Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Heroes of Steel is headed to Greenlight

We have started the Heroes of Steel RPG Greenlight project on Steam!  We hope you will help support us there and push this project forward.

We are coming to PC whether or not we succeed at Greenlight, but we know the best way to get on your computers is via Steam.  We appreciate your support!

Heroes of Steel RPG v1.1.21

Heroes of Steel RPG v1.1.21 has just been released to iOS!  The Android release will be forthcoming next week!  Welcome to the New Years!

What's New in Version 1.1.21
- Fixed bug in Warm Cave, can now continue games
- Skills increasing Talent durations are listed with Talents
- Ethereal Anguish gains area effect at Power 3+
- Balanced and clarified desc for Burning / Thundering Blades
- Episode 1: added new backstory dialogs, reactions to victory
- Corrected Dual Wielding rules for Outlander
- Improved Performance and Memory Usage
- New item types - Tinctures & Suspensions
- New loot in Red Hill dungeon & weapon varieties
- Episode 1: added new secrets
- Episode 1: added new backstory dialogs
- Updated Cleric's art and added new animation
- Updated game art, fixed maps


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Heroes of Steel is Available on the App Store

Heroes of Steel RPG has just gone live on the iOS App Store! Get it for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch! 

Thanks to all the supporters who helped us cross the threshold to $20,000 on the Heroes of Steel KickStarter to achieve the Epic Platform Pack. You made this possible!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Cyber Knights - Major Jobs Update & Holiday Sale

First, Cyber Knights Elite is ON SALE for $1.99. Great time grab it for the holidays.

Second, this is a major release (jumping to 1.7.0) which puts in the foundation for all the upcoming job system re-build. We are headed to a new Jobs System 2.0 for Cyber Knights which will really change the game. It is important to get this first phase locked in solid, so please watch your jobs (heat, rep, negotiation, etc) extra carefully for this release and report anything you see as an issue or an inconsistency!

While this is a "clean-up" release around the job system (fixing known issues with the new foundation) the upcoming releases are where things will start to get more exciting.  We will be leveraging in new job types, new dynamic job creation code that is aware of XP, Reputation, and location within the NBZ, as well as complex job types that bring an Operation feel to the jobs you might pick up from a powerful Connector.  This leads to another big change -- Connectors within the city, backrooms, and across the wires will start to have their own qualities and characterizations.  Are they a paramilitary nut, or a smuggler who jumps at every shortage in the city?

Very exciting times for Cyber Knights!

v1.7.0 - 12/16/2013
- Character w/ Best Negotiation haggles for job prices
- Reasons for profession-based job bonuses now displayed in job screens
- Pickup / Delivery jobs build up Heat and then burn it all at the end
- Synchronized Heat add / remove for taking / completing jobs
- Fixed job bugs sending you to the same shop
- Foundation is now in for new jobs system - please report any issues!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Heroes of Steel - Episodic Releases

This week we have released Heroes of Steel RPG to the Android markets.  You can download and play it for free on Google Play and Amazon App Store.  For anyone with an iOS device, don't worry -- it is in review with Apple and as soon as their team releases it we will make sure you know!

Heroes of Steel is our first game that we will release in an episodic fashion.  The first release of Heroes of Steel includes Episode 1: Death's Consort for $0.99. Each of the additional Episodes 2-4 will become available as they are finished at $0.99.  

We are excited to look forward to a Heroes of Steel Elite release in 2014.  Once we have released enough episodes, we will bundle them into a single paid game, Elite, for $3.99.

In the mean time, try out the new optional characters which will bring major variety to your time in the world of Steel for $1.99!   

All IAPs are permanent additions to the game.  Any group of heroes you create can play through any Episode purchased, and an additional character can be added to any new group created.  Enjoy!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Cyber Knights v1.6.3 Released

After the big Heroes of Steel release, we've turned our attention back to Cyber Knights for a release that's been brewing for a while.  Thanks for all the support, Knights!

v1.6.3 - 12/8/2013
- Updated Los V Ladder to include better and more unique rewards
- Add more watermarks - Toxic spill and Heat wave
- Fixed issue where watermark were stacking badly
- Clarified Runner / Ally death rules in difficulty screens
- Clarified implant descriptions (Adds vs. Sets)
- 740 Club phone removed to clarify MnB story
- Fixing encounter bugs and mismatches
- Fixing phone icon, removing 5 yen sign

Thanks for all your support, Knights!

Star Traders RPG v5.2.5 Released

Star Traders RPG has been updated for Android.

We have been working on this update for a while, and the sister update for iOS, but with Heroes of Steel taking up so much time, we didn't have time (until today) to test and submit!

v5.2.5 - 12/8/2013

  • New Rumor and Conflict Interplay
  • 'Prince In Hiding' Blocks 'Trade War'
  • 'Weapon Shortage' Stacks 'Solar War'
  • 'Roving Mercenaries' Grants 50% Off Pardons
  • Updated Officer Advice for Embrago, Spy War
  • New Ship: Darkbow Cruiser
  • New Ship: Steel Cruiser
  • New Ship: Heroic Cruiser

Google Play "Star Traders RPG" Free

Amazon "Star Traders RPG" Free

Google Play "Star Traders RPG Elite" ($2.99USD)

Amazon "Star Traders RPG Elite" ($2.99USD)

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Heroes of Steel Launches on Google Play

It is hard to believe it has been ten months since the saga of Heroes of Steel RPG began! But here we are, and tonight the turn-based tactics RPG has launched!  
Heroes of Steel RPG is already available on Google Play. And -- even better -- it is in the app review queue for Amazon and Apple App Stores.  
Read more about it in our KickStarter update #47.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Heroes of Steel - Still Coming SOON!

We've been working day and night (almost all of both, actually) to make our release target of December 5 for Heroes of Steel. We are very close to a final version now, and I wanted to post a little status. We are wrapping up the final testing of Episode one and there are still a few art assets to correct or complete.

While we've missed December 5, here's to hoping for December 6! We will be very loud in announcing the game's release, so if you are on any of our social channels, and waiting on the markets -- we will be sure to alert you!

This is, of course, only the submission date. All markets with a review cycle (Amazon, Apple) will have to wait until approved by the market.  Thanks again for your patience!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Heroes of Steel - Coming December 5

Trese Brothers newest game -- Heroes of Steel RPG -- will be coming to the Android and iOS markets on December 5 this year.  Mark your calendars and watch this exciting trailer!

If you want to camp on the markets - check these helpful links!