Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Star Traders RPG v5.5.15

So many upgrades, so little time!

v5.5.15 - 4/29/2014

  • New Ship: Priate Voidsail
  • Updated: Ship Designer IAP $0.99 (Pricing)
  • Help File Updates (Awards, Unlocks)
  • New Smarter Warship and Pirate AIs
  • Fixed Reported Bugs and Crashes


Star Traders RPG from the App Store on iTunes

Star Traders RPG Elite from the App Store on iTunes


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)

Star Traders RPG IAP FAQ

by Cory Trese

What is an Unlock?

An Unlock is a piece of game content (like a ship or upgrade) that becomes available in game after you accomplish an Award on a certain Difficulty. Once you have an Unlock it makes the game content available to all your Captains and on all Difficulties.

So what are you selling?

A shortcut that gives you all of the Unlocks immediately, for all your Captains, on all your devices, forever. You get 44 Unlocks for $4.99 which is about $0.12 per Unlock.

What if I do not want to buy?

No problem! I totally understand and, honestly, getting all the Awards is the best part of Star Traders. I suggest you start with 'Quick Contracts' I and II first. After that 'Doom Reaper I' and 'Rapid Rank I' are fast and fairly easy. You will Unlock new starting Ships and upgrades if you play them on Challenging and Hard. Contact me if you get stuck.

How do I contact you?

My brother Andrew and I are on the player's forum (http://startradersrpg.proboards.com/) almost every day. If you need to speak with me directly you can e-mail me at cory.trese@gmail.com.

Did you recently add Unlocks?

No, they have been in the game for over two years. I get to play enough that I achieve all the Awards on Insane or Impossible for each weekend's release. This type of testing is critical to keeping the game balanced and bug free. Andrew has gotten most of the Awards but honestly, he is better at Templar Assault than Star Traders.

Can you explain the different editions and features?

Absolutely! I made these counts from the v5.1.15 release.
The 'Free' column shows what is in "Star Traders RPG" and the 'Elite' column shows what you received immediately when you upgraded to "Star Traders RPG Elite." The 'Unlocked' column shows what is available after all of the Awards have been Unlocked. There is no difference between the content Unlocked with the IAP and the content you unlock with play. The IAP is probably a little bit faster.
FreeEliteUnlocked
Ships140500537
Unlocks2845-
Starting Ships6912
Rank Ships7810
Upgrades163560
Officers81111
Specials036
Professions779
Active Rumors51212
Map Sectors48423042304

Monday, April 28, 2014

Star Traders 4X -- Xeno Fleet Spotted


Star Traders 4X Alpha is going to start this week, running a few days behind schedule.

Rychart Fleet encounters a Xeno Infestation

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Heroes of Steel RPG -- Available on Steam and Weekend Sale


Heroes of Steel RPG for your PC via the world-class Steam platform. To celebrate, 50% off on all mobile platforms, only $2 for your iPad or Android tablet.

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    v2.1.33 - 4/27/2014

  • Our first game available on Steam
  • Added Episode 1: new subquest: Troll-Hunt from Nordhall
  • Added New monster type: short ranged Ratkin Skirmisher
  • Improved Episode 1: monster AI & monster variety
  • Improved Quest log format, included Ep1 & Ep2 indicators
  • Fixed Level requirement for Quicksilver Defense to (now 9)
  • Improved tutorial for PC covered keyboard shortcuts
  • Improved font quality


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Heroes of Steel - Launches on Steam!

The epic fantasy tactics RPG has launched on the world's #1 game distribution site, Steam!

Now is your chance to snag the game at a solid 10% discount!

Join the world of Steel, as four unlikely heroes locked in the dungeons of Baron Arhaive.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Star Traders 4X Alpha - Doors Closing!

We are excited to announce that the doors for the Star Traders Empire in Exodus 4X Alpha are beginning to close.  We will keep them open as long as we can - for a few more days - but it won't last.

This is exciting because as one door closes, another will open!  The Alpha Access team will be released into the first phase of the Alpha and we will open the 4X forum boards!

Don't miss you chance to get in on this if you love Trese Brothers games or 4X!
http://www.tresebrothers.com/star-traders-4x/empire-in-exodus/


Friday, April 18, 2014

Hackers are Jamming & AgentEX Survey!

