Sunday, July 27, 2014

Exclusive Art Stream - Patreons Only!

Last week, we invited our community to help support the Trese Brothers mission through Patreon.  Pledge a monthly donation to help support the Trese Brothers and get sweet rewards!  If you haven't heard about Patreon, take at the exciting rewards we are offering and considering pledging $1 to $5 to help us continue to make and update games you love!

Tonight, we unveiled the reward for the $20 pledge - the Exclusive Trese Brothers Art Stream.  Only available to Patreon backers, we packed this first blast full of extremely exciting goodies!  A video showing off the new and upcoming beastmen monster race for Heroes of Steel, Before-And-After comparisons for the new Female Cyber Knight updates as well as Kyera's art upgrades, straight-from-the-pen Viking concept art, and the draft title for the new Heroes of Steel comic that Martin Trese (yep!) is wrapping up now.  

Let's look at this way.  The Trese Brothers team has an art bucket.  We just punched a hole in the bottom of it and the best is leaking right out into this art stream.  If you ever wanted to get close to the source, and see our work-in-progress, and know what's coming next - this is it!

We hope you'll consider helping Trese Brothers continue to create and update our games with a monthly pledge, even a few dollars help us carry on our mission.  Death before Dishonor, Templar!

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Kincaid the Dueler Cuts into Heroes of Steel

Heroes of Steel has long been dominated by a single, immense warrior - the Outlander Vraes. With his thick hide, immense strength, and seething rage he has been the backbone of every group of four Heroes who have broken free of the Red Hill dungeons.  Today, we announce the arrival of Kincaid, and at last, the promise of the Character Expansion Pack has been fulfilled.

Slicing into the game, Kincaid brings a new aspect to game's tactics, providing an alternative for the heavy-damage and heavy-armor Vraes. Kincaid's strengths are in his martial prowess and his immense offensive and defensive abilities.  Wielding only blades and throwing knives, Kincaid is fast, furious, and can stay standing even in the thick of group of enemies thanks to his mighty Sure Parry Talent. Among his friends, Kincaid has a unique knack for encouraging tactical coordination with his Flanking Unity Talent.  He is the only character capable of hurling throwing daggers, relying on his Darting Steel Talent. Another first - Kincaid can lead your group as a Stealth character.  And, his Level 18 Talent is the only melee Area of Effect Talent in the game.  Not to mention, with Kincaid now in the game, you can choose up to 16 possible group combinations.

You can see we've dropped the bomb here.  It's time to run to your app store and pick up the pieces!

On 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

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Heroes 2.2.9 Brings New Reasons to Love Phalanx Shield

If you didn't love your shield-Outlander before, now is the time to come back to Phalanx Shield and give it another go.  The latest Heroes of Steel update, v2.2.9, brings unique new abilities to Vraes' second defensive Talent, Phalanx Shield.  Not only do you gain consistent Parry and Armor bonuses, your leading warrior is now capable of deflecting a flat percentage of all ranged attacks!  At Level 1 Phalanx Shield, Vraes turns aside a massive 18% of all ranged attacks - arrows, knives, magic!

Along with another set of heaping story event enhancements, balancing, UI improvements, and tweaks, v2.2.9 is a big one.  And it paves the way for an even more exciting release, in the new character department.

v2.2.9 - 7/20/2014
 - Improved balance of Phalanx Shield (+parry, auto-block % of ranged attacks)
 - Improved balance of Stone Skin (+earth res)
 - Improved triggers of waves in Siege of Gholla Outlook
 - Improved balance of Nordhall Troll, added campsite to North Vault
 - Fixed Quest Log issues: Excavation Site, Vlotgar at Hunting Lodge, lingering logs
 - Improved Talent display on all devices, scrolling in list
 - Restored Spear sales at Riven Field

On 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

Star Traders 4X v1.2.5 Update Released

Please Rate to Support Devs and Updates

v1.2.5 - 7/20/2014
Invasion Rules Update -- XP, Criticals, More Population Hits
Improved Ship List: Faction, Maintenance, Percentages
Turns to complete on Projects Queue, Upgrade List, New Project, New Ship
Turns to complete in Research Queue, New Research
Added Trade Points field to Colony Detail screen
Better Green Sector Logic
Fixed: Steel Fortress on Hard+
Fixed: Ship A Movement Blocked by Ship B
New Library Pages

Improved Ship List

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

Friday, July 18, 2014

Showing Turns - Star Traders 4X Empires

Excited that the next release will start to display more and more of your options in "Turns" as well as their other costs.  Bringing the full economy model (with all the upgrades, faction bonuses, etc) to bear to generate these numbers has taken a little work, but I know you'll agree that it is worth it!

When looking at the existing build queue for a colony -

When looking to pick a new colony upgrade -

When looking to pick a new ship to construct -

Also now working on technology research screens, and showing the fact that RP are split evenly -

Friday, July 11, 2014

Templar Assault v2.0.9 Released!

