Star Traders RPG - (by Trese Brothers)

12-17-2012, 03:14 PM
Star Traders RPG - (by Trese Brothers)

Star Traders RPG is a complex turn-based strategy RPG, set in a vast, dynamic, and complex galaxy torn apart by war, betrayal, and the shifts of commerce. In this epic space-opera, you play a Captain of a spaceship, traveling the Quadrant in search of fame, riches, infamy or death. As a Star Trading captain, must balance the complicated politics of the Great Houses and Syndicates , maintain and upgrade your fleet of ships, keep your crew paid, fed and loyal, and most importantly, survive.

Star Traders RPG is available on the App Store for your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, and is a Universal App.

Want to see it now? Watch the Epic Adventure on YouTube!

Warning: Star Traders RPG is not a casual game. This is a complex space simulation and strategy game with a real difficulty scale. If you like deep games with a lot going on and endless replay, try Star Traders. We have gamers on our forum who have been playing this mobile game for more than 2 years! That's anything but casual. Think you can handle it, captain?

As a captain of a spacing machine, you may choose many paths, from being a loyalist to your faction's military, plying the interstellar lanes of commerce, exploring lost and forgotten planets and ruins, bounty hunting targets, blockading, spying, or pirating your way to riches. Your command of the ship is under constant threat, both internal and external. Can you manage your resources, crew, officers well to enough to turn a profit on your contracts and trades? Those that do will be among the Faction's elite Star Heroes -- and those that fail will be branded bandits and Crime Lords.

Star Traders RPG is inspired by classic games like Pirates!, Space Trader, Eve, Elite and is in the genre of Firefly, Serenity, and Star Wars (not Jedis -- think Hans Solo, bounty hunters, and all the rest).

As a Star Trading Captain, you will:
Pick sides in a shifting war between 6 unique Factions.
Buy, Sell, Battle and Pilot over 450 unique spacecraft.
Create your own path, playing as a Merchant, Assassin, Explorer, Warlord, Pirate, Bounty Hunter, Smuggler or choosing from one of the many ways to play.
Travel and immense and expansive galaxy
Discover, Explore and Quest on more than 140 planets

Where can I get Star Traders RPG?
Star Traders is available on:
The App Store ( for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch

We are also available on Android markets --
Google Play ( for your Android device.
Amazon store ( for your Android device.

Who are the Trese Brothers?
The Trese Brothers are three brothers on a mission -- to build the best RPGs for mobile devices, to build games that you love to play, and that we love to play. We can’t compete with big game shops and big graphics, but we take our productions in a different direction. We produce and faithfully support deeply complex and challenging mobile games that go far, far beyond “casual.” We listen closely to our community of fans, gamers, and critics on how to improve the games and continuously keep pushing new updates and improvements on all our games. We have literally shipped hundred of game updates to our three games over the last two years. And we have fans who have played our games for two years and still love them. Trese Brothers are also the makers of Templar Assault ( which is set in the Star Traders world, and Cyber Knights (


01-21-2013, 08:04 PM
@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, 08:07 PM
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, 08:12 PM
@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, 08:25 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,288
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 08:28 PM.
01-21-2013, 09:53 PM
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, 10:09 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,362
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, 10:59 PM
@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!
01-21-2013, 11:03 PM
@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, 12:09 AM
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 06:34 AM.
01-22-2013, 01:57 AM

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

Last edited by iPadisGreat; 01-22-2013 at 02:13 AM.