Friday, December 18, 2015

Holiday Pledge Drive: 6 Reasons to Patreon!


Happy Holidays friends, gamers, and community members!  It's been a big year for Cory. Martin and I with the release of Templar Battleforce and the engines of Star Traders 2 roaring in production.

As a studio, we have grown up around community support, listening and working with our gamers, and insanely strong post-release support and updates. If you've enjoyed and benefited from the 100+ updates we have released in 2015 alone for our games, we hope you'll take a minute to consider joining our Patreon family.

We are hoping to grow our membership on Patreon from 33 to 45 during this pledge drive, so we hope you will help!  Here are 6 holiday reasons to join our Patreon this year!

Stuff a Stocking with an Alpha Discount - Make your Money Back!

If you ever plan to join a Trese Brothers Alpha, then save yourself some money and pledge to Patreon today!  Our Patreons at any level get a 60% discount on our paid alphas, saving you $15.  If you pledge $1 a month and join one alpha a year, you just made some money!

Twelve Months of Joy & Wallpapers

Now you can match your desktop or phone background with what Andrew and Cory have all year long!  Every month we publish a new wallpaper for anyone pledging $1.  I've got it, you'll get it, it'll be like you're in the family.


Sail the Stars with Captain Avenira

The Star Traders web comic is free to read, but supported by our Patreons. And with the initial two pages now published, we're entering the first choice nexus where the votes of our Patreons will determine what happens next in the story and tie Captain Avenira to a Faction (it looks like Steel Song, folks!)


Decorate for the Holidays

Turn on some colored lights and wear your Patreon badge with pride. Pledge $5 a month for a Patreon badge on our bustling community forum, hub of all things Trese Brothers!

Peak in Santa's Art Stream

The Patreon exclusive Art Stream is busy this time of year with early shots of Star Traders 2, new content teasers for Heroes of Steel, and other exciting work-in-progress, drafts, Andrew's practice sheets, and gifts that will or will not see the light of day.  Peak into Santa's bag and see what goodies are in there for $10 a month.


Keep the Lights on and Coffee Brewing

Cory and I have pursued our passion of making and sharing games for coming on six years. We've been able to do so only with your support.  Join our Patreon to help us keep the lights on late, the servers overclocking and the coffee pots full.

Enough reasons?  Join our Patreon family today!
https://www.patreon.com/TreseBrothers?ty=h

Thank you as always, and happy holidays and merry Christmas to all of you and yours!
Andrew and Cory Trese

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Patreon: December Wallpaper



This month, I received a number of requests to get the original Tamilin art as a wallpaper, so that it isn't lost after the latest update. I'm excited to send out the originals as December's wallpaper.

We'd like to extend a special thank you to our Patreon family during the holiday season, as they play such an important role in supporting us and helping us continue to create games.  They all go above and beyond to support us every month, and we cannot thank them enough.

Join the fun and score some digital rewards at the Trese Brothers Patreon.

You'll also get access to previous month's wallpapers --












Sunday, December 13, 2015

Templar Battleforce v1.2.11: Berserk Upgrades + New Faces



This weeks update brings the last planned set of changes to the Berserker's balance. The biggest change is to the Uncapped Fury Buff, which now imparts a small (+20) but critical healing effect. As your Berserker's mech charges back into battle, channeling extra Damage and Critical %, he or she also gains a much needed boost of HP. The Unbalancing Blows cripping attack also reaches AoE at higher levels, helping the Berserk to spread death as well as curses more effectively. We've also added new axes to balance out the progression of weapons.

Two new faces have joined the list in the Designer - a huge thanks to our alpha team for all of their support!

We've also included some nice UI updates to the Requisition tree, including colorization based on class, and a selector that shows the most recently viewed level.

