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!

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

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.

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. ...