Thursday, May 25, 2017

Vigilante Skies pg 18 + New CYOA Poll



Page 18 wraps up on the Patreon vote to have Julia and Orchid chuckling over which knife is best to run off drunken sailors in the Spice Hall. From here, we will be moving on to the resolution of this scene and episode!

The votes in the latest poll have been tallied as we prep for the introduction of Argus Rawlins. With 4 votes, Argus laid down for a short nap in the engine compartments and is dreaming of something nice. A half smoked tobic still smoldering and he is about to get woken up by the ship's alarm.

As the arc of the end of the scene is pretty well set already by the Patreon's decisions (stay and deliver the data cube, lock up the bounty hunter, sandstorm coming in hot), we'll keep doing a few more character and crew building polls. So here goes --

Who is the newest member on the crew? I'd like to have one crew member joined very recently and still working to gain the trust of the others. You can see all the crew bios on this Patreon post .

A) Orchid - was assigned patrol with Julia so that they could get to know each other.
B) Julia Aurelius - was assigned patrol with Orchid so that they could get to know each other.
C) Argus Rawlins - shouldn't be napping on the job if he's a new mate!
D) Raven LeClaire - medical officer who was captured by bounty hunter
E) Apone "Zippo" Mitchel - ace pilot, I wonder where the old pilot went?
F) Derrick Mendoza - hopefully not this guy, as he has been the team's longstanding bodyguard!

If you're pledging $2 or more for voting rights, please post your comments here, mail me, or post them on our forum!

If you're on our forum, there is a lot of chatter going on about the pages and votes on this forum thread .

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Patreon May Wallpaper



Excited to release another beautiful wallpaper from the Star Traders 2 scenery artwork. This time, gaze out over the sunset on an oceanic world from a large city outpost.

We've prepared 3 sizes for our Patreons: 800x1200 for mobile, 1920x1080p and 1920x1200.

We hope you will consider pledging as little as $1 a month to help support us as we keep making games. In return, you get access to sweet digital rewards like these monthly wallpapers!

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Heroes of Steel v4.4.5: Improving Legendary Item + Patches


First off, Heroes of Steel is 75% off on Google Play today!  Don't miss this hot deal.

Second off, a big thanks to the player who pointed out the issue with Kyera's legendary items.  Certainly, they weren't supposed to have +1 SP ... no, that was intended to be +1 Move Point (MP).  Bingo!  Major upgrade, have fun.

Third, we've released a set of patches based on player feedback.  We've fixed a few issues in the latest E4 story content related to dying in a boss fight and choosing to Restore.

We've also made some fixes to the crafting system, which was having some odd display issues with certain types of armor, hiding their bonuses after crafting was complete and confusing players in a  big way.

And, if you're at the end of the Episode 4 content and have a Talent point to spent for Kjartan, Vincent, Tamilin or Selen, you ca now spend it!  Sorry about that bug.

Thanks to everyone leaving a review!

v4.4.5 - 5/15/2016
 - Fixed Kyera's legendary items to have +1 Move Point bonus
 - Re-fixed issue with leveling Sneak or Mystic Talents after story event
 - Fixed issues with spikes on Tower Battlements and repeat dialogs after Restore
 - Fixed issue with disappearing Stealth and Dodge bonuses in Crafting display
 - Fixed map bugs and typos

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Templar Battleforce v2.6.23 + Patreon Raffle



This week, we've dedicated the release to catching up on feedback from the community.  We've fixed a number of bugs that were reported -- issues with the Turret counts reported on the map, issues with Reactor Jolt providing too much +MP in some cases, and fixing some scrolling issues that were making the Talent table annoying to use in some cases.

Also, we've rebalanced the starting SP cost of Scouts to 400.  This has a lot of different effects -- it means that they will be a little more expensive to deploy from a Tact Point, but when it comes to Swap it means that they will be 1-for-1 with Soldiers and they carry a little more SP currency if you are planning to swap up to a Hydra, Neptune, Paladin or Berserk.  It's a small change, but from the testing we've done here, it has a very positive effect on the Swap economy.

Finally, we've added a line to your Templar's status that summarizes all of the Fire / Plasma / Radiation resistances that you gain from your Armor, Gear, and Buffs.

Our Patreon raffle ran this morning and Jewel and Ozwryx won an invitation to join the ranks of the Templar Militant.  Keep an eye out of their faces coming soon.

