If you want to see what changed for the EFSe 1.51 rebalance, look HERE
Author: Andrew Greenberg
EFS 25-year Anniversary Patch Released!
We have finished our 25-year anniversary patch for Emperor of the Fading Suns, now available as EFS Enhanced on GOG! HDI has been working with a small group of dedicated fans to bring this about, and we are very happy with the results. Check it out here, and if you already bought EFS on GOG, you also get this edition free. https://www.gog.com/game/emperor_of_the_fading_suns
HERE is our FAQ for EFSe
Interested in the hundreds of changes we made for this patch? See them HERE
Battles of Destiny Map Editor Available on GOG
The Battles of Destiny Map Editor is now available via GOG! The map editor actually shipped with the game, but was not accessible via the DOS Box. GOG has fixed this, and you can now make your own maps! Instruction for using the Map Editor start on p. 61 of the manual, and we plan to livestream some examples of how to use it.
There is an image attached showing the new startup screen. If you do not get this option, uninstall Battles of Destiny (you will be able to keep your saved games) and reinstall it.
You can get Battles of Destiny here https://www.gog.com/game/battles_of_destiny
To see our livestream of how to play Battles of Destiny, go HERE
Hammer of the Gods Now Available on GOG
Hammer of the Gods puts you in the role of one of Odin’s chosen, leading Vikings, trolls, elves and dwarves in a war across Europe or a fantasy world of your own creation. A classic 4x strategy game, Hammer of the Gods introduced the combat system later popularized by Heroes of Might and Magic. During play you explore, create new colonies, raid and plunder, and fulfill rewarding quests for the gods of Norse mythology.
Hammer of the Gods has not been commercially available since New World Computing lost the rights in 1995. Now you can get it at https://www.gog.com/game/hammer_of_the_gods and it is discounted for its launch week.
See livestreams of Hammer of the Gods at https://youtu.be/xEvqG8b-1a8 and https://youtu.be/U2z64qdmma4
If you are interested in modding and optimal play for EFS, check out this video from Xenotrenium: https://youtu.be/Xb2Wn0RofH4
Hammer of the Gods review from Computer Gaming World Issue 127:
… if you are looking to pass a few hours with friends having fun, then hop into a boat, slap your horns on your head and leave your civilized conscience behind. The Gods are waiting and they have TOYS!!!”
(FYI, we really miss CGW. If you want to reminisce some more, check out the full issue: https://www.cgwmuseum.org/galleries/issues/cgw_127.pdf)
Noble Armada & EFS Livestreams
Our programmer is back to work on Noble Armada: Lost Worlds, and we have a new build to test! Join us for a playtest livestream noon EST Aug. 2, and share your thoughts on what bugs still need to be addressed: www.youtube.com/GeorgiaGameDevs
We are also streaming Emperor of the Fading Suns 8 pm EST July 31 on the same channel.
We are also pleased to announce a new crowdfunding campaign for Fading Suns books: https://www.gameontabletop.com/cf549/fading-suns-new-frontiers.html
The Fading Suns books are also available: https://www.ulissesf-shop.com/cat/index/sCategory/25235
See you Saturday and Monday!