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Chrono Space!

Welp, long time no post!

Some of you may have caught the comment I posted a few weeks back regarding some upcoming news, and my not wanting to make a formal post about it until things were a bit more finalized. Well, we’re still working on finalizing things, but regardless, THIS is that post!

Before I get started on updates, I should go ahead and do my usual “sorry for never updating the blog” thing, so:

“SORRY FOR NEVER UPDATING THE BLOG THING.”  - Me

Both Jared and myself have moved on to/started various other projects, so it has at times been difficult to balance the distribution of energy between commitments. For this, we apologize. As has also been previously mentioned, there are a few things around the site that are broken due to a recent server migration. We are aware of this and are in the process of [slowly] fixing things. Patience.

Moving on…

Alright, there are two biggish things happening over here at Hero, but unfortunately we can only really talk about the first until the second has been 100% confirmed. So, without further delay….
 

CHRONO SPACE!

See that banner up there? Look familiar?!? That’s because it’s essentially the same logo and font from STAR FORGE! Confused yet..? Well, you should be… because I sure am taking my time explaining what’s going on:

We are FINALLY  taking some of the necessary steps toward bringing our games to mobile, and to get our toes wet we’re partnering with our good friends over at Super2Games to port Star Forge (Which will now be called Chrono Space, due to a naming conflict with another game) over to iOS and Android!

Star Forge was developed right from the start with hopes of being brought to mobile, so we’re super pumped for this to happen!

I don’t have a whole lot to show you guys yet, but what I CAN say is that we’re only a few weeks out from launch and that it’s looking GREAT! We’re right smack in the middle of testing, creating trailers, creating a website for the game, etc. so I will have a LOT more for you very soon! :D
 

I’m going to hold off with mentioning anything else at the moment, as this is already quite a wall of text, but MORE is coming!

Thanks for always being so awesome!

- Eric

 
 

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Featured Tank #70

Welp, you guys have likely noticed a few new things showing up here and there ;)

We’ll be doing a number of soft-launches moving forward, so keep checking back for ‘em! Hero accounts are currently in early beta and are a work in progress. You’ll notice some features are currently faded-out, indicating that they are not yet implemented. As time goes forward, you will see more and more account features integrated into the site. We’re launching Hero accounts and its features in this manner in order to make sure things are working as intended, and so that we can get features out to you guys quicker than if we were to wait to do it all at once.

So sign up for an account, look around, read the account information in your inbox, and let us know how stuff is looking so far! We’re excited to get these features pushed out!

 

And, here’s a sweet tank:

Today’s Featured Tank is the Strong Sharpie by Highfire!!!

Name:  Strong Sharpie
By:  Highfire
Tank ID:  E10096071

(Know of some awesome tanks you want me to show off? Post the code in the comments!)

 
 

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Featured Tank #68

Hey guys!

It’s been a while, but we’re still here. A lot has been/is changing around here for Hero (per usual), but we are still here. As you’ve likely noticed, things have slowed down a bit here on the blog, and will likely continue to be a bit slower for a little while, but I’ll do my best to keep some posts coming.

We’re playing around with the idea of releasing what we’ve got done so far of Hero Accounts, regardless of them not being finished. That way you guys could at the very least be using them while we push out further features as they’re completed. We haven’t entirely decided on this yet, but I thought I’d give you guys a head up to get your thoughts in. I’ll keep you posted, or you’ll just suddenly see Hero Accounts live on the site! We’ll see ;)

As always, thank you all so much for your support, patience, and your awesomeness!

And here’s a featured tank because why not :)

Today’s Featured Tank is the Wrath of the Depth by Kolla!!!

Name:  Wrath of the Depth
By:  Kolla
Tank ID:  E10095600

(Know of some awesome tanks you want me to show off? Post the code in the comments!)

