Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cyber Knights v2.6.17 - Big Weapon Compat Update

The latest Cyber Knights release makes major improvements on how you can view and confirm weapon compatibility.  The biggest step forward is that weapon shops are now making it easy to see the weapon type and directly check who on the team can use the weapon.  Each weapon shows its type icon, and that icon can be tapped to check to see who can use it.


In addition, the new game screens and Runner lists are now displaying every type of weapon.  Previously, only 4 types were shown, leaving you in the dark about the full picture.  Now, all 12 weapon types are there, even those for Hunds!



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v2.6.17 - 12/18/2014
 - Improved weapon compatability display for Knights & Runners
 - In new game & runner list - tap weapon icon to see specific weapon type
 - In weapon shop, type of weapon icon is displayed
 - In weapon shop, tap weapon type to see which team members can use
 - Elite-only: new KH Merc Runners will be Snipers
 - AgentEX Burst Fire applies accuracy bonus to pistols and SMGs
 - Improved Game Store and IAP

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Star Traders 4X now on Steam

Hi, my name is Andrew Trese and along with my brother Cory, we are Trese Brothers Games. As a member of our gaming community forum, you have played at least one the six games we have made for Android, iOS, PC or Mac - and we hope you are still enjoying our continued updates!

Tonight, we are excited to release Star Traders 4X Empires on Steam for PC and Mac.  The Steam release includes Steam Trading Cards, Achievements, and a major new UI update with the 2.0.1 release.  At a 20% launch discount, there is no better time to pick up a copy of Star Traders 4X Empires for your big screen!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/334270

Star Traders 4X Tactics writes the next chapter of the epic story of the Star Traders, allowing you to tell the tale of the splinters of the great Exodus as they settle their own new Quadrants. How will you hold your empire together and defeat the xeno threat without the Templar Fleet to protect your people?

Buy Star Traders 4X Empires on Steam today!
http://store.steampowered.com/app/334270

Thank you for your support,
Andrew Trese (atrese@gmail.com)
Cory Trese (cory.trese@gmail.com)
Trese Brothers - Two Brothers on a Mission









Sunday, December 7, 2014

Cyber Knights v2.6.15

The newest release of Cyber Knights opens a lot of new and exciting doors.  The VIP rooms on AzTek A12 Work Isle are now bustling with their own unique crowd of patrons -- Data Hounds, Persona-Fixers, and VIPs you can't meet anywhere else in the NBZ.  With the heavy presence of the Knight Horizon Security Forces, there are Mercs for hire on A12.  If you've been looking for a heavy weapon specialist, these Mercs are perfect for you, as they can use both shotguns and rifles -- packing some of the heaviest firepower you can carry.



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v2.6.15 - 12/8/2014
 - Elite-only: Backroom VIP rooms on A12 Isle have unique patrons
 - Elite-only: Hire new Runner, Knight Horizon Merc on A12 Isle
 - Elite-only: Knight Horizon Merc can use shotguns and rifles
 - Fixed bugs with Hunds cybernetic weapons - only one weapon is allowed
 - Fixed some Pawn shops that were not being labeled
 - Improved flow of Hunder purchase in Elite
 - Surveillance jobs will not repeat destinations

On Google Play
Cyber Knights RPG
Cyber Knights Elite RPG

On Amazon App Store
Cyber Knights RPG
Cyber Knights Elite RPG

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Heroes of Steel v3.1.9

The latest Heroes updates brings new visuals for the Paladin in heavy army and great quality of life upgrades to the HUD.  When your group transitions into Glommed mode, the button changes its visual display to one gold head and two silver heads, indicating that you are grouped.  No more mistakes, wandering off a long distance with one character while the others stand idle.



Fyona the Paladin also received a new skin when she wears heavy armor, combining plate and pauldrons with a horned helm for maximum protection and intimidation.