Please leave a review if you are enjoying the game and to help promote our weekly upgrades, features, and new content!

v1.2.11 - 12/13/2015
- Added 2 New character portraits to Templar Designer
- Berserk Self-Buff Uncapped Fury gains small healing effect
- Berserk Unbalancing Blows becomes AoE after level 3
- Added 2 New Berserk Axes (GL 5 and 9)
- Improved speed of leveling Talents - less clicks
- Last viewed Requisition node stays highlighted
- Added color codes to the Requisition tree for easier visualization


On Steam for PC, Mac and Linux
Templar Battleforce on Steam

On Google Play
Templar Battleforce on Google Play

On iTunes
Templar Battleforce on iTunes

Friday, December 11, 2015

Heroes v4.1.35: Major Tamilin Upgrade!


Tonight's update is a special one and brings a major upgrade to Tamilin the Thief. Sneaking through the Underdeep with all new artwork, the Thief is more deadly than ever. Her previous melee-focused talents have been switched to Talents that complement her ranged nature -- Throwing Knives. Now stirring up a maelstrom of steel everywhere she goes, Tamilin can hurl cursing attacks with 1 AP Throwing Knives to curse, hinder, and damage targets. In a big change, Tamilin now has a -AP cursing attack in her Torrent of Steel Talent. 

Because this change does take away Tamilin's only melee options, she fights under a special rule and is able to hurl throwing knives at 1 range.

We're looking forward to a big Episode 4 release coming soon, and also working on art upgrades for the other 7 characters.

Please leave a review to encourage more updates, features and content!

v4.1.35 - 12/11/2015
- Major Character Upgrade: Tamilin the Thief
- Tamilin: all new art for character and dialogs
- Tamilin: Torret of Steel Talent is now a Throwing Knives Curse (-AP, -Dodge, -Res)
- Tamilin: no longer uses blades, only throwing knives, can throw at 1 range
- Consolidated all status details onto single screen
- Disarm Trap talents do not fire if no traps present

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

On your PC, Mac and Linux
Steam

Monday, December 7, 2015

Star Traders Web Comic Pg2 and Two New Polls



Very excited to share the second page of this project and seeing it start to heat up with the support from our team on Patreon.  As the second page rolls out, we've posted two new polls for our Patreons with voting rights ($2 pledge).  We hope you'll join the family and get in on this awesome new project, as well as scoring monthly digital wallpapers, and major discounts on all Trese Brothers alphas.

We've hit the second and third choice moment - join up and vote on the Patreon post!

===
Choice Moment #2
===

She could have betrayed her Faction's Prince, but which one is her Faction?

[ ] Steel Song!
[ ] Cadar!
[ ] Thulun!
[ ] Rychart! She has a hat, it just fell off!
[ ] Rychart!
[ ] Javat!

===
Choice Moment #3
===

Keep him talking ... buy some time. For what?
[ ] The Captain is going to have to take him down.
[ ] An Officer hiding in the cargo bay is coming to rescue.
[ ] Bad gamble, the bounty hunter's crew is coming
[ ] Write in!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Overwatch Talent in Templar Battleforce





This video guide explains all of the rules around the Overwatch Talents, how to use them, how not to use them, and what to expect in terms of how they effect enemy movement and spawning.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Trese Brothers Autumn Sale

Trese Brothers is having a massive cross-platform Autumn Sale



Templar Battleforce

Templar Battleforce is on sale for $6.99 with 30% off on all platforms until December 1.

Save 30% on Templar Battleforce on Steam

Get Templar Battleforce on Google Play

Buy Templar Battleforce RPG Full Game HD on iTunes



Heroes of Steel RPG


Heroes of Steel RPG is on sale with 50% off on all platforms until December 1.

Save 50% on Heroes of Steel RPG on Steam (4.99)

Download Heroes of Steel RPG Elite on Google Play ($1.99)

Buy Heroes of Steel RPG Elite on iTunes ($1.99)


Star Traders 4X


Star Traders 4X is on sale with 30% off on all platforms until December 1.

Save 50% on Star Traders 4X on Steam ($4.99)

Get Star Traders 4X Elite on Google Play ($1.99)

Buy Star Traders 4X Elite on iTunes ($1.99)


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Patreon November Wallpaper: Selen!

  

Every month on Patreon we ship out a new digital wallpaper to our amazing family of supporters in 3 formats -- 1920x1080, 1920x1200 and mobile 800x1200.  These wallpapers feature the latest art and your favorite characters and scenes from our latest games.

