Quick Update - Sept 2017
Got a couple request for an update so here's a quick one.
I (Robert) have been busy moving to Asia so finding an apartment & setting things up has been... Read more
Art Book Preview, GOG, and Sales
Hey everyone, we just wanted to announce that Cosmic Star Heroine is now live on GOG.com! The game is on sale for its launch during a GOG RPG-focused promo week.... Read more
Steam Summer Sale & Reddit AMA
Quick update everyone!
The big Steam Summer Sale just started and Cosmic Star Heroine is 20% off. Big discounts on our other games as well. If you have any friends... Read more
First, we wanted to say it's been a crazy ride, and we can't thank you all enough for supporting us through all of this.
We're still trying to... Read more
NA PSN Codes have been sent out!
The patch for the PS4 version is now live. We've just sent out NA PSN codes to backers who selected that. You should now find them on your Humble Store... Read more
Launch day update
We'd like to take a moment to answer a few questions.
Cosmic Star Heroine is out on Steam/Windows. If you selected a PC version, going to your Humble... Read more
Cosmic Star Heroine is coming out on April 11!
Cosmic Star Heroine Release Date - Official Press Release
We are pleased to announce that Cosmic Star Heroine will come out on April 11th for Playstation 4 and PC! The... Read more
New Beta Build! Home stretch!
A new beta build just went up on Steam (if it doesn't start downloading automatically, relog into Steam). Has a few more areas, a new playable character, one of the... Read more
We have a big update for you planned for next month, but first off, a selection of animated GIFs for your viewing pleasure!
... Read more
New Phantasy Star-inspired art!
We have some new art we'd like to share with you all.
Also a quick reminder - if you backed at a tier that allows you to make something for... Read more
PSX 2016 News, Platinum Trophy, Hacking Mini-Game
Thanks everyone who stopped by our booth at Playstation Experience this year! General response was extremely positive, especially on how well the Vita version looks and runs. If you weren't... Read more
Known graphics/animation completed! Cutscene extravaganza! Playstation Experience 2016!
We've hit a major milestone! Bill is officially done with all the known graphics & animations for the game! What this means is that while he may need to create... Read more
Good afternoon everyone!
Thanks again to all the feedback on the Beta, we've been able to fix a ton of bugs and issues we couldn't find before, as well as... Read more
Beta Online Bug Tracker
Thanks everyone who has sent feedback & bug reports already for the beta!
To make things more organized, we've created an online bug tracker document. The only ones who can... Read more
Cosmic Star Heroine Beta Has Begun!
The Cosmic Star Heroine beta has begun!
If you are in one of the beta tiers ($50 and above), we just sent you an email through Humble Store. Click on... Read more
Kickstarter Backer Beta, ESRB Rating, and Steam Page.
Sorry for not posting last month. We've been busy.
First up! The beta was uploaded to Steam on Monday. We're currently getting some good feedback from friends and... Read more
Preorder, Spread the Word, Beta, Art Update
Quick update time!
The trailer seems to have been a big hit! Between the video via Zeboyd, Playstation, IGN, and various other rehosts, we're at nearly 100k views total! That's... Read more
Cosmic Star Heroine E3 2016 Trailer!
The trailer is live! Check it out!
There's also an article up about the game on Playstation Blog.
Thanks to the team at LogicHole Studios for helping us put... Read more
Cast Artwork & Trailer Info
New artwork of the playable cast in the game.
Soon after we said that we were going to start the beta soon, we got a request to do a trailer... Read more
Hoping to start backer beta next week! :)
Hi everyone! Just a quick update today!
We're going to try to get the backer beta started late next week. It'll be via Steam (Windows-only at the moment) and initially... Read more
Release Window, Beta Sharing, Animation Process, Resolution Options
Hi everyone! Sorry for not updating last month - we've been busy!
You've been patient with us for so long so we feel it's time to commit to a release... Read more
Cutscene Previews & More!
Happy New Year!
