Eador — Now available!

April 19, 2013  |  Eador, Snowbird, Эадор  |  34 Comments

So, today is the day.

Eador. Masters of the Broken World is now released on Steam and GOG.

It’s been a long way for us but finally here we are. We’d like to thank our awesome community for continuous support that motivates us personally and helps the game get better. This banner alone speaks better for us:

GreenlightDo you remember what exactly is so special about Eador? Here are just a few points:

– It’s a balanced fusion of grand strategy, turn-based tactics, and RPG elements

– You have boundless role playing opportunities coupled with a massive selection of stratagems and ways to wage war

– There’s an intriguing, non-linear story that unfolds in a living, breathing fantasy world.

We really hope you’ll enjoy the game. Head over to the forums and let us know what you think. Some feedback will be really appreciated.

Now it’s time to conquer some shards. What’s your plan for the weekend?

Eador — final beta

April 12, 2013  |  Eador, Snowbird, Эадор  |  10 Comments

Hello everyone!

We’re now starting to send out keys for the final beta stage of Eador.

Here’s how you can sign-up for it:

– For those who already participated in the beta — please send us a mail to beta@snowbirdgames.com with the  “Eador- Beta (current tester)” subject. Don’t forget to mention your username on our forums and we’ll send you a key.

– If you’re a newcomer wishing to join the beta — please send a mail to beta@snowbirdgames.com with the “Eador- Beta (new tester)” subject. And don’t forget to include your username on our forums as well.

If you sent us a mail during the second stage but in the end never got a key from us, please don’t send another one. Rest assured, you’ll be contacted as well. Thanks!

Eador — Steam pre-order is available

April 3, 2013  |  Eador, Snowbird, Эадор  |  23 Comments

Following the success on getting recognized by the community on Steam Greenlight, Eador. Masters of the Broken World can now be pre-ordered on Steam!

Pre-ordering now you also receive a free copy of Eador. Genesis, the original game that inspired Masters of the Broken World.

Important notice:

  • Steam version of Eador. Genesis will only be available through Masters of the Broken World purchase. It’s not the most convenient option for many of you to have Genesis on their Steam account but unfortunately that was not our choice.
  • You’ll be able to try out the final beta build very soon regardless of pre-ordering the game.

Eador. Chronicles of the Broken World — animated series trailer

April 1, 2013  |  Eador, Snowbird, Эадор  |  5 Comments

As you probably know, Eador is coming out April 19th. We’re really excited that the date is closer with each day and can’t wait to find out your impressions.

Many of you were interested if there was anything next in the works. And the answer is we already have something else for you to look forward right after the game’s release.

We’re happy to announce that Eador’s epic story is getting an even more explosive continuation.

Snowbird Games, SuperVisual Interactive and Amadin Pictures present Eador. Chronicles of the Broken World, an episodic animated series that is set to be the ultimate medium in Eador mythology.

Masters of the Broken World may have one of the many conclusions but is there anything beyond that for Eador universe? Yes, there is — this show will take Eador fans on a breathtaking ride they will never forget extending the boundaries of the world and its iconic characters.  There will be no more mysteries left — Chronicles of the Broken World will give much awaited answers to your questions once and for all putting an end to the saga

Eador. Chronicles of the Broken World premiers in fall 2013. At the moment our plan is to release the series directly to video but we’re looking out for partners to bring it to wider channels.

Eador — card game announcement

April 1, 2013  |  Eador, Snowbird, Эадор  |  7 Comments

Eador card game

We’re happy to announce that Eador card game will soon be released in Russia and Ukraine. At the moment we’re doing our best to make this project be available in Europe, USA and Canada in English translation closer to this year’s autumn.

Stay tuned!

Eador — pre-order on GOG!

March 22, 2013  |  Eador, Snowbird, Эадор  |  9 Comments

Hello!

Starting today you can now pre-order Eador. Masters of the Broken World on GOG!

As many of you know, games released on GOG never come with any kind of DRM protection. And we’re pretty sure that this fact will be the deciding factor in choosing the store for many players and fans of the original Eador :)

The game costs $19,99, but if you already have Eador. Genesis bought from GOG, you get a 10% discount for the new game’s price. We also included a lot of bonus stuff that comes with the game itself like game’s soundtrack and in-game art.

To celebrate we’re also doing a Q&A with the GOG community! You can ask some questions here and we’ll be answering them next week.

«Эадор. Владыки миров» — запуск книжной серии (RUS)

March 18, 2013  |  Snowbird, Эадор  |  16 Comments

 

Eador — new building interface

March 11, 2013  |  Eador, Эадор  |  12 Comments

Hello!

With the second beta test stage starting soon we decided to tell you about the most important change we’ve been working on.

The building interface has been rearranged completely. Going through lots of feedback from the first beta we realized that we need to seriously reconsider this part of the game. One of the problems was that the old building interface notably slowed down the game’s pace. In order to build something players had to do at least six mouse clicks. And while trying to make the interface look appealing we lost sight of it a little so it’s a good thing you helped us get on the right path :)

There are two construction modes now, simple and advanced. In the simple mode you can only see currently available buildings for construction. In the advanced mode you can view the entire list of all buildings in the game.

Simple view

Buildings that form special groups are highlighted by colored backgrounds. For example, the buildings that provide access to units are highlighted in red, buildings that provide access to spells are highlighted in blue and so on.

After selecting any building here the game will show you what other buildings it gives access to or what buildings it needs to be constructed first to become available itself.

Another new thing — building queue. You can queue up to 4 buildings for construction, and the game will erect them automatically at the end of each turn.

Queue

You can now also construct buildings without leaving the strategic map.  The city screen is still in its place as you can’t even imagine a turn-based strategy game without it. Speaking of which, we got rid of the lake that you could see at the city screen before. Many people thought it looked a bit out of place so now there’s a nice harbor instead of it.

We’ll be sending out a detailed guide for updated building interface to all beta testers. The interface and its appearance is a work in progress so we’ll be waiting for your comments and impressions.

City screen

Caribbean! — New screenshots

February 21, 2013  |  Caribbean!, На Карибы!  |  22 Comments

Hello!

As promised, here are some new screenshots from the game (in a glorious 4:3 aspect ratio):

Caribbean! — Status update #2

February 18, 2013  |  Caribbean!, На Карибы!  |  9 Comments

Hello,

We’d like to clarify (once more) the reason behind the ‘Caribbean!’ beta test delays.

We want the game elements that we’re working on right now to be as complete as possible. To be honest, we became victims of a classic case of ‘development hell’ known to happen in game development. Having started with ‘Mount & Blade with ships’ concept over time we almost switched to making a war and historical colonization simulator.

Beta test will definitely happen but at this point we can’t tell for sure when exactly. In the video below Monty Python explains very well how things are made in Russia:

We’re going to post some new screenshots from the game this week, stay tuned.