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Star Traders RPG - (by Trese Brothers)

01-21-2013, 09:04 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Boston
Posts: 748
@daxmort - we are true Android junkies. We just release the new major story mode for Cyber Knights and the massive Narvidian Dawn campaign for Templar Assault. You won't find us giving up on Android or stopping the constant flow of updates any time soon. We are starting to announce and discuss our next game, a fantasy RPG, called Heroes of Steel. Not going anywhere!

About IAPs -- we have learned the hard way that it seems to be something that people just don't like. We are headed toward a release of a Star Traders Elite on the App Store for $1.99 and hope that the two in combination will help us get some traction on the App Store.
01-21-2013, 09:07 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Boston
Posts: 748
Also -- sorry I haven't been watching the thread -- holidays really whacked knocked me off my forum watch

We are very excited to announce the latest release of Star Traders to the App Store, featuring Unlocks, Awards, captain professions and new Starting ships!

What's New in Version 3.1.1
- Added 29 New Achievement Awards
- Added 18 New Elite Only Upgrades
- Added 17 Achievement Unlocks
- Added Starting Ship Aperio Caliga
- Added Starting Ship Neutiquam Erro
- Added Starting Ship Serpent Tooth's
- Added Starting Ship Picky Beggar
- Added Starting Ship Tempus Fugit
- Added Starting Ship Aeternam Vale
- Added Starting Ship Fidei Defensor
- Added Starting Ship Vark Mordi
- Added Starting Ship Danti Cautela
- Added Starting Ship Mortifer Telum
- New Captain Profession: Spy
- New Captain Profession: Zealot
- New "Hall of Records" in Palace
- Fixed iPad Dry Dock Issues
- Improved Alien Space Rumor
- Fixed Issue with Alien Ships/AI
- New Game Option "Longer Notifications"
- Improved Open War Space Rumor
- Improved Merchant and Refugee Rumor
- Improved Valuable Shipment Rumor & Contracts
- Enhanced Economic Rumor Effects
- Improved Combat Performance
- Updated First Mate Officer Artwork
- iPad Screen Layout Improvements
- Fixed Map Bugs (the Star 'Wolfe Dhas')
- Fixed Bugs Reported on Forum
- Text and Typo Fixes

01-21-2013, 09:12 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Boston
Posts: 748
@nightc1 - thanks for all the feedback! Star Trader's certainly isn't for everyone! That's why we are sure to provide a nice free version of our games. Happy gaming!
01-21-2013, 09:25 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,579
I remember this playing on a BBS daily.. a long time ago.. (seems like this is the sam type of game)
You could make daily a few moves.. and all text based

Last edited by pka4916; 01-21-2013 at 09:28 PM.
01-21-2013, 10:53 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
Posts: 4,362
Cool to hear a premium version is headed to the AppStore. Considering the file size and how much I like these kinds of games I can see forking over the $2.
01-21-2013, 11:09 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,493
I saw that update pop up out of nowhere and almost fell out of my seat; that's a lot of additions. Looking forward to diving in.
01-21-2013, 11:59 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Boston
Posts: 748
@pka - while Star Traders reminds many of earlier games like it (Elite and others), you should give it a try (its free!) and you will find that it is a deep and challenging space simulation that you will probably enjoy if you loved those old BBS days!
01-22-2013, 12:03 AM
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Boston
Posts: 748
@nightc1 - when you reference file size -- is that a benefit (we are small) or a negative (too large!). Coming from Android, we really could not figure out how a 10 MB game on Android blew up into roughly 20 MB on the App Store and were worried that it was one more strike against us.

@undeadcow - we hope to just keep the hits coming! Since updates are really at a slow rhythm in the App Store, we end up bundling a ton into each one. On Android, we can update fast and furious, sometimes a twice a week with new content, awards, ships, feature requests from our user community, and bug fixes. We are still adapting to this new crazy world!
01-22-2013, 01:09 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
Posts: 4,362
File size on this game is small (25.4MB installed) and to me that's a positive since I don't even have to think of needing to make space for this. Y'all are doing great on that front as far as I'm concerned. Big games on the other hand can be an issue... especially anything over 1GB.

Last edited by nightc1; 01-22-2013 at 07:34 AM.
01-22-2013, 02:57 AM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,391

Looks like there is already an expansion out. Seems to be a complex game...

Last edited by iPadisGreat; 01-22-2013 at 03:13 AM.