Please Leave a 5 Star Rating if you enjoy this game

v3.1.9 - 11/26/2014
 - Added Heavy armor skin for Fyona the Paladin
 - Glom button in HUD indicates group status visually
 - E3: Fixed typos and map issues, simplified Waystations in SW/SE Wheel Road
 - Explained 1 AP refund for Spirit Sight, Far Sight, and Sly Look when cast from Stealth
 - Corrected AoE target count on large spells, Masterful Disarm, Disarming Touch
 - Improved main menu UI

On Steam
Steam

On App Store
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

On Google Play
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

On Amazon
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Trese Brothers the "King of Indie Games" on Hardcore Droid


Over the years, we've been garnered many awards by HardcoreDroid, the premiere site in awesome and challenging gaming on your Android devices.  Earlier this year, HardcoreDroid recognized Heroes of Steel as one of the Best Android RPGs of all time.  We have to say -- they know their RPG games, and they know their Android gaming.

Recently, we had an absolutely blast working with the HardcoreDroid team on our latest interview, talking about our newest games, what's next, where we get our inspriation, how it all started for the Trese Brothers, and how Star Traders 2 RPG will build upon the foundations of the original Star Traders -- the game that started it all.

We hope you'll consider joining as a member on their site and check out this killer interview:
http://www.hardcoredroid.com/trese-brothers-interview/

Heroes of Steel v3.1.7


The newest release for Heroes of Steel adds new exciting changes to the far-look Talents during the Surprise turn, and fix a whole package of bugs.

Please Leave a 5 Star Rating if you enjoy this game

v3.1.7 - 11/28/2014
 - Fixed issue with fast-travel sink holes in City of the Dead
 - Fixed issue with Buried Storerooms boss fight
 - Fixed bugs with Music / SFX options
 - During Stealth, Spirit Sight, Far Sight, Sly Look cost 1 less AP
 - New Key Binding - Enter ends the turn
 - Fixed Bugs with Phalanx Shield and Auto-Buff
 - Fixed bugs with the World Map


On Steam
Steam

On App Store
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

On Google Play
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

On Amazon
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

Monday, November 24, 2014

Star Traders 4X v1.7.1 Alta Mesa Ship Pack and Update

v1.7.1 - 11/24/2014

Includes new Alta Mesa Ship Skin Pack ($1 Add-On)



  • Upgraded Focus rules
  • Fixed issues with Research, Trade Focus
  • Better game map performance on mobile
  • Display updates and AI tweaks

Updated "Focus" system based on feedback

Please Rate to Support Devs and Updates

On Google Play
Star Traders 4X Empires
Star Traders 4X Empires Elite

On iTunes
Star Traders 4X Empires Elite
Star Traders 4X Empires

On Amazon App Store
Star Traders 4X Empires
Star Traders 4X Empires Elite

On Desura for PC / Mac
Star Traders 4X Empires

Empire with 32 Colonies

Sunday, November 23, 2014

New Focus Upgrades in Star Traders 4X

In an effort to streamline the play and remove repetitious player tasks in mid-game and late-game Star Traders 4X, we have developed an additional type of upgrade. These upgrades are called Focuses and replace some Festivals in the tech tree.

The Focus is a special Colony Upgrade module that converts CP into bonuses for your Empire. While active, a Focus will consume a single Colony's CP points. The Colony is free to move other upgrades ahead of the Focus, however the bonuses will not be available while the Colony works on other projects.

You cannot Subsidize a Focus
Focus modules take a long time to build, and are well suited for mature worlds with complete economies and populations.

There has been a little bit of confusion about when they can be activated, so here are two images showing active and inactive, based on the Colony having other projects in the build queue.