The new 1.9.0 release of Cyber Knights brings the jobs game up to truly V2 with an all new job type. Surveillance relies on your Stealth and sharp eyes to witness a critical event at a suspicious location.  The next release will include special electronic gear to enhance your Surveillance roles, as well as expanding the job type to be multi-part, perhaps requiring you to follow the target to a new location!

Also, Hackers get an exciting new ability that can only be used against Drones - Jamming with ECM!  These powerful ECM reduce the AP of the target drone from 2 to Hacking points!  Raise your Hacking and blast those troublesome Drones!

Please Leave a Star Rating if you enjoy this game

v1.9.0 - 4/18/2014
 - Hacker Profession gains "Jam" ability against Drones to reduce AP
 - New Job Type: Surveillance
 - Backroom Connectors converted to new "Investigator" Connectors
 - Realtors do not display Safehouse keys that are already owned
 - Improved consistency of Encounters descriptions
 - Updated Help File

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

Amazon Cyber Knights RPG Elite
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cyber Knights - V2 Jobs come to the Backrooms

We are hammering on toward conversion of 100% of the VIP room Connectors with this big release. Converting the rest of the will generate a handful of new Connector types and will require 3 new job types (Surveillance, Sabotage, Smuggle)!

So, stay tuned!

Please Leave a Star Rating if you enjoy this game

v1.8.66 - 4/15/2014
 - Seven Backroom Connectors converted to "Data Channel" Connectors
 - Four Backroom Connectors converted to "Politico" Connectors
 - Jobs list in Computer now sorted by due date
 - Phracking Kits explain their usage in inventory
 - Fixed consistency of language and button placement in Encounters

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

Monday, April 14, 2014

Age of Pirates v1.1.7 Released

Age of Pirates RPG: Please Rate if you Enjoy


v1.1.7 - 4/13/2014

  • Elite Ship: Patrol Brig
  • Free Ship: Patrol Cutter
  • Starting Ship: Trade Schooner
  • Starting Ship: Military Sloop
  • Starting Ship: Pirate Marauder
  • New Upgrades: Pikes & Armor, Cargo Hull, Heavy Grapeshot
  • New Upgrades: Running Sails, Defensive Decks
  • Typos, Performance and Text Updates


Google Play Age of Pirates RPG

Google Play Age of Pirates RPG Elite

Amazon App Store Age of Pirates RPG

Amazon App Store Age of Pirates RPG Elite

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Star Traders RPG v5.5.7

Thank you for playing Star Traders RPG! This release includes new ship options, updates to many designs and more polish for the Elite Ship Designer add on.




v5.5.7 - 4/13/2014
 - Ship Designer: Even Bigger Ships v2
 - Updates to 50+ Ship Designs for Free and Elite
 - Improved Validation Messages in Ship Designer
 - Fixed: Independents Contract Issues
 - Performance Optimization Updates
 - Fixed Reported Bugs and Crashes

Star Traders RPG from the App Store on iTunes

Star Traders RPG Elite from the App Store on iTunes

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)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Heroes of Steel - Fyona & Selen Wallpapers



The world of Steel has fallen – its Gods scattered and lost, the surface world obliterated, and the last remnants of humanity scratching out a life in the Underdeep. The world of Steel needs heroes!

Enjoy the Heroes of Steel desktop and device backgrounds for your favorite characters!





Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Cyber Knights - Jobs Flexibility

The newest release of Cyber Knights cyberpunk RPG opens up new flexibility within the NBZ jobs market. Two new Package Hubs were added to help starting Knights and those wanting to work with Yakashima, one of the harder factions with which to get close.

Intimidation jobs got rebuilt in the Encounter style, now matching how Plant and Negotiate jobs function. Finally, you can now cancel a job while you are on the move from your Computer screen. Some types of jobs levy a heavier Reputation penalty if you cancel them while in progress, while others do not. So watch out, and make sure to read the confirmation dialog carefully!