The newest release of Templars focuses on the special powers that Captain's can use - both detailing their effect and the remaining count when a Captain chooses to execute.  Every Captain gets a very small number of these special bonuses per level, so it is important to know how many remain.  The games list has also been enhanced to show Honor and the profession of the Captain of the squad, making it easier to find your games.

Templars: Please Leave a 5 Star Rating for Devs!

v2.0.9 - 7/11/2014
 - Captain's special powers describe their result when used
 - Captain's special powers list how many more uses are available
 - Captain profession type and squad Honor displayed on games list
 - Fixed bugs in shop interface
 - Fixed Crashes, Typos, Reported Map Bugs

Google Play Templar Assault Free

Google Play Templar Assault Elite

Amazon Templar Assault Free

Amazon Templar Assault Elite

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Star Traders 4X v1.2.1 Update Released -- New Features + Achievement System

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

Record your exploits, Templar!

Ship Designer Better Than Ever

Wage war across hundreds of Stars against 10 unique opponent AI
Please Rate to Support Devs and Updates

v1.2.1 - 7/10/2014

  • Added Support for Google Play Games 2.0
  • Added Support for Amazon Game Circle
  • Added Support for Apple Game Center
  • 16 Challenging Achievements to Earn
  • Reduced Spice Hall Maintenance Costs
  • Balanced CP Cost for Palace 1, Spice Hall 1
  • Reduced Credits Cost for some Upgrades
  • New: Victory Celebration Screen Marks Xeno Defeat
  • Reduced Starport Maintenance Costs
  • Fixed Reported Bugs with Ship Designer
  • Fixed Reported Crashes & Device Issues

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Cyber Knights 2.2.0 releases Hunds on the NBZ!

With Escorts having laid the foundation, Hunds were only the next natural step. Once they are rounded out (with specialized gear & implants) then the next step is the ultimate - Drone Master & Hunder professions!

Hunds can be purchased at any of the three breeding pits in the southern NBZ. All of the Hund activity will be focused around gang-land, where soon new gear, rigs, armor upgrades, and even implants will become available for your Hund.

The Hunder will be a profession focused on running with a pack of War Hunds, decked to kill. Certain armor, weapons, and implants and new dog types that are coming soon, will be reserved for the Hunders expert control.

Please Leave a Star Rating if you enjoy this game

v2.2.0 - 7/9/2014
  • Elite Only: Purchase a Hund as a team member - immediate ally
  • Visit Pit-Hund Breeders in Roxbury Crossing, Fairmont Breeders in I-93 Barrens, St. Paddy Pups in Dorchester
  • Hunds cannot install cyberware or equip gear (yet!), do not help in Encounters
  • Fixed bugs with Escorts taking the lead in Encounters
  • Fixed reported crashes (thanks!)
On Google Play
Cyber Knights RPG
Cyber Knights Elite RPG

On Amazon App Store
Cyber Knights RPG
Cyber Knights Elite RPG


Star Traders 4X -- Achievements Coming Soon

The team at TB Game's HQ is wrapping up the latest round of Star Traders 4X updates including the new Play Games / Game Center / Game Circle support for Achievements.

Google Play Games

These new features will provide new goals for players and let your friends who also play the game to show off or challenge you to keep up with their stellar empire.

Game Circle on Amazon Kindle Fire

Completely optionally, we won't require you to sign in or use these new features -- but we think they're a lot of fun! Of course, we'll also be adding them to the iOS version by supporting Game Center (not pictured.)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Star Traders 4X v1.1.21 Update Released

The latest update for Star Traders 4X adds new rules and content to both the free and paid editions. If you have time, please leave a Rating and Review on your App Store to support the team of two who makes these games!

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

v1.1.21 - 7/8/2014

  • New Graphics for Core "Build Once" Upgrades
  • Offer to Improve Core Upgrades from 'New Upgrade'
  • Fixed Planetary Invasion Listing
  • Display all Starport Bonuses (Pop)
  • Balanced Refueling and Repairing Fighters
  • Increased diversity in Reactor List
  • 'Next Ship' Button Skips 0AP/0MP
  • Fixed: 'Ultimate Barriers' Balance
  • Fixed: Talent Level Limits on Designer
  • Fixed: Invasion Consumes Water-Fuel
  • Fixed HUD, Text and Crash Bugs