Focus will be active next turn
Focus will not be active next turn

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Heroes of Steel RPG v3.1.5 Update Released

v3.1.5 - 11/22/2014

  • E3: two new secret dungeons added to the City of the Dead
  • New feature: Auto Buff available under 4 gold squares icon - one tap to cast all buffs
  • New feature: High Speed play available from option on menus
  • Improved City of the Dead maps
  • Fixed typos and story event bugs

Added an easy option to buy all 4 Episodes

On Steam
Steam

On App Store
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

On Google Play
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

On Amazon
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

Vincent and Selen

Friday, November 21, 2014

Star Traders 4X v1.6.15 Update Released

v1.6.15 - 11/21/2014
  • Late-game Festivals replaced with 'Focus'
  • New: Research Focus (+2% Global RP Bonus)
  • New: Trade Focus (+10 TP for Random Colony)
  • Listing Map Name on 'Empire Summary'
  • Updated Ship details Labels
  • Help File Updates for Game Screens

On Google Play
Star Traders 4X Empires
Star Traders 4X Empires Elite

On iTunes
Star Traders 4X Empires Elite
Star Traders 4X Empires

On Amazon App Store
Star Traders 4X Empires
Star Traders 4X Empires Elite

On Desura for PC / Mac
Star Traders 4X Empires

Improved Ship Details Screen

Improved Political feedback
Game Guide:


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Heroes of Steel - Line of Sight

All ranged attacks in Heroes of Steel require a line of sight with the target.  Notably, ranged curses and buffs do not, but when it comes to missile attack spells, LoS is a requirement.

When thinking about line of sight in Heroes, you always start with the center of the attacker's tile, and a "ray" is traced to the center of the target's tile.  If this ray intersects with a tile that blocks sight, then you are unable to target the enemy.  In the example screenshot below, you can see the northern ray intersects the straight wall tile one square behind Selen.  

The southern example, now tracing to a skeleton which Kjartan just roasted, crosses over only open space and two corner tiles.  These jutting corner tiles do not block line of sight, which is a critical part of making hallways, intersections and junctions work within Heroes - and I suggest you use that to your advantage.  While the top down perspective is unable to show it, these jutting tiles slope downward and give partial visibility over their tiles.  Therefore, Kjartan could blast the southern skeleton (now gone) but not the northern (we'll leave that to Selen).




On Steam
Steam

On App Store
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

On Google Play
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

On Amazon
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Star Traders 4X gets v1.6.13 Update

Please Rate to Support Devs and Updates

v1.6.13 - 11/18/2014

  • Fixed Crashes in Politics
  • Fixed Bugs with Subsidize Treaty
  • Combat Effects: Improved Critical and XP Display
  • Combat Effects: Updated Effects
  • Help File Updates & Android 5.0 Patches


Empire Summary Screen

Xeno Fleet

Territory Control



On Google Play
Star Traders 4X Empires
Star Traders 4X Empires Elite

On iTunes
Star Traders 4X Empires Elite
Star Traders 4X Empires

On Amazon App Store
Star Traders 4X Empires
Star Traders 4X Empires Elite

On Desura for PC / Mac
Star Traders 4X Empires

Friday, November 14, 2014

Politics in Star Traders 4X


Politics in Star Traders are a very large part of the game and can be very confusing to new players. Politics can be divided into 2 categories: Positive and Negative. Positive Politics are things like Trade Routes, Trade Alliances and Alliances. Negative Politics are things like Solar Wars, Trade Embargoes, and the dreaded Spy War. Each Conflict has a treaty that either starts or ends it. Here are the Conflicts and their details. All conflicts can begin and end on their own.

Positive Politics

Trade Route


  • +2 Credits per Idle CP
  • +2 Credits per Mined Mineral
  • +3 Credits per TP

Trade Alliance


  • +2 Credits per Idle CP
  • +2 Credits per Mined Mineral
  • +4 Credits per TP
  • -5% Colony Maintenance

Alliance


  • +2 RP per Colony
  • +2 EP Per Colony
  • +4 Credits per TP
  • -10% Colony Maintenance

