Monday, October 20, 2014

Improving Patreon Rewards - check out $2 to $10

We're very proud to have a small, but growing group of Patrons who are helping to support Trese Brothers with a monthly donation. To encourage new members to join in sponsoring us, we've just re-organized the reward structure to make the lower value pledges more valuable!

Check out Patreon today to see how you can support Trese Brothers and get unprecedented access to their team, art stream, and voting rights on upcoming projects.

As we restructure the Patreon rewards, the most notable changes include reducing the reward for viewing the Exclusive Art Stream to $10 a month, and adding a $2 voting rights reward that will grant you access to monthly polls we will post for Patreon users. In these polls, you'll be asked to pick among a list of characters, game systems, and other game parts that you want to see revamped with art or improved in game play.

We hope you will check it out and consider supporting us for as low as $1 a month:

As you know, we try to be a unique game studio. We tirelessly update our games - almost every game getting an update a week. We pride ourselves on constant customer contact, and fair IAPs. We never use advertising, and our games have very reasonable low prices. If you love these principles, we ask that you join as a patron, for as low as $1 a month, to help us continue to be able to make games, update our games, and be different, unique - be the Trese Bros.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

4X Empires Launches Hyperion Ship Skins

In the years following the landing of the colony hives, your empire has grown.  New shipyards have been raised on every major planet and settlement. First scouts and colonizers, and then fighters and hulking cruisers were constructed in the great yards, carrying hundreds if not thousands of souls into the dark of space.

Designs from the old world may have come with your exiled colonists -- even the plans and blueprints of the great Hyperion battleships of the old galactic core.

Buy the $1 Hyperion Ship Skin pack today to access 16 new ship skins, including 4 new skins for every ship type in your fleet.

Buy the Hyperion Ship Pack on Google Play today!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Cyber Knights v.2.5.5 Wraps up Jobs

With every new major system, it takes a little time to shake out the dust.  This release should shake the last of the bugs out of the new major jobs update, in which you can pick a job from a multiple choice list whenever you approach a Connector.

Please Leave a Star Rating if you enjoy this game

v2.5.5 - 10/13/2014
 - Fixed reported crashes in new Job Queue system
 - Escorts are no longer displayed as "Active Allies" in VIP team lists
 - Hunder profession starts the game with more heavy shells (25)
 - Fixed bug where phone Connectors were using local region Reputation
 - Fixed range issue with Face talent Threaten / Negotiate - max range 3
 - Snipers get job bonus on Surveillance jobs

On Google Play
Cyber Knights RPG
Cyber Knights Elite RPG

 On Amazon App Store
Cyber Knights RPG
Cyber Knights Elite RPG

Thursday, October 9, 2014

App Store - Elite Strategy Bundle

Love Trese Brothers games and want them all on your iPad or iPhone?  Snag the new Elite Strategy bundle from Trese Brothers off the App Store for iTunes.

All three of our iOS games are bundled together for a discount price of $9!  Heroes of Steel, Star Traders RPG, and Star Traders 4X Empires - at 25% off its hard to resist.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Heroes of Steel - Willpower in Action!

The latest release of Heroes of Steel puts another another piece of the original design document into code and into the game. Finally, that text you've seen in the leveling screen for attributes telling you that Willpower helps resist any curses (there since the beginning) is true. Thanks to all for the feedback, keep sharing.

Please Leave a 5 Star Rating if you enjoy this game

v2.2.39 - 10/7/2014
- Willpower attribute grants auto-resistance save against enemy curses
- Each point of Willpower attribute adds 3-5% resistance depending on difficulty
- Improved display of magical damage in monster detail box
- Reduce cost of purchasing Tome of Cleansing
- Paladin's Blessed Aura matches color scheme of all other healing (blue)
- Fixed issue where gold rewards from story events were doubled
- Removed Kickstarter Links

On Steam

On App Store
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

On Google Play
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

On Amazon
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Star Traders 2 Update and 50% off Games for Backers

Dear Captain-Backers,

It’s Cory here, and we’ve got a few things to share. We are in the final days of the Star Traders 2 Kickstarter, and it has been a wild ride. So hold on, everyone … this landing could get interesting.

In today’s update we got a few things to ask, and a few things to offer. We’ll start with the asking.

If you are the sort that uses the Facebook or Twitter, click these link and help us promote our announcement posts:
While you’re here on the project page, press the Share and Retweet buttons to get the word out. Every Share puts us one step closer to the next Social Reward, print-it-yourself digital propaganda posters for the backer-elected Factions.

Share from the Kickstarter Page

Now for the good part, our offers -- negotiating and such not. As you may know, we've got some other games you can play on your PC or Mac and we’re offering a 50% off, Kickstarter-exclusive deal. This type of deal normally comes up once a year in Steam Summer Sale and now, for the rest of the project, it is here on KickStarter.