The beta isn't quite ready yet, but since last we posted some of the things we've done include:
- Redid the NPC engine (results in reduced load times... Read more
Cosmic Star Heroine Playstation Experience 2015 Report!
Just wanted to do a quick update to talk about the game's reception at Playstation Experience.
(Bill Stiernberg here)
I manned the booth at PSX this past weekend-it was a... Read more
Cosmic Star Heroine at Playstation Experience 2015! Beta plans!
Cosmic Star Heroine is going to be at Playstation Experience this year! Not only that, but this will be the first time that we'll be showing off the Vita version... Read more
Cosmic Star Heroine PS4 & Vita Physical Editions Announcement
We're pleased to announce that we're teaming up with Limited Run Games to create PS4 and Vita physical editions for Cosmic Star Heroine!
There will be two physical editions - one... Read more
228 maps! Mastered Music! New Character Animations!
All maps have been created and the grand total is 228 maps! That's over twice as many as our biggest game to date (PA4 with 113)! Cosmic Star Heroine is... Read more
Rhomu World map pic! Vita RAM!
Short but sweet update time!
Here's a teaser pic from the second world in the game, Planet Rhomu!
One more world map to go!
Unity for Vita just recently had... Read more
Planet Araenu World Map, Over 200 Maps, Character Themes, Spy Base, and More!
Time for another update!
Here are some pics of one of the three main world maps in the game - the Planet Araenu. Note, there's no combat on any of... Read more
Surveys sent, Laura Shigihara, Summon Night 5, and Celestial Tales
We just sent out surveys a few minutes ago, as well as individual messages to some of the higher tiers (like monster design) that require more information. Not... Read more
Maps, Backer Surveys, Vita performance, and more!
Lots of miscellaneous news to discuss!
We are going to be sending backer surveys very soon! Be careful when selecting the version of the game that you want - if... Read more
E3 Loves Cosmic Star Heroine! Plus Desperation Gameplay System Changes!
Robert here, recently returned from E3!
The Playstation Press Conference was first up on the itinerary (day before the show floor opened) and was great. I was on one of... Read more
Cosmic Star Heroine at E3!
We're pleased to announced that Cosmic Star Heroine will be E3. Yes, we'll be showing off the Playstation 4 version of the game in Sony's booth so if you're attending,... Read more
Hyperduck Music Teaser Collection
Hyperduck just posted a collection of 8 teaser instagram videos, many of which show off songs that we haven't revealed in full yet. Enjoy!
Programs, Items, and Map Count
Let's talk about the program & item systems in the game since we didn't show those off in the Playstation Experience demo.
Each shield (basically the armor in this game)... Read more
Zeboyd Games is Proud to Announce Cosmic Star Heroine Legend!
Zeboyd Games is proud to announce Cosmic Star Heroine Legend!
Full Press Release:
Zeboyd Games is proud to announce Cosmic Star Heroine Legend, an exciting new portable RPG coming exclusively... Read more
Cosmic Star Heroine Media Kit and Screenshot Gallery
We have compiled a media kit full of Cosmic Star Heroine information and assets. This zip file includes frequently asked questions, links to videos & music, our contact information, and... Read more
Hacking Prototype Shots
We were trying to think of interesting things we could show off that were still early in the game (since we don't want to spoil too much of what happens... Read more
New Song! Planet Araenu!
Here's a new song preview: the Planet Araenu theme. Planet Araenu is a perpetually twilight planet ruled by mega-corps and we feel this theme captures that well. Oh and as... Read more
Reddit AMA is live!
We're currently doing a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) here. Even if you don't want to ask us anything there (since you're always free to ask us questions here), feel... Read more
January Update! New Screenshots, VR Battle, Difficulty, and Trophies/Achievements!
To start off, here are a couple new screenshots!
Here's a pic of Alyssa's quarters at the Agency of Peace & Intelligence!
And here's one of our heroes crossing a... Read more
Cosmic Star Heroine FAQ
Thanks everyone for the kind words in regards to the gameplay video we posted last week. Since we've received many questions about the game since then, we decided to put... Read more
Cosmic Star Heroine PSX Demo Footage is up on Youtube!