Negative Politics

Duel of Assassins


  • -2 Credits per Population
  • +5% Colony Maintenance

Trade Embargo


  • -4 Credits per Population
  • -4 Credits per TP
  • +10% Colony Maintenance

Trade War


  • -4 Credits per Population
  • -3 Credits per TP
  • -3 Credits per Idle CP
  • +10% Colony Maintenance

Spy Battle


  • -2 Credits per Population
  • +2 RP per Colony
  • +20% Colony Maintenance

Solar War


  • -2 Credits per Population
  • -2 RP per Colony
  • +20% Colony Maintenance

Star Traders 4X v1.6.11 Updated

On Google Play
Star Traders 4X Empires
Star Traders 4X Empires Elite

On iTunes
Star Traders 4X Empires Elite
Star Traders 4X Empires

On Amazon App Store
Star Traders 4X Empires
Star Traders 4X Empires Elite

v1.6.11 - 11/14/2014


  • UI Improvement: Click Politic Row for Treaty List
  • New Feature: Subsidize Political Treaties
  • Improved Utility of Trade Treaty
  • Help File Link to Guide on Main Menu
  • New Treaty: Spice Summit
  • New Ship Destruction Effects and Sounds
  • Updated "Rinze: 32x128 Map (53 Worlds)"
  • Fixed Issues with Heavy Carrier in Ship Designer
We have uncovered a Xeno attack force!

Our Empire Flourishes


Battle lines

New Game Manual

Age of Pirates v1.2.15 brings Weather-aware Encounters

The newest release of Age of Pirates expands the growing catalog of Deep Sea encounters with another five. The encounter engine has also gained a new level of intelligence - it is now aware of weather conditions on the high seas, including high wind rumors, storms, and ice fog. Each comes with its own additional risks and threats, and your Captain will have to doubly weigh the choice of sailing into these dangers!

Please leave a Review if you Enjoy

v1.2.15 - 11/14/2014
 - Deep Sea Encounters now weather aware (high winds, stormy seas, ice fog)
 - 3 new stormy weather and high wind encounters - watch out, high risk
 - 2 new Ice Fog encounters - trapped in fog, crew disappear
 - Deep Sea Encounter background changes to match weather
 - Fixed map bugs and story typos

On Google Play
Google Play Age of Pirates RPG
Google Play Age of Pirates RPG Elite

On Amazon
Amazon App Store Age of Pirates RPG
Amazon App Store Age of Pirates RPG Elite


Heroes v3.1.3 - High Speed Option Launches

Heroes of Steel v3.1.3 brings a new powerful option to the table - playing at high speed.  For those who have played the story, are experts at the combat system, or just want to play faster - the high speed option will help you cover more ground.

The newest release also improves and expands the City of the Dead and Episode 3, adding two new secret dungeons. Can you find them? If you do, can you survive?

Please Leave a 5 Star Rating if you enjoy this game

v3.1.3 - 11/13/2014
 - New feature: Auto Buff available under 4 gold squares icon - one tap to cast all buffs
 - New feature: High Speed play available from option on menus
 - E3: two new secret dungeons added to the City of the Dead
 - Fixed issue with red-locked door in West Wheel Road, red-locked door to Plat Heights
 - Improved Levels 8-10 for Burning / Thundering Blades
 - Balanced SP cost for Live by the Blade
 - Fixed typos and story inconsistencies

On Steam
Steam

On App Store
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

On Google Play
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

On Amazon
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

Monday, November 10, 2014

Heroes of Steel - Auto Buff Arrives


Buffing before combat is a critical part of surviving in Heroes of Steel.  A successful team always combines Curses, Buffs, and Empowered Attacks to create a viable strategy. Buffs are always in the mix, and the best way to use them is to cast them before combat, as their turn duration only starts ticking away once a battle starts.

Well, that used to cause a lot of tapping and clicking.  No longer!  By opening the character tray (the four golden square icon) you can now access the Auto Buff feature.