These games usually run in the $10 to $12 range and you, our honored backers, can get them for just $5. This offer is good on Heroes of Steel RPG and Star Traders 4X, PC and Mac. We will honor these purchases with a Steam Key and a Desura key so you can play on either gaming network.

If you wish to add one or both games, increase your pledge by the corresponding amount above the reward you have selected. For example, if you wish to get a copy of Star Traders 4X Empires ($5) and get the $10 Reward for Star Traders 2, then you would increase your pledge to $15 in total and leave your selection at the $10 reward tier. As a second example, if you were already pledging at the $100 reward, you could raise your pledge to $110 and the leave your reward selection at $100 to get both games.

As soon as the project funds, we’ll reach out to you and arrange the game (Heroes, 4X Empires) and gaming network (Steam, Desura) you’d like and send you your keys.

If you have any questions about the add-on setup, please leave a comment or send me a message. We are in the final days and under $2,000 in final funding to cross the line. Thank you all for your support, increases, and constant encouragement. Together, Captains, let’s bring this ship down safely.

Our deepest gratitude,

Andrew and Cory Trese

Trese Brothers - Two Brothers on a Mission

Monday, September 29, 2014

Star Traders 2 -- A Million Maps Await

We are in the final days of the Star Traders 2 KickStarter. We want to thank you again for your amazing support, for raising your pledges, and for driving us every day closer and closer to the goal. Death before dishonor, Templar -- let’s fund this project!  

Star Traders 2 is built around a procedurally generated galactic map that will change during the game. Where previous titles focused on isolated worlds and quadrants where territorial ownership had stagnated, Star Traders 2 is set in a rapidly expanding universe with numerous Factions contesting control of individual systems and whole quadrants. The reunification of the scattered quadrants has triggered a tsunami of change and the washed away old power structures and agreements. A new frontier awaits, just beyond the next hyperwarp gate -- and every Faction with Credits to employ a Star Trader wants a piece of it.

Space travel before the discovery of the hyperwarp gate network was dangerous and slow. No Captain would have risked travel between quadrants which required drifting in deep space for years, far beyond the range of the solar winds capable of powering a ship's sails.

The gates changed everything. The vast hyperwarp network stretches across the galaxy like the strands of an ancient spiderweb waiting to be explored. Built in the distant past by a long-gone race of beings known only as the Alfan, many of the gates are open and working while others are damaged or broken. With its creators extinct, only the existing network of gates can be utilized, the technology or power to repair or expand the network is lost.

Each game in Star Traders 2 will feature a unique, procedurally generated network of hyperwarp gate for your Captain to explore. When you create a new Captain, you’ll have the option to use one of the classic maps provided with the game, to pick an existing map from another one of your Captains, or generate a brand new map. This setup will allow you to replay your favorite maps or try a new experience with every Captain.

Star Traders 2 will blend hand-crafted maps and procedural content. Therefore the Quadrant known as the Rinze Arm will appear in each game. While the Rinze Arm may feature similar planets and resources, the hyperwarp gates that allow access to it will be different, as will the Factions that struggle for control over it and the key political players within its boundaries. In every game, the Rinze Arm will be a new instance of itself, and a new horizon for a Captain to experience.

The hyperwarp gates that are used by most Captains are located far outside of a system’s gravity wells, at the very edge of deep space, beyond the pull of the stars and planets of a quadrant. These distant gates are used because activating a Gate Drive within a gravity field is very dangerous and can result in catastrophic damage to the drive or the ship. This also makes Gates notoriously difficult to locate, and Captains that have skills locating them can reap tremendous profits.

From within a hyperwarp gate, the traveling period appears to be instantaneous to an observer on the inside. In standard time as recorded by those outside the gates, travel along different hyperwarp routes requires different amounts of time -- some routes take only hours, others take weeks. This can be a mixed blessing for Captains who crisscross the galaxy via hyperwarp gates -- political shifts, changing allegiances and news that travels slowly across the galaxy can all complicate the life of a spacing crew.

The endless Quadrants of Star Traders 2 await you Captain!  Let's get this project funded!

Star Traders 2 is our dream for an open-universe space RPG in which you command your ship, hand-pick your crew, and roam freely through a complex, changing universe with freedom of choice in your goals, morality, and career. We'll be building on the tradition of the original ST RPG and expanding the game in both depth and breadth.

Thank you for your support!

  • If we don't get to 100%, you will not be charged and you get your $10 back
  • By backing the project, you or a name/memoriam/nickname you choose will be listed prominently in the game's credits
  • You'll get to name a character in the game, if you want to