Star Traders 4X Updated on iOS for iPad and iPhone

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

Design custom ships for your fleet

  • New Heavy Reactors and New Techs, 4 New Plasma Cannons
  • New AI & Alien Ship Artwork Added
  • New Tutorial-Specific AI (Less Aggressive)
  • 10% Less Maintenance
  • Reduced Population Grow Rate
  • Reduced Morale Change Rate
  • Limited Xeno Population Grow Rates
  • Reduced Politics Rates
  • 12 New Enemy Xeno Ship Types
  • New Upgrade: Hab Unit 4
  • Fixed Blackrock Listing
  • Fixed Spice Hall Listing
  • Added More Training Details, Levels
  • Ship Upgrades Applied In Design View
  • Display Xeno World Count
  • Fixed Steel Song Fortress/Orbital Mines
  • Display Estimated Difficulty on Map List
  • More Bonuses for Trade Routes/Alliances
  • Add Invaded Worlds to Star Chart
  • Xeno colonization no longer clears Star Chart
  • Elite: Set Number of AI Enemies in New Game
  • Less Conflict Penalties on Normal/Easy
  • Fixed Colony CP Counting & Calculation
  • Fixed Displays in Team Summary / List
  • Removed Xeno Starting Locations Too Close to Player
  • Dozens of Text Updates, Bug & Crash Fixes

Monday, July 7, 2014

KickStarter Update and Progress Report

Over the long weekend, we released a new blast of story content.  Episode 2 Act 2 includes 9 new dungeons, 7 new monster types, 2 new towns, and multiple new or continued story arcs.  Episode 2 Act 2 opens up the world in exciting ways, expanding the scope of Steel, and helping to remove arbitrary geographic borders.  More than ever before you can approach the world as you please, going where you want and choosing which adventures to take.

Visit the KickStarter Page:

Having passed the exciting milestone of completing 50% of the game's epic story, it seemed like a good time to tally some numbers and publish a status for the entire Heroes of Steel KickStarter project.


To help with this, I created the following Heroes of Steel status info-graphic.  It groups the different rewards, stretch goals, and commitments into categories (Art Rewards, Physical Rewards, etc) and shows in summary how far we are into completing each category.

 Play Heroes of Steel today on your Android, iPhone, PC or Mac desktop!

Heroes of Steel RPG v2.2.5 Update Released

A new release of Heroes of Steel RPG brings new content to existing episodes by Episode 2, Act 2. Explore Gholla, Granthorn and remote hunting lodges in the far west. This new expansion adds new features (monster re-spawning) and new content throughout Episode 2.

Explore the backstory of the world and advance your characters with new experience, levels and equipment.

Heroes of Steel RPG for Android, iOS and Steam
v2.2.5 - 7/7/2014

  • Added potion shop to Granthorn, fixed Granthorn map bugs
  • Improved story response to world events (Gholla Outlook, Valent negotiations)
  • Improved and added back story (Reeve at Granthorn Inn, Hermit in Bone Pass)
  • Improved transitions in story events (Hunting Lodge)
  • Monsters retake some northern travel dungeons after story events
  • Fixed centering of all spider-type monsters
  • Improved balance of War Trolls

On 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

Age of Pirates RPG v1.1.27

A new release of Age of Pirates RPG sets sail for Android. Featuring hundreds of ships and ship upgrades, your Captain's path is one of your own choice. Will you be a Pirate, Knight or Merchant. Will your wealth be bought with blood, gold or grain?

A vast world of oceans, islands and wind awaits in Age of Pirates RPG
v1.1.27 - 7/7/2014

  • New Ship: Heavy Galleon
  • New Ship: Patrol Brigantine
  • New Ship: Sea Schooner
  • Fixed Bugs in Ship's Log
  • Fixes and Balancing in Sveet Story Mode
  • Compare Ships in Battle Victory
  • Fixed Reported Crashes and Bugs

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Heroes of Steel RPG v2.2.1 -- Act 2 of Episode 2 Now Available

A new expansion of story and new maps added. Everyone who has purchased Episode 2 gets Act 2 for Free!

Your Epic Quest Continues with Act 2 of Episode 2

v2.2.1 - 7/2/2014

  • Episode 2 Act 2 released - new story arcs, 2 new towns, 2 new story achievements
  • Fight across 9 new dungeons, 7 new monster types
  • Return to Braeyshaulm to advance negotitations
  • Return to Brunehorn inn to learn of a Druid
  • Travel east out of Brunehorn to Granthorn
  • Travel east out of Braeyshaulm to Gholla Outlook
  • Travel east out of Braeyshaulm to Bone Pass
  • Fixes Reported Bugs, Typos, Crashes

Star Traders RPG v5.5.37 Update Released

Thank you for playing the Star Traders games

v5.5.37 - 7/2/2014

  • New Ship: Gamma Class
  • New Ship: Theta Class
  • Zoom Map: Show Remaining Weeks on Contracts
  • Enemy Pirate ships carry more W-F
  • Fixed some "too small" ship artwork
  • Improved Zoom Map Performance
  • Fixed Reported Menu Bugs on Tablets

Star Traders RPG brings permission free RPG gaming to every device and screen size

Get it from your preferred market:

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)

Discord + New Logo

Folks - we're excited to announce that we've started a Discord server. All players, all games, all Trese Brothers, all the time. ...