Auto Buff looks at each of your characters, and the buffs they have learned.  It will cast all self buffs on the individual character, and all team buffs enough times to cover the team. So, at the beginning of the game, Kjartan will drop Pureflame Shield twice to cover everyone. So, consider raising the right skills quickly to save some SP (Kjartan has enough anyway!).

Also, if the buff was already up, it will extend the duration to maximum with your re-cast.

The ultimate buffing tool arrives - Auto Buff!

On Steam
Steam

On App Store
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

On Google Play
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

On Amazon
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Happy Halloween: Heroes of Steel 33% Off on Steam


In celebration of on the best holidays of the year, we've dropped the Heroes of Steel price on Steam by 33%.  For just $8, get all four story episodes and all for alternate characters!  All additional releases to the game are added to your installation for free, so when Episode 3 is released, you'll get it directly!

Download today for your PC or Mac

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Age of Pirates RPG Updated to v1.2.11

Recently Updated on Google Play


Also available on Amazon App Store



Age of Pirates RPG

Also fixed this bug...













v1.2.11 - 10/30/2014
 - New Ship Artwork: Heavy Schooner
 - New Ship: Darksea Schooner
 - Score Screen: Show Difficulty
 - Score Screen: Show Permadeath Mode
 - Awards and Unlocks Screens Improved
 - Fixed Issues with Island Names Switching

Monday, October 20, 2014

Improving Patreon Rewards - check out $2 to $10




We're very proud to have a small, but growing group of Patrons who are helping to support Trese Brothers with a monthly donation. To encourage new members to join in sponsoring us, we've just re-organized the reward structure to make the lower value pledges more valuable!

Check out Patreon today to see how you can support Trese Brothers and get unprecedented access to their team, art stream, and voting rights on upcoming projects.
http://www.patreon.com/tresebrothers

As we restructure the Patreon rewards, the most notable changes include reducing the reward for viewing the Exclusive Art Stream to $10 a month, and adding a $2 voting rights reward that will grant you access to monthly polls we will post for Patreon users. In these polls, you'll be asked to pick among a list of characters, game systems, and other game parts that you want to see revamped with art or improved in game play.

We hope you will check it out and consider supporting us for as low as $1 a month:
www.patreon.com/tresebrothers

As you know, we try to be a unique game studio. We tirelessly update our games - almost every game getting an update a week. We pride ourselves on constant customer contact, and fair IAPs. We never use advertising, and our games have very reasonable low prices. If you love these principles, we ask that you join as a patron, for as low as $1 a month, to help us continue to be able to make games, update our games, and be different, unique - be the Trese Bros.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

4X Empires Launches Hyperion Ship Skins

In the years following the landing of the colony hives, your empire has grown.  New shipyards have been raised on every major planet and settlement. First scouts and colonizers, and then fighters and hulking cruisers were constructed in the great yards, carrying hundreds if not thousands of souls into the dark of space.

Designs from the old world may have come with your exiled colonists -- even the plans and blueprints of the great Hyperion battleships of the old galactic core.

Buy the $1 Hyperion Ship Skin pack today to access 16 new ship skins, including 4 new skins for every ship type in your fleet.

Buy the Hyperion Ship Pack on Google Play today!



Monday, October 13, 2014

Cyber Knights v.2.5.5 Wraps up Jobs

With every new major system, it takes a little time to shake out the dust.  This release should shake the last of the bugs out of the new major jobs update, in which you can pick a job from a multiple choice list whenever you approach a Connector.



Please Leave a Star Rating if you enjoy this game

v2.5.5 - 10/13/2014
 - Fixed reported crashes in new Job Queue system
 - Escorts are no longer displayed as "Active Allies" in VIP team lists
 - Hunder profession starts the game with more heavy shells (25)
 - Fixed bug where phone Connectors were using local region Reputation
 - Fixed range issue with Face talent Threaten / Negotiate - max range 3
 - Snipers get job bonus on Surveillance jobs

On Google Play
Cyber Knights RPG
Cyber Knights Elite RPG

 On Amazon App Store
Cyber Knights RPG
Cyber Knights Elite RPG

Thursday, October 9, 2014

App Store - Elite Strategy Bundle

Love Trese Brothers games and want them all on your iPad or iPhone?  Snag the new Elite Strategy bundle from Trese Brothers off the App Store for iTunes.

