Friday, August 1, 2014

Heroes on Steam!

Heroes of Steel is our first game to reach Steam through the Greenlight project.  It was a major accomplishment and a proud moment for our little indie development group when we passed that major finish line!  We've since had three exciting months on Steam, improving the game for PC and by the community requests, as well as adding Steam Achievements, and very soon, Steam Ladders.

In this regard, Heroes is leading the charge.  If you loved games like Baldur's Gate, Final Fantasy Tactics, Fire Emblem, or the classic boardgame Heroes' Quest, you should pick this title up and give it a spin on your big screen!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Exclusive Art Stream - Patreons Only!

Last week, we invited our community to help support the Trese Brothers mission through Patreon.  Pledge a monthly donation to help support the Trese Brothers and get sweet rewards!  If you haven't heard about Patreon, take at the exciting rewards we are offering and considering pledging $1 to $5 to help us continue to make and update games you love!

Tonight, we unveiled the reward for the $20 pledge - the Exclusive Trese Brothers Art Stream.  Only available to Patreon backers, we packed this first blast full of extremely exciting goodies!  A video showing off the new and upcoming beastmen monster race for Heroes of Steel, Before-And-After comparisons for the new Female Cyber Knight updates as well as Kyera's art upgrades, straight-from-the-pen Viking concept art, and the draft title for the new Heroes of Steel comic that Martin Trese (yep!) is wrapping up now.  


Let's look at this way.  The Trese Brothers team has an art bucket.  We just punched a hole in the bottom of it and the best is leaking right out into this art stream.  If you ever wanted to get close to the source, and see our work-in-progress, and know what's coming next - this is it!

We hope you'll consider helping Trese Brothers continue to create and update our games with a monthly pledge, even a few dollars help us carry on our mission.  Death before Dishonor, Templar!

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Kincaid the Dueler Cuts into Heroes of Steel

Heroes of Steel has long been dominated by a single, immense warrior - the Outlander Vraes. With his thick hide, immense strength, and seething rage he has been the backbone of every group of four Heroes who have broken free of the Red Hill dungeons.  Today, we announce the arrival of Kincaid, and at last, the promise of the Character Expansion Pack has been fulfilled.

Slicing into the game, Kincaid brings a new aspect to game's tactics, providing an alternative for the heavy-damage and heavy-armor Vraes. Kincaid's strengths are in his martial prowess and his immense offensive and defensive abilities.  Wielding only blades and throwing knives, Kincaid is fast, furious, and can stay standing even in the thick of group of enemies thanks to his mighty Sure Parry Talent. Among his friends, Kincaid has a unique knack for encouraging tactical coordination with his Flanking Unity Talent.  He is the only character capable of hurling throwing daggers, relying on his Darting Steel Talent. Another first - Kincaid can lead your group as a Stealth character.  And, his Level 18 Talent is the only melee Area of Effect Talent in the game.  Not to mention, with Kincaid now in the game, you can choose up to 16 possible group combinations.

You can see we've dropped the bomb here.  It's time to run to your app store and pick up the pieces!

On Steam
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





Sunday, July 20, 2014

Heroes 2.2.9 Brings New Reasons to Love Phalanx Shield

If you didn't love your shield-Outlander before, now is the time to come back to Phalanx Shield and give it another go.  The latest Heroes of Steel update, v2.2.9, brings unique new abilities to Vraes' second defensive Talent, Phalanx Shield.  Not only do you gain consistent Parry and Armor bonuses, your leading warrior is now capable of deflecting a flat percentage of all ranged attacks!  At Level 1 Phalanx Shield, Vraes turns aside a massive 18% of all ranged attacks - arrows, knives, magic!

Along with another set of heaping story event enhancements, balancing, UI improvements, and tweaks, v2.2.9 is a big one.  And it paves the way for an even more exciting release, in the new character department.

v2.2.9 - 7/20/2014
 - Improved balance of Phalanx Shield (+parry, auto-block % of ranged attacks)
 - Improved balance of Stone Skin (+earth res)
 - Improved triggers of waves in Siege of Gholla Outlook
 - Improved balance of Nordhall Troll, added campsite to North Vault
 - Fixed Quest Log issues: Excavation Site, Vlotgar at Hunting Lodge, lingering logs
 - Improved Talent display on all devices, scrolling in list
 - Restored Spear sales at Riven Field


On Steam
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

Star Traders 4X v1.2.5 Update Released

Please Rate to Support Devs and Updates

v1.2.5 - 7/20/2014
Invasion Rules Update -- XP, Criticals, More Population Hits
Improved Ship List: Faction, Maintenance, Percentages
Turns to complete on Projects Queue, Upgrade List, New Project, New Ship
Turns to complete in Research Queue, New Research
Added Trade Points field to Colony Detail screen
Better Green Sector Logic
Fixed: Steel Fortress on Hard+
Fixed: Ship A Movement Blocked by Ship B
New Library Pages

Improved Ship List

On Google Play
Star Traders 4X Empires
Star Traders 4X Empires Elite

On iTunes
Star Traders 4X Empires Elite
Star Traders 4X Empires

On Amazon App Store
Star Traders 4X Empires
Star Traders 4X Empires Elite

Friday, July 18, 2014

Showing Turns - Star Traders 4X Empires

Excited that the next release will start to display more and more of your options in "Turns" as well as their other costs.  Bringing the full economy model (with all the upgrades, faction bonuses, etc) to bear to generate these numbers has taken a little work, but I know you'll agree that it is worth it!

When looking at the existing build queue for a colony -


When looking to pick a new colony upgrade -


When looking to pick a new ship to construct -

Also now working on technology research screens, and showing the fact that RP are split evenly -



Friday, July 11, 2014

Templar Assault v2.0.9 Released!

The newest release of Templars focuses on the special powers that Captain's can use - both detailing their effect and the remaining count when a Captain chooses to execute.  Every Captain gets a very small number of these special bonuses per level, so it is important to know how many remain.  The games list has also been enhanced to show Honor and the profession of the Captain of the squad, making it easier to find your games.

Templars: Please Leave a 5 Star Rating for Devs!

v2.0.9 - 7/11/2014
 - Captain's special powers describe their result when used
 - Captain's special powers list how many more uses are available
 - Captain profession type and squad Honor displayed on games list
 - Fixed bugs in shop interface
 - Fixed Crashes, Typos, Reported Map Bugs

Google Play Templar Assault Free
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tresebrothers.games.templars

Google Play Templar Assault Elite
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tresebrothers.games.templarselite

Amazon Templar Assault Free
http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Templar-Assault/dp/B0065N3IJG

Amazon Templar Assault Elite
http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Templar-Assault/dp/B006C5FWH8