Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Thief Serina


Dear KickStarter Backers,
We are so excited to have you at our back. Together, you have all made Heroes of Steel a reality. With just 42 hours to go, we are steadily gaining on our third stretch goal, the Epic Platform Pack. You've already given us so much -- you pledges, your energy, encouragement, and support -- we don’t know how we could ask for more. It’s going to be an exciting conclusion to a project you've already made a success and we will keep you updated to the end and beyond!
Andrew
Trese Brothers - Two Brothers on a Mission

Star Traders RPG v5.0.5 Released


Please support Star Traders RPG By Leaving a Review

v5.0.5 - 2/28/2013
 - Last 40 Hours of Trese Brothers: Heroes of Steel KickStarter
 - Fixed "Starport Expansion" and "Starport Upgrade" Rumors
 - Improved New Upgrade Availability in Elite
 - Fixed Contract Opponent Name on Demanding - Basic


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" ($2.99USD)
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.corytrese.games.startraderselite

Amazon "Star Traders RPG Elite" ($2.99USD)
http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Traders-Elite/dp/B004SCN2F6


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Star Traders RPG v5.0.3 Released


Please support Star Traders RPG By Leaving a Review

v5.0.3 - 2/26/2013

  • Join Trese Brothers: Heroes of Steel KickStarter
  • Star Traders Now with 510 Ships and 50 Upgrades
  • Added 8 New Ships Named after Famous Star Traders
  • Fixed Award and Unlock Screen Typos and Issues
  • Updated Help File and Upgrade Detail Tweaks



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" ($2.99USD)
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.corytrese.games.startraderselite

Amazon "Star Traders RPG Elite" ($2.99USD)
http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Traders-Elite/dp/B004SCN2F6


Heroes of Steel - Node Maps, World Maps, Maps!


Thanks again to all of our backers and supporters. You have made Heroes of Steel a success story and we can’t wait to bring this grim world, story, and the characters of Steel to life!
We've got new backers joining the exclusive Alpha Access team every day. We now have 38 team members and we hope you’ll consider joining us for this unique experience in game development. You can read more detail about the Alpha Access reward tier here -Update #2 - Alpha Access.
Since the stretch goal promises a node map of the world of Steel, I wanted to share the first working drafts that Cory and I have been using as we create the map files for Heroes of Steel.
Read the about it all on KickStarter!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Cyber Knights RPG v1.0.3 Released


Please Leave a 5 Star Rating if you enjoy this game

v1.0.3 - 2/25/2013

  • Join Trese Brothers: Heroes of Steel KickStarter
  • Updating Profile art for new Knight Gyron
  • Updating Combat art for new Knight Gyron
  • Fixing Hotels with Gyron
  • Adding Introduction Dialog for Gyron
  • Fixed Delivery Package Functions



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


GameWoof Interview - Who are the Trese Brothers?


Bane Williams at GameWoof.com has just released a new interview with the Trese Brothers.  We were excited to talk to Bane about our Heroes of Steel KickStarter, where we have come from, where we are hoping to head, and how we approach game and community development. 

It's always pleasant to have a moment to reflect on what we do, and why we work so hard to do it.  We hope you enjoy the interview!  You can read it here.


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Heroes of Steel - Character Concept Art Video

As we close in on the Character Expansion Pack stretch goal, I have started working on the concept art for these exciting new heroes. I've recorded a quick video of my first crack at the character concepts for the Bard, Duelist, and Rogue.   Sit back and watch the characters come to life over 3 minutes. I’d love everyone’s thoughts and suggestions on these character concepts.

Check out the video on KickStarter!


Star Traders RPG v5.0.1 Released for Android


The paid version has 500 ships, 100 planets, more rumors, many officers, awards and content.  Elite supports Cory and Andrew!  Don't like it e-mail me cory.trese@gmail.com for a refunds and answers to any questions.

v5.0.1 - 2/24/2013

  • Join Trese Brothers: Heroes of Steel KickStarter
  • Two New RPG Free Upgrades
  • Three New Elite Upgrades
  • New Upgrade: Water-Fuel Recyling Plant
  • New Upgrade: Torpedo Battle Prow 
  • New Upgrade: Reactor Superstructure 
  • New Upgrade: Battlecruiser Retrofit 
  • New Upgrade: Artifact Isolation Chamber 
  • New Star Trader Bonus: More Repairs on Indy Worlds
  • New Star Trader Bonus: More Upgrades on Indy Works
  • New Ship: Star Lifter
  • New Ship: Starlight Jammer



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" ($2.99USD)
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.corytrese.games.startraderselite

Amazon "Star Traders RPG Elite" ($2.99USD)
http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Traders-Elite/dp/B004SCN2F6


Cyber Knights RPG v1.0.1 Released


The Cyber Knights RPG Beta has ended. We've incorporated hundreds of your suggestions, taken notes when you've told us what you did not like. We've added content -- new zones, weapons, characters, systems, an interactive story-tutorial and a complex city simulator to keep your Knights on their toes.