Thanks to all of our supporters and especially to everyone leaving a review!

v2.6.23 - 5/12/2017
 - Increased SP cost of Scouts to 400 to match Soldiers
 - Added details on Fire / Radiation / Plasma Res to Templar status
 - Added unused MP to the Confirm End Turn message
 - Fixed messages about turret counts
 - Fixed scrolling issues in Talent tables

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On Google Play
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Friday, April 28, 2017

Heroes of Steel v4.4.3: More Bloodstones and Patches!



Following up the major story expansion over the weekend, we're dropping a big patch release to wrap up all the reported issues!  Thanks for your patience with the bugs, we're lucky to be able to respond and fix so quickly.

We also took the opportunity to add +16 new Bloodstones across Episode 1.  The clamor and cry for "more Bloodstones" is pretty strong, and this is a great way to introduce the crafting system into the first Episode, which was locked up until at least the start of Episode 2.

If you happened to have an issue with Vincent's new Legendary Weapon, just reload your game -- it will appear either in his hand or in your inventory.  Our apologies about this ghosting bug!

Thanks to everyone leaving a review!

v4.4.3 - 4/28/2017
 - Added 16 new Bloodstones to Episode 1 - craft early and often!
 - Fixed issues with Vincent's Legendary Weapon - reload game
 - Fixed Head Taker's Boon and Words of Holy Bond items
 - Fixed issue with leveling talents, re-ordering group after new story events
 - Fixed issues with Crafted Armors, uncraftable armors, weapon names
 - Fixed exit from Ruins of Platinum Peak, impassible tiles in Great Salt Flats, empty chests


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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Heroes of Steel: Major Story Expansion!



We are excited to drop a major Episode 4 story update this weekend. Adding 12 new dungeons, crawling with 15 new enemy types and some majorly nasty bosses, the enemies here will test your late-game groups' strength and endurance.  Across the new territory, there are more than 120 new possible loot drops, as well as story arcs that result in Legendary Items for both Kyera and Vincent.

To get started, if you have a group already in Freeport, visit the main palace or find Balgair at the tavern to talk to him about Laranda d'Colliar.

This is another major step forward in the story, and it is packed full of completely new and exciting stuff.  We've been pressing the limit as far as we can, and can't wait for everyone to experience the final chapter.

After this update, we are planning a few quick releases to improve early-game crafting, and then we will be done some smaller updates to ramp up to the final story update for Episode 4 and in fact, for the game!

Please report any bugs or issues you have, we will work hard to fix them fast.

Thanks to everyone leaving a review for the game!

v4.4.1 - 4/14/2017
 - Epic Episdoe 4 Expansion Pack, the penultimate story update!
 - Start new story arc by visiting the Crone at palace in Freeport
 - Meet with Laranda d'Colliar by meeting with Balgair in Freeport tavern
 - Added 12 new dungeons
 - Crawling with 15 new monster types and major bosses
 - Added 120+ new epic weapons, armor and gear
 - New Legendary Items story events for Kyera, Vincent
 - Fixed tons of map bugs and typos


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Monday, April 17, 2017

Save 50% on Templar Battleforce on Steam + Update 67!

This week, we're jumping in on a weeklong sale to give you 50% off savings on Templar Battleforce.  And we're pairing that with a juicy update -- our 67th update since launch.



With this update, we've introduced a new and very unique Relic for your Scouts and Engineers.  Usually, the Sensorkit Scan Talent cannot be used when Overheated and causes +6 Heat.  The new Typhoon Scanner Relic changes both of those rules -- you can use Sensorkit Scan at any time regardless of Heat, and the Talent does not cause any Heat.  Adding an extra +6% Critical as well, the Typhoon Scanner is perfect for speed operations, looking ahead and keeping an eye on your flanks.



In addition, we've upgraded the Permadeath option for new games to allow it to turn on Ironman Permadeath.  The more we talked to our gamers, the more we found the players wanted a way to play the game with the [i]hardest possible[/i] permadeath option, but at any difficulty.  So, we've made some changes and are rolling out a new update to allow this.  As you know, Shalun favors the brave!

We've also improved the Captain's model when carrying a Needling Sidearm to look like a Needler.  And, your Overwatching Templars and Turrets now fire a more impressive burst of shots when defending territory.

Thanks to all of our supporters and for everyone leaving a review!

v2.6.19
 - Added new Relic: Typhoon Scanner allows Scouts / Engineers to use Scan without Heat cost
 - Option in new game to enable Permadeath turns on Ironman Permadeath (no retreat, all deaths permanent)
 - Updated Overwatch firing animation to shoot a burst of bullets
 - Updated model for Captain's Needling Sidearm to look and act like Needler


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