All three of our iOS games are bundled together for a discount price of $9!  Heroes of Steel, Star Traders RPG, and Star Traders 4X Empires - at 25% off its hard to resist.




Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Heroes of Steel - Willpower in Action!

The latest release of Heroes of Steel puts another another piece of the original design document into code and into the game. Finally, that text you've seen in the leveling screen for attributes telling you that Willpower helps resist any curses (there since the beginning) is true. Thanks to all for the feedback, keep sharing.

Please Leave a 5 Star Rating if you enjoy this game

v2.2.39 - 10/7/2014
- Willpower attribute grants auto-resistance save against enemy curses
- Each point of Willpower attribute adds 3-5% resistance depending on difficulty
- Improved display of magical damage in monster detail box
- Reduce cost of purchasing Tome of Cleansing
- Paladin's Blessed Aura matches color scheme of all other healing (blue)
- Fixed issue where gold rewards from story events were doubled
- Removed Kickstarter Links

On Steam
Steam

On App Store
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

On Google Play
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

On Amazon
Heroes of Steel RPG
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Star Traders 2 Update and 50% off Games for Backers

Dear Captain-Backers,

It’s Cory here, and we’ve got a few things to share. We are in the final days of the Star Traders 2 Kickstarter, and it has been a wild ride. So hold on, everyone … this landing could get interesting.

In today’s update we got a few things to ask, and a few things to offer. We’ll start with the asking.

If you are the sort that uses the Facebook or Twitter, click these link and help us promote our announcement posts:
While you’re here on the project page, press the Share and Retweet buttons to get the word out. Every Share puts us one step closer to the next Social Reward, print-it-yourself digital propaganda posters for the backer-elected Factions.

Share from the Kickstarter Page


Now for the good part, our offers -- negotiating and such not. As you may know, we've got some other games you can play on your PC or Mac and we’re offering a 50% off, Kickstarter-exclusive deal. This type of deal normally comes up once a year in Steam Summer Sale and now, for the rest of the project, it is here on KickStarter.




These games usually run in the $10 to $12 range and you, our honored backers, can get them for just $5. This offer is good on Heroes of Steel RPG and Star Traders 4X, PC and Mac. We will honor these purchases with a Steam Key and a Desura key so you can play on either gaming network.

If you wish to add one or both games, increase your pledge by the corresponding amount above the reward you have selected. For example, if you wish to get a copy of Star Traders 4X Empires ($5) and get the $10 Reward for Star Traders 2, then you would increase your pledge to $15 in total and leave your selection at the $10 reward tier. As a second example, if you were already pledging at the $100 reward, you could raise your pledge to $110 and the leave your reward selection at $100 to get both games.



As soon as the project funds, we’ll reach out to you and arrange the game (Heroes, 4X Empires) and gaming network (Steam, Desura) you’d like and send you your keys.

If you have any questions about the add-on setup, please leave a comment or send me a message. We are in the final days and under $2,000 in final funding to cross the line. Thank you all for your support, increases, and constant encouragement. Together, Captains, let’s bring this ship down safely.

Our deepest gratitude,

Andrew and Cory Trese

Trese Brothers - Two Brothers on a Mission

Monday, September 29, 2014

Star Traders 2 -- A Million Maps Await

We are in the final days of the Star Traders 2 KickStarter. We want to thank you again for your amazing support, for raising your pledges, and for driving us every day closer and closer to the goal. Death before dishonor, Templar -- let’s fund this project!  