We're so excited to be building this game hand in hand with you and we're ready to take it to the next level.

The New Boston Zone is just going to get better from here. Lets keep it going -- keep collaborating, keep offering ideas and support and we'll keep building it.

Please Leave a 5 Star Rating if you enjoy this game

v1.0.1 - 2/24/2013

  • Join Trese Brothers: Heroes of Steel KickStarter
  • New Cyber Knight: Gryon
  • Improved Shock Maul and Club Rules
  • Computer Storage Memory Feature Complete
  • Improved Job Cancellation Logic
  • Improved Delivery Package Rules
  • Improved Courier Data File Rules
  • Fixed Crash with Data Courier Jobs
  • Fixed "Female II" XP Spending Rules
  • Added "Male II" XP Spending Rules
  • Updated Help File XP Documentation



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, February 23, 2013

Monsters in the World of Steel


As we've been hammering out the world of Steel and the heroes, we've also been working on the other side of the coin at the same time -- the darker side of the coin, the Enemy. Check out the draft artwork below already showing 24 monsters that are already lining up to get into the fight in Heroes of Steel!

Read more about the monsters of Steel on our KickStarter page!

Sunday - Live Show with KickStarter Game Creators


Dear Backers,
This is your official invitation to a live broadcast this Sunday! The show, named "Alive and Kicking" is a collaboration between some of the coolest video-game projects running on KickStarter right now, including Heroes of Steel.  The show runs for 8 hours, focusing on an individual project and its creators for 30 minute slots.  There are a lot of cool games on the list, so check out the program and listen in!
The program and times for each project can be found here.   The show starts pretty early (7 AM PST or 10 AM EST) because it is being hosted out of Europe.  
Trese Brothers and Heroes of Steel will be on at 2:30 PM EST or 11:30 AM PST.  The Brothers Trese will be online and chatting about the design of Heroes of Steel, some of the awesome systems in the game, and about the world and story that is planned for Steel.  If you have any questions that you would like to have answered please share them with us and we will put them on the list for the show.
The show will be broadcast on Skype and there should be a live chat window running as well.  You will be able to find the link to the stream and more details on the site for "Alive and Kicking"
This should be a lot of fun and we hope you will join us!  
Thanks for all your support and for sharing our project!
Andrew
Trese Brothers - Two Brothers on a Mission

Friday, February 22, 2013

Heroes of Steel - Epic Platform Update


If there is one thing that Trese Brothers tries to do well, it is to listen. We have heard you. From all edges of the Quadrant and the deepest sections of the underdeep -- we have heard you asking for more platforms. You want to get Heroes on the App Store, on your desktop and play on the OUYA you have back-ordered!
So, we’ve done some budgets and recast our stretch goals again to make this possible. We’ve spent the week planning, investigating alternatives, and determining the best way forward. We don’t want to wait any longer with the big news.
We are adding a new stretch goal at $20,000 called Epic Platform Pack.
If you help us reach the Epic Platform Pack goal, you will be funding the extra hours needed for Trese Brothers to build Heroes of Steel in a new game engine. Not only in a new game engine, but in an cross-platform game engine that will allow us to go beyond the Android. At the Epic Platform Pack, we will deliver Heroes of Steel to your Android, to the Apple App Store (iPad, iPhone, and iPhone touch) as well as to your OUYA.

Please read this exciting news on the KickStarter site!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tresebrothers/heroes-of-steel-fantasy-rpg/posts/411521


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Templar Assault RPG v1.4.1 Released


In this sci-fi tactical role playing game (RPG), you maneuver your indomitable but cumbersome warriors through tight spaces aboard starcraft, on the surface of planets, and in deep and ancient mines and temples.  While protected by the mighty Templar armor, and wielding the destructive powers of the Leviathan weaponry, you must coordinate and command your warriors with skill to survive the horrendous forces of evil.

