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26 Jan

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Week 3 (January 18th – 22nd)

Hello everyone. Here are the progress notes of week 3 of 2021!

Please note that the “Progress Notes” are different from the Starbase Alpha “Patch Notes”. Progress Notes are snippets from the development team and what has been worke...

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25 Jan


18 Jan

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Week 2 (January 11th – 15th)

Hello everyone. Here are the progress notes of week 2 of 2021!

Please note that the “Progress Notes” are different from the Starba...

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11 Jan

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Week 1 (January 4th – 8th)

Hello everyone. Here are the first Starbase Progress Notes of 2021!

Please note that the “Progress Notes” are different from the Sta...

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25 Dec

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🎁 Day 25 🎁

Happy holidays everyone! It is time for some Christmas magic – we are holding a raffle of Frozenbyte game codes for Steam!

Following Frozenbyte games are part of the raffle:

  • Trine 4: Melody of Mystery (DLC)
  • Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince
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24 Dec

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🎄 Day 24 🎄
…and the Nine Parchments story continues! If you haven’t read the 1st part of the story yet, you can find it here.


Yuletide

a Nine Parchments story

by Maija Koivula

The Second Part.

~*~

V. Yule Eve. Gislan, Nim, Selius and Rudolfus go see the Yule Market in town.

To get to town from the Astral Academy, the students ha...

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23 Dec

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With the recent release of the Melody of Mystery expansion to Trine 4, we’ve now also released the original soundtrack!

The Melody of Mystery Soundtrack brings the latest Trine adventure to life! Listen closely and embrace the enchanted tunes as the Her...

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🎅 Day 23 🎅

Winter sales are here! Now is a perfect time to sit down, relax and play videogames – whether your plan is to work on your gaming backlog or to explore some new titles.

Grab our games either for yourself or show some holiday spirit and buy something for a friend! Frozenbyte games are now up to 80% off on Steam, ...

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22 Dec

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❄ Day 22 ❄

Only a few days left until the Christmas Day for those who celebrate it! Here at Frozenbyte we’re soon heading into the holiday break, but before that – time to share some more concept art from Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince. Hope you like it!

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Week 51 (December 14th – 18th)

Hello everyone! Starbase development will be quieting down for the holidays, so the progress notes will be taking a break until January 11th, 2021. See you then!

Please note that the “Progress Notes” are different from the Starbase Alpha “Patch Notes”. Progress Notes are snippets from the development team and what has been worked on during the previous week, and many of the features might not be present in the current or upcoming builds of the Closed Alpha. Some features, especially in the design portion, can be subject to change as the developmen...

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21 Dec

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🎁 On the 21st day of December we’re giving out 3 Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince game codes for Steam! 🎁

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince is a four-player co-op puzzle-platformer game released in 2019. The three heroes of the best-selling adventure series are back, sent on a quest to retrieve the troubled young Prince Selius. If you’d like to learn more about the game, check out the post here!

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20 Dec

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Day 20 brings more UX Design talk! This time the subject being Starbase, and told by one of the UX designers.


User Experience design (or UX design) is an interesting facet of game design, which has fairly recently been split off as its own thing. Essentially the focus is on the player and their experience. So, for example, Starbase has tons of different kinds of designers. Some focus on building ships, some focus on the economy, some focus on planets and, you know, space, just to name a few things that need to be designed.

UX Design in the production phase of a game often means getting involved when a featur...

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19 Dec

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🎄 Day 19 🎄
Today we have a special gift for you from the Frozenbyte writing team lead – a Nine Parchments story!


Yuletide
a Nine Parchments story
by Maija Koivula

It is the darkest and coldest time of the year in the Kingdom. The students of the Astral Academy prepare to spend Yuletide holidays in various ways. Gifts are given, taken, stolen, and machinated. Some dubious punch is had, as well as tea and delicious plum tarts. A legendary monster makes an appearance. No fireballs are thrown.

The First Part.

~*~

I. Afternoon. ...

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18 Dec

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✨ Day 18 ✨ – and one more week to go! If you haven’t started your holiday season preparations, now is the time to do so!

Today we would like to share some old storyboards from Trine 4. Storyboards are often used in projects to pre-visualize animations or videos. Here are a few storyboards used in Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince and ...

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17 Dec

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🖋 Day 17 of the calendar brings you a Starbase fan fic, written by one of the Community Managers. If you’d like to read more, you can find the previous post here!

Hope you enjoy!

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16 Dec

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🌲 Day 16 🌲

Some time ago, several Frozenbyte employees participated in some speedpainting activity. The subject for the art was Trine, and the participants could either do a challenge mode (10 minutes’ time) or the regular mode (30 minutes). Here are the masterpieces they created – hope you enjoy!


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15 Dec




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