Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Major Episode 4 Expansion Release!

The world of Steel trembles as the Harbingers ride to battle once again!  Episode 4 has received a major expansion today, opening up 3 new story arcs and moving the main story forward another stride toward the final climax.  

The expansion has added over 15 new types of monsters and some major new bosses.  Their lairs and the expanse of the Underdeep includes 11 new dungeons, and one new town. On top of the new advesaries, there are hundreds of new pieces of weapons, armor and gear to kit out your groups in, and you'll find some of the mightiest items you've seen yet.  Even more, if you are playing Kincaid, Vraes, or Fyona, you have the chance to encounter your hero's legendary item and unique story content.

We've also fixed a host of bugs, including a nasty bug that was making mouse hovers go berserk on some desktops.

v4.2.1 - 2/9/2016
 - Major Episdoe 4 Expansion Pack!
 - Start new story arc by visiting Tevensa, Erghanna, Kea or Tyrae
 - Start new story arc at the Brunehorn docks; go to the Darkmoss
 - Storm Bastion back gate is now opened; visit Ancient Monastery
 - Added 11 new dungeons / regions and 1 new town
 - Added 15 new monster types and major bosses
 - Added 100+ new epic weapons, armor and gear 
 - New Legendary Items story events for Vraes, Kincaid, Fyona
 - Added display of Strength minimum Damage to talent detail box
 - 6 Range Curses (Ethereal, Choking, etc) go to 7 Range at level 8
 - Added Crag Peak as a permanent part of the road east to Granthorn
 - Up-balanced the Heartbeats of Summer story item
 - Improved keyboard arrow scrolling, improve hover over Talents list
 - Improved sorting of Gear by level as well as type
 - Fixed bugs with very high leaderboard scores
 - Fixed desktop issue with hover breaking over talent list
If you have come out of the far side of the City of the Dead, then your ready to move forward on any of these new story arcs.  First, you can visit Kea, Tyrae, the Druid Erghanna or Tevensa's alter to continue the main quest.

Also, if you have been to the Storm Bastion, then the defensive wards they have been working are now complete, and the back gate can be opened at last. The winding track up to the monastery awaits.

The Captains at the Brunehorn docks will also take you into the Darkmoss Swamps to visit the Druid Erghanna, regardless of which family you supported in the conflict over Ember.  Heroes such as yourself would do well to talk to one of the Dhrogas, and you can kick off a new story arc by heading that way.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Templar Battleforce v1.2.27 Released!

To honor Steam's Lunar New Year Sale, Templar Battleforce is 30% off on all platforms!

On Steam for PC, Mac and Linux 
Templar Battleforce on Steam

On Google Play
Templar Battleforce on Google Play

On iTunes
Templar Battleforce on iTunes

What could be better than the Lunar New Year 30% off sale?  A new update and a new armor skin for your Leviathan mechs!

With this update, we've also pumped up the reliability of Hydra's Napalm Damage.  We suggest caution for both xeno (good luck!) and your own Templars, as the Fire Damage caused by lasting Napalm is going to be higher and more consistent.  Consider adding some +Fire Res buffs, Gear or Armor if you are playing a fire-happy Hydra who is blanketing the entire field of battle in flames.

Please leave a review to help encourage more content, updates and deployments!

v1.2.27 - 2/6/2016
 - Added new armor design to Templar Designer - check out the orange and gray mech design
 - Fire Damage from napalm flame follows rules of standard Fire Dmg (30% minimum); be careful--more Dmg for enemies and Templars
 - Small increases to Max Use count for Napalm Charge and Napalm Lance levels 1-10
 - Fixed Reported Crashes

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Steam Key Giveaway this Sunday!

This Sunday, we are going to host a giveaway of 9 Steam keys on our Patreon. All winners will be selected at random from among our Patreon family of supporters, including all members who have pledge at any level (as low as $1). Each winner will be given the option to get a Steam key for Templar Battleforce, Heroes of Steel or Star Traders 4X Empires (all $10 value).

If you don't play on Steam or already have all 3 games, you are free to share the key with a friend, give it to a forum friend, or use/resell/share it in any way you like.

With the current Patreon membership of 45, 20% of our supporters will get a key!

Anyone who wants in on the drawing can sign up for a monthly pledge as low as $1!

As always, thank you for your support!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Templar Battleforce v1.2.25 Released!

Today's update drops a new design for your Leviathan mech's armor -- blue on blue.  With even more customization options, you can make every squad member unique, or color code your fire teams for the best strategic plan.

We've also modified the Swap rules to allow you to Swap Engineers and Hydras within their class.  Where before, you could not Swap these classes, now you can Swap one Hydra for another -- still meeting the level requirements, but bringing in a Hydra-in-training or one with a different build.

As always we are working on improving maps and spawn locations and have made some good improvements on player feedback!

Please leave a review to help spread the word and encourage more updated!

v1.2.25 - 1/28/2016
 - Added new armor design to Templar Designer - check out the newest mechs design
 - Swap now allows you to swap Engineers and Hydras for other Templars within their class
 - Fixed issues with maps and improved some spawning locations
 - Fixed Reported Crashes

On Steam for PC, Mac and Linux
Templar Battleforce on Steam

On Google Play
Templar Battleforce on Google Play

On iTunes
Templar Battleforce on iTunes

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

January Wallpaper Reward for Patreons

As the new year arrives, we are proud to share our newest Patreon wallpaper -- featuring Star Traders 2 ships.  While some of this artwork has already been leaking to the Patreon exclusive art stream, we're now releasing it to anyone pledging $1 or more.

We've had a great holiday season and owe many thanks to our Patreon family for support.  Our holiday pledge drive was a success, and we gained 13 new backers (over our goal!) to grow the family to a proud 46.  Our Patreons all go above and beyond to help us keep making games, and we owe them many thanks for it. 

Join the fun and score some digital rewards at the Trese Brothers Patreon.

You'll also get access to previous month's wallpapers --

Friday, January 22, 2016

Tonight, with the help of Shaun Musgraves a new and extended interview with Cory and I has gone live on TouchArcade.com.  I really enjoyed answering these questions, as Shaun has covered us at TouchArcade now for multiple years, and he knows us really well.  This leads to a more exciting and revealing interview all around, and I hope enjoy it!

Read the interview tonight!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Star Traders Web Comic - Page 3 Published!

The Star Traders web comic is funded by our amazing Patreons.  Join the family, help determine the story arc and the fate of the characters, and earn awesome digital rewards!

Join us on Patreon to vote on the direction, arc, and events of the Star Traders web comic.  Get in on this unique collaborative project in the Star Traders world.