Templar Assault takes inspiration from Star Traders RPG, and the Aliens films, to  produces a high-tension game that requires a unique level of focus and skill.  Your Templar Knights are a tight knit team of warriors capable of combat in any environment -- however, their enemies are dire and mighty and only by working together and with strategic unison can they prevail.

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

v1.4.1 - 2/20/2013

  • Brand New Line of Sight Rules
  • New Music and Weapon Sound Effects (http://music.imphenzia.com/)
  • Improved Neptune LOS Performance
  • Updates for Hydra Score Keeping
  • Fixed 'Cities of Oblivion' Xenos
  • 'Taking the Bridge' Doors
  • Fixed 'Hold Position' Victory
  • Fixed 'The Diversion on Innux-3' Door
  • Improved 'Ambush at Evox' Briefing


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

Google Play Templar Assault Elite
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tresebrothers.games.templarselite

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

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

Heroes of Steel - Replay Depth



We were doing some jaw-dropping math tonight and salivating over the potential of our first three big stretch goals.  If you can help us hit them, they will propel Heroes of Steel to truly epic proportions! If the following excites you, we ask that you help us get there! Tell your friends, family and followers. Please help us get the word out about Heroes of Steel.  
Heroes of Steel has an immense potential to provide a diverse field of characters and dizzying replay depth. Right now, the game will come out of the gate kicking with four characters -- the Outlander, the Thief, the Wizard, and the Cleric. Cory and I are really excited to see the explosion of characters if we are able to achieve our stretch goals.
You will build your group of heroes by selecting a character for the four archetypal slots -- the warrior, the mystic, the stealth character, and the healer. Therefore, at our current funding level Heroes of Steel will provide only one valid group combination (your warrior slot is the Outlander, your mystic slot is the Wizard, your stealth slot is the Thief, and your healer slot is the Cleric). Here is a screenshot of that group being created in the alpha build of Heroes of Steel!

KickStarter - Heroes of Steel Equipment Update

Cory and I wanted to share a fresh update with everyone as we finalize the designs pertaining to how equipment will work within Heroes of Steel. You will able to tailor the equipment for each of your characters at a very detailed level, picking exactly what types of bonuses they achieve and what penalties are levied against them. The equipment system within Heroes will focus on allowing a deep level of customization that will have a meaningful effect on your character’s abilities in game. Interested? Read on! We’d love your feedback as we work to hammer out the game’s foundation! 

The rest of the update is available on our KickStarter page!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Cyber Knights RPG v0.9.27 Released


In this sci-fi RPG, you take control of a skilled team of mercenary cyber-warriors, hackers, manipulators and assassins. Assemble, equip, and specialize your team in stealth, combat, and hacking.  Wreak havoc across the mega-corporate landscape in turn-based tactical combat, or infiltrate the Global Matrix like a digital ghost.


v0.9.27 - 2/18/2013

  • Join Trese Brothers: Heroes of Steel KickStarter
  • Updating HP / MP display in the HUD
  • Fixing bugs in Story: Made, Not Born
  • Mallor states AP and Initiative equation in combat advice
  • Fixed Leaving Tunnels at 75 Fennian Rep
  • Lt. Simon gives a new reward at 180 Rep
  • Kidd Blaze story events only occur if he is actively hired
  • Updating help file with Initiative details
  • Fixed typos and dialog issues



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


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Star Traders RPG v4.9.15 Release for Android



Star Traders RPG is in active development based on your feedback.  Elite is regularly updated with new ships, new rumors and contract types.

Inspired by games such as EVE, Space Trader, Master of Orion, Pirates! and many other classic computer RPGs.

If you enjoy adventure, action RPG or science fiction RPG with complex depth you may enjoy Star Traders space role playing game.

The game features full character control and customization.  You can travel the galaxy in this turn-based strategy/role-playing game.  It features 5 unique skills, 8 character classes, 100 different capital space craft.  Enjoy customizing your spacecraft with 36 different improvements.

