Thursday, June 30, 2011

Everyone needs help with their dirty work... especially mega-corps

Check out our new market page for Cyber Knights RPG:

The year is 2217 and the world has ended. Megacorporations provide humanity’s last survivors shelter in the vast dome cities of New Boston, New Berlin and others. And they need someone to do their dirty work--discretely and effectively. That's where you come in, Cyber Knight.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Star Traders RPG v3.8.7 Released

A new version of our Android role playing strategy game, Star Traders RPG can now be downloaded from the Android Market!

v3.8.7 - 6/29/2011
- Improved Spy Officer
- Fixed Smuggler Features
- 10 New Ships for Elite
- Fixed Score Keeping for Looting
- Improved Torp Loot Message
- Stop "Rumors In Stars"
- Improved Wanted Status Results
- Fixed 2 Force Closes
Elite (huge map, 200 ships, totally awesome)

Free (big map, 100 ships, really awesome)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cyber Knights RPG v0.1.19 Released

A new version of our 9 day old Android RPG can be found on the Google Android Market:

If you are looking for a more polished experience, try out our previous Android RPG, Star Traders:

- WARNING: CyberKnights Can Die
- New Character Class Stats
- New Heat/Rep Bars
- Improved Skill / Att Display
- Negotiation Skill
- Hacking Skill
- Job Expiration
- Improved Ammo Toasts/ Screen

Bugs Fixed:
- No Encounters game day 1
- 21 New Computers
- 10 New Monsters / 72 New Battles
- 2 New Sprites
- New Side Quests
- 2 New Weapons

  • Negotiate Price of Contract Resolved
  • Use Security Rating vs. Hacking Test Resolved
  • Exhausted Status Blocks New Jobs Resolved
  • Exhausted Status Blocks Negotiation Skill Resolved
  • Increase Rep for Most Job Types Resolved
  • Chance of XP on Escape Resolved
  • MiniMap : Stop Toasting Non-Current Region Resolved
  • Reduce Street Rep For Death Resolved
  • Lower Sale Price of Pay Data Resolved
  • Add Small Gang Pay Data Drops Resolved
  • Balance Drug Prices in Stores Resolved
  • Add Toasts for Poisonous Gas Clouds Resolved
  • Karma and Hotel Music Play Bugs Resolved
  • Expand Rep & Heat Toast and Click Area Resolved
  • Rename all Johnson to Connector Resolved
  • Add Tactical Computer Sale to Ammo Shop Resolved
  • Expire Jobs on Hotel Exit Resolved
  • Armor Plated Duster Icon is Wrong? Resolved
  • Out of Ammo Should Tell User What Kind is Out of Resolved
  • Notification Toast about Why Escape Failed Resolved
  • Rename "Clip" to AmmoPak Resolved
  • guns do not indicate their required ammo type Resolved
  • Blue Ox needs 1 hotel Resolved
  • Attack goes to Shoot in melee combo Resolved
  • in mini-map, show time remaining on contract on old item New

Monday, June 27, 2011

Help Us Make Cyber Knights Amazing

The absolute key to the fun of Star Traders is the result of combining, mixing and mashing the terrific insights we received from the players. Without your brilliant ideas, inspiration, support, compliments and endless energy we would never have made it this far.

So play on, young Knight. When you are old, powerful and the walk the streets without fear ... contact us on the Matrix ... perhaps you will teach us something about what the future holds for the New Boston Zone.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cyber Knights RPG v0.1.17 Released

Please Leave a 5 Star Rating if you enjoy this free game.

Thank you for supporting our new project

6/25/2011 - v0.1.17

  • Better AP Display
  • Bold MiniMap Mission
  • Option: Combat Notification Size
  • New Drug Effects (8 Types)
  • New XP Earn Feats (+25%)

Bugs Fixed
  • MDPI Main Map Display of Names
  • Melee Monsters Enter Player Square
  • Zero Health Bugs
  • Quit Button in Combat
  • Continue Game (After Delete)
  1. "Downtown Gate" is Ready
  2. Fixer & Fixer News Files

Friday, June 24, 2011

Cyber Knights RPG v0.1.15 Released

The newest update of our CyberKnights RPG game can now be found on the Android Market:

v0.1.15 is 9.4Megs and includes:

- FIXED: Map Force Close
- Fixed: Hidden Buildings
- Fixed: Buildings with Wrong Names
- Fixed: Long Toast Options
- Fixed: Body Karma Bug
- Display AP Cost of Attacks
- Improved Item Descriptions
- Improved Armor Description
- New Cyberware Descriptions
- Improved Main Map Performance
- Improved Audio Playback Performance
- Fixed 1 ANR

- West End
- 2 New Guns
- New Battle Groups
- 2 New Monsters
- Fixed Some Missing Buildings

Read more:

As always all saved games are compatible with all updates.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Star Traders RPG v3.8.5 Released

- Fixed 3 Reported Force Close!
- New Explorer Special Ability Toast
- New Exo-Tank Upgrade Toast
- New Smuggler Officer Toast
- Confirmation Dialog: Pardon
- Confirmation Dialog: Permit
- Updated 4 Ships
- Improved Copy Captain (Performance, All Versions)
- Fixed Copy Copy Captain (Amazon)
- Fixed Memory Consumption in Main Map
- Improved Scrolling Performance

Read more:

Cyber Knights RPG v0.1.13 Released

6/23/2011 - v0.1.13
- FIXED: Force Close!

You can join the CyberKnights on Facebook!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cyber Knights RPG v0.1.11 Released

Please Leave a 5 Star Rating if you enjoy this free game.

Thank you for supporting our new project

6/23/2011 - v0.1.11
- Fixed Bugs with 2 Weapons
- Added Short Combat Move
- Reduced Reload Cost to AP 1
- Fixes Reported FCs
- Show Character Portrait in Hotel
- Fixes Bug with Contact "Minimum Heat"
- Improving CyberEyes Effects

- The Fenns Region
- Roxbury Crossing
- Camden Street
- 5 New Contacts
- New Battle Groups
- 2 New Monsters
- Fixed Some Missing Buildings

Monday, June 20, 2011

Cyber Knights RPG

The newest in-development Trese Brothers game can now be downloaded from the Android market.

It is not completely done but we feel like you will enjoy watching it grow from a basic demo to a full fledged so-deep-you-have-to-swim-out RPG in true TB style.

We build games for you, with you and by you.

Send us your ideas to see them in the next release.

please leave us a encouraging review and Like us on the facebook =)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Cyber Knights RPG v0.1.07 Released

- Void Contracts
- Expire Contracts
- Job Profile Pictures
- Explain Taxi/Minimap Toast
- New "Drops" System Added
- Improves Map Performance
- Fixes Map Force Close
- Fixes J. Bar (Sheldon)
- Adds Social Icons
- 53 New Contracts
- 2 New Weapons
- 5 New Matrix Hosts
- 6 New Shops
- Improved Content in 3 Regions
- Added Flag to Minimap
- 10 MP now Grants +1 AP
- 20% of Damage goes to MP, 80% to HP
- Fixes Correctional Facility

Read more:

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cyber Knights RPG v0.1.05 Released

- Maintain Zoom Level
- Improves Job System
- Display XP on Attribute, Skill Screens
- Fixes Edge of Map Crash

- 33 New Dialog Strings
- 2 New Armor Types
- 3 New Shop Setups
- Laughing Dog Dialog
- Added Vinny the Fixer
- Fixed Region #7 Roads
- Fixed Region #9 Roads

Read more:

Star Traders RPG v3.8.3 Released

v3.8.3 - 6/18/2011
- Fixes Force Closes
- Ship Balancing / Names
- Fixes Several Toast Bugs
- Fixes some performance issues with main map
- Fixes 2 FC with routes

Read more:

Friday, June 17, 2011

Cyber Knights RPG v0.1.03 Released

- Added Resume Navigate Button
- Made Portrait button skin (placeholder)
- Map Micromap button skin (placeholder)
- Game Over Screen Added (Rob)
- Added "No Thanks" to Job Offer (Stefan)
- Fixes Pickup Contract Type (h.assassin)
- Reduces Random Encounters As Requested (-20%, many)
- Character Can Die (fix)
- Difficulty Descriptions
- Display Day of Week in HUD
- Fixed 2 Reported Force Closes
- Fixed 1 Application Not Responding
- Music Play Performance on XOOM

- 4 New Weapons
- 3 New Armors
- 5 New Items
- 3 New Encounter Types
- 2 New Contacts
- 3 New Safehouses
- 1 New Implant Type (Gun Link ^2)
- Better Difficulty Settings in Games
- Updated Help Screenshot
- Revamped Region #31
- Revamped Region #37
- Los V Gang Dialogs
- Armor Catalogs Added
- Improved Inventory for Mars
- Wandering Monster More Variety

Read more:

Thursday, June 16, 2011

CyberKnights RPG v0.1.01

CyberKnights RPG v0.1.01 has been released onto Android Market.