Please Leave a Star Rating if you enjoy this game

v1.8.62 - 4/9/2014

  • Intimidation jobs rebuilt - new options, new possible results
  • Can now Cancel Job from Computer - beware high Rep penalties
  • Yakashima and Los V get new Package Hub Connectors
  • Fixed ordering of Grapple & Kill Shot buttons in combat
  • Fixed bugs in job completion, fixed friendly message missions
  • All job types can grant extra Reputation gains during beneficial Conflicts
  • Correct icon shown in Computer Jobs list

Google Play Cyber Knights RPG Freeplay.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tresebrothers.games.cyberknights

Read more: http://startradersrpg.proboards.com/thread/7349/cyber-knights-v1-62-released#ixzz2yS9gXm2V

Templar Assault RPG v2.0.1 Released

Please Leave a Star Rating if you enjoy this game.

v2.0.1 - 4/9/2014

  • New: Adaptive Difficulty for Free/Elite
  • Over 720 New Alien AI Levels Added!
  • Elite: New 'Unlock All' IAP ($4.99)
  • Elite: Recruit Veteran (6XP) Knights (1000 Prestige)
  • New: Experienced Squads face smarter Xenos
  • Fixed Crashes, Typos, Reported Map Bugs


Google Play Templar Assault Free

Google Play Templar Assault Elite

Amazon Templar Assault Free

Amazon Templar Assault Elite

Heroes of Steel RPG v2.1.19 Released

Heroes of Steel from App Store on iTunes

Heroes of Steel Elite from App Store on iTunes

Heroes of Steel on Google Play

Heroes of Steel RPG on Amazon App Store

Heroes of Steel RPG for Windows / PC
http://www.desura.com/games/heroes-of-steel-rpg
https://indiegamestand.com/store/874/heroes-of-steel-tactics-rpg/

New: Displaying Monster's Curses and Buffs


v2.1.19 - 4/9/2014

  • Monster detail box shows active Curses for monster
  • E1: campsite at end of Krellin Deeps can be used to Level
  • Fixed display of HP healing for Purifying Breeze & Battlefield Devotion
  • Fixed display of Dodge stat, weapon & spell damage 
  • Minor balance to weapons in levels 16 - 26 range
  • Unholy damage drains SP
  • Fixed many dialog typos

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cyber Knights v1.8.6 - Jobs Press Continues

The Cyber Knights mission to overhaul the entire job's system continues.  This release does some prep work for more exciting releases, but also includes a nice package of changes.

First, we've restored the concept that some jobs will send you to friendly territories.  You may be escorting a mark, or taking a package or message to an ally in a safe zone.  Of course, it may be dangerous to travel to that zone, but it is still your destination.  Even so, you are always working against another faction - someone who would want to stop this mission.

In preparation for a large push to convert the Contact Connectors in VIP Backrooms, the first three have been rolled over.  New types of Connector types and job types will be needed to finish the rest of the work, but this puts a nice foot in the water and we will see what comes up!

Finally, in preparation for additional information about the Jobs that you are currently running, the ability to cancel them from your computer, etc - we've expanded on the jobs list in your computer.  The first expansion is very simple, but it will ramp up from there.

Please Leave a Star Rating if you enjoy this game

v1.8.6 - 4/6/2014
 - First three Backroom Contacts are now V2 (Los V, Fennian, BraveStar)
 - Enhanced Job display in computer
 - Package, Message and Escort jobs can be assigned into friendly territory
 - Delivery Hub & Package Hub assign friendly territory jobs
 - Enhanced PDA display in computer

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

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

Amazon Cyber Knights RPG Elite
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Monday, April 7, 2014

Star Traders 4X -- Dark Age Technologies


The classic 4X games that Andrew and I love always feature a technology tree that allows for many ways to advance your particular strategy. Star Traders will organize hundreds of technologies in a vast connected tree.

A small part of the tech tree in the upcoming Star Traders 4X

Alpha Access is $25USD and includes a pre-order for 2 digital copies of the game on PC, private alpha access, priority game support and an invitation to participate in the balancing and design before the product is released.  http://www.tresebrothers.com/star-traders-4x/empire-in-exodus/

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Age of Pirates RPG v1.1.3 Released


v1.1.3 - 4/6/2014

  • New Log Entry: Island Discovery
  • Elite Ship: Hunting Brig
  • Fixed: Dock Ship pricing math
  • New: Display Total Reputation on 'World' Status
  • New: Alert for Kraken and Ice Demon Awards
  • Fixed Formatting and Text Errors
Captain, lookout has spotted an island


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Star Traders 4X: Red Sector Ahead Captain!

Like any good Star Traders game, ST 4X will feature red and green sectors with major tactical and ship management impacts.

Fuel use in Red Sectors will drive up the cost of long distance naval engagements.

Faction controlled space are known as Green Sectors
Green sectors will provide access to services provided to your fleet by reliable Licensed Star Traders.