If you see something that needs to be fixed, e-mail or post on the forum:
http://startradersrpg.proboards.com/index.cgi

v4.9.15 - 2/17/2013


  • Join Trese Brothers: Heroes of Steel KickStarter (http://kck.st/W3SVMd)
  • Bug Fixes for Character Awards Screen
  • New Zoom Map Colors and Faster Rendering
  • New Zoom Map Legend Menu Option
  • New Ship: Paladin Interceptor
  • New Ship: Guardian Dragoon
  • Improved "Reinforced Prow" Upgrade (+2)
  • Improved "Aft Lance Battery" Upgrade (+4)
  • Improved "Rear Lance Battery" Upgrade (+4)




Please support Star Traders RPG By Leaving a Review



Free Editions
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

Paid Upgrades
Google Play "Star Traders RPG Elite" ($2.99USD)
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.corytrese.games.startraderselite

Amazon "Star Traders RPG Elite" ($2.99USD)
http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Traders-Elite/dp/B004SCN2F6

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Cyber Knights RPG v0.9.25 Released for Android




The year is 2217 and the world is over. Mega-corporate CEOs shelter the survivors in vast domes that protect the world’s last 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.

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

In the cold conflict, the shadow soldiers are called Cyber Knights -- elite urban mercenaries paid in the backrooms of the metroplex to execute the dirty work of corporations, criminals, and gangs.  In the dark shadows of the domes, Cyber Knights are expendable, deniable and effective.


v0.9.25 - 2/16/2013

  • Join Trese Brothers: Heroes of Steel KickStarter (http://kck.st/W3SVMd)
  • Fixed Message Pickup Game Text (%1$s Error)
  • Fixed "Dermal Lacing" Implant Description
  • PersonaFix in Backrooms Stay After Hiring
  • Connectors in Backrooms Stay After Jobs
  • Smart Exit: Washington St.
  • Smart Exit: Dorchester 
  • Smart Exit: Charles Canal
  • Improved Pathfinder Performance
  • Improved Wired Nerves III 
  • Improved Boosted Reflexes 
  • Updated Help File



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


Templar Assault RPG v1.3.9 Released



Templar Assault is a turn-based strategy RPG which pits the venerable and mighty warriors of the Templar Order against the destructive forces of the Star Traders Quadrant.  Build, equip, and control you Templar squad on the field of battle as you face aliens, xenoform, forgotten evils, pirates and heretics.

In this sci-fi tactical role playing game (RPG), you maneuver your indomitable but cumbersome warriors through tight spaces aboard starcraft, on the surface of planets, and in deep and ancient mines and temples.  While protected by the mighty Templar armor, and wielding the destructive powers of the Leviathan weaponry, you must coordinate and command your warriors with skill to survive the horrendous forces of evil.


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

v1.3.9 - 2/16/2013

  • Join Trese Brothers: Heroes of Steel KickStarter (http://kck.st/W3SVMd)
  • Fixed Dialogs in Narvidian Dawn (Armor Bonuses)
  • Improved Berserker's AP Bonuses
  • Added Weapon Range and Level Kills to HUD
  • Added Current Kill Count to New Turn Message
  • Fixed reported Bridge crash on some devices
  • Fixed Victory crash on some levels



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

Google Play Templar Assault Elite
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tresebrothers.games.templarselite

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

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


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Star Traders RPG v4.9.13 Released



==
Trese Brothers has launched a new project: Heroes of Steel RPG on KickStarter.
http://kck.st/W3SVMd
==

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


Google Play "Star Traders RPG" Free

Amazon "Star Traders RPG" Free


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.

The paid version adds 400 ships, 110 planets, 200% rumors, twice as many officers, awards and content.


v4.9.13 - 2/14/2013



Wednesday, February 13, 2013

KickStarter - Short fiction - The Outlander Hagaen

I am excited to post a short piece of fiction set in the world of Steel as our Update #8 for the KickStarter Heroes of Steel project!  We are surging in the middle of our project, so please help us keep up the momentum by backing us or telling your friends and followers!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tresebrothers/heroes-of-steel-fantasy-rpg/posts/405102


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Cyber Knights RPG v0.9.23 Released


Please Leave a 5 Star Rating if you enjoy this game

v0.9.23 - 2/12/2013

  • Join Trese Brothers: Heroes of Steel KickStarter
  • DPad v3 Improved Navigation
  • DPad Long-Press for Tunnel Navigation
  • Fixed Contact "Agent Pherell"
  • Fixed Operation Data for "Made, Not Born"
  • Updated Several Weapon Names
  • Spelling Updates in Dialogs
  • Grammar Review for Game Text