It's up! 30 minutes of footage of us playing through the Playstation Experience demo for Cosmic Star Heroine. You can check it out here.
Note, this is still a... Read more
Cosmic Star Heroine PSX Demo Stream at 3pm Pacific!
We're going to be streaming ourselves playing through the Playstation Experience demo of Cosmic Star Heroine on Twitch about an hour from now (3PM Pacific time). Bill will also... Read more
Early Playstation Experience Reactions
Hi, we're still on the road back home so I'll be brief.
The response to the Cosmic Star Heroine demo was really encouraging. Lots of people loved it and we... Read more
PS Blog Music Article! 2015! Playstation Experience!
Chris Geehan from Hyperduck just wrote up a fun article on composing the music for Cosmic Star Heroine that you can read up on the PS Blog. Besides... Read more
Cosmic Star Heroine & Zeboyd Games at Playstation Experience!
We're pleased to announce that we'll be showing off Cosmic Star Heroine at Sony's Playstation Experience convention in December! If you're attending, be sure to stop by our booth where... Read more
New Lab Battle Screenshot
Hi everyone! We're still plugging away at the vertical slice - almost have all of the systems properly in place and we're rapidly approaching the point where the assets we... Read more
Official Zeboyd Games Steam Group
Since Steam has recently been updated, we've gone ahead and created an official Zeboyd Games Steam group which you can check out and join here. Of course, we'll... Read more
Title Theme preview
Here's a preview of the title theme. As usual, this is a work-in-progress.
Let's Talk About Status Ailments
We posted an article last year about some ideas we had for making ailments more useful in combat. We thought we'd share an update there on what we're working with... Read more
Battle Theme Preview
We're pleased to share a preview of the main battle theme for Cosmic Star Heroine.
Here are some notes from Chris over at Hyperduck:
"Hello CSH fans! Here is... Read more
Revealing Psybe, the Cyber-Insect
A few months ago, we had backers vote on which non-human character they'd like to add to the game as a playable character. The votes came in and the cyber-insect... Read more
Gameplay Footage Plans
There's been a change of plans.
As you may remember, we mentioned that we were planning on showing off some footage of the game during E3. E3 has come and... Read more
Dialogue Screen Prototype
Thought we'd share with you all the dialogue box/portrait set up we were working on today.
By sticking the portrait on the right, we're able to create bigger, more detailed... Read more
Screenshots - City of Nuluup
Here are some screenshots from the beautiful main city of Nuluup. Note, we haven’t added any of the non-player character sprites to the area yet and of course, this isn't... Read more
Estimated Length, Better Sidequests, More Variety, and E3
Hi everyone! Time for a quick update!
Based on our current plans for the game's main story & sidequests and our previous experience on our other games, we're guessing that... Read more
Cosmic Star Heroine - WIP Ability Menu
Here’s our work-in-progress prototype of the ability menu for Cosmic Star Heroine. The ability menu allows you to look at stats for your abilities, equip your 8 active abilities, and... Read more
Cosmic Star Heroine - Equipment WIP Menu
Here’s a picture of our work-in-progress equipment menu prototype for Cosmic Star Heroine. Visuals are subject to change between now & the game’s release, stats & equipment do not represent... Read more
Cosmic Star Heroine – Main Menu WIP Prototype
Here’s a picture of our work-in-progress main menu prototype for Cosmic Star Heroine. As usual, visuals are subject to change between now & the game’s release.
Which battle UI do you prefer?
Last update of the day, I promise!
Based on today's feedback, we've made a possible version 3 of the UI.
Besides the obvious change with the time bar, we also... Read more
Cosmic Star Heroine - Battle Screenshot WIP 2.0!
We've been tweaking the battle UI since the last screenshot based on various feedback you all gave us and thought we'd share the results.