Star Traders 2 is built around a procedurally generated galactic map that will change during the game. Where previous titles focused on isolated worlds and quadrants where territorial ownership had stagnated, Star Traders 2 is set in a rapidly expanding universe with numerous Factions contesting control of individual systems and whole quadrants. The reunification of the scattered quadrants has triggered a tsunami of change and the washed away old power structures and agreements. A new frontier awaits, just beyond the next hyperwarp gate -- and every Faction with Credits to employ a Star Trader wants a piece of it.



Space travel before the discovery of the hyperwarp gate network was dangerous and slow. No Captain would have risked travel between quadrants which required drifting in deep space for years, far beyond the range of the solar winds capable of powering a ship's sails.

The gates changed everything. The vast hyperwarp network stretches across the galaxy like the strands of an ancient spiderweb waiting to be explored. Built in the distant past by a long-gone race of beings known only as the Alfan, many of the gates are open and working while others are damaged or broken. With its creators extinct, only the existing network of gates can be utilized, the technology or power to repair or expand the network is lost.

Each game in Star Traders 2 will feature a unique, procedurally generated network of hyperwarp gate for your Captain to explore. When you create a new Captain, you’ll have the option to use one of the classic maps provided with the game, to pick an existing map from another one of your Captains, or generate a brand new map. This setup will allow you to replay your favorite maps or try a new experience with every Captain.



Star Traders 2 will blend hand-crafted maps and procedural content. Therefore the Quadrant known as the Rinze Arm will appear in each game. While the Rinze Arm may feature similar planets and resources, the hyperwarp gates that allow access to it will be different, as will the Factions that struggle for control over it and the key political players within its boundaries. In every game, the Rinze Arm will be a new instance of itself, and a new horizon for a Captain to experience.

The hyperwarp gates that are used by most Captains are located far outside of a system’s gravity wells, at the very edge of deep space, beyond the pull of the stars and planets of a quadrant. These distant gates are used because activating a Gate Drive within a gravity field is very dangerous and can result in catastrophic damage to the drive or the ship. This also makes Gates notoriously difficult to locate, and Captains that have skills locating them can reap tremendous profits.

From within a hyperwarp gate, the traveling period appears to be instantaneous to an observer on the inside. In standard time as recorded by those outside the gates, travel along different hyperwarp routes requires different amounts of time -- some routes take only hours, others take weeks. This can be a mixed blessing for Captains who crisscross the galaxy via hyperwarp gates -- political shifts, changing allegiances and news that travels slowly across the galaxy can all complicate the life of a spacing crew.

The endless Quadrants of Star Traders 2 await you Captain!  Let's get this project funded!

Star Traders 2 is our dream for an open-universe space RPG in which you command your ship, hand-pick your crew, and roam freely through a complex, changing universe with freedom of choice in your goals, morality, and career. We'll be building on the tradition of the original ST RPG and expanding the game in both depth and breadth.

Thank you for your support!


  • If we don't get to 100%, you will not be charged and you get your $10 back
  • By backing the project, you or a name/memoriam/nickname you choose will be listed prominently in the game's credits
  • You'll get to name a character in the game, if you want to


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Final Pledge Match Drive for KickStarter



Dear Captains, Fans and Backers,

As we close in on the final week of our KickStarter, we are honored to announce the final Pledge Match Drive, hosted by the Lord Gansai, one of the fabled Storm Brothers from Heroes of Steel RPG. A long-time friend and repeat backer, Lord Gansai has offered match up to $2,000 in pledges added by the community.

If you have not joined the Star Traders 2 RPG project, now is the moment. Join in for just $10, and Lord Gansai will increase his pledge by $10. Raise your pledge by $5 and he will raise his pledge by $5. The mighty Storm Brother will increase his pledge to match the community as we reach the $500, $1,000, $1,500 and final $2,000 matching milestones. Back us now and every dollar you add to the KickStarter will be magically doubled.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Star Traders 4X Empires - Wallpaper Download

I am excited to share the recently minted Star Traders 4X Empires wallpapers! Download them at your favorite resolution! 



Thursday, September 25, 2014