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Update #39

Let there be Trains (DLC)

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Trains DLC – Beta 1

We’ve started an early beta for the Trains DLC and are looking for volunteers to test it. The test version will for now only be available via Steam for PC, and contains the first two missions.

Find out more about it here: http://forum.kingart-games.com/index.php/topic,13575.0.html

Depending on the feedback we will probably release an update for the beta next week or the week after that, containing missions 3 and 4 of the Trains campaign. Another 1-2 weeks later (once again depending on the feedback) there will be a beta for all players (all platforms).

At the moment it is a lot less effort for us to just make one version. If you have lots of time at hand, could test intensively and DESPERATELY want to take part, but don’t have a Steam version, send us a message and we’ll provide you with a key.

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 – Just a few hours left!

Our Kickstarter for „The Book of Unwritten Tales 2“ is only running for a few more hours. If you want to be part of it, better hurry up!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kingartgames/the-book-of-unwritten-tales-2

And of course we would be happy if everyone could one last time beat the big drum and share the project on Facebook, Twitter and anywhere else. Thank you!

Shout Outs

Hexfield tactical game from the father of the original X-COM!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1206403106/chaos-reborn-from-the-creator-of-the-original-x-co


Update #38

Update 1.2.1: Better UI & Performance!

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Update 1.2.1: Better UI & Performance!

This is probably the last update prior to the release of the big „Trains DLC Update“. As always: Your game should be updated automatically (via Battle Worlds Launcher or Steam).

Improved, scalable UI

We’ve updated our UI system. The biggest feature is a new option in the settings that allows you to scale the UI up to 200% of its normal size. So if you’re using a very high resolution or you want to play on your television you should be fine now.

Other improvements include:

  • Better text input (copy & paste, navigation in text fields)
  • Hotkey for “End Turn”
  • Hotkey for “Display unit info permanently”
  • Option to disable the auto chat-login

Let us know if everything works!

Better Performance

We had some performance issues on OpenGL Systems (Mac & Linux). We tweaked a couple of things and the performance should be noticeably better on all systems, but especially on Mac and Linux.

  • High quality settings: Only minor improvements here
  • Medium quality: You should notice a substantial performance improvement here
  • Low quality: Substantial performance improvements
  • (New) Very low quality: This is a new, very fast set of settings

On our low specs Mac test system the performance went up from ~15-20 fps to 30-40 fps in Medium quality. Depending on your system your experience may differ. Please let us know how the performance changed.

Many small things & Bug fixes

  • AI for air raid defense turrets and guard towers fixed
  • Fixed tooltip hide/unhide units
  • The unit info now shows the amount of mines a unit carries
  • Buildings no longer hinder movement
  • Now units turn their turrets when attacking (where applicable)
  • The "Next Unit" and "Sleep" Buttons no longer open the transporter screen
  • Fixed a bug when a mine was deployed next to a hidden unit
  • Fixed a bug where hidden units had been visible for the enemy while they were moving
  • Fixed a bug when loading savegames from the main menu
  • Loca updates for it, fr, es, rus

Changelog: http://forum.kingart-games.com/index.php/topic,13446.0.html

Shout-Outs

Great adventure game from a great developer ;-)
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kingartgames/the-book-of-unwritten-tales-2


A group-oriented high fantasy MMO:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1588672538/pantheon-rise-of-the-fallen

A Japanese steampunk adventure game set in London:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iqioi/blackmore-a-steampunk-adventure-game


Update #37

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 Kickstarter!

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The new Kickstarter by KING Art Games

Our new Kickstarter campaign has been launched today! The Battle Worlds: Kronos experience has been so great we wanted to repeat it as soon as possible. Go check out our new project and support us if you want to be part of it!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kingartgames/the-book-of-unwritten-tales-2

What we’re working on at the moment

The BoUT2 Kickstarter has no negative effect on the Battle Worlds: Kronos production. There are three things we’re working on at the moment:

1. New UI System (scalable): The smallest thing we’re working on is a better UI System with more comfort features and the ability to scale the UI and texts. A lot of people asked for it and we need something like that for the console version anyway. We’re going to release an update featuring the UI next week or the week after, together with some bug fixes and small tweaks.

2. The trains DLC: There are trains! And you can move them. You can add and detach wagons from a train and the canons and rocket launchers rotate when you attack. All that stuff was pretty tricky to implement because there were no “multi-field units”, no units that are dragged over the map by other units and so on. But now everything is up and running and we started making the first maps.

3. The iOS & Android versions: Due to low system performance on mobile devices we had to rewrite a good chunk of code and use more 2D assets to get a decent frame rate on iOS and Android. A basic version of the game runs fine now and we hope we’ll be able to show you a first glimpse of the mobile version in a couple of weeks.

Shout outs

Great adventure game from a great developer ;-) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kingartgames/the-book-of-unwritten-tales-2

Very cool looking, big medieval RPG: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1294225970/kingdom-come-deliverance

game controller for disabled gamers: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/227850484/quadstick-a-game-controller-for-quadriplegics


Update #36

Major Update 1.2!

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User-generated maps & Ratings

From now on players can upload their own maps from the editor to our server, play maps created by others and rate them!

The editor is now included in the installation directory of the game, so you don’t need to download it separately.

All info on how to create your own maps for Battle Worlds can be found here: http://forum.kingart-games.com/index.php/board,27.0.html

Balancing adjustments

We're constantly trying to improve the balancing of all maps and units. In the most recent balancing session we changed the following things:

Weakening of Medusa

  • Range of fire: 2-4 instead of 2-5 fields
  • Ammo: 3 instead of 5
  • Costs: 76 instead of 57
  • Hitpoints: 70 instead of 85

After the adjustments the Medusa is still a powerful unit, but compared to other units it isn't too powerful any more. Especially in multiplayer our goal is to have matches where people build more than just Medusas.

Map adjustments

  • Multiplayer Map "Desert Oasis": Improvements in the positioning of streets and units
  • Multiplayer Map "Radars": Adjustments in the positioning of radars, as well as the number of units

Shout outs

Final Fantasy Tactics anyone? http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/482445197/unsung-story-tale-of-the-guardians

Crazy ambitious project: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/therepopulation/the-repopulation-a-sandbox-mmorpg 


Update #35

Battle Worlds: Kronos Demo & Version 1.1

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Please share the demo!

We released the Battle Worlds: Kronos demo today. We strongly believe in demos and giving players an opportunity to test a game before buying it. But as always: People need to know about it!

So, please. Go to http://www.battle-worlds.com/demo and share the link on Facebook, Twitter, in Forums and so it.

And/or you can share our post on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BattleWorldsKronos

Be creative and let as many people as possible know about Battle Worlds. Thank you! 

Major update: Version 1.1!

Do you want to know what we were up to in the last month and what we are planning for the upcoming months? Take a look:

German version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh9ZG6lSNLc

Change-log: http://forum.kingart-games.com/index.php/topic,13090.0.html

Shout outs

Our friends at Cliffhanger Productions have a new game out on Steam Early Access! ÆRENA is a challenging turn-based game that looks absolutely gorgeous! Like Battle Worlds: Kronos it features cross-platform tactical combat. So go check it out! 

http://store.steampowered.com/app/247830/?snr=1_7_15__13

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And at least one Kickstarter! It’s a cool looking 2D Cyberpunk RPG: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dreadlocks/dex-cyberpunk-2d-rpg


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