Following up on last month's Tamilin wallpaper, November is a new Selen wallpaper.  The Thief and the Rogue are keeping good company.

This is also the newest update for the game's icon, but the only place to get the full-res version and wallpaper is on Patreon. All Patreons pledging $1 a month or higher get access to all the wallpapers, so we hope you'll consider supporting us and the games we make!

Come, join the family!  Help us keep making great games and get some great digital rewards in the process! Our success is based on your support, as always.

We've also published another variety of the same wallpaper for Patreons -


Join us on Patreon!
www.patreon.com/TreseBrothers?ty=h

Templar Battleforce RPG -- Evacuation!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Cyber Knights RPG v2.9.27 Update Released


Thanks to all of our supporters, we've pushed another Cyber Knights release. While it does not include the Drone Master, it allowed us to handle a large amount of engine work that is required to support the drone master -- we've now covered all the special rules about XP, weapons, cybernetics, armor, using items, ally/dismiss/death and how drones act in encounters. We're not there by a bit, but we're getting closer with each release.

I shouldn't forget to mention - new Cyberware, fun new rules about V-Chips, an art update on the NBZ, and finally turning McCougan into something useful (it's been 5 years coming!)

Please Leave a Star Rating if you enjoy this game

v2.9.27 - 11/16/2015
- New Cyberware: Chameleon Sheathe I and II - add Stealth bonus
- Team has 50% chance to gain +1 XP if installing a duplicate V-Chip
- Updated map tiles for roads across the NBZ
- McCougan is now a Flatline Connector
- Continued engine work to support drone weapons / cyberware

On Google Play
Cyber Knights RPG Free
Cyber Knights RPG Elite

On Amazon
Cyber Knights RPG Free
Cyber Knights RPG Elite

Saturday, November 14, 2015


Launch Sale Ending Soon

You don't want miss the amazing turn-based tactics and strategic army building of Templar Battleforce. Even more, you don't want to miss the 30% launch sale! The sale has less than 48 hours left to go and will end when the weekend wraps up.

Step into your pilot suit, strap into your Leviathan battle mech, and lead your squad in blazing combat against the enemy, all for just $6.99.

BuyTemplar Battleforce for your mobile today - available on Google Play or theApp App Store!


Friday, November 13, 2015

Star Traders Comic pg1


We are excited to share the first full page of the Star Traders web comic on Patreon.  The development of this comic is supported by our Patreon family, so we hope you will join us there to help fund more pages, panels and choices.

This page jumps in line before the original panel that we shared including the first Choice Moment. It helps better set the scene for what will come next. Join us on Patreon to help support this new project and to have a hand in steering the comic's characters, events, and story arc.

The first page:
www.patreon.com/posts/3742949

The 1st choice panel:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/sta..

The poll prompt is below -- the first Choice Moment of the project. We hope you'll join our Patreon to help support this new exciting project and take a hand in steering this comic's storyline! Vote by commenting on either post!

Here we join the Vigilant as it sets down on the dust-ball of Lioka Cross. In the next moment, hexshell fire rings out in the ship's cargo hold, and the Captain is knocked to the deck by a hit.

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Choice Moment #1
===

The ringing of hexshell fire is still reverberating through the cargo hold. The Captain's blood splatters across the corrugated deck.

Staring at the boots approach, and the heavy hexshell rifle, the Captain tries to focus. "Off kilter..." the Captain thinks. "Things have been off kilter for a while."

===
Identity Decision *
===
[ ] The Captain is male
[ ] The Captain is female
[ ] That's not the Captain! That's an male Officer
[ ] That's not the Captain! That's an female Officer

* More identity questions will follow in later panels.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Heroes of Steel 4.1.31 Released!


Heroes of Steel v4.1.31 brings a very exciting package of new goodies to the game.  We've upgraded all the battle music throughout, so you can now listen to a variety of longer, more epic tracks while battling enemies.