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


Monday, February 11, 2013

Templar Assault RPG v1.3.7 Released


Digging Templar Assault? Looking for a turn-based strategy game in a fantasy setting? Consider supporting Heroes of Steel RPG, our newest project: http://kck.st/W3SVMd

v1.3.7 - 2/10/2013

  • Join Trese Brothers: Heroes of Steel KickStarter
  • Fixed Turning Toward Enemies Touch Function
  • Fixed Duplicate Leviathan Armor Names
  • Grammar/Spelling Improvements for Game Dialogs
  • Fixing Price Displays for Armory
  • Added Region Name to Briefing Screen
  • Fixed Back Button Action on Briefing
  • Main Menu Updates and Fixes
  • No Ammo Kit Bonus for Neptune
  • No Ammo Kit Bonus for Hydra



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

Google Play Templar Assault Elite
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tresebrothers.games.templarselite

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

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


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Star Traders RPG v4.9.11 Released


Please support Star Traders RPG By Leaving a Review

v4.9.11 - 2/8/2013

  • Join Trese Brothers: Heroes of Steel KickStarter
  • New Ship Artwork: Vollin Hull
  • New Ship Artwork: Outrigger Hull
  • New Ship Artwork: Linerunner Hull
  • New Ship: Vollin Liner
  • New Ship: Linerigger Freighter
  • New Ship: Solar Jammer
  • Fixed Dark Nemesis
  • Added Option to Hide Menu Links


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


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


Available for Download on Amazon App Store in 3-7 Days
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Amazon "Star Traders RPG" Free
http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Star-Traders/dp/B004UBM7Z6

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

Friday, February 8, 2013

Heroes of Steel - Concept Art


Wizard and Thief

Rogue and Soldier / Duelist


What to do with a day stuck in a hotel airport waiting for Nemo to pass?  The right answer was definitely draw for concept art for Heroes of Steel!! And so Update #6 was born.  
What it all got me thinking about was sharing with you -- our backers and community -- to see which concepts you liked best.  It's great to have an interested community so early in a game's life to work with and gain feedback and insight into which designs are resonating.  So, I am posting four character concepts below -- the Wizard, the Thief, the Rogue, and the Soldier / Duelist.  I know the latter two characters are only accessible in a stretch goal, but what can I say -- I can't help but dream that we can all get there together!  The latter two are also in a much earlier stage of "concept" than the first two, who are halfway to the clean line stage.
So -- what do you think? What do you like or dislike?  Who would you want leading your squad?  I will be syndicating this update out to all our channels asking for feedback, so leave comments here or email me at atrese@gmail.com or get in touch with us on any channel you want (Facebook, our forum, etc).
Will you join the Heroes of Steel project on KickStarter and help make Heroes a reality?
Let's make this happen, together,
Andrew
Trese Brothers Games - Two Brothers on a Mission

Cyber Knights RPG v0.9.21 Released


v0.9.21 - 2/7/2013

  • Join Trese Brothers: Heroes of Steel KickStarter
  • Major Navigation Improvements
  • Fixed D-Pad Bugs and Updates
  • Made Navigation Easier in NBZ
  • Made Navigation Easier in Tunnels
  • Added Border Around MiniMap
  • Improved Small Screen Support



Please Leave a 5 Star Rating if you enjoy this game
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Now on Google Play (Available Immediately)


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

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Submitted to Amazon App Store (available in 3-7 days)

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


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Heroes of Steel - KickStarter

As our first Trese Brother's KickStarter is launched, we are excited to have the press and community gathering around us and helping to promote our cause.  We encourage our community and gamers to do the same -- please tell everyone who might be interested in a old-school, turn-based fantasy RPG on their phone or tablet about the Heroes of Steel project!

One of our honored community members, BlastGT1 shared our exciting announcement and his resounding endorsement of Trese Brothers on his forum:
http://unleashedprepaids.com/showthread.php?tid=7748

Owen Faraday at PocketTactics.com closing the story about the "Teaze Brothers" with an official announcement of the Heroes of Steel KickStarter and shares his appreciation of our games:
http://pockettactics.com/2013/02/04/steel-song-trese-brothers-launch-kickstarter-for-heroes-of-steel/

Craig on IndieRpg.com helps us to announce the exciting news about the new KickStarter project and shares some details from a short interview with Andrew:
http://indierpgs.com/2013/02/heroes-of-steel-announced/

We hope you'll help us share and share more!  A KickStarter project like Heroes of Steel will only succeed by helping to get the word out, and we are relying on you to help us make it happen!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

KickStarter: Heroes of Steel: Alpha Testing Reward


One of the Backer Rewards that Andrew and I are really excited to be able to offer via KickStarter is “Alpha Access.” This update sets about to explain some of the details about the Reward (which is granted to any backers giving $100 or more) and share some of our excitement about the process we’re going to use. We already have 10 lucky alpha testers in the pool and hope to have more joining this exciting collaboration!

