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  Heart Shaped Games Discord
Posted by: Kate - 04-17-2018, 03:50 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Sharing new HSG Discord Channel. Come chat with us!

-Kate  Heart

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  Highgrounds on Armor Games and Kongregate — Transition Info
Posted by: Kate - 04-17-2018, 03:36 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Hi everyone,

Unfortunately due to new restrictions Armor Games and Kongregate are putting in place, Highgrounds will no longer be available to play on either sites as of May 31st. We want our Armor Games and Kongregate Games players to be able to continue playing Highgrounds our main website, http://www.highgroundsgame.com, and have put together a support system to help you make the transition. Here are the details:

To be clear, this only affects players on Armor Games and Kongregate. If you play on our website (http://www.highgroundsgame.com), Newgrounds, or any other website, your account will NOT be affected.

Armor Games and Kongregate players use a separate account system from our website. Your login and account will not work if entered into any of our other platforms. There are technical limitations that prevent us from replicating your account on highgroundsgame.com, so the option we are offering is to create a new account with as much value or more as you had on Armor Games or Kongregate with Gems added to your account.

Please take the following steps if you would like to continue playing the game via highgroundsgame.com:

E-mail: support@heartshapedgames.com with the headline “<Platform> Games Account Transition” with “<Platform>” being swapped for the platform you are transferring from (Armor Games or Kongregate). In the email please provide the following information:

Include Key Information

  • Your Highgrounds nickname associated with your Armor Games or Kongregate account (this is important — this is what lets us see your game-collection info in our support system).
  • The username you use to login to Armor Games or Kongregate with.
  • If you have a highgroundsgame.com site account you would like us to transfer your progress to, please provide the same information as in a & b for that account. If not, please let us know what email you would like to register with, and we will create a new account for you.
  • Whether or not you have made any paid purchases on Armor Games or Kongregate. If you can’t remember, that’s okay.
Login With Provided Account And Set Password: We will then follow up with you with information on how to login at highgroundsgame.com and change your password.

Please reach out to us before June 15th if you’d like your account transferred.

Though we no longer make money from Highgrounds, and operate the servers at our cost, we want to continue to support the community of players that love the game as much as we do. Please feel free to ask any questions you might have about this process on our Discord Channel or via our support email address (support@heartshapedgames.com). You can also join our mailing list for future Highgrounds updates and posts from the designers at Heart Shaped Games.

Thank you for understanding as we work to find the best solution for all of our players affected by Armor Games and Kongregate’s changes.

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-Kate

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  Brave Hand Frequently Asked Questions
Posted by: Kate - 11-16-2017, 06:07 PM - Forum: Bugs & Technical Support - No Replies

THE “REMOVE ADS” BUTTON ISN’T WORKING ON IOS.
When a game or in app purchase are first released, there can be a delay (up to 24hrs) in when they first appear on the store. It may take some time for the IAP to get through Apple’s servers in your region.

If this issue persists past November 17th, please contact us at support@heartshapedgames.com.

Your support means a lot to our small team, thanks in advance for buying the full game/no ads version!

AFTER I BOUGHT THE FULL GAME IAP ON IOS, WHY DOESN’T THE GAME RECOGNIZE IT?
If the game start-ups in free mode you can go to the Settings menu (gear icon) and tap "Restore Purchases" and that will get you back to the right version.

This will be resolved in an upcoming update that will be released within the next few days.

WHAT DOES THE REMOVE ADS BUTTON UNLOCK?
The remove ads button unlocks all game modes, removes all ads, unlocks the guardian theme and of course supports the developer!

HOW DO I PLAY BRAVE HAND?
You can find the official Brave Hand rules by clicking the question mark on the main menu, as well as below.

-OBJECTIVE-
Score points by cashing in cards from piles. The game ends when your hand has 0 cards, or all 8 board piles are cleared.

-TURN-
Choose a card from your hand, and then choose any pile. If your card is GREATER than the card in the pile, you win. You then have a choice:
1.--IN: Bank your earned points and end the run. Draw a card from the deck into your hand. OR
2. PUSH: Challenge the next card in the same pile, but risk losing all earned points.

-SPECIAL RULES-
DICE PILE & SCOUTING: Trade a card to the dice pile. The dice will roll 2 times, revealing the top card and bonus type of the 2 piles that correspond to the roll on each dice. The dice start from the top left most pile, moving right and skipping empty piles to choose their pile to scout.
2 Card: A Scout card (2) in your hand beats an Ace card (14). 1
5 Card: The Demon card (15) is highest. If scouted with the dice pile, 15s are cashed in immediately and you earn major bonus pts.

-OTHER MODE SPECIAL RULES-
JUMBO DECK MODE: The deck consists of 90 total cards, with all piles starting with 8 cards each.
BOOST MODE: Up to 3 sets of special boost expansion cards can be added to power up your deck for a small amount of coins. Selecting boosts at the start of the game adds 2 cards of that type to your deck.
TREASURE ROOM: Give coins to the Guardian to earn new themes and advance the story!

IF THE GAME IS RUNNING SLOW ON MY DEVICE, IS THERE ANY WAY TO MAKE IT RUN FASTER?
Yes, in the settings menu, turning of the animation may help.