This game is beta -- only about 50% done -- we are hoping you forgive us, leave a 5 star review and post some ideas!

Read more:

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Star Traders RPG: Quotes from Thulun

"It is all to easy for the generals who represent a millennium of failure to pass judgement on the soldiers and ship builders who fought and built for them.

You would forgive things that MUST NEVER be forgiven. They say the syndicates steward culture -- we steward the now. Without strength to defend it, life is meaningless.

You speak of Sarah Thulun but ignore the truth of why she survived to see the Council of Dallix. That vote was as much Vincant of Cadar's as it was hers.

Do not forget the history you claim to defend."

- Vax Cadar to Veltzar Thulun on the Bridge of 'An Endless Fury'

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Star Traders RPG v3.8.0 Released!

I am very excited to announce the newest edition of Star Traders RPG!

Version 3.8.0 has been uploaded to the Android Market. This new release represents the largest set of changes to the game's main map since the initial development in September.

  • Start Navigation To Waypoint Button
  • New Captain HUD Graphic
  • Fly-With-Ship Scrolling (Optional)
  • Auto-Center After Navigation (Optional)
  • Consistent Navigation Abort Button (Stop!)
  • Player Can Scroll While Flying
  • Brand New Path Finding Algorithm
  • Fuel Aware Route Finder

You may not notice any major immediate visual differences to the star map, but hopefully you will quickly notice several substantial behavior improvements.

The map system has changed significantly, but remains highly configurable. If you prefer the old Star Traders RPG play (with lots of player directed scrolling) you can achieve this by disabling both Auto-Scroll and Fly Scroll.

As with any new Star Traders RPG feature we will be working over the next week or two to polish, improve and cycle in your suggestions.

Personally, I find that this new release makes the game much more playable. From a technical standpoint, re-writing the map system has opened a number of doors for future releases, including zooming and showing rumors/flags on the main map. Stay tuned for new features!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Artist's Workshop

I have posted before about my art processes, decisions made, tools used. As I have worked through the art process of Cyber Knights, I am continuing to refine my processes. I'd be interested in advice that other artists might have on how to optimize the artist's workshop.

I use a Waccom tablet (Bamboom, the small one) and a laptop (15" screen or something). I travel like crazy and have a pension for not working at home (cafes). I wish I had two screens (see the screenshot below) but can't carry one with me.

The more I work with larger sets of art files, all focusing on the same character, asset, or theme, the more I tweak and try to change my working environment. Consistency of style, character, and appearance are all critical, and it drives me to want to be able to look at all the resources associated with a certain subject while adding a new piece of art.

I'd love suggestions from any of the artists out there on ways to better my Artist's Workbench!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Star Traders RPG 250,000 Downloads

On October 27, 2010 we released Star Traders RPG ...

Today it reached the 250,000 download mark on the Android Market!

Thanks to players, fans, followers and Captains galaxy wide!

It has been great getting to know all of you on the forum, twitter and facebook.

Your support, suggestions, inspiration and energy has been amazing and Andrew and I cannot thank you enough.

Heres to the future!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ruining a Neighborhood Near You

New Boston isn't exactly a friendly place, you know. In a sprawl like this, everyone has to watch their own back. You've got to keep one hand on your credder, and the other on your pistol. Don't trust a lying soul, and don't believe someone who claims they ain't. You won't last long in this dump if you do.

But you've got to know people. Trust 'em or not, living in a city like this requires you to have a network of ... contacts. I almost said friends, but then I don't want to give you the wrong idea. I'd kill each and every one of them if they tried to frag me first or if the money was just right. That's what it means, being a Cyber Knight.

[ The following is a set of drafts for the denizens of New Boston. It was done on an airplane flying back from Mexico City--one of the world's great urban sprawls--and also on lined notebook paper. Keep an eye out for a completed version of these Contacts, and for more CyberKnights news! ]

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Add Your +1 To Star Traders RPG

Google has added a new button to make a +1 to an Android application.

Star Traders RPG needs your plus ones:

It is very easy to do and Google is probably going to use it to decide which games are placed high on search results! Help us spread the word about everyone's favorite Android-only sci-fi open-ended space-trading game with Torps.

Thanks again for all your support. Go Team Star Traders =)