 
 

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Moving Right Along

Welp, it’s been a crazy busy past few weeks for us here at Hero, and it’s looking like today’s the start of yet another. Trying to hit the ground running…

Lots of adjustments, fixes, compatibility issues, and improvements on and around the site. Some noticeable, some not, but the behind-the-scenes here would likely be fairly uninteresting for you guys at the moment. Lots of backend work, revamping things to function better, etc etc. Having said this, we are also in the process of deciding/planning our next game, as well as a possible mini game. So be excited.

Lots of new games being added to the portal constantly, and we’re starting to get a really awesome collection of games there. Our goal is for that area of the site to be a place where you can go at any time knowing you’ll only ever find awesome games from amazing developers. We’re not going to settle for mediocrity there, you can go to any number of other sites for that.

There are so many incredible developers out there, many of which either get forgotten over time, or just completely get diluted out with the enormous amount of games/developers that pop up daily. We hope to preserve that as we move forward with some of the more awesome site features we’ve got planned. The mini-portal will only get more and more awesome as time goes by. (I’m playing Phage Wars right now as I’m writing this… About once a year I replay it and end up beating it on every single parasite-option. Joey Betz is a friend of ours and he makes AMAZING games. If you’ve not played it, do yourself a favor and do so.)

We’re constantly looking for suggestions to make things better around the site, so keep the ideas coming. You guys have already helped a ton in guiding things in better directions. ;)

I also just noticed that we’re almost at 40k likes on Facebook! That’s pretty cool!

You guys are awesome!

(Note to self: I say “awesome” entirely too much…)

 
 

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*Facepalm*

So I was on the portal today and went to go search for a game….. at which point I realized I somehow never got around to implementing a game-search on the portal. Haha.. WHOOPS.

Not sure how I missed that, but I took care of it quick for you guys today. You’ll see it on the portal and all game pages located on the top-right of the page. That should make it easier to find games on the site moving forward, huh? ;)

More coming soon!

 
 

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!!

For those of you celebrating this year, we’d love to hear what you’re going as! I hope those that are have plenty of fun festivities planned! Also, remember when Steph made this awesome jack-o-lantern? Any of you carve an awesome one this year??

For those of you that haven’t already noticed, recent comments display is once again on the blog located on the right sidebar. Ask and thou shall receive! Blog archive links have been added just below that. I’ve also beefed up a lot of back-end security for the blog after a few days of increased spam activity for it and the site in general, so that’s been fun..

Hope everyone has an awesome Halloween/Thursday! Updates are coming! Thanks for always being so awesome and for the constant support!

NOW LETS HEAR ABOUT SOME OF THESE COSTUMES! ;)

 
 

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Quick Post

Hey guys!

Really quick / random post… I was just in the middle of a few things and realized that I never announced on here that Bubble Tanks 3 got quests on Armor Games. It’s been about a month or so, so this possibly is old news for some of you, but I was in the middle of implementing AG quests there for another game, so I thought I’d mention it quick ;)

Play it up!

 
 

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New Hero Interactive Website!

New Website!

Or should I just go ahead and change the title of this post to EPIC DAY?

Hero Interactive Day?

 

Alright alright, back to business.. Today we bring you a special treat. You’ve been good pups and you deserve it, so sink your teeth into a brand spanking NEW Hero Interactive Website!

I know we haven’t really mentioned it all that much on the blog, but… Yea. It’s live now.

As some of you may have noticed, over the eight or so years we’ve been in business we’ve been in need of a site-revamp, pretty much right from the first day we launched the original.. Our focus right from the beginning has generally always just been to make awesome games, sadly pushing that need to the back-burner.

Well, we’ve decided that enough is enough. We’ve got a lot of cool ideas we want to start pushing forward with which require a much spiffier site than we previously had. A lot of awesome stuff is on the way, so get excited.

For the most part we’ll leave it up to you to check out what all is on the new site, but there is one bigger addition which at least deserves a quick mention..

 

Introducing the “Hero Picks Mini Portal”

Hero Picks Mini Portal!

The Hero Picks Mini Portal is an early stage of a new area of the site where we can host games by partners, friends, and just straight-up amazing developers we admire and draw a lot of our inspiration from.

