Monday, June 30, 2014

Heroes of Steel - Major Updates are Coming

Here at Trese Brothers HQ, we are preparing to blast out a big run of updates to Heroes of Steel: Tactics RPG.  The new few weeks are going to be very exciting as we release big content and character expansions, add some long-time missing features, and tackle some of the big UI updates that the game has been needing.

I wanted to take a moment to summarize the big items that are coming, as some of these are being constantly requested across all of our channels!

New Content is Coming

  • Episode 2 Act 2 is coming. Everyone is asking about the  next story update and the City of the Dead.  As we are releasing Heroes of Steel in an episodic fashion, its natural for players to end up at the "content wall" waiting for the next available update to extend the story.  Episode 2 Act 2 doesn't open up the City of the Dead (that will be Episode 3), but it expands on the eastern Underdeep sandbox, adding a number of additional storylines, 10 new dungeons, 2 new towns, and 10 new monster types.  It's going to be a big addition, and should keep you busy for ... a few days at least!  Episode 2 Act 2 also opens up new regions that are rich with potential for new subquests and you'll see these popping up over the next few weeks.
  • The Dueler is up on deck.  Your possible group combinations are now at 8, with Selen, Vincent, and Fyona in the mix.  Kincaid the Dueler will double the combination count again, and put a whole new twist on Heroes of Steel.  We've always said Vraes would be the hardest character to replace in any group, and Kincaid will be both a joy and a challenge to play.  Before we move onto Episode 3, we'll be adding Kincaid into the game to expand the replay possibilities and give everyone a new way to see the game.

Major Features are Coming

  • Adding a World Map of Steel. Especially as Episode 2 Act 2 releases, there are now 112 different maps, towns, and dungeons you can visit in the world of Steel.  The connections and paths through the world are complicated, and its far too much to keep in your head.  There have been some amazing maps created by our community for Episode 1 and Episode 2, but it is time for an in-game solution.  We're working on the prototype of this feature now, and looking to see how tightly we can get it integrated into your group's story progression and Quest Log.  This will be top priority after the release of Episode 2 Act 2.
  • Active Effects constantly visible and easy to access.  Your buffs, effects, and curses an enemy caster has dropped on your characters are critical important in Heroes of Steel.  For too long, they have been tucked away under the Status > Effects section.  We'll be bringing these out onto the main map and ensuring that you can both see their constantly, access them with a single click or tap, and have a visual indication of their remaining duration.  

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

Friday, June 27, 2014

Star Traders RPG v5.5.35 Update Released

New release of Star Traders RGP.

Thank you for playing the Star Traders games...

v5.5.35 - 6/27/2014

  • New Ship Artwork: Desert Tan Military
  • New Ship Artwork: Rare Blue Xeno
  • Updated Alien AI: Ajannik, Xytox
  • Fixed Issues with Unlock All for some devices
  • More Cargo during Valuable Cargo, Refugee Rumors
  • Increased Cargo for Merchants, Smugglers, Pirates

These ships and flags coming to ST RPG soon =)


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)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Star Traders v5.5.33 Update Released

Thank you for playing the Star Traders games

On iTunes
Star Traders RPG from the App Store on iTunes
Star Traders RPG Elite from the App Store on iTunes

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

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

v5.5.33 - 6/24/2014
 - Try our new Civilization Game: "Star Traders 4X Empires"
 - New Ship: Assault Fighter
 - Fixed Issues with "Space Hive" Flags
 - Fixed Victory Scoring System vs. Indy Ships (Thx Sean, Brian)
 - Some Unlocks Easier to get (Please buy Unlock Code to support me)
 - Improved Alien AI Strategies
 - Fixed Reported Crashes and Defects

New Main Menu Look

Star Traders 4X v1.1.13 Update Released

Our Newest Game: Please Review to Support Devs

v1.1.13 - 6/24/2014

  • New Tutorial-Specific AI (Less Aggro)
  • Elite: Set Number of AI Enemies in New Game
  • 12 New Enemy Xeno Ship Types
  • New AI & Alien Ship Artwork Added
  • Less Conflict Penalties on Normal/Easy
  • Fixed Colony CP Counting & Calculation
  • Fixed Displays in Team Summary / List
  • New Alien Team Summary
  • Removed Xeno Starting Locations Too Close to Player
  • Dozens of Text Updates, Bug & Crash Fixes