If you want to play faster, this release is for you!  The new option "Fast Speed Enemy Turn" will help you whip through the game at a killer pace.  This will greatly accelerate an enemy's turn so you can play at easily twice the pace.  Be careful if you're playing on Nightmare -- this can get you killed!

v4.1.31 - 11/11/2015
 - Talents in list remain visible when AP = 0
 - Hover over active effects in bottom right to see list
 - Fixes "No Blood" Option Crash
 - Added option for high speed enemy turn - skip enemy attack animations, play fast!
 - Improved and added variety to combat music
 - Added option to go back to slower movement speed
 - Improved new game screen
 - Fixed issues with hanging quest logs
 - Fixed issue with getting stuck in Granthorn mines
 - Unlocked Respec now available on Steam - 1 free respec for every character

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 10, 2015

Templar Battleforce RPG Full Game HD Update v1.1.31

The latest update for Templar Battleforce has been submitted to the App Store.

- Added move path highlighting for Templars
- Remixed some music tracks
- Multi-Kill Achievements with Napalm Charge
- Higher Difficulty "Skip Tutorial" Grants XP Bonus
- Removed Required Berserker Spawns from Maps
- Fixed Mid-Level Saving of TP Credits & TP Upgrades
- Increased Duration on Indomitable Defense to 4 Turns
- Added Spawn Control Rule: burning fire on a spawning point prevents spawning
- New monster variations added, appearing as squad increases in level
- 2 New xeno Hunter variations: Plated Hunter (+Armor) and Predator (+MP, +Dmg)
- New xeno Spitter variation: Lancer (+Range)
- New xeno Goliath  variation: Siege Goliath (+HP)
- Damage show on the map even if -0; differentiates miss / soaked hit
- Improved Neptune's Full-Vent Talent: directly reduces Heat in trade for move / defense penalties
- Fixing incorrect locations in Objectives list
- Burst Fire and other attack Talents include range in detail box
- Improved consistency of weapon naming
- Fixed Reported Crashes and Bugs


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Star Traders "Choice Project" on Patreon





Yesterday, we rolled out a new project on our Patreon site. I've been kicking it around for some time, but I have finally got enough details straightened out that I want to take this one out of the lab and into the light.

Above is the first panel of a web comic set in the Star Traders universe. In the next moment, you'll get a chance to meet the protagonist, the Captain, who is lying on the ground with a hexshell wound.

That will be the first Choice Moment. I will be asking all Patreons with voting rights (pledging at $2 / month or higher) to vote on different options to steer the characters and story (see below for the entire prompt). As the story progresses, I will keep polling our Patreons to make decision -- both big and small -- about the story, events, and characters. As a Patreon, you can share the driver's seat.

At this point, the key question is interest. Is this a project that gets you excited and you'll be eager to vote? Let's find out!

For the foreseeable future, the comic will be gray scale.

Sign up with a small monthly pledge on Patreon today to join in the Choice Project.

===
Choice Moment #1
===


The ringing of hexshell fire is still reverberating through the cargo hold. The Captain's blood splatters across the corrugated deck.

Staring at the boots approach, and the heavy hexshell rifle, the Captain tries to focus. "Off kilter..." the Captain thinks. "Things have been off kilter for a while."

===
Identity Decision *
===


[ ] The Captain is male
[ ] The Captain is female
[ ] That's not the Captain! That's an male Officer
[ ] That's not the Captain! That's an female Officer

* More identity questions will follow in later panels, including profession and faction allegiance

Monday, November 2, 2015

Star Traders 4X Update v2.4.7 Released

Now on Steam!
Star Traders 4X Empires

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

For PC, Mac and Linux
Star Traders 4X Empires

Please Rate to Support More Updates!



Need help? E-mail cory@tresebrothers.com

2.4.7 - 11/2/2015

  • Added mouse hover to Research Tree for quick access to unlocks
  • Reduced wait time between attacks and training actions
  • Improved Manage Games listing Map and Turn Count
  • Improvements in speed of play
  • Improved loading performance
  • New Fog Saving System
  • Simplified main menu, improved buttons

Templar Battleforce Update v1.1.27 Released

On Steam for PC, Mac and Linux
Templar Battleforce on Steam

On Google Play
Templar Battleforce on Google Play

On iTunes
Templar Battleforce on iTunes

Please Rate to Support Devs and Updates!

