Friday, July 22, 2016

Battleforce v2.3.13: New War Gear + Flame Turrets + Ordnance Upgrade



This week, we're rolling out a new set of enhancements.  We've taken some time to re-balance and improve some of the starting war gear in the game, switching the Multi-Target Ocular with the Security Ocular, which better fits its Templar classes.  We've improved some of the late-game gear for Scouts and your Captain, including the Pilot Sensorkit.

After last weeks update to make Tact Point turrets animate and fire, we've given new excitement to the Flame Defenses on your Tact Points -- they now spew persistent napalm attacks against your targets.  If the original damage doesn't kill them, its possible the follow-up flame damage will!

Finally, we've improved the defensive Ordnances that buff your armor and special types of resistance.

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v2.3.13 - 7/16/2016
 - Flame Turret on Tact Point spews napalm flame
 - Added new starting Gear: Scoped Pilot Kit
 - Improved War Gear: Prescience Sense, Pilot Sensorkit, replaced Multi-Target Ocular with Security Ocular
 - Improved effect of Radiation/Flame/Deflect/Irid Field Kit Ordanances
 - Improved challenge of level 20+ enemies


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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Templar Battleforce v2.3.11: Tact Points Fire Back!



This week, we've updated the visuals for Tact Point defenses, allowing them to both animate their return attacks against encroaching enemies, as well as clearly printing out the Damage done by the defensive upgrades on the screen.  With this development in, we will now look to expand the variety of defensive upgrades a bit more in future releases.

We've also added a new Ordnance, the Paladin Resupply, which will resupply the Warding Fire, Inspiration and Shieldbearer Talents.  All 3 are very powerful Talents, so the Ordnance is well worth its 400 SP cost!

Thanks to @lurker for pointing out some issues with the scoring system that have been now been resolved!

v2.3.11 - 7/12/2016
 - Tact Point Defenses animate their attacks against enemies
 - Damage from Tact Point defenses against enemies shown
 - Added new Ordnance, Paladin Resupply - Warding Fire, Inspiration, Shieldbearer
 - Fixed bugs with enemy kill-count in scoring system
 - Fixed reported map bugs


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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Templar Battleforce v2.3.9: Patches!



This week, we are catching up on a backlog of bugs and issues in scenarios, mostly smaller issues.  We've fixed some oddities in the Ferarai: Power Relay where the energy couldn't flow to the right places ad fixed a few secondary objectives. In some cases, Nyra would disappear on the Righteous Fallen in the later stages of the campaign, which we have resolved.  Just cleaning up!  Thanks to everyone for reporting :D

Newly recruited Templars will now make more interesting choices with their armor design -- looking good, pilots!

We've fixed the Strike Scanner which had a +Counter-Attack % its wearers' could not use.  We fixed issues on some smaller screens or resolutions, where the new Talent detail box was overflowing.

v2.3.9 - 7/8/2016
 - New Recruits pick armor designs other than green
 - Fixed Strike Scanner gear for Scout / Engineer, now adds + Pen %
 - Fixed bugs in Ferarai: Power Relay Grid, Mok Prime: Drop Zone, Stratos Research Hall
 - Fixed issues with invisible Nyra on Righteous Fallen Aftermath
 - Fixed screen resolution bugs with new Talents detail box


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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Heroes of Steel: New Sell-All, Auto-Glom Update, Patch!


This week is a small update, but adding two much needed improvements based on user feedback and fixing a bug that has a couple of players trapped at a certain point in the story.

Directly from a user request (thanks @craig.rittenhouse) we've added a Sell All button in gear shops, so you can quickly unload any one type of item for gold.

We've also heard the feedback about Auto-Glom after combat, and have changed the way the mechanism works.  Auto-Glom now remembers the last character who was leading [i]before[/i] combat started, and when combat is over switches back to that character and Gloms again.  So, if Selen is leading ... leading ... combat!  ... slaughter the enemy ... End Turn with Kincaid selected ... Selen is leading again and your team gloms up.  No clicks required!