Join The Heroes of Steel Alpha Test

As a Heroes of Steel backer, you will be invited to participate in the alpha test and give us early feedback and ideas during the development of the game. The alpha test will be a private affair. As an alpha tester, you will be issued a username and password to a secure site where you will be able to download the Heroes of Steel Android game package (APK) and/or the Heroes of Steel iOS game (IPA) depending on our stretch goals and development progress. You will then be invited to a private forum where you will work directly with Andrew and I as well as the rest of the alpha testing team to play, give feedback, report problems and suggest improvements to the game system, features, story and user interface. As an alpha tester, you will have unprecedented early access to the Heroes of Steel project as it is developed! During the alpha testing period, you will also be invited to bi-weekly online hangouts where you can chat directly with the Trese Brothers and the rest of the alpha testing team. You won’t find another experience like this in the game development world--you’ll be plugged in on the ground floor.

Visit Heroes of Steel KickStarter

As with all of our games, you will receive updates during the alpha test as the game evolves. You’ll be able to log into your tester account and download and install the updates onto as many devices (phones, tablets, etc) as you want. As much as possible your characters will be updated between alpha versions.

Following the alpha test we will enter a period of beta testing using normal distribution channels (Google Play, Amazon App Store and Apple iTunes) so we can complete the game’s testing using the established methods for distributing game updates. If you've played Cyber Knights or Templar Assault, you've seen our BETA programs -- active development and non-stop updates. With Heroes of Steel the alpha testing program will allow us to release a more completed version of the game to beta. Our plan is to lay the foundation of the game hand in hand with the alpha team. As a member of that group you will receive an exclusive forum badge that honors your commitment to Heroes of Steel and during the public beta so your advice to new players, input to the development team and experience with the world of Steel will be recognized by all.

Thanks to everyone for your support and see you on Team Alpha!

Cory Trese

Trese Brothers Games

Two Brothers on a Mission


Monday, February 4, 2013

Templar Assault RPG v1.3.5 Released


Join Trese Brothers in their Heroes of Steel KickStarter

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tresebrothers/heroes-of-steel-fantasy-rpg

Templar Assault v1.3.5 - Released 2/4/2013


  • Fixed Leviathan Cannon
  • Fixed Berserker Heavy Armor
  • Fixed Berserker Advanced
  • New Armor: Berserker Powerarmor
  • New Armor: Berserker Nullsuit
  • Berserker Unit Balancing
  • Fixing Issue with Recruit


Please Leave a 5 Star Rating if you enjoy this game:
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Now on Google Play (Available Immediately)

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

Google Play Templar Assault Elite
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tresebrothers.games.templarselite

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Submitted to Amazon App Store (available in 3-7 days)
Amazon Templar Assault Free
http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Templar-Assault/dp/B0065N3IJG

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


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Star Traders RPG v4.9.9 Released


Join Trese Brothers in their Heroes of Steel KickStarter

http://kck.st/W3SVMd



Please support Star Traders RPG By Leaving a Review

v4.9.9 - 2/4/2013

  • Fixed Treasure Hunter Bugs
  • Fixed Issues with AI Gun Moves
  • New Ship: Obliterator Cruiser Mk2
  • New Ship: Naval Freighter
  • New Ship: Victory Lifter
  • New Ship: Victory Liner
  • New Ship Artwork: Blue Victus
  • New Ship: Strike Fighter
  • Update Tiberia / Obliterator Arts
  • Fixed Reported Crashes
  • Added New Gun Sounds

Update uploaded to Google Play (immediately available)

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

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



Uploaded to Amazon App Store (available in 3-7 days)

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

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

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Join Trese Brothers on KickStarter


One of the Backer Rewards that Andrew and I are really excited to be able to offer via KickStarter is “Alpha Access.” The latest update on our KickStarter Heroes of Steel project page hands out all the details on how that reward will work and why you might want to be part of it

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tresebrothers/heroes-of-steel-fantasy-rpg/posts/398312

The Heroes of Steel project just crossed the critical 50% -- half way to a real funded project. If you've got an Amazon account and $1 to pledge you can be part of our next big project.