The ultimate plan is to eventually integrate this section of the site with a system we’re currently developing for our games hosted on our site.

If you’re confused by any of this, have patience. Answers are coming. For now, feel free to enjoy playing some of our favorite games without having to leave Hero’s “backyard”.

 


There are a ton of other exciting things I want to explode your brains with, but I’m going to restrict myself from doing so in order to let you guys absorb all of this awesomeness without dying of Hero overload.

Expect another big post next week ;)

Thanks for being so awesome!

Enjoy!

Announcing Bashing Grounds!

Bashing Grounds!

Awwwwwwwwww SNAP, a blog post!!   :)

Earlier this week I made a promise in the comments that I’d give you guys an update before the weekend, and I’m here to make good on that (long overdue) promise.

Alright, onto the good stuff…


  

Announcing Hero Interactive’s next title! –> BASHING GROUNDS!

Bashing Grounds is a tower offense game which pits you against enemy forces in intense battle, continuing until only a single victor remains! Place and control ally structures to produce waves of various unit types to battle oncoming enemy armies, ultimately destroying all enemy presence on the map!

Level up your structures to produce stronger, more efficient units, all while building your overall experience. Obtain usable items with experience, allowing for further ways to assist you in vanquishing your enemy, including napalm attacks, factory turrets, and more!

There is no specific release date for the game as of yet, but it is rapidly nearing completion, so we’ll keep you posted ;)

Here’s some screenshots of the game’s progress thus far to hold you over!

  

Bashing Grounds!

Bashing Grounds!

Bashing Grounds!

Bashing Grounds!

More to come, very soon!

Cheers,

- Eric

BTTD 2 – Best Defense Strategy Game Nomination

Best Defense Strategy browser game of 2012

It was just brought to my attention that BTTD 2 (review) has been nominated for Best Defense Strategy browser game of 2012 over at our good friends JayIsGames.com!

If you’d like to vote on this category you can do so here!

Here’s how it works:

“From now until January 23rd, you can vote once each day in each category on what game you think should stand above its peers, as well as once daily on the game you truly felt was the creme de la creme and deserves to be crowned the single best game of 2012! For Game of the Year 2012 voting, and just like last year, simply check the box at the top of the page above all nominations before voting in that category.”

To see the full line-up of all games across all categories for both browser and mobile games, head here.

BTTD 2 Badges on Kong!

Bubble Tanks TD 2

Hey guys, just wanted to give you a quick heads up that BTTD 2 now has badges on Kongregate. Play hard!

Random Hero Updates

Hero Interactive

Hey guys and gals! I hope everyone had a great holiday! I wanted to get a post up today, though it unfortunately is going to be mostly a “keep being patient” list.

A lot has been going on, most of which wouldn’t be all too interesting to you guys, but remember that game we still haven’t officially announced yet? Well that is still being worked on and WILL be announced soon. KC (Remember that gal?) and I are working on a complete re-vamp of all of the art of the game this next week or so, which also requires a lot of changes to the game itself. This is delaying my willingness to give too much away about it yet, as I don’t want to hype things that may or may not be changed completely. Sooo hooray fairly last-minute changes… And, thanks in advance for your understanding.

Also, I touched on this extremely briefly in a previous post, but we’re planning a completely new Hero Interactive website which will likely begin development somewhere around the same time as this next game release. I’m excited. You should be too. Once things are a little bit more out of the “planning stages” I will release a lot more information about this, as we’ll likely be looking for a lot of feedback as well.

I’ve also been backing-up & updating the blog in a number of ways recently, as it has been majorly out of date for far too long. I apologize if random changes have been throwing anyone off here and there if you’ve somehow managed to catch them AS they were being worked on. If so, they should be mostly small things, with the exception of me accidentally breaking the blog for two hours yesterday afternoon… WHOOPS! :P

Anyway, I’ve got more to tell you guys, but this is already getting long and I’ve got lots to do, so I’ll wait until later in the week. Thanks for being awesome!

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