Need help? E-mail cory@tresebrothers.com

v1.1.27 - 11/2/2015

  • Added Spawn Control Rule: burning fire on a spawning point prevents spawning
  • New monster variations added, appearing as squad increases in level
  • 2 New xeno Hunter variations: Plated Hunter (+Armor) and Predator (+MP, +Dmg)
  • New xeno Spitter variation: Lancer (+Range)
  • New xeno Goliath  variation: Siege Goliath (+HP)
  • Damage show on the map even if -0; differentiates miss / soaked hit
  • Improved Neptune's Full-Vent Talent: directly reduces Heat in trade for move / defense penalties
  • Fixing incorrect locations in Objectives list
  • Burst Fire and other attack Talents include range in detail box
  • Improved consistency of weapon naming 

Leviathan Mech: Hydra Specialist

Friday, October 30, 2015

Patreon Wallpaper #3: Tamilin


Every month on Patreon we ship out a new digital wallpaper to our supporters (in 3 sizes including 1920x1080, 1920x1200 and mobile 800x1200).

This month's Patreon wallpaper is Tamilin from Heroes of Steel, now fully redone with new art!

This new art will eventually end up in the game, but right now the only place to get it is on Patreon.  If you pledge $1 a month, you'll get a digital wallpaper featuring the best artwork coming out of our studio.

We hope you can hop on board, and give a little.  Our success is based on your support, as always.

Join us on Patreon

Previous wallpapers have included:




Thursday, October 29, 2015

Templar Battleforce v1.1.25 Submitted to Apple

The latest update of Templar Battleforce has been submitted to Apple for review.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/templar-battleforce-rpg-full/id991176888?mt=8




Changelog
- New Option: skip animation on enemy turn (speed play)
- Art update: new equipment art for all armor types, shows differences
- Fixed issue with incorrect count for Starting Knights in levels with Lev-Rig or Humans
- Fixed Issues with Music resuming while Muted
- Added 5 new Requisition levels: new Commander branch for Captain
- Captain gains 2 new crippling Talents: Discerning Eye (lineage memory spots weakness) and Fire Commander (focused fire destroys enemy)
- New Sighted Sidearm for Captain, 4 range
- New Void Legion RELIC armor for Captain or Paladin
- Moved Commander's Deployment Ordnance into new Commander Branch
- Art update: improved rendering of all equipment screens
- Art update: improved effect animations for buffs, concus grenades
- Improved equipment choice screens - if unable to equip due to Gear Level, GL shown in red
- Cyclone-Strike Tact corrected to be an Expert-Proc for Berserk
- Reduced wait time between buffs, monster attacks, counter-attacks
- Adjusted starting Hydra Talents to be more easily available (Hellstorm 3, Napalm Charge 3)
- Adjusted starting Berserk Talents to be more easily available (Strike 3, Unbalancing Blows 3)
- Improve character status UI, removed Respec screen transition
- Balanced and improve max updates for Tact Points across the game
- Berserk's Indomitable Defense now costs 0 AP, sets MP to 0 but does not end turn
- Fixed bug failing to display correct max army cap (12/15)
- Fixed Achievement for getting a Captain to level 20
- Fixed unmarked spawns in levels like Traitor's Bunker
- Added class features (Toughness, Resistance, +HP per Fortitude) added to status page
- Improved Artifact Vaults: 4th artifact is secondary objective
- Fixed bugs with Ferarai Lance: Atmo Reentry mission not ending properly
- Fixed bug with possible duplicate boss in Extermination Protocol
- Improved display of active effects (click on small effect icons, bottom right)
- Two new character portraits added to Templar Designer
- Fixed crashes in Ferarai Lance Power Relay and Ferarai Lance Atmo Reentry
- Fixed issue with liche boss
- Added 2 new alternate levels to Ferarai Lance deployment, new deployment choice
- Improved models and art for all Templar classes, more identifiable
- Increase of SP Cost of Templars is capped after Level 20
- Dismissed Templars will no longer appear in the list of Dead Templars
- Captain Talents fixed / improved
- Reduced heat of Blade Weave (9), Honing (12 for 3 turn buff)
- Fixed hindering effects of Denounce, now grants +Crit Vulnerability
- Removed SP generation cap from Tactical Point upgrades
- Improved display of equipment selection window
- Fixed issue with entering Deck 7 from Righteous Fallen, late game
- Fixed story events and display of human citizens
- Fixed bug with high level story characters having their Talents disappear (above 10+)
- Gear Balance for Prowess Core
- Improved difficulty of Leo Major Drop Zone
- Fixed RQ level for Targeting System RELIC