Or just go watch our video for giggles :)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Heroes of Steel - KickStarter Update #1

Trese Brothers has released our first update to our KickStarter project, Heroes of Steel, a fantasy RPG.

Check it out!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tresebrothers/heroes-of-steel-fantasy-rpg/posts/397349


There have been a lot of questions about how the game play of Heroes of Steel will work, and I wanted to add some details. As we mentioned in the video and in the page, Trese Brothers focuses on building games with the community, so none of the details here final, just the pre-alpha cut. We are really excited that our first group of alpha-testers have already come on board on KickStarter, so we’ve already got a pool of users who will get to see the app first and give us direct feedback on how to make it better!
  • Heroes of Steel is a turn-based strategy game in which you will control a squad of up to four characters. Each character is controlled individually and can move around the area map on their own, or together for safety -- that’s up to your tactics. Heroes draws from a mix of inspirations, such as complex pen and paper role playing games, some of our favorite and classic board games, and tabletop wargames. 
  • Each of your characters will be able to take a number of actions every turn, such as moving, using a talent, attacking, or casting a spell. Some characters will have more actions than others, while some may have a faster move speed, and others will be weighed down by their heavier choices of armor.
  • You will be able to give multi-turn movement commands, so that your characters can cross large distances without requiring a lot of touch input from you. If something dangerous crops up in the middle of the travel, you’ll get a chance to interrupt the orders and react.
  • Weapon choice will have a direct effect on your combat abilities and attack speed. Taking inspiration from Trese Brothers pen and paper RPGs, characters will be able to wield a mixture of heavy and light weapons, one or two handed, both offensive and defensive weapons, and shields will mix in as well. Thrown weapons and bows will make ranged characters deadly, but also add options to primary melee combatants who want to “open combat” from a short distance. While your Assassin might rely on a dueling dagger and a sabre to provide the best mix of offensive capabilities with a defensive backbone, your Outlander might heft a two-handed spear to take advantage of the long weapon’s superior reach, or perhaps a short blade and a warhammer when great accuracy across more attacks would better face the enemy at hand. Mystics, clerics, and casters will have similar levels of exciting decisions--attack spells, curses, empowerments, area spells--but we will have to cover in an upcoming Talents update!  
  • If you have a character with stealth skills, you may be able to move undetected through map areas, even if there are enemies active there. Stealth will shield enemy visibility and allow you to sneak, attack from stealth, and possibly loot treasure without having to fight your way through. Or you might infiltrate and scout out an enemy location so when your combat party kicks down the front door, you've got someone on the inside!
In the next update I hope to cover the talents system in more detail so that the character advancement path is more clear! Thanks again to everyone who has helped launch Heroes of Steel and the Trese Brothers right off the finish line and into the race toward our project goal. We have a long way to go, but with your support, we know we can make it.  
Finally, because of the level of demand for the $2,000 reward (Design a Dark Race) we have increased the limit for this reward to 4 (with the permission of the 2 existing backers!). If you always wanted to spawn a monstrous race of baddies -- the opportunity is back!


Templar Assault RPG v1.3.3 Released


Templar Assault is a turn based squad combat game set in the Star Traders RPG Quadrant. Based on the story of the Templar Knights, a militant space-faring culture Templar Assault puts you in command of a team of hand picked warriors fighting a pitched battle against aliens, rouge artificial intelligence and the dark powers of the galaxy. Train, equip and build an unstoppable battleforce.

The Quadrant needs you!

Join Trese Brothers in their Heroes of Steel KickStarter
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tresebrothers/heroes-of-steel-fantasy-rpg

v1.3.3 - 2/2/2013

  • Updates Templar Recruiting
  • New Armor: Leviathan Berserker
  • New Armor: Void Berserker
  • New Weapon: Null Axe
  • New Weapon: Drakos Axe
  • New Shield: Heavy Shield
  • New Shield: Thunder Shield
  • New Shield: Arcum Shield
  • New Shield: Doom Shield
  • Fixes Combat Bugs / Crashes


Read more on the game's forum: http://startradersrpg.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=taup&thread=3417#ixzz2JlurSAcy

You can download Templar Assault RPG from Amazon and Google Play. The game is priced at $2.99 with no ads or annoying IAP to buy. Buy it once and you'll have unlimited devices, unlimited device transfers and lots of regular updates.

