🎅 Day 23 🎅 Winter sales are here! Now is a perfect time to sit down, relax and play videogames – whether your plan is to work on your gaming backlog or to explore some new titles. Grab our games either for yourself or show some holiday spirit and buy something for a friend! Frozenbyte games are now up to 80% off on Steam, GOG and Humble Store. And don’t you worry, console gamers, our games are also on sale on several other digital stores such as PS Store and Nintendo eShop as well! If you want to learn more […]
❄️ Day 22 ❄️ Only a few days left until the Christmas Day for those who celebrate it! Here at Frozenbyte we’re soon heading into the holiday break, but before that – time to share some more concept art from Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince. Hope you like it!
Week 51 (December 14th – 18th) Hello everyone! Starbase development will be quieting down for the holidays, so the progress notes will be taking a break until January 11th, 2021. See you then! Please note that the “Progress Notes” are different from the Starbase Alpha “Patch Notes”. Progress Notes are snippets from the development team and what has been worked on during the previous week, and many of the features might not be present in the current or upcoming builds of the Closed Alpha. Some features, especially in the design portion, can be subject to change as the development continues. Design […]
🎁 On the 21st day of December we’re giving out 3 Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince game codes for Steam! 🎁 Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince is a four-player co-op puzzle-platformer game released in 2019. The three heroes of the best-selling adventure series are back, sent on a quest to retrieve the troubled young Prince Selius. If you’d like to learn more about the game, check out the post here! ❕ Update: All codes have been redeemed. ❕ We will be hiding the keys on our platforms throughout the day. Keep an eye on the following platforms: 1. Trine Series […]
Day 20 brings more UX Design talk! This time the subject being Starbase, and told by one of the UX designers. User Experience design (or UX design) is an interesting facet of game design, which has fairly recently been split off as its own thing. Essentially the focus is on the player and their experience. So, for example, Starbase has tons of different kinds of designers. Some focus on building ships, some focus on the economy, some focus on planets and, you know, space, just to name a few things that need to be designed. UX Design in the production […]
🎄 Day 19 🎄Today we have a special gift for you from the Frozenbyte writing team lead – a Nine Parchments story! Yuletidea Nine Parchments storyby Maija Koivula It is the darkest and coldest time of the year in the Kingdom. The students of the Astral Academy prepare to spend Yuletide holidays in various ways. Gifts are given, taken, stolen, and machinated. Some dubious punch is had, as well as tea and delicious plum tarts. A legendary monster makes an appearance. No fireballs are thrown. The First Part. ~*~ I. Afternoon. Carabel and Gislan in the Library. Carabel has anxiety. Gislan […]
✨ Day 18 ✨ – and one more week to go! If you haven’t started your holiday season preparations, now is the time to do so! Today we would like to share some old storyboards from Trine 4. Storyboards are often used in projects to pre-visualize animations or videos. Here are a few storyboards used in Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince and Trine 4: Melody of Mystery. Hope you like them!
🖋️ Day 17 of the calendar brings you a Starbase fan fic, written by one of the Community Managers. If you’d like to read more, you can find the previous post here! Hope you enjoy! ”A simple mission,” Seven had told him. ”Sneak aboard, get the thing and get out. We’ve done this twenty times already, ain’t nothin’ weird about it.” Rookie – model RK-13 – cursed his blue-eyed faith as the Remus, their old cover up ride, landed smoothly between two tall dunes and sent a cloud of moon dust billowing in every direction. The Remus, a banged up […]
🌲 Day 16 🌲 Some time ago, several Frozenbyte employees participated in some speedpainting activity. The subject for the art was Trine, and the participants could either do a challenge mode (10 minutes’ time) or the regular mode (30 minutes). Here are the masterpieces they created – hope you enjoy! Feel like taking up the same challenge? If so, don’t hesitate to share your creations either on social media or on Discord!
Starbase Alpha invites are back! Now that the game has a proper starter-experience and a ton of new features, we are resuming additional invite waves. Here’s a new video showing some current gameplay from the alpha: If you’d like to participate in the Starbase Closed Alpha, and you’ve done one of the two signup surveys – await your invitation! If you’ve not done the survey, head over to starbasegame.com/alpha-signup and fill out the form, and join our Discord (discord.gg/Starbase) for the latest info. We’ll start with moderate amounts of invites first, but before Early Access launches, we hope to properly […]
🎁 On the 15th day of December we’re giving out 3 Nine Parchments game codes for Steam! 🎁 Nine Parchments is a co-op action-RPG game released in 2017. The story of the game revolves around a group of drop-out wizard apprentices, who’ve decided to skip their training for a quick path to the Nine Parchments. If you’d like to learn more about the game, check out the post here! ❕ Update: All codes have been redeemed. ❕ We will be hiding the keys on our platforms throughout the day. Keep an eye on the following platforms: 1. Nine Parchments Discord […]
Week 50 (December 7th – 11th) Hello everyone! Here are the progress notes of week 50! Please note that the “Progress Notes” are different from the Starbase Alpha “Patch Notes”. Progress Notes are snippets from the development team and what has been worked on during the previous week, and many of the features might not be present in the current or upcoming builds of the Closed Alpha. Some features, especially in the design portion, can be subject to change as the development continues. Design Features Fuel Rod does not require bolts anymore when attached to Fuel Chamber New ellipsoid safe […]