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Templar Battleforce Launched

iTunes
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/templar-battleforce-rpg-full/id991176888?ls=1&mt=8

Google Play
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tresebrothers.games.battlefrontelite

Amazon App Store
http://www.amazon.com/Trese-Brothers-Software-Templar-Battleforce/dp/B0177FKFLY

Templar Battleforce is an addictive mix of strategic combat and army building with the precision gameplay of RPGs.  Step into a Leviathan mech and lead the Templar Knights in battle against fierce Xenos.

Lead your squad in turn based combat against swarms of enemies
Create your own unique Battleforce by recruiting an array of Templar specialists -- and invent distinct strategies for your fireteams. Deploy your forces in tactical scenarios that challenge both novice and veteran alike.

Customize each mech's load out and appearance in battle
Put your best strategies to the test and see if you can snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in this futuristic turn-based wargame.

If you have questions e-mail cory.trese@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September Wallpaper Live on Patreon


This month's wallpaper for our Patreons is a shot of the mech pilot in her Leviathan armor. In honor of the big Battleforce launch on Steam, we've sent out this wallpaper to all of our supporters in 3 sizes -- the 800x1200 for mobile, 1920x1080 and the 1920x1200.

 The monthly wallpapers are rewards for all Patreons pledging $1 or more a month to our cause.

 Join up today!  You'll also get access to all previous wallpapers as well!
 https://www.patreon.com/TreseBrothers?ty=h

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Templar Battleforce - Squad Building




Check out our latest video of Templar Battleforce.  I go through what it looks like to build out a Templar squad!


Monday, September 21, 2015

Templar Battleforce goes live on Steam Tuesday 9/22

Overnight, the Templar Knights will go to war once again.  Marching through the hallowed halls and bolstered by their genetic memories they will face the greatest enemies of the Star Traders.

In Templar Battleforce, you'll lead your Templars in a mix of tactical combat and strategic army building.  This strategy epic blends precision turn-based gameplay elements with RPG character customization.

Tonight, Templar Battleforce goes live on Steam!




Add Templar Battleforce to your Wish List 



The Star Traders looks to the Templars for their defense, and the Templars look to you to lead your squad where the fighting is the hottest.
  • Lead the Templars in turn-based tactical warfare across 45+ unique scenarios 
  • Face diverse challenges in every deployment: corridor-to-corridor, open desert warfare, territory control (capturing tactical points), defensive last stands, scorched-earth retreats, infiltration deep behind enemy lines, and complex puzzles 
  • Face off against huge bosses
  • Immerse yourself in a branching sci-fi storyline with multiple endings 

Templar Battleforce "Coming Soon" on Steam
http://store.steampowered.com/app/370020  




Sunday, August 23, 2015

Star Traders 4X Empires - UX Push



Version v2.4.1 is a big one.  It marks the beginning of a concerted push on improving the UX of Star Traders 4X Empires.  We've expanded and improved the game in many ways over the last year, but we are now just bumping into too many quality of life and UX issues as we continue to look forward.  So, we're going to take a break from pushing forward, and clean house.  So, v2.4.1 is the first bell ringing in the wind -- the time has come.

We've brought together an exciting bundle of the all of the quality of life features that have been requested for the Colony Detail screen and added them in a single big update. Now you have easy access to seeing what each colony is building, improved quick filters to access list of build options (around population, mining, factories) as well as an improved Quick Build list at the bottom of every colony screen.

What's next, you ask? Well, w
e're working on bringing together all of the quality life RFEs around the Colony List and pushing them into a big update.

