Monday, December 31, 2012

Full Sized Map of New Boston (NBZ)

Thanks again to @Nicolas on Facebook for providing this amazing map of the New Boston Zone.  This one is now full-sized and even more valuable!


You can also snag the PDF here.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Star Traders - Ship Charts

Thanks to @pokerjunky on our forums who has contributed and hosted this amazing Star Traders charting tool which allows you to compare and contrast all of the ships within the Star Traders Quadrant.  You can see the app here: http://charts.startradersrpg.com/

Please check out this amazing resource.  It is especially exciting to see someone else's charts and mathematics show that our ship balancing algorithms have achieved their purpose!  We hope that this will help you pick the best warship, smuggler, and defender as you build the fleets for your Captains ... and beyond.

Pokerjunky explains his process on the forum:
http://startradersrpg.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=rules&thread=3121&page=1

Thanks to all our awesome fans.  We could do not do it without you, and its killer to have so many of your creating fan fiction, chart apps, detailed and interactive maps, and for sharing your knowledge on the forum and our other channels!  Thank you again!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

New Boston Zone - Area Map


Thanks for @Nicolas on Facebook who has compiled this amazing map of the Cyber Knights NBZ.  With this map in hand, a Knight can see all the walls, shop, back-water neighborhoods, docksides, and major roads and allies of the sprawl. 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Templar Assault v0.7.1 Released


"Templar Assault" is the FREE Version: Enjoy hours of turn-based strategy before you go Elite. Try before you buy.


No Ads in this game -- Email me if you need help or have any questions.


v0.7.1 - 12/18/2012

  • New Custom Game Fonts
  • Improved Templar UI
  • Sell Unused Equipment for Honor Points
  • Improved Help File
  • Level Difficulty Tweaks
  • Item Price Balancing and Updates


Templar Assault Free
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tresebrothers.games.templars

http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Templar-Assault/dp/B0065N3IJG


Experience the Elite Upgrade: Epic new content include 3 complete Elite-only campaigns, 18 more Skirmish levels, more enemy types, and over 15 new types of deadly weapons and mighty armors!  Burn your retribution into the Quadrant as an Elite Templar commander.

Templar Assault Elite

http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tresebrothers.games.templarselite

http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Templar-Assault/dp/B006C5FWH8

Player's Forum Discussion
http://startradersrpg.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=taup&thread=3110

Cyber Knights RPG v0.8.15 Released



"Cyber Knights RPG" is the FREE Version! Enjoy hours of epic cyberpunk tactical RPG before you go Elite.

No Ads in this game ...  Email our team if you need help or have any questions ... cory.trese@gmail.com


v0.8.15 - 12/17/2012

  • Added XP Convert Cost for Allies
  • Fixed Issues with Rumor Text
  • Fixed Duplicate Rumors Bugs
  • Fixed Invalid Conflict Combinations
  • Fixed Invalid Contract Destinations
  • Display Runner HP and HP in Backroom
  • Improved Rumor Toasts



Cyber Knights RPG 
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tresebrothers.games.cyberknights

http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Cyber-Knights/dp/B0060N1AM8


Cyberpunk Tactical RPG for Android -- Purchase Elite to support the BETA.  Warning: this game in active development and will have many updates.  Early adopters get the discounted price of $1.99.

Cyber Knights RPG Elite

http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tresebrothers.games.cyberknightselite

http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Cyber-Knights/dp/B0060N19OM

Star Traders RPG v4.8.7 Released


***** Star Traders RPG now available on iPad and iPhone *****
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-traders-rpg/id528949262


Release Notes on Player's Forum
http://startradersrpg.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=updates&action=display&thread=3102


v4.8.7 - 12/16/2012

  • Improved Large Screen Buttons
  • More Tablet UI Improvements
  • Fixed Music Playback Issues
  • Fixed Starting Ship Stats
  • Display Starting Ship Upgrades
  • New Ship: Harzoss Cutter
  • New Ship: Dune Lifter
  • New Ship: Steel Lazar



"Star Traders RPG" is a FREE Version -- play as much as you want before you go Elite.  E-Mail us if you need help!

http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.corytrese.games.startraders

http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Star-Traders/dp/B004UBM7Z6




Experience the Elite Upgrade:  Epic new content includes 2,000 new Sectors, 200 additional Zones and more than 150 exclusive art files.  Take your space based adventures to a huge next galaxy.