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

Google Play Templar Assault RPG Elite
http://play.google.com/store/apps/detail....s.templarselite

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

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


Star Traders RPG v3.3.1 for iPhone and iPad

The latest version of our turn based strategy RPG for the iPhone and iPad has been release to iTunes.

This new update, v3.3.1 fixes a number of reported issues (thanks for the e-mails) and adds additional content, features and ships.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-traders-rpg/id528949262

You can download Star Traders RPG Elite for iPhone for free and play without any ads for as long as you want.


v3.3.1

  • Fixed Elite Upgrade Bugs
  • Fixed Invalid Contract Destinations
  • Balanced Contract Payments
  • Fixed Spy Contracts vs. Indy
  • Fixed "Rearm" Torpedo Looting
  • Fixed Contracts to the Star 'Wolfe Dhas'
  • Fixed Destroy Contract Failure
  • Fixed Pirate Looting Defeats
  • Fixed Harvest Results and Messages
  • New Ship Artwork: Naval Cruiser
  • New Ship Artwork: Razor Wing
  • New Ship Artwork: Hieroglyph
  • New Ship Artwork: Escape Shuttle
  • New Ship Artwork: Basalt Carrier
  • New Ship Artwork: Ironclad
  • New Ship Artwork: Corsair
  • New Ship Artwork: Skimmer
  • New Ship Artwork: Guardian
  • New Ship Artwork: Sloop
  • New Ship Artwork: Ridgeback
  • New Ship Artwork: Bladeliner
  • New Ship Artwork: Longwing
  • New Ship Artwork: Lancewing
  • 50 New Ship types including:
    • Merchants: Star Lifter, Ridge Liner, Jump Lifter
    • Smugglers: Skip Jammer, Corsair Cutter, Dragoon, Steel Lazar
    • Pirates: Blightcruiser, Shortbow, Executioner, Corsair
    • Military: Solar Cruiser, Harbinger Carrier Mk2, Dreadnought
    • Bounty: Vlax Interceptor, Carnivore, Cobra, Predator, Saber
    • Hives: Derelict, Templar, Drifting
    • Alien: Xrangg, Jyeetax, Bollish
    • Narvidian: Stalker, Hexor, Hive
  •  Improved Performance
  •  Fixed Reported Issues and Memory Leaks
  •  Artwork Cleanup and Graphics Optimization



Trese Brothers Kickstarter: Heroes of Steel


We have gotten off to an awesome start on our new Heroes of Steel game.

The KickStarter has been running only for a few days, and we're already well on our way to be able to fund the game's creation.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tresebrothers/heroes-of-steel-fantasy-rpg

This is very exciting for Andrew and I. We both really want to be able to dedicate the time that your deserve to all of our games, old and new.

We want to dream big, make great games and finish what we have started.

For anyone who wants to see CK finished, Star Traders 2 made or Templar Assault hit 200 levels -- join us.

The Heroes of Steel KickStarter project is a chance for anyone who loves ST, CK or TA to make a mark on the next game.

Lets make this happen.

Lets make this happen together.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Templar Assault v1.3.1 Released

As the Captain of a Templar Squad you are responsible for recruiting, training and equipping your Templars.

Your Templar Battleforce can contain more Templar Knights than you will use in a single battle. This will allow you to select specialists and command units which can be deployed on an as-needed basis.

Your Battleforce can consist of four Templar Scouts, four Templar Soldiers, four Weapon Specialists and four Templar Command units.

Weapon Specialists include Hydra Incinerators and Neptune Gunners. Templar Command the fearsome Berserker unit.

As a Captain you must select your recruits carefully because the Templar Fleet Command only issues additional Templar Knights to successful commanders at a high cost of accrued Honor.

You may also rename your Templar Knights to personalize your Squad.

v1.3.1 - 2/1/2013

  • New Templar Unit: Berserker
  • Rename Your Templar Knights
  • Recruit New Exo Scouts
  • Recruit New Soldiers
  • Recruit New Hydra Specialists (Elite)
  • Recruit New Neptune Gunners (Elite)
  • Recruit New Berserkers (Elite)
  • New Weapon: Force Axe
  • New Item: Storm Shield
  • Updated Help Files


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

Google Play Templar Assault Elite
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tresebrothers.games.templarselite

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

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