The characters you play in Star Traders RPG are a resource, research item and game feature in ST 4x.

Alpha Access is $25USD and includes a pre-order for 2 digital copies of the game on PC, private alpha access, priority game support and an invitation to participate in the balancing and design before the product is released.  http://www.tresebrothers.com/star-traders-4x/empire-in-exodus/

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Heroes of Steel - Fyona the Paladin Arrives!

Fyona the Paladin - a holy warrior who follows the righteous paths of Cortias and Cassandra - has arrived on the scene in Heroes of Steel.  A staunch warrior and a powerful healer, the Paladin is ready to join the fight in the front line.  Don't hesitate to snag her on your market for $1.99!




Heroes of Steel from App Store on iTunes
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/heroes-of-steel-rpg/id730818431?mt=8

Heroes of Steel Elite from App Store on iTunes
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/heroes-of-steel-rpg-elite/id840230884?mt=8

Heroes of Steel on Google Play
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tresebrothers.games.heroesofsteel

Heroes of Steel RPG on Amazon App Store
http://www.amazon.com/gp/mas/dl/android?p=com.tresebrothers.games.heroesofsteelamazon

Heroes of Steel RPG for Windows / PC
http://www.desura.com/games/heroes-of-steel-rpg
https://indiegamestand.com/store/874/heroes-of-steel-tactics-rpg/

Star Traders 4X: Customize Factions and Urban Zones

Pre-order 2 copies for $12.50 each and get alpha access, priority support and participate in the balancing and design:

http://www.tresebrothers.com/star-traders-4x/empire-in-exodus/


While I am prototyping a game, before Andrew completes the art direction and visual design, I often use placeholder buttons.

The buttons you see here, the purple ones with white text, will never make it past prototyping stage.

If you want to make your own buttons for something, the system I use to make ours is

http://dabuttonfactory.com/

and we have always had good results with them. Easy to make lots and lots! =)

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Alpha Access is $25USD and includes a pre-order for 2 digital copies of the game on PC, private alpha access, priority game support and an invitation to participate in the balancing and design before the product is released.  http://www.tresebrothers.com/star-traders-4x/empire-in-exodus/

Friday, April 4, 2014

Cyber Knights - V2 Job Milestone

The latest two updates for Cyber Knights completes a major milestone in the Version 2 of the jobs system (V2).  As of the 1.8.54 release, every street-level Connector in the NBZ is now operating under the new job-system principles - taking into account your XP, Reputation, and team size when assigning you a job.  Welcome to a whole new world!

What's next for this cyberpunk game you ask?  Well - more jobs!  V2 has taken over the streets, but now its time to siege the VIP Backrooms and the Phone Connectors!

And, perhaps even more fun - there are more job types on the rise.  Surveillance jobs, kidnapping, hacking, smuggling are all on the docket.

v1.8.54 - 4/5/2014
 - All Aztek and Yakashima Connectors are now V2
 - Major Milestone: all street-level Connectors are V2 across entire NBZ
 - New Bondsman and Flatliner Connectors in mega-corp land
 - Bondsman Connetors now also offer Escort jobs
 - Fixed all reported crashes with V2 Connectors

v1.8.52 - 4/4/2014
 - New Connector Type: Flatliner (specializes in assassinate / capture)
 - All Mars Connectors are now V2
 - Eased the restrictions for gaining 2+ XP in combat
 - Best Negiotation in Team used in Pawn shops
 - Name of current character displayed in shopping screens
 - Fixed typos and map 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
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Star Traders RPG v5.5.3 4/42014

Thank you for playing Star Traders RPG!

v5.5.3 - 4/4/2014
 - New Ship: Heavy Falcon (Fast/Fast/100 Cargo)
 - Fixes Reported Issues with 'Independent' Characters
 - Updated: Ship Designer IAP $0.99
 - Elite Alien Type/AI: Sidtax Carrier ($320,000 Kill)
 - Elite Alien Type/AI: Vicessita Carrier ($125,000 Kill)
 - Elite: Improved Matchmaking for "Bonus Second Officers"
 - Elite: Explorer recieves Scout Officer
 - Unlock: Spy Recieves Spy Officer
 - Unlock: Zealot Receives Xeno Vet

New Updates to the Ship Designer. Custom designed Hulls, just for you, Captain.

