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April 26, 2013

May of Conquest – Starting May 1

Filed under: Announcement,Business — Tags: , , , , , — Travis @ 16:32

May of Conquest is here again to celebrate another year of Age of Conquest, a Risk-like turn-based strategy game. Age of Conquest allows players to compete on various maps, including but not limited to Europe, America, Asia and a World Map. May of Conquest is the celebration of Age of Conquest which hosts many tournaments allowing players to compete for fantastic prizes. Age of Conquest supports cross-platform multiplayer on Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Android.

Age of Conquest

Age of Conquest

For this year’s prizes we have