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  Hero Generations is Live on iOS! Steam Coupons are live! And other launch details
Posted by: scott - 08-18-2016, 04:57 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Hero Generations on iOS is now Live on the App Store! 
It's been a lot of work to get here, but we're excited to finally be able to play Hero Generations on iPad & iPhone. If you grab it, it would be a big help to get some positive ratings on our store page.

You can get it on the app store here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hero-gen...?ls=1&mt=8



Hero Generations: ReGen is out on Steam tomorrow (August 19th)!

The PC/Mac/Linux version of the new game, Hero Generations: ReGen drops tomorrow, August 19th. Here is all the info you need to know:

Thank You Coupon: You're 67% off coupon should now be dropping into your Steam inventory if you had the original Hero Generations in your account. The game will retail for $14.99 like HG1, so the cost with the coupon for the new game would be $4.94. You can go login now to be sure you get your discount come launch tomorrow. An Important note: Valve's coupon system has an error that is causing the expiration date on the coupon to read as the release day. This is not the case, and the expiration is actually 1-year from when the coupon lands in your inventory. Valve will definitely do right by everyone, so in the unlikely event there is an issue, they are ready with a quick fix. Here is a thread to bookmark with more info on the expiration date bug: http://steamcommunity.com/app/443260/dis...118978162/

Linux Backers: we have a short list of the original KS backers who said they only had a Linux system. Since we were unable to deliver Linux for HG1, we'll be sending out free steam codes for the Linux version. If you feel you fit this profile and don't receive a Linux code, please message me ASAP.

Supporting 10 Languages: All of you that helped us translate the game were amazing! We ended up with full translations for Spanish, German, Russian, French, Chinese, Portuguese (Brazilian and EU), Dutch, and Hungarian!

ReGen Videos: Walkthrough, Launch Trailer, and More!

To help communicate everything that is new and improved in Hero Generations: ReGen, I recorded a developer walkthrough of the final build. I talk about the big design changes, and play through 4 generations





Kate made an awesome new trailer for Launch:
 



And finally, popular YouTuber WeaselZone released the first of his ReGen Let's Play Videos today: 





 It's happening! Thanks everyone, and help us spread the word!

Heart Shaped Games Team

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Bug Hero Generations: ReGen | Bug Reporting
Posted by: Kate - 07-27-2016, 07:41 PM - Forum: Bugs & Technical Support - Replies (30)

Have you encountered a bug in Hero Generations: ReGen for iOS, Steam, or (soon) Android? This is a place where you can post feedback and information on bugs you encounter so that we can get them fixed. First, look at other posts in the thread and see if your issue has already been reported. If not, we would love to have you reply here (or email support@heartshapedgames.com) as much of the info below as possible to help us identify your issue:

  • The type of device/OS you were on.
  • Screenshots or video demonstrating the behavior of your bug.
  • Context information: What you were doing leading up to the bug? Where were you in the game (Generation, location, etc)? Were you on a certain type of square? The more details the better!
  • If you think the bug includes information that would spoil the game for other players, please add a [spoiler] tag.
Providing Save Game Files:

It's useful for some bugs to send us your save game files, which we can use to reproduce your issue in our debugger and get more information.  Here is how to locate your save files on different platforms:

Windows: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\LocalLow\Heart Shaped Games\Generations\
Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Heart Shaped Games/Generations
Linux: Either of 1) ~/.config/unity3d/Heart Shaped Games/Generations or 2) $XDG_DATA_HOME/.config/unity3d/Heart Shaped Games/Generations

iOS: TBD
Android: TBD

You can attach or zip all of the .hgsave and .hgdata files in your platform's folder.

Thank you again for your help!
Kate

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  Help Us Translate Hero Generations: ReGen! (Steam, iOS, Android)
Posted by: Kate - 07-20-2016, 07:17 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

If you're interested in translating Hero Generations: ReGen into another language, please check out our translation spreadsheet to get an idea of how many strings are in the game. Any and all levels of contribution are welcomed - translating all strings, or simply helping edit and proof-read when you have time.

There's also some more information/directions in this FAQ document.

Please email me (Kate Brodie) at kate@heartshapedgames.com with your name, email address, and the language(s) you want to help with and I’ll give you access to edit the sheet below, along with directions.

Thank you!

Kate

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  status of the game
Posted by: adamlanza - 07-18-2016, 07:49 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

hi everybody, i hitted back on higrounds recently after a 2 year and more absence. the situation seems pretty quiet, and the game hasn't made big jumps forward. i'd like to know what are the prospective for this game and if it's really worth to start playing again seriously, maybe buying some of the new expansions packs. 
THx for the help :v

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  Hero Generations: ReGen Coming to Steam and Mobile this August
Posted by: scott - 06-01-2016, 07:13 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

[Image: ReGenAnnounce2.jpg]

Development for Hero Generations: ReGen is humming along. The game is roughly past code complete, and we're now working towards getting all of the new and existing game content in place. Now that the game is further along in development, I'm excited to say we have more release details to share!

  • Release Date: We've set a tentative release timeline of August 2016! Mark your calendars.

  • Launch Platforms: In addition to the already announced iOS (iPhone & iPad) and Android versions, the game will be released on Steam for MAC, PC, and (yes!) Linux platforms!

