Games will be launching a short (2-week) crowdfunding campaign next week on Indiegogo. This will be the last chance to get pre-order prices and certain bundles! The MapForge Beta will be released to backers about a week into the campaign.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017:
MapForge Alpha Release 3 (v0.92) is now available to the general public, from the Downloads page.
Wednesday, August 31, 2017:
MapForge Alpha Release 3 (v0.52) has been made available to the Kickstarter backers. Non-backers should have access to it in a couple of weeks, or thereabouts. MapForge v1.0 is now expected in October 2017.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017:
MapForge Alpha Release 2 (v0.51) has been made available to the Kickstarter backers.
Saturday, August 5, 2017:
The MapForge Alpha Release (v0.5) has been made available to the Kickstarter backers.
Thursday, March 23, 2017:
The Kickstarter campaign to fund MapForge’s development has ended, achieving a record-breaking $82K in funding (911% of the minimum funding goal)! Thanks to all the backers and artists who supported the project. If you missed the campaign, you will have to wait until September, when the MapForge web store launches, in order to purchase MapForge and/or Add-Ons for it.
Monday, February 20, 2017:
The Kickstarter campaign to fund MapForge’s development has just launched! Check it out, and score a discounted MapForge license while supplies last!
Saturday, February 18, 2017:
The Kickstarter campaign intended to fund the development of MapForge will launch on Monday, February 20 (in two days).
Monday, February 6, 2017:
Began creating this website.