In the sixth Boltcrackers episode, the two robots Bob and Dr. Bolt create amazing modifications to various spaceships. In pursuit of science they make good use of railmovers, cargo lock beams as well as missiles. Find out how to make a hull-breacher bike, a carrier ship, a minelayer, and more, by checking out Starbase Boltcrackers – Episode 6: Spaceship Modifications below: Keep sending us your questions and what you’d like to see next! Join the discussion on the official Starbase Discord, and don’t forget to wishlist Starbase on Steam!
In the second Trine 4 Dev Diary, we go behind the scenes with Trine series composer Ari Pulkkinen and learn how the music of the Trine series has evolved over the last 10 years! You can pre-order Trine 4 and the Trine Ultimate Collection here! Follow on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/trineseries Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trineseries
“It seemed like a perfect time to focus on finding new accessories.” – The Narrator The students of the Astral Academy are not after only their school’s missing spell parchments, but there are other fascinating things to be found out there in the great wide yonder. Hats There are chests hidden all across the perilous journey, and while some are sadly empty, others contain fashionable pieces of millinery: hats! Each student has their own hat, but they find stranger and more wondrous hats as their quest progresses. Playing on a harder difficulty allows you to find more interesting, rarer hats, […]
“This is Fire, this is Ice This is Death, this is Life This is Lightning, this is Steam And this is all that’s in-between” – The Principles of Magic for Elementary School Levels by Professor Butternut Nine Parchments is all about runaway students from the Astral Academy going after missing magic parchments on their own, so here we take a closer look at what kind of magic we have in question. The spells cast by the students, as well as the spells they find out in the wilderness, fall into seven categories: six kinds of elemental spells; and non-elemental spells, […]
Prince Selius Heatherwood “You’d best keep your guard around me.” – Prince Selius Favourite spell: Piercing Shadow The spell is as intense as the Prince’s dark gaze. Prince Selius has been stumbled upon by his fellow students in the underground quarters of the Astral Academy, and joins their suspicious hunt for the Nine Parchments. The fact that the Prince has been locked up in the dungeons by the wizards for some reason may or not be cause for alarm for his fellow travelers. He certainly does have interesting moods, each more sinister than the previous one. Prince Selius has an […]
This is a story about the development of Nine Parchments, a multiplayer video game about young wizard students collecting spells and sometimes blowing themselves up accidentally while learning them. For your amusement, this story is illustrated with images and outtakes from across the development period. The Journey Begins In the autumn of 2015, Frozenbyte published the third installment of the Trine series. Trine 3: The Artefacts of Power was an ambitious project, which near broke our hearts as we were forced to release a game with only a partly finished story. As we labored in the smoldering ruins of our […]
Nine Parchments is a very fast-paced game about a group of ragtag truant wizarding students going out into the world to look for some missing spell parchments, and while they encounter terrible foes and breath-taking vistas, any dramatic moments of confronting difficult narrative choices (other than, should I throw a fireball at my friend or not) are less than featured in the game’s short, sweet and few cutscenes. Party Banters To match the game’s lively speed and our intention that you would like to experience the action more than just once, we wrote you some Party Banters. You may have […]
It’s time for a monthly report! As you may have guessed we have been quite busy with Nine Parchments and other projects. And no, we still don’t have news about the release date. So hang in there, we’ll tell you the date as soon as we have one! Meanwhile it’s good to check what we have been up to! 😊 Firstly we do have smaller news about Nine Parchments: Redonkulous Gaming released an interview that they had with our marketing lead. The interview is in two parts, so remember to read both. First part is about Frozenbyte in general, and […]
August was a busy month! A lot happened, especially compared to the few previous months. And from this, I bet the most exciting thing for many players was the moment when we announced that Amadeus is a playable character in Nine Parchments. How many of you saw this coming? 😉 Nine Parchments team probably had most of the pressure here with our QA team, as they prepared the game’s demo build to Gamescom and PAX West. Also our marketing team was super busy due to these events, below is a bit about their journey. First, three of our guys drove […]
There are many wizards in the world of the Nine Parchments, and we have now met all the adventurous students of the Astral Academy who are about to embark on their quest to complete their spellbooks later on this year when the game will be released at last. But they are not the only wizards in the world! Amongst many others, one particularly famous student of the Astral Academy is Amadeus, who made his name and face memorable when he banded together with Pontius the Knight and Zoya the Thief. Together, as the heroes of Trine, they defeated many villainous […]
Nim the Cleaner “Few things are worth pursuing – but a complete spellbook is one of them.” – Nim Favourite spell: Steam Beam Not only vaporizes enemies, the steam also removes grease stains from the dining hall flagstones. A less-fortunate student at the Astral Academy, Nim finances the Academy fees by working as a cleaner before and after classes. The mysteriously masked caretaker is a taciturn mystery who prefers short conversations and solitude. Nim is eager to collect the Nine Parchments, for a completed spellbook means a swift end to a life of servitude at the Astral Academy.
Owl the Mechanical Owl “Think, Owl, think. If Owl were a parchment, where would Owl hide?” – Owl Favourite spell: Electric Bolt It’s easy to be charmed by a high-speed lightning projectile that stuns its targets. So much potential for experimentation, observation and unintended lightning injuries! Owl is a self-aware mechanical creature and one of the many peculiar oddities of the Astral Academy. Being capable of casting spells and learning magic, Owl was accepted to study a couple of years ago. It seems to have a knack for lightning spells. Owl is curious, analytical, perky and completely lacks all common […]