Google Play "Star Traders RPG" Free


Google Play "Star Traders RPG Elite" ($1.99USD)
http://play.google.com/store/apps/detail....tartraderselite
http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Traders-Elite/dp/B004SCN2F6


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Star Traders RPG v4.8.5 for Android


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v4.8.5 - 12/15/2012

  • Increased Font Size for Tablets
  • Improved Character Status UI
  • Improved Ship Status UI
  • Improved Cargo Status UI
  • Rounding Fuel Use to 2 Digits
  • Added Percentage Full to Cargo
  • Improved Rumor Status Display
  • Performance Improvements / Fixes


Star Traders RPG is now available for the iPhone and iPad
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-traders-rpg/id528949262


Google Play "Star Traders RPG" Free
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.corytrese.games.startraders

Amazon "Star Traders RPG" Free
http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Star-Traders/dp/B004UBM7Z6

Google Play "Star Traders RPG Elite" ($1.99USD)
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.corytrese.games.startraderselite

Amazon "Star Traders RPG Elite" ($1.99USD)
http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Traders-Elite/dp/B004SCN2F6


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cyber Knights RPG Updated for Android v0.8.13


New release of Cyber Knights RPG. Inspired by SEGA, Syndicate, Shadowrun and the old school D&D Computer RPG we played as kids...

v0.8.13 - 12/12/2012
  • Fixed Dialog Issues Reported
  • Improved Screen Real Estate
  • Enhanced Text Layouts for Dialogs
  • Improved New Weapon Balancing
  • Fixed XP Bugs with Skill Buying
  • Fixed Taxi-map highlights Bug
  • More Balancing and Monster Tweaks

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Star Traders RPG Updated on Apple App Store


Download from the Apple App Store
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-traders-rpg/id528949262


v2.1.1 - 12/11/2012


  • New Contract Type: Blockade
  • New Contract Type: Spy
  • Zoom Function for iPad
  • Improved iPhone Zoom Function
  • Increased Game Notification Duration
  • Fixed Water-Fuel Usage in Red
  • Added New Game Officer Dialog
  • Improved Political Officer
  • Added Trade Embargo Warning Dialog
  • Improved First Mate
  • Added First Mate Morale Dialog
  • Added First Mate Supply Dialog
  • Fixed Main Menu Version Display
  • Improved Water-Fuel Tank Upgrade
  • Improved Databank Upgrade
  • Improved Weapon Locker Upgrade
  • Improved Smuggler's Hold Upgrade
  • Improved Omni-Stealth Array
  • Improved Predator Tracking Upgrade
  • Improved Military Officer Special Ability
  • Improved Bounty Hunter Special Ability
  • Improved Spy War Conflict Rules
  • Improved Solar War Conflict Rules
  • iPad Screen Layout Improvements
  • Improved Take Ship Function
  • Improved Mutiny Interface
  • Improved Interface for Dead Character
  • Improve Elite IAP Contract Generator
  • Character Roster Improvements/Fixes
  • Fixes Memory / Performance Issues
  • Fixed Issue with Armor Repairs
  • Fixed Bugs Reported on Forum
  • Text and Typo Fixes


Join us on the Player's Forum
http://startradersrpg.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=updates&action=display&thread=3071#ixzz2Eo3D39ta

Star Traders RPG v4.8.3 Released


We really enjoy bringing new content and updates to the players of Star Traders RPG.

Just looking back on the game systems of the past, it is hard to imagine how much pressure there must have been to get everything perfect the first time around. I bet sending an SNES game to manufacturing was nerve wracking. However, a lot of really talented game developers got it right.