  • Steam Page is Live! We have just revealed our new Steam store page, where you can view our new trailer, and add the game to your Steam wishlist

  • Beta Testers: We're looking for beta testers, across all platforms! If you're interested, please email us at contact@heartshapedgames.com and let us know which devices/operating systems you have. If you're selected, will send a follow-up email in a few weeks with details on how you can get access to the beta build and send us feedback.

  • Translation: Many of you have expressed interest in helping us translate the game text into other languages. We're seriously considering this if time allows, and we're going to try crowd-sourcing the translation with help from the HG community. Stay tuned for another call for volunteers in a future update.

Finally, as part of finishing up the game, we're starting to add some never before seen items, buildings, quests, and characters. Here's a sneak peek at what's coming. Can you guess what they'll do?

[Image: Robot_Example.png]

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  Artwork
Posted by: LegendaryHobgoblin - 06-01-2016, 05:06 AM - Forum: Bugs & Technical Support - Replies (1)

I love the new backdrop on highgroundsgame.com! It looks awesome on my widescreen laptop. Much more engaging than the old screen. *thumbs up*

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  Scheduled Maintenance and Games Wipe
Posted by: scott - 05-10-2016, 03:47 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

Hi Everyone,

We would like to make you aware of some server maintenance we'll be doing starting Tuesday, May 10th at 1pm EST, lasting through May 12th, until the weekly tournament resets around 4pm EST. Our previous server provider, Yahoo Games Network, recently sold itself to a new provider "The Games Platform Company" http://gamesplatform.co/ . The actual technology should remain the same or improve, but to ensure Highgrounds makes it through this transition smoothly, and remains affordable for us to maintain, we'll need to do a few things:

1. Do some stress tests on The Games Platform servers, to ensure the game can run well without additional private servers. You may experience some slow-downs and/or some rare stalls when saving game data during games.

2. Purge some legacy data that has built up over the 3+ years running Highgrounds. With The Games Platform Company's pricing changes, it adds significant cost for us to maintain our cloud data, even for many users that have since lapsed from the game. All accounts will stay intact, but we'll be purging some non-account data to reduce our server footprint. This includes a wipe of ALL current games, both active and completed. There is not a good mechanism for us to save current games, so we'll need to do a 1-time purge of data related to play-by-mail and live match games. This means that after our wipe, nothing will change other than your games list will be empty. We are sorry for this 1-time inconvenience, and we hope that we won't have to do it again.

Our plan is to do the game data wipe sometime late Wednesday, May 11th. If you run into any issues with your account, please post on this thread, or contact us via our customer support inbox, at support@heartshapedgames.com. We'll do our best to resolve the issue.

Thanks for your support and understanding as we work to make Highgrounds better for you!

-Scott Brodie
Lead Designer
Heart Shaped Games

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  Twitch Streaming
Posted by: Kate - 04-13-2016, 06:22 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Hi All -

Please join us on our Twitch channel (https://www.twitch.tv/heartshapedgames) today at 3:00pm EST for a look at Hero Generations: ReGen. We'll be streaming every Wednesday at 3:00pm moving forward.

Hope to see you there!
Kate

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Question Hero Generations and the BLind
Posted by: BlindGuyNW - 04-07-2016, 11:42 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

Hello,

I'm writing as someone who just saw Hero Generations announced on Twitter. I'm a huge fan of rogue-like games in general, because I'm totally blind, and the genre has a very strong track record of being playable using screen reading technology.

I'm wondering if any thought has gone into making HG accessible in this way? In general, if a game is text-based, playable from, say, the Linux console, it should be possible to make whatever changes are needed to make it fully accessible.

I also note that there seems to be an iOS version, and while accessible iOS games are not as plentiful as they should be, they are definitely possible.

I realize this is a somewhat unusual request, but would really appreciate any thought that could be put into it. Choices for blind accessible games are limited, compared to the variety available for the sighted. I'd appreciate any information on making this one work. I'm more than wiling to answer questions or provide help if I may.
Thanks much for your consideration Smile

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  Announcing Hero Generations: ReGen!
Posted by: Kate - 04-06-2016, 05:49 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

We're super excited to reveal our new game, Hero Generations: ReGen! Hero Generations: ReGen was created because of the overwhelming demand we’ve received for a phone and tablet version of Hero Generations. But this isn't just a port. We're also taking a lot of the ideas and feedback we've received from fans of the original game, and integrating them into one kick-ass, definitive remake of HG.

[Image: Hero_Generations_Mobile_Tablet.png]

We'll be revealing all of the great new features over the course of the next few months, but here are just a few of the big things we have planned:

  • A single giant overworld map, navigable with our new dynamic camera (no more long transitions between worlds).
  • Thanks to our new Unity engine, you'll see higher resolution artwork, all new special effects, and a faster frame rate.
  • Overhauled user interface rebuilt for mobile touchscreens.
  • Online Leaderboards.
  • And of course tons of new items, traits, quests, buildings and more to keep the game endlessly replayable.
For those of you who still love playing the game on PC, stay tuned. We'll have you covered!

Your support was crucial to the success of the original Hero Generations, and we'd love to have you join us for the ride as we make Hero Generations: ReGen. For a sneak peek at the new game, check out our twitch channel today at 3:00pm EST (we'll also be doing regular development streams). And as always, you can follow us on twitter.

Thank you again for all of your support, and we hope you're as excited about Hero Generations: ReGen as we are!

All the best,

Heart Shaped Games Team

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