Download Now

Star Traders RPG from the App Store on iTunes

Star Traders RPG Elite from the App Store on iTunes

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)

Star Traders 4X -- Command The Fleet

Command the mighty Cadar Navy.

Custom design Ships, Crews, and Urban Zones.



Build Spice Halls, Starports and Exchanges.

Face a dozen unique Xeno armies.



Train a Templar Assault Battalion.


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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Cyber Knights RPG v1.8.52 Released for Android

Please Leave a Star Rating if you enjoy this game  =)

v1.8.52 - 4/4/2014
 - New Connector Type: Flatliner (specializes in assassinate / capture)
 - All Mars Connectors are now V2
 - Eased the restrictions for gaining 2+ XP in combat
 - Best Negiotation in Team used in Pawn shops
 - Name of current character displayed in shopping screens
 - Fixed typos and map bugs

Google Play Cyber Knights RPG Free

Google Play Cyber Knights RPG Elite

Amazon Cyber Knights RPG Free

Amazon Cyber Knights RPG Elite

Star Traders 4X -- Urban Zone Upgrades

In Star Traders 4X, the player's Colonies are custom built.

Each upgrade on a Colony stacks with the others, generating a unique set of statistics.

Picking An Upgrade in the Prototype!

To build a new upgrade, you will pay Credits and spend Construction Points (CP)

Each Colony upgrade requires a maintenance fee to be paid, which increases if the planet becomes overcrowded, highly polluted or infested with xenos.

Alpha Access is $25USD and includes a pre-order for 2 digital copies of the game on PC, private alpha access, priority game support and an invitation to participate in the balancing and design before the product is released.  http://www.tresebrothers.com/star-traders-4x/empire-in-exodus/

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Age of Pirates PG v1.1.1 Released

Google Play Age of Pirates RPG

Google Play Age of Pirates RPG Elite

Amazon App Store Age of Pirates RPG

Amazon App Store Age of Pirates RPG Elite

v1.1.1 - 4/2/2014

  • New Ship Artwork: Redsail Cutter
  • New Elite Ship: Tradewind Brig
  • New: 5 Exploration and Mapping Awards
  • New: 5 Combat and Battle Awards
  • New: 5 Reputation Awards
  • New: 7 Commission Awards
  • New: 3 Rank Awards
  • Updated Conflict / Political Sim
  • Improving Urban Zone Performance

Star Traders RPG v5.5.1 Released

Star Traders RPG from the App Store on iTunes

Star Traders RPG Elite from the App Store on iTunes

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)


Thank you for playing Star Traders RPG!

v5.5.1 - 4/2/2014
- New Ship: Degla Heavylift
- Elite: New Captains can be 'Independent' Faction
- Elite: New "Extreme Difficulty" Mode
- Elite: Unlock "Bonus Starting Officer" Checkbox
- Elite: Unlock "Double Starting Money" Checkbox
- Updated: Ship Designer IAP $0.99
- Help File Updates and Bug Fixes

Most of these ideas were inspired by starfixer posting here

Read more on the Star Traders Player's Forum

Star Traders 4X: Exploring Dark Space

Your task is a difficult one. In uncharted space, with damage Hive Ships and only a handful of Templar faithful ... and thousands of exhausted Star Trader Citizens.

De Valtos Explorers seek new Worlds
If you are interested in Backing the project, click here:
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Alpha Access is $25USD and includes a pre-order for 2 digital copies of the game on PC, private alpha access, priority game support and an invitation to participate in the balancing and design before the product is released.

Trese Brothers Blog has moved!

You shouldn't noticed the difference, but we are consolodating domains under TreseBrothers.com

We've moved permanently to: http://blog.tresebrothers.com/

Any existing links to pages, files, or the site itself will continue to work!  Please contact us if you have any issues!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Star Traders 4X: Expire in Exile

Today's post is about the first iteration of the colony screen ... placeholder UI all over the place but you can see the basic idea of this screen is to summarize your Urban Zone's status as clearly as possible.

I can see the quality of the world, the population, mining and factories at a glance. In classic Star Trader's tradition, Urban Zones have a morale and this particular world is rioting ... after months of siege by the Xeno fleet, they are at the breaking point.

Prototype Colony Screen
The story we are going to tell in ST2 is so vast we felt the fans needed a game like EoE to help bridge the gap and provide the bigger picture of the Star Trader's Exodus.

Both games will bring new dimensions to the ST universe for players and really expand on the legends, stories and scope.

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