New Xeno Ship Artwork in v1.1.13


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


Monday, June 23, 2014

Heroes of Steel RPG -- Now Supporting Google Play Games in v2.1.55

Now on Google Play with Google Play Games:

Can you get all 14?
v2.1.55 - 6/23/2014

  • Game play Achievements added
  • Achieve 14 goals within the game - combat, story, level!
  • Balanced combat abilities of metallic spiders & summoned spiders
  • Death count display on games list


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Customer Service Matters

I saw this great infographic on Twitter (@brownlistdotcom) and it really made me think.

How often do you put up with poor (or non-existant) customer service from your app devs? Do you expect a response when you write an e-mail? I get the feeling that a lot of people who send me an e-mail don't expect anyone to even read it, must less response.



Thoughts?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Steam Summer Sale - Heroes of Steel 50% Off!



As the Steam Summer Sale rolls out, Heroes of Steel has dropped to 50% off! Grab your sword, warm up your magic, and jump into this fantasy RPG. Lead a team of four unique Heroes through the sprawling world of Steel, facing over 50 dungeons, and 40+ hours of gameplay! Play on mobile? Grab the game on all your platforms!
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, June 16, 2014

Star Traders 4X Empires Comes to Greenlight

We are proud to announce our second Greenlight project on Steam! Following in the footsteps of Heroes of Steel's successful Greenlight, Star Traders 4X Empires brings an all new game - strategy, empire building, aliens, and more - to the Greenlight arena.

We hope you will help us by checking out the project, leaving a comment, and a vote!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Heroes of Steel - Improved AOE Display

For a while, some of the Area of Effect rules in Heroes of Steel have been mysterious, known only by the forum-goers.  We've had great feedback from a friend on Steam recently that has helped us re-shape the UI around AOE to really share the details!


  • The little red and white graphic on the right?  That's the Area of Effect (now labeled "AOE") pattern.
  • But, just because a target is in that pattern doesn't mean they will be hit.  The maximum number of targets you can tag is driven by the Skill that backs that Talent.  This is now listed in the Talent's description!
Thanks for helping us improve the game!


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Star Traders 4X Empires Released!


The great Exodus is ending.  Those Star Traders who were lost, exhausted or left behind did not reach the Farfallen Rim.  Out of resources and running out of time, they look to you for leadership.  Can you command the settlement of a new Quadrant, and protect the Star Traders from the aliens who inhabit this cold space?

On Google Play



Saturday, June 7, 2014

Cyber Knights Elite 60% Off

For the weekend, Cyber Knights Elite is 60% off.  Dive into the gritty New Boston Zone in 2217 in this turn-based cyberpunk RPG and lead a team of deadly cyber mercenaries.

Buy today!
Cyber Knights Elite RPG


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Transferring Saves Between Devices

One of the most requested features for all Trese Brothers games has been a way to backup and restore saved games across two devices.  It is the nature of the phone and tablet market that we are always updating to the newest device we can get our hands on, and when you've invested so many hours in a game, its hard to let those saved games go to pasture.

We are excited to release a walk through on how to migrate your saved games between devices without Rooting your device!  Thanks to the Helium app, available from Google Play, you can quickly and easily backup and restore your saves from any Trese Brothers game.

Check out the walk through we've just published!


Monday, June 2, 2014

Star Traders 4X: Political Advisor


Star Traders 4X puts you in control of the Quadrant and the Factions. However absolute your command of the Templar Military may be, the Factions are a contentious and prone to in-fighting.

Your Templar Advisors will always be available to provide guidance, advance and warn you of imbalances within your empire of Star Traders.

Star Traders 4X: Templar Advisor
The same set of Conflicts your Star Traders RPG Captain works around exist in Star Traders 4X, however in the new game they are your tools of manipulation and politics. For example, you may trigger the infamous "Duel of Assassins" to defuse a struggle between two powerful families, or use a Spy War to extract information rapidly form a Faction who is working against the others.