HOW MANY THEMES ARE THERE?
You can unlock 17 themes in the game.  

WHERE CAN I FIND THE LEADERBOARDS?
On the main menu there is a graph icon that will take you to the leaderboards.

WHAT LANGUAGES CAN I PLAY THE GAME IN?
The game is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese-BR, Portuguese-PT, and Hungarian.

If you encounter any other issues or have any questions, please email us at support@heartshapedgames.com.

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  v0.35 Early Access Update Is Live
Posted by: scott - 10-28-2017, 08:39 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Hi everyone,

We've just posted our first update to Brave Hand, version .35, since entering early access. We really appreciate everyone's feedback so far, and we'll be continuing to upgrade and optimize the game as we move closer to our final launch on iOS and Google Play. Here are the full patch notes:

Download link (Free): https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai....bravehand

WHAT'S NEW IN V.35

-New "Reader" mode for viewing all story pages! Use this mode to take screenshots of the art for phone wallpapers.
-Framerate improvements on lower end devices!
-Hardware "Back" button now navigates the UI.
-Numerous translation bug fixes.
-Fixes for some Ad display issues.
-Better error messages for disabled features.


We want your feedback! Send your thoughts on the tutorial, pacing, boost mode, bugs and gameplay.

Thanks,
Scott

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  Discord Channel?
Posted by: scott - 10-04-2017, 04:38 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

I'd be curious to hear everyone's thoughts on Discord - is this something you use? What would you want to see from a Heart Shaped Games Discord? We want to find ways to connect with the community, but also don't want to split our community onto a ton of platforms. We like twitter, these forums, and Facebook. We also want to stream more on Twitch. Discord seems like a great way for not only HSG to connect with players, but for players in our community to find each other.

Let us know!

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  Brave Hand Localization
Posted by: Kate - 09-11-2017, 09:59 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Hello!

We're now ready to begin translating the text for Brave Hand. We're looking for any community members that speak another language and would be willing to help us.

All translators will receive a thank you package of free stuff: Ad free version of Brave Hand when released,  free copy of Hero Generations: ReGen on Steam and Mobile (iOS or Android), and credited as a translator in Brave Hand.

If you're interested in helping, please email us at contact@heartshapedgames.com and we'll provide you with more details.

Thanks to all that have offered to help! Once localization is complete we'll be contacting beta testers.

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  Announcing Brave Hand, our next game!
Posted by: Kate - 08-28-2017, 06:19 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

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Brave Hand is a beautifully simple, original single-player card game of luck and skill by designer Scott Brodie. As you play, you unlock the story of the Wanderer and the Guardian, depicted across 16 gorgeous hand-painted themes. An elegant design that combines the simplicity of classic card games like War and Solitaire, the test of will of Poker, and the strategy of collectible card games.

Brave Hand has been selected as a Google Play Indie Game Finalist and will be demoed for the first time publicly on September 23rd at this event.

Please let us know what you think! We’re hoping to release within the next few months and we’d like to get your help polishing and improving the game. If you’d like to beta test or help with localization, email us at contact@heartshapedgames.com or reach out to Scott (@brodiegames) on Twitter.

More Info:
Website
Twitter

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Heart Midsummer Sale Event!
Posted by: scott - 07-20-2017, 03:46 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Hi everyone! We've just put all card packs on super sale in the shop for a limited time! Now through the end of July, store pack prices are:

All Regular Packs: 200 Gems (normally 350)
Mini Boosters: 100 Gems (normally 175)
Starter Bundle: 500 Gems (normally 1100)

Have fun, and we hope to see you back in the game!

-Scott Brodie, Lead Designer, Highgrounds

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  Was there a change in the formula for commanders leveling up?
Posted by: Sasajiro - 04-19-2017, 07:57 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)

The formula to reach a specific level, if I recall correctly, is x*260^2. While going through the process of grinding a commander, I noticed that this formula isn't true anymore, and I don't know what the new formula is. For anyone competent in math, could you verify if I just made a mistake, or if there is a new formula?

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  An issue with the new player experience that the community can resolve.
Posted by: Sasajiro - 04-15-2017, 06:21 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (9)

New players have a difficult time winning pvp matches, particularly those in timed matches since there isn't a matchmaking algorithm in place. I recommend that frustrated new players should play ghost matches so they can learn the foundations of the game and gather some currency and units. Ghost decks, or the first deck that players have in their deck screen, are often abusive and very aggressive. I don't get why people set aggro decks as their ghost deck. Veteran players can beat them without thinking, (I regularly grind 500 matches every time broken shield comes out without paying attention to the game,) so we aren't challenged by aggro decks. New players, however, tend to get destroyed by these decks since their armies aren't refined, and they aren't in a position to fight aggro decks. Unlike King of the Hill, there are no glitches to keep your points without resetting the event in ghost matches, so new players are screwed if they face a single aggro deck in one of their 3 dailies.

Tl ;dr: ask that the community stop setting their ghost deck as any form of an aggro deck. They don't challenge veterans, but heavily punish new players and make their gameplay experience nearly impossible to progress.

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