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3003, 2018

Upgrading to Engine Version 4.18

March 30th, 2018|

Upgrading to Engine Version 4.18 Periodically, the dev team at Heroic Games upgrades the engine version that we are using to develop Ship of Heroes.  We began with version 4.11, and advanced to 4.16 by the time of our successful Combat Alpha.  We stayed in 4.16 for a few months longer than we had intended to so that we could complete the latest Alpha, and now we are upgrading again.  It is important for a dev team to keep upgrading, since the engine developer [...]

2003, 2018

What We Learned from the Combat Alpha

March 20th, 2018|

What We Learned from the Combat Alpha Thanks to the supporters and press who have gone on the first combat runs in Apotheosis City! You made our first Alpha Combat Test runs a great success through your participation, your enthusiasm, and your feedback. I think we have seen that playing the game is already fun – but testing and responding is hard work as we are actually intent on making improvements based on feedback. To have context for this update, go to the Ship [...]

203, 2018

The Ship of Heroes Combat Alpha has begun

March 2nd, 2018|

The Ship of Heroes Combat Alpha has begun. Check the video for highlights from the first few Alpha runs –  two mixed teams of supporters and devs move through Apotheosis City and defeat mobs composed of Nagdellians, Yekus mercenaries, and Prometheans. The combat is exciting.  Enemies employ different powers than the heroes, and from each other.  For this Alpha we created teams of six: one healer, one tank, one melee damage-dealer, and three ranged damage-dealers.  All [...]

2302, 2018

Alpha Test Combat Features

February 23rd, 2018|

Alpha Test Combat Features Ship of Heroes first combat Alpha is about to begin: Hello everyone!  This newsletter has a short video showing some of the features we’ve coded for the combat Alpha test that is about to begin.  We’ve been conducting dev-only Alpha runs, and we’ve realized that it would be easier to show some of the features we’ve built recently in a special video, than to ask our supporters to try to figure them all out from normal combat footage. [...]

502, 2018

The Combat Alpha is Coming

February 5th, 2018|

The Combat Alpha is Coming Based on discussions in our forums, we thought you’d like to hear a bit about how we are preparing for the escorted combat alpha that we’re planning. The first combat alpha for Ship of Heroes will begin in the second half of February.  The combat alpha will consist of a series of escorted alpha tours.  In each tour, 2-3 devs will form a team with 3-4 of our donors, supporters, and members of the press.  Together, we'll run through [...]

2701, 2018

The SoH Villains

January 27th, 2018|

The SoH Villains On January 20th, we did a livestream with Neith, and we thought you might like to see and hear a bit more about that, and about progress with the enemy factions in Ship of Heroes. You can view the livestream here: One of our devs summarized what he heard in the livestream here, on the forums: As a note for some of you who have not been receiving these newsletters, regularly – we have changed our [...]

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