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

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)

Kickstarting the Suns

Developer Diary 3

Using the FSNA Campaign Editor

We are debating running a Kickstarter for Fading Suns: Noble Armada. While we self-funded the game (read: I worked on it in my spare time rather than pay myself), there are a few things that would benefit from funding. These include:

  1. Hiring a programmer to port it to other platforms (right now it is only set for PC).
  2. Hiring an artist to make any necessary UI adjustments for those platforms.
  3. Developing and testing a campaign editor that is usable by anyone, and not just the game developers.
  4. Hiring both a programmer and artist to implement more spaceships and factions.

There are other things we could do with more financing, but those are the main ones. The main goal of the Kickstarter would be to finance those ports, so the game is playable on other platforms. That probably would not require much money. I am thinking it would run around $3,000. The secondary goal would be to create a user-friendly campaign editor, so players can create and share their own campaigns. You can follow me on Kickstarter as HDIAndrew, https://www.kickstarter.com//profile/hdiandrew

What do you think of Kickstarter campaigns? Is this something you might support?