We've also got our eye on a set of important upgrades for the desktop.  We'll be rolling in an advanced game options screen, options for music and SFX volume, and the ability to control resolution of the game in windowed mode.

v2.4.1 - 8/22/2015
- Improved colony detail screen
- Build queue now displayed on colony detail screen
- Use quick filters in colony screen to see filtered project lists (click Housing to see Habs, etc)
- Quick build queue shown on all colony detail screens
- Added scrolling on colony detail screen

Now on Steam!
Star Traders 4X Empires

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

For PC, Mac and Linux
Star Traders 4X Empires

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Star Traders 5.9.7


Few things make a game developer more happy than a well-said 5 star review.  Thanks to Chad on Google Play for sharing:

"I've got more value from the purchase if this game than any other app of any kind that I've purchased to date."

With the 5 year anniversary for Star Traders RPG now come and gone, I can believe it. With over 350 updates now recorded, I know that Chad is speaking the truth.

Our latest update, v5.9.7 keeps piling on that value! 

Thank you for playing the Star Traders games 

v5.9.7 - 8/20/2015
 - New Ship: Dark Prow Cruiser
 - New Ship: Radicans Carrier
 - Grammatical fixes for Sector Menu
 - New and Updated Reputation Titles
 - Improved formatting for Military Ranks

Three Heroes Releases


We've had a really busy month of August - it's moving season for the Trese Brothers.  Hopefully by early September we will be fully landed and loaded to hit autumn at full pace.

In the mean time, we missed the opportunity to post about the latest 3 updates for Heroes of Steel.  Make sure you get all this great new content, talent upgrades, and bug fixes!

v4.1.17 - 8/3/2015
- Episode 4: re-opened access to Gholla Outlook from Braeyshaulm
- Replaced Vincent's Elemental Sundering with a melee buffing attack, hits area of Effect
- Improved game store - check out detailed listings of optional heroes!
- Fixed bug with E4 region connections, game crashes
- Fixing and improving loot groups in E4
- Middle mouse button click is back on any screen

v4.1.15 - 7/20/2015
 - Fixed transition bugs in Braeyshaulm - re-enter Bone Pass to fix bug
 - Fixed bug with E4 region connections, game crashes
 - Improved balance of Red Hill
 - Fixed bugs with Battlefield Devotion level 2
 - Added mouse-overs to game HUD - more coming soon

v4.1.13 - 7/15/2015
 - Fyona's Reckoning is upgraded to be Area of Effect melee attack
 - Improved balance and availability of leveling in early Red Hill
 - Fixing bug at Brunehorn docks, fixing E4 travel bug south out of Braeyshaulm
 - Fixing red-locked chests in E4

On Steam
Steam

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

On Google Play
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Star Traders 4X Empires v2.3.11 Released!


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v2.3.9 - 7/28/2015
 - Fixed issues with Faction-specific technologies
 - Fixes issues with refunds for improving upgrades
 - Monster Display Box includes Hull Points
 - Monster Display Box includes maximum damage
 - Updated Gravity Driver weapon Mass values
 - Improved Accuracy on some Railguns and Torps
 - Map Hovers for Monsters, Colonies and Player Ships

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Heroes of Steel v4.1.11 Released!



This release goes out to any of the heroes who went into the City of the Dead before the Fang subquest or before the Storm Brothers quest.  We've opened up the eastern Underdeep once again to allow you to access these subquests -- which means you can now go back to Brunehorn and Braeyshaulm.  You'll find the cities mostly empty, except as ways to head east and reach this previously locked up content.  Thanks to everyone for the patience as we keep building out E4.

