Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Star Traders 2 KickStarter - First Social Reward

To our amazing backers, thank you! You've helped us reach 17% funding in the first few days, and share the project 274 times to your friends, clans, and family on social media (212 shares of the project page, 23 retweets of this tweet, and 39 shares of this Facebook post). The call has gone out to the Captains, and they are coming to support the next generation Star Traders!

Even better, we are already well over half way to the next Social Reward (500), so keep sharing. Let's make this a loud, fun project.

To keep things fun, we've released 8 wallpapers instead of the promised 2! To see them all, head over to Update #2 on the Star Traders RPG KickStarter.

Don't miss your chance to back this amazing project. The early bird specials are still open!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Building Vraes for Nightmare

I really like Kincaid.  He is a lot of fun to play ... but ... just look at this screenshot.  When you're playing Nightmare, this kind of unstoppable endurance is priceless.  He is surrounded, battling on blood-slick stone, the snick-snick of Deathkin ringing in his ears, but he won't go down.

My last Nightmare Ironman group came through here with Kincaid.  It was a nail biter of a fight.  I have to admit, this one was too, but I am a stubborn and prideful player, and Vraes refused to retreat from his position.  Then, when enough of the vermin were down, he pulled his classic "Charge!"

This is the first fight in a long run of extremely hard, pitched battles against the Ratkin.  You're flowing a river of souls to Ryethin, and there is an army of Ratkin between you and your target.  To get through this part of the Ratkin Lairs, you need to either retreat and let the enemy come to you, or build a group with a raw talent to survive.

Don't let me forget to mention that Fyona is crushing it with that two handed hammer!

On Steam

On App Store
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On Google Play
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On Amazon
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Friday, August 29, 2014

Star Traders 2 KickStarter - Goes Live

With a roar of the engines, the Star Traders 2 RPG KickStarter has gone live.  Captains, the Quadrant needs you. You're Faction needs you.  Join us in making this epic sequel to our first game a success!

Pledge today at the KickStarter to pre-order a copy of the game, and get many other amazing rewards!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Six games and still going!

Cory and I have created six games over the last 4 years, and we are still trucking.  We want to take this moment to thank everyone for your support, energy, feedback, and pushing us to do better.  You keep us going every day.  If we didn't have you, this wouldn't be much fun!

What stories we've all told!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Heroes of Steel 2.2.27 Released!

With the full scope of the world now revealed in the world map of Steel, we are moving on to work on the KickStarter reward of the 10" x 18" wall map! Very excited to see a stylized rendering of the massive world.

We also fixed another long-standing PC bug around taskbar positioning and are glad to see the list of PC issues slowly being put to rest!

Please Leave a 5 Star Rating if you enjoy this game

v2.2.27 - 8/28/2014
  • Download Heroes of Steel on Steam from "More Games" menu!
  • Added Freeport and western Underdeep to world map
  • Improved Stone Skin 7+ for Vraes (+30 HP)
  • Fixed attack animation for Vraes with 1H Sword only
  • Fixed fullscreen display for left or top task bars 
  • Fixed Typos

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

Also, don't miss these detailed maps produced by Lurker on our forum!

Monday, August 25, 2014

New Features for Star Traders 4X

Upcoming updates to Star Traders 4X make Exploration much more exciting and dynamic. Instead of a fix result, each anomoly now gives the player a choice -- Low Risk/Reward, High Risk/Reward and Ignore.

It also adds several new results you can achieve including +300 RP or Credits. Later updates will include things like new Ships, special events like "Galactic Peace" and whatever else our players suggest.

In addition, these updates will let you pick and choose the exact mix of Factions you want to play with, not just Houses vs. Syndicates. Play Rychart, Steel Song and Javat, if you like. Or Javat, Cadar and Thulun.

Thulun, Javat AND Cadar in the same game!
You will be able to pick individual Factions for your team from the "New Game" screen in the Elite edition.

Take your pick, replace one, two or all three.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Star Traders RPG v5.1.3 for iOS Submitted

We have submitted a new update for Star Traders RPG to Apple for Review.

Star Traders RPG from the App Store on iTunes

Star Traders RPG Elite from the App Store on iTunes

v5.1.3 - 8/23/2014

  • 8 New Ship Artwork including new Aliens
  • 46 New Ship Design, including new Aliens
  • Fixed Missing Captains Log Entries
  • Elite: 650 Ship Designs + Design Your Own IAP
  • Improved Upgrade: Water-Fuel Recycling Plant
  • Improved Upgrade: Torpedo Battle Prow
  • Improved Upgrade: Reactor Superstructure
  • Improved Upgrade: Battlecruiser Retrofit
  • Improved Upgrade: Artifact Isolation Chamber
  • Updated Award: Alien Killer I
  • Updated Award: Alien Killer II
  • Updated Award: Space Hive I
  • Updated Award: Space Hive II
  • Updated Award: Alien Flagship
  • Updated Help File for Upgrades, Officers, Rules
  • Latest Combat and Game Rule Updates Applied
  • Accessibility, Usability and Performance Fixes