Some of the games that really inspired us were:

And even before that we had an old beat up copy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traveller_(role-playing_game)


v4.8.3 - 12/10/2012

  • New Ship: Executioner Cruiser
  • New Ship: Pirate Executioner
  • New Ship: Axtrix Runner
  • New Ship: Line Runner
  • Improving Large Screen Support (XXHDPI)
  • Fixed Reported Crashes and Issues
  • Help File Improvements




Google Play "Star Traders RPG" Free
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.corytrese.games.startraders

Amazon "Star Traders RPG" Free
http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Star-Traders/dp/B004UBM7Z6

Google Play "Star Traders RPG Elite" ($1.99USD)
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.corytrese.games.startraderselite

Amazon "Star Traders RPG Elite" ($1.99USD)
http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Traders-Elite/dp/B004SCN2F6


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cyber Knights RPG v0.8.11 Released for Android



The year is 2217 and the world is over. Mega-corporatate CEOs provide the survivors shelter in vast domes that protect the last world cities.  Across the shattered planet, the Global Matrix has been resurrected, reconnecting the scattered cities, criminal organizations and corporations.  The global net’s return has reignited the fires of warfare amongst the corporations.

Join Cyber Knights RPG on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/cyberknightsrpg

The old arms race has started anew, the major corporate players struggle, each vying for power.  In this post-apocalyptic world, technological dominion and control over the scarce world resources are all that matter to the power players.



v0.8.11 - 12/09/2012

  • New game dialog artwork and animation
  • New Weapon: Steel Wave II
  • New Weapon: Blaze Model IV
  • New Weapon: Steel Warrior
  • New Weapon: Wrist Blade
  • New Weapon: MT Chrome Claw
  • Fixed Martial Artist Runner equip
  • Fixed Taxi-map highlights Bug
  • Fixed Inventory Refresh Bug
  • Fixed Status Menu Crash
  • Fixed Game Over Bugs / Crashes
  • Fixed Memory Manager Crashes



Google Play Cyber Knights RPG Free
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tresebrothers.games.cyberknights

Google Play Cyber Knights RPG Elite
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tresebrothers.games.cyberknightselite

Amazon Cyber Knights RPG Free
http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Cyber-Knights/dp/B0060N1AM8

Amazon Cyber Knights RPG Elite
http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Cyber-Knights/dp/B0060N19OM


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Star Traders RPG v4.8.1 Released



Star Traders RPG was inspired by space trading and pirate simulation games that my brothers and I played obsessively as kids. We're all grown up now and still busy trying to find new ships to loot. Star Traders features a professional soundtrack by Imphenzia this epic space opera is a hit with fans of Star Wars, Firefly, Serenity and Battlestar Galatica.

Your command of the ship is under constant threat, both internal and external.  Can you manage your resources, crew, officers well to enough to turn a profit on your contracts and trades?  Those that do will be among the Faction's elite Star Heroes -- and those that fail will be branded bandits and crimelords.

Star Traders RPG was just release for the iPad and iPhone
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-traders-rpg/id528949262

v4.8.1 - 12/08/2012

  • New Elite Content
  • Officer: Tradesman
  • Ship: Hyperion Freighter
  • Ship: Hyperion Lifter
  • Ship: Hyperion Liner
  • Renamed "Bounty Hunter" to "Bodyguard"
  • New: Templar Officer Capture Payment Bonus
  • New: Xeno Vet Officer Destroy Payment Bonus
  • New: Spy Officer Rep Bonus for Spy War Trades
  • Elite has 11 Officers, 450 Ships
  • Fixed Minor Issue with Mate Dialogs

Google Play "Star Traders RPG" Free
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.corytrese.games.startraders

Amazon "Star Traders RPG" Free
http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Star-Traders/dp/B004UBM7Z6

Google Play "Star Traders RPG Elite" ($1.99USD)
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.corytrese.games.startraderselite

Amazon "Star Traders RPG Elite" ($1.99USD)
http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Traders-Elite/dp/B004SCN2F6

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Knight Life: T-Bone, Drone Master

June 15, 2217
11:51:21PM


The right 
shoulder servo was acting up again.  He knew what The Doctor would say, "stress-related cybernetic sensory projection" or ,doctor-drek for "it's all in your head, T-Bone."  His left cyberarm flipped around his back and dragged the mess of dreadlocks, cables and antenna cable off his irritated right shoulder and over his left.