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v4.1.11 - 7/6/2015
 - Episode 4: re-opening access to the Eastern Underdeep - Braeyshaulm & Brunehorn
 - Episode 4: start the Storm Brothers subquest (from Bone Pass) or Fang subquest (from Granthorn)
 - Episode 4: new content, Gholla Outlook and Western Underdeep are coming soon
 - Improved Fyona's HP and Toughness equations
 - Re-balanced Shamans at Oskahold east gate fight
 - Added Auto-block % to status display, fixed bugs with Auto-block shields
 - Fixing bugs with lingering quest logs
 - Off clicking with Right-click cancels Talent


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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Age of Pirates RPG v1.4.15 Update Released

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v1.4.15 - 7/1/2015

  • New Rare Ship Artwork (Redsail Sloop)
  • New Ship: Pirate Hunter
  • New Ship: Redsail Hunter
  • Increases Ice Demon encounters with Mages on board
  • Increases Kraken encounters with Gold in hold
  • Increased chance of superstition after Kraken encounters
  • Fixed Reported Crashes and Bugs
Sailing against the wind, Age of Pirates RPG! =)

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Star Traders v2.3.7 Released



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v2.3.7 - 6/30/2015
 - Improved Text Formatting for Attack Bonuses
 - Fixed Manufacturing Treaty
 - Improved Diplomatic Manipulation
 - Fixed Boarding 2 Debuff Duration for Xenos
 - Fixed some Ship Designer text formats
 - Fixed typos in Turn Log generation
 - Boost to Zenrin Morale Loss Resistance (25% More)


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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Heroes v4.1.9 and all Characters 50% Off!


This week, we're holding a 50% off sale on all Heroes of Steel characters! If you don't have them, now is your chance to get the blade dancer, the AoE specialist, the healing tank, and the "sure partying" fool!

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v4.1.9 - 6/27/2015
- All 4 extra characters are 50% off - just $0.99!
- Added story events in City of Dead Towers of Sorrow & Loss when empty / locked
- Fixed display of +Holy Dmg and -Resistance on improved status screen
- Enabled fullscreen on default for PC, Linux
- Fixed red chest bugs in Cellet Void


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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thank you for the memories

We have been dreaming of, working on, and building Star Traders RPG for almost five years. The game started as an inside joke between Andrew and I, and a way for us to explore the Android platform as a shared technical interest -- something our day jobs didn't provide us.

After several months of gestation as a two player game, we started thinking about putting it on Google Play so a few of our friends could play (I'm thinking about you, Sha.)

1.0.1 was released on October 27, 2010 just before my birthday and barely two months after my wedding to Ms. Allison ... and in classic Trese Brothers style, 1.0.3 was released on the morning of October 28. Not content with a single release for our second day, 1.0.5 was released in the evening on October 28, and allowed games that lasted more than 1000 turns. That release went out to all 90 people who'd downloaded the game.

On November 19, we released the first version of Star Traders RPG that you could pay for. And the rest, as they say, is history!

Star Traders RPG v5.8.23 Update Released

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v5.8.23 - 6/25/2015

  • Five Years of Star Traders RPG Celebration!
  • Added 4 New Ship Artwork to In-Game Designers
  • New Ship Artwork: Mesa Battlecruiser
  • New Ships: Heroic Battlecruiser, Admiral Battlecruiser
  • Fixed text issues on Doctor & many other screens
  • Tweaks to Ship Behavior vs. Indy Captains
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Star Traders 4X Empires 2.3.5 Released!


The latest 4X Empires release includes new improvements to turn events, how your economy handles ending projects with left-over CP, and better ways to identify planets lost to the xeno.  Check it out!

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v2.3.5 - 6/23/2015
 - Fixed Invasion Crashes and Bugs
 - Overflow CP from finished projects pays Credits
 - 100 New Xeno Planet Name Types (Fixes "Xeno System" bug)
 - Improvements and Tweaks to Degla Maps
 - Ship Completed Messages list next Colony Project
 - Improvements to Ship Designer, Ship Layouts
 - Fixes to Empire Summary Pages


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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Save 60% on Steam Titles



The Steam Summer Sale is a white hot fireball of deals! All of our games on Steam are 60% off, so don't miss the chance to grab copies.  The sale won't last forever, and these will be the best prices of the year.

Both games also include an on-sale offer for a Two Pack. For just $6, you can buy two copies of either game and share one with a friend.

60% off Heroes of Steel - lead an unlikely team of four heroes through a post-apocalyptic fantasy realm

60% off Star Traders 4X Empires - lead the refugees from the great Exodus, rebuild your empire and wage war against the xeno