Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Star Traders 2 Alpha Access

Alpha phases hold a very dear place in our hearts here at Trese Brothers. Our focus during an Alpha is to give you the game when it has reached a point of both stability and fun, butbefore it is finished. We love hosting these Alphas because we get to work so closely with the team members while they are playing the game, sharing their first experiences, and brainstorming with us on how to take the game to the next level.

I wrote up a few questions and answers about the Alpha Access phase I wanted to share. We believe that a Trese Brothers Alpha Access phase is a very unique offering in the game development world. We have 90 Captains signed up already. We hope you will consider joining us!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Ship Design in Star Traders 2

As a Star Trader Captain you command a special place within the quadrants and among the mighty Factions. You are one of the elite few who possess the skills, leadership and luck to be a licensed Star Trader and the sole owner of a spacing vessel. As a Captain, you may choose to ally with a Faction or strike your own path - you are the final authority on your spacing ship, and it is both liberating and a great responsibility.

It is your ship, and your license to use it as an independent Star Trader, that sets you apart from the rest of the galaxy.

Want to read more about exactly how you'll design your Star Trader ship?  The rest is in our Update #10 from the KickStarter!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Star Traders 2 - Faction Competition

It is time to come out and support your Faction. We’re opening a friendly competition among our Captains and Backers to spotlight the most popular Factions among those in the Star Traders RPG Quadrant. There are bonuses at stake in the existing Star Traders games (RPG and 4X Empires) so get to your voting poll as fast as possible and make your allegiances known!

Any Faction who receives at least 50 votes will receive a minor Faction bonus in Star Traders RPG as well as a minor advantage to their Faction-specific technology in Star Traders 4X Empires. Getting a full 50 votes is not going to be easy, so get the vote out!

The Faction who receives the highest number of votes will be crowned the winner and will receive a major Faction bonus in Star Traders RPG as well as a major advantage to their Faction-specific technology in Star Traders 4X Empires. Your Faction needs you!

Read all the rest on the KickStarter Update #8!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Star Traders 2 Hits 30% Funded!

We're just hitting milestones left and right here! We've just crossed the big 30% funding mark, and last night we crossed the 500 share mark to unlock the second Social Reward.

We've compiled all the great rewards you've earned into a quick list of links here. Download the Star Traders MP3, or the 8 wallpapers we've released in one of three resolutions.

Thank you for your support, Captains! Together, we are well on our way to seeing Star Traders 2 become a reality.

Star Traders Theme MP3
Portrait Wallpapers(800x1200)
Laptop Wallpapers (1920x1200)
1080p Wallpapers (1920x1080)

Join us on the Kickstarter today!

Cyber Knights RPG 2.3.17 Released

Knights of the NBZ! If you love the constant updates, how Cyber Knights has revolutionized in the last year, and see a bright (yet dystopian and cyberpunk) future in CK 2, please help us achieve those dreams by supporting the Star Traders 2 RPG KickStarter. A vote and a pledge for ST 2 is a vote and a pledge for all future Trese Brothers games!

v2.3.17 - 9/8/2014
 - Star Traders 2 KickStarter is live - pre-order today - http://kck.st/1thT41E
 - Lost or released Hunds can be recovered at any Breeders
 - Fixed Blue Ox quest instructions for meeting Ricco at Tobin St. Pit
 - Fixed bugs where hunds apppeared on the team list in VIP Backrooms
 - Fixed crashes in encounters related to Assassinate-to-Steal jobs
 - Fixed crash in HUD when moving (thanks for reporting!)

On Google Play
Cyber Knights RPG
Cyber Knights Elite RPG

On Amazon App Store
Cyber Knights RPG
Cyber Knights Elite RPG

Friday, September 5, 2014

Star Traders 2 - Updates 4 & 5

Last night we crossed the 25% funding milestone for the Star Traders 2 KickStarter! You've shown us such love and support, and we've come so far so fast toward turning Star Traders 2 RPG into a reality! Your positive energy and support is infectious and it's drawing many new Captains to our project as well.

Tonight, I wanted to share this little art video in which you can watch me draw, color, shade, and light the heavy weapons officer. It's a fast transition from line art to finished in the video, but this took a while! Enjoy!


I also wanted to share this fun word cloud that is composed of all the comments on our KickStarter page (removing only the words: Trese, games, game). What a happy picture -- you would think we were forming a commune instead of making video games :P

Read the rest on the Star Traders 2 RPG KickStarter page and join us as a backer today!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Star Traders 2 RPG KickStarter - Off to a Killer Start

Join us today on the KickStarter project where you can still pre-order the game at a 30% discount.

The Star Traders 2 RPG KickStarter page covers the rest of the details, but here are a few quick points:
  • If funded, Star Traders 2 RPG is targeted for Q4 of 2015. 
  • We plan to have an extensive multi-month alpha in which the alpha team works closely with the Trese Brothers in the last stages of development, and have a chance to influence the game development directly. 
  • Rewards still include a 30% off pre-order of the game if you move quickly, and the ability to pre-order on multiple platforms. 
  • Higher level rewards allow you to add your own creation (your Captain from the original Star Traders, an officer, a faction NPC, a legendary Captain, or an entire Quadrant!) to the game for all gamers to enjoy. 
  • If you love Firefly or Dune, you should really check this out!