If you followed Tevensa to the Otherworldy Haven, but left before your business there was done, then you can return to the Springtide Altar and she will now talk to you again.  Good luck!

v4.2.41 - 7/7/2016
 - 50% off Dueler, Sorcerer, Rogue and Paladin! Just $1 each on Google Play
 - Sell All button added to stores to quickly unload equip
 - Lead character is remembered between combats for Auto-Glom
 - Fixed issues with Otherworldly Haven and Tevensa - return to altar to continue


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Friday, July 1, 2016

Star Traders 4X Empires: .Deep Crust Mining and New Hover Support



Star Traders 4X Empires is currently 50% off for the Steam Summer Sale!

This weekend's update drops in a new tech, Deep Crust Mining 2, and a new colony upgrade, Mine 8.
We've also made a big round of improvements to hovers on the main map, fixing a few bugs, as well as adding hover data for anomalies, and adding more fields to the colony hover.

Thanks to everyone suggesting improvements and pointing out issues -- we've fixed a number of reported issues and crashes this week!

v2.6.15 - 7/1/2016
 - New Research Tech: 'Deep Crust Mining 2'
 - Fixed Mine 8, Increased RP Bonus
 - Added Morale to Colony mouse over
 - Fixed mouse hover text formatting
 - Addded mouse hover for Explored and Unexplored Anomalies
 - Improved Templar Advisor screen
 - Fixed bugs in the Uncolonized Worlds screen
 - Fixed issue with invaded worlds not being visible in fog

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Templar Battleforce v2.3.7: Talent Detail + Modding Armor Designs


Templar Battleforce is 30% off for the Steam Summer Sale - Vae Victus, Templar!

This weekend, we've released a big patch to improve the level of detail you can see in the talent detail box.  You can now get the full read out of all damage, penetration %, critical % and accuracy combine.  This roll-up includes the weapon, all war gear, and all active buffs, as well as the Talent -- its 100% of the numbers going into the combat rules.

We've added our second mod feature and another example mod to download and try -- this one is the blue armor mod (seen below), and an invitation for modders to create and share their own armor designs for the Templar Leviathan mechs.

A longstanding issue around Swap has been fixed -- previously, if you had swapped a Soldier to an Engineer, you'd be locked into an Engineer for that slot.  Now, you can swap back out again to a Soldier or another class.

We've also improved the read out on Talents that involve the Medic skill, making it clear just how impactful Medic can be on your HP recovery.



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v2.3.7 - 6/30/2016
 - Improved Talent Detail box to give full summary of attack damage and accuracy
 - Swap now allows swapping in and out of Hydra or Engineer if not required
 - New modding feature on Steam -- add new armor designs
 - Improved hover for average Damage to include avg Dmg on penetrating hit
 - Improved display of all Talents relying on Medic to increase HP healing

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Modding comes to Templar Battleforce on Steam



Every journey starts with a first step. This journey starts with one, huge, mechanized, crunching step of a Leviathan war mech.  Hopefully a xeno skull was under our boot!  We've added the very first mod-able feature to Templar Battleforce.  While modding is very limited, and we don't have full support for Steam Workshop, we've started down the path.

If you are excited about creating or playing mods in Templar Battleforce, please share your interest, excitement and post about it, tell us what you'd like to see, and leave reviews on the game.

This week, we've added the ability to add more faces to the game.  But loading a small mod configuration file and some new art, you can extended the list of faces that the game supports.

We've detailed that in our new Steam Guide on Modding.

A common request we have received is to be able to use the story faces from the game as your Templars.  Our sample mod for this feature basically allows that -- letting you use Nyra, Marielle, the cult leader, or Luthor as a Templar.



Yes, it is a very small step forward, with only one mod feature.  However, you've seen our penchant for post-release support and expansion for a game, so expect more exciting things coming down the pipe.  Post your questions, requests, and ideas for what we could add that would help expand the game and bring you back for another round of xeno-vs-mech deathmatch!

v2.3.5 - 6/29/2016
 - New modding feature added for Steam, first mod published
 - Fixed bugs with library entries appearing off screen
 - Improved maps and fixed dialog typos



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