Happy children’s Day!

Hello everyone,

We noticed that today is Children’s Day in many places. To celebrate, Starband Troopers will go on sale at $0.99!

Stay young and curious!

– Kenneth

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Starband Troopers went LIVE on AppStore!

Dear Troopers,

It had been months since we started talking about Starband Troopers on this blog. The journey of development was long and not without difficulties and failures.

But we persevered.

Today, we stand tall and proudly announce that Starband Troopers had finally made its way into App Store! You can visit its page here:

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The traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese versions and all the Lite versions are submitted to App Store awaiting for review. They should be available within the month.

It has been an honor to have you walk with us.

-Kenneth

Progress Updates #2

LoadingScreen-for-BlogUpdates2Hi all,

Sorry for the lack of updates these days. We had been busying ourselves to polish the game and in general making the gameplay better. The good news is, Cleancuts has finally delivered all the instrumental musics to us and they sounds great! We had also enlisted an additional sound designer to help us voice our movies.

We also worked hard to put together our Indiegogo Campaign which will be launched within these couple of weeks. The video and voice recording are done and it is up to us to design the campaign and make it happens.

Wish us luck!

– Kenneth

Progress Updates

 

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Hi all,

It has been awhile.

We apologize for the lack of updates here. We had been busying ourselves with our first playable prototype for the last month. Although it is playable now, it is still very buggy and there are a lot of things to improve on.

On the bright side though, we have a working prototype! Seeing the game coming together bit by bit is always exciting and but without something working on the actual device always feels kind of lacking, until NOW! There are still a lot of works to do but we can see the finishing line now.

Here is a glimpse of the prototype, bear with us since it is still work in progress.

 

– Kenneth

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What is Starband Troopers? – #3: Customize your characters

Hi all, this is Kenneth, the designer wannabe behind Starband Troopers.

As a gamer, I am always attached to games that offer you to pick your own gaming style. Games such as Magic The Gathering, Neverwinter Nights, Warhammer Fantasy Battle had lasting impact on me because of the freedom of choices they offered.

It goes without saying that it is going to affect my design preferences, and I took great pleasure in making this possible in Starband Troopers!
Pick your instruments, augmentations and more

4InsrumentsApart from Snix’s extraordinary effort to design the incredible outlooks of these instruments, every single instrument has a specific role to play (such as damager or supporter) . Your band’s instrument lineup also opens up the ability to use the incredible ensemble skills, which is performed together by more than 1 member in the band, to summon powerful magic to aid your band or destroy the enemies. Customization_Individual

Apart from picking instruments for your characters, you can also use augmentations on your characters to improve their attributes or try your luck on one of the potions offered in game, which may improves or hinders your character’s attributes.

 

What’s more?

In order to sufficiently prepare your band, you will need to be able to find your augmentations and skills in game. Though they are not overly hard to find, chances are you will not be able to get the “perfect” configuration of your band. I hope by placing this restriction, you will be able to explore the band building in greater depth.
– Kenneth

 

Related Topics:

What is Starband Troopers? – #1: Introduction : https://brownieinteractivestudio.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/what-is-starband-troopers-1/

What is Starband Troopers? – #2 : The Battle System : https://brownieinteractivestudio.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/what-is-starband-troopers-2-the-battle-system/

What is Starband Troopers? – #2: The Battle System

Hi all, this is Kenneth, the designer wannabe behind Starband Troopers.

The interactive combat system is the heart of Starband Troopers. It is a distinctive marriage between Music Rhythm game mechanic and Battle mechanic that can be found in traditional JRPG.

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Hugo, Scarlet and SNIX-001 prepare for an Ensemble.

What it means by that is, instead of using traditional JRPG approach where you give commands to your characters from a list, you apply your battle commands by completing rhythm game patterns in real time!! By completing variety of rhythm game patterns your characters will have huge number of skills, beneficial to band or detrimental to enemies, at their disposal.

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And it is not all about your characters, your enemies are not just cannon fodders! They have abilities to disrupt your pattern tapping, or do some nasty effects to your characters or the entire band. A simple mistake has dire consequences, so you need to think about what to bring into battle or it will cost you dearly.

In the next post, I will talk about another important feature of Starband Troopers: Customization.

 

– Kenneth

 

Related Topics:

What is Starband Troopers? – #1: Introduction : https://brownieinteractivestudio.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/what-is-starband-troopers-1/

What is Starband Troopers? – #3: Customize your characters :  https://brownieinteractivestudio.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/what-is-starband-troopers-3-customize-your-characters/