We shrank the portraits a bit... Read more
Cosmic Star Heroine - Battle Screenshot
Since we haven't shared any screenshots for Cosmic Star Heroine recently, we thought we'd show off the battle user interface. We think it's a big improvement over our previous games... Read more
Results of the 11th Character Vote
We just finished tallying everything and the Cyber-Insect has won the Backer vote for the 11th playable character! For those interested, the ranking went...
#1 - Cyber-Insect
#2 -... Read more
One of our games is in Steam's Community Vote!
Our most recent game, Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4, is currently in Steam's Community Choice vote. If it wins, it will be greatly discounted for the... Read more
Cosmic Star Heroine on Xbox One
We're pleased to announce that we're participating in Microsoft's ID@Xbox program and will be porting Cosmic Star Heroine to the Xbox One.
We are unable to obtain any Cosmic Star... Read more
Pre-Order Option Now Available! New Playable Character Vote Soon!
We know that some people wanted to donate to our Kickstarter but missed the deadline or were unable to do so for various reasons, so we've teamed up with the... Read more
The Cosmic Star Heroine Kickstarter has finished with over $132,000 raised from over 6400 backers! Thank you everyone!
Improved Higher Tier Rewards! Finian Art! Less than 24 hours left!
With less than 24 hours left until the end of the Kickstarter, we've decided to improve some of the higher reward tiers!
Were-Zompire Tier ($350) = Now includes your choice of... Read more
European PS4/Vita Game Option! Music Preview!
We're pleased to announce that European Kickstarter backers at the Game Tier ($10) and higher levels will have the option of getting a copy of the game for the PS4... Read more
Cosmic Star Heroine Character - Lauren Gambino
We will be sharing some more character artwork for Cosmic Star Heroine as time goes on - for today we wanted to post a high-res piece of the character Lauren... Read more
List of Character Masteries
We thought it would be fun to share the list of character masteries with everyone. Speculate away!
Alyssa: Bojutsu, Leadership, Gadgets
Chahn: Gunmancy, Friendship, Medic
Dave: Hacking, Tech Support,... Read more
Physical Art Book
Since the question has been asked, we would like to let everyone know that we are going to be aiming to make the physical Cosmic Star Heroine art book a... Read more
Gameplay - Buffs, Leadership, and Friendship
If you've played our other games, you probably know that we love buffs (abilities that boost or otherwise improve a character temporarily). We continue to love buffs, but we realize... Read more
Calling all citizens of earth!
Thanks again to everyone for helping us reach our goal! We're currently at 103%! Thank you!
In the meantime, there's another JRPG-style game on Kickstarter called Citizens of Earth that... Read more
Cosmic Star Heroine FUNDED!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
Hi Everyone! WOW! Cosmic Star Heroine reached the $100k funding goal this morning, thanks to all of you! Thank you all SO MUCH for your support and enthusiasm! We couldn't... Read more
What if Cosmic Star Heroine exceeds its goal?
Several people have asked us for more details on how we intend to use any money that is raised beyond the initial goal. As we near the $100k goal (at... Read more
New Screenshot - the mutated forest of Rhomu!
Hi everyone! We're posting a new screenshot of the game today!
To contrast the city / street screenshot posted earlier, we felt like sharing an image from one of the... Read more
New Reward Tiers! Lower NPC Tier Price!
We've made some changes & additions to the reward tiers that we hope you'll enjoy!
First, we've changed the NPC tier to now be $1,000 (previously $1,500). It no longer... Read more
Linux support added! Previous games reward after Kickstarter! LV-Up System Ideas!
We're happy to announce that Cosmic Star Heroine will be coming out for Linux! We'll work out the details over the coming months but for now, know that if you... Read more
Extra Copy Add-On Option! Steam and DRM-Free together!
We would like to clarify how selecting your version of the game will work.
After the kickstarter ends, everyone who gets a digital copy of the game will... Read more
66% there! Vote for a new character!
Hi everyone! Day 3 and we're already more than halfway to $100,000! Thank you so much!
It was brought to our attention in the comments that the playable cast could... Read more