Still, T-Bone was sure he could still feel it, like two gears grinding on bone.  His hearing amplification already forced him to listen to every whir and whirl of the machines that provided his upper body, however, the grinding he felt was just below the chrome's sensitivity, too quiet.
Just like this fragging meet.  Too quiet.  What in the hell was he doing out here alone.

In spite of the nervous energy that he felt, T-Bone's six foot seven frame was anchored in place, silent and immobile.  He waited within the 
protection offered by a ruined overpass, careful to stay out of the acidic rainfall.  

The drones were silent as well.  Instinctively, the Drone Master in him ran down the list, his DC deck humming.  Flipping between Sensors, ECCM and Weapon control systems in a practiced rhythm, T-Bone calmed his mind.  His consciousness melted into the familiar neural interface and the cold embrace of digisense...

The drones had been running ECCM solutions for plenty of time given the urban environment.  There was no doubt for him as he ran MIJI diagnostics -- this network was secure.  The thermal dampers reported fully operation status and every one of the little robotic death-machines was near invisible.
  He liked the firing solutions.  The gangers he had shot on the walk in seemed to have convinced the general population he was a not-to-be-fragged-with thermal signature.  Besides, he thought with a bitter laugh, there wouldn't be much of anything good left to eat anyway.   

.........................
June 16, 2217
12:31:34AM


The kid might not get it, but he could not blame her.  T-Bone knew exactly why Psyche's 'rabbit' sat on the grenade -- he'd just proven the logic of the choice behind the pillar.  T-Bone knew the kid he'd just killed would probably have, in retrospect, chosen the grenade as well.  Terrible business and T-Bone hated being the one to have to deliver that message.Frag it.  This business is just too fragged up.  Why did he have to tell me his real name?  Drek!

Why now?  Of all the times, why would Knight Horizon pick now to settle an old score?  It was not even a question about KH's involvement to T-Bone.  To him, the tactics were a clear match -- cranial bombs, self-destructing OCC and brain-slaves instead of Cyber Knights.  He knew of at least two Connectors infamous for scorched earth tactics.  It infuriated him that a corporation as large and as public as KH had a CEO willing and ready to promote these madmen to positions of authority.Frag ... she put the other one in the trunk of the Americar.  Drek, who are these people?

So some KH drek-head has a big black ops budget and a score to settle.  Big deal, T-Bone thought.  What he was concerned about was the timing.  Drek, every good Knight had a history with a few security corporations but what did not scan was the coincidence of June fragging 15th to pick a fight.  Or worse, handing out that address.  That, T-Bone knew, was a message and a none-to-subtle one at that.


It was time to get back to business and T-Bone knew what was needed -- the team.  Besides, that was the last 50K from the slush fund.  No choice now, not for any of them.

.........................
June 16, 2217
01:04:18AM


T-Bone's mind was a single reflexive flick, a single thought from turning a quarter city block of the Waste into killing field.  A klick 
and a half away the truck's Outlaw and Hellfire missile systems ticked back firing solution changes as minuscule atmospheric conditions changed in the air above.  The smart agent on the truck's in-built DC Deck had taken semi-autonomous fire control for the drone network and T-Bone was certain even if they got a round into his DCR that not one of them would walk out from under the overpass.Icon ...

How long have they known this?  How much does this Five guy really know?  How long has 
she known about this?  Does Wraith know Psyche knows a guy who probably knows who killed Icon?  Maybe was even there when he died?

So what exactly do you know about that, Friend?

.........................
June 16, 2217
01:41:34AM


The other Knights had left and T-Bone was again standing alone beneath the concrete ruins of a forgotten highway.

-

The connection in his head clicked a few times as the encryption negotiation occurred and then connected.


Hello?  How may I direct your call?

John Hills, please.

Hills here.  Who's calling?

T-Bone, chummer.  We gotta talk.Sure, anytime.  Where?

No, I mean we gotta talk, and now.

Everyone?

All of them. Fly her back if you have to.  Put her on a plane.What about their vacations?

Look, Hills, you manage the HR and PR.  As far as I am concerned, we're on the clock.  Make it happen.Tonight?

Tonight.  

...

One more thing too.

Yah, chummer.  What is it?

I've got a cyber-eye recording of an out of Zone runner.  Need to know who, where and when.  All the details.Can Wraith take care of it?

Nah, omea, you gotta do this one yourself.  Nothing personal, just business, ok?  His ware is pretty unique, chummer, shouldn't be too hard.Null sweat.  You think he's an enemy?

Not sure yet, omea but my gut tells me he's not ... that he ain't lying ... but that doesn't mean we can trust him, yah?Yah.

<CLICK>

.........................
June 16, 2217
01:42:08AM


T-Bone's sub-vocal cybernetics enabled him to place, participate in and complete the telephone call without pausing at his work.

The cyber-arm's servo hardly strained under the effort of working the shovel, which T-Bone 
tossed unceremoniously aside once the pit was a full 6 feet deep.Least I can do is make sure the ghouls don't make a mockery of the kid's death.

Brushing the dirt from his face, he lowered the young man's body into the darkness. He gently placed the remaining belongings in the grave, took up the shovel and began to fill the breach.
I'm still human.  Machines don't feel remorse, don't feel regret.  Machines don't grieve ... machines don't feel anger ... do they? 
I'm still human, aren't I?

.........................

Star Traders RPG v4.7.15 for Android Released


A new release of our epic RPG-space simulation Star Traders has been released to the Android Google Play market and uploaded to the Amazon App Store. New ships!

v4.7.15 - 12/01/2012

  • New Ship: Guardian Interceptor
  • New Ship: Dragoon Cutter
  • Fixed "Loot All" Button After "Take Ship"
  • Fixed Reported Issues with "Import Free Captain"
  • Improved Water Tank/Weapon Cabinet in "Take All"
  • Improved Water Tank/Weapon Cabinet in "Loot All"
  • Added "Default Captain Name" Option


Google Play "Star Traders RPG" Free

http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.corytrese.games.startraders

Amazon "Star Traders RPG" Free
http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Star-Traders/dp/B004UBM7Z6

Google Play "Star Traders RPG Elite" ($1.99USD)
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.corytrese.games.startraderselite

Amazon "Star Traders RPG Elite" ($1.99USD)
http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Traders-Elite/dp/B004SCN2F6


Cyber Knights RPG v0.8.9 for Android Released


A new release of our dark futuristic cyberpunk RPG for Android has been released to Google Play and uploaded to the Amazon App Store. Check it out if you love table top cyberpunk RPG, this is the mobile version :)

v0.8.9 - 12/01/2012

  • Taxi-map highlights region with job
  • Re-balanced enemy offensive skills / weapons 
  • Many typo fixes in text and files
  • Fixed Paydata Crash for ALL devices
  • Fixed Rumor Crashes for Off-Map Rumors
  • Improved Map and Combat Performance
  • Fixed Reported Combat Bugs



Google Play Cyber Knights RPG Free
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tresebrothers.games.cyberknights

Google Play Cyber Knights RPG Elite
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tresebrothers.games.cyberknightselite

Amazon Cyber Knights RPG Free
http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Cyber-Knights/dp/B0060N1AM8

Amazon Cyber Knights RPG Elite
http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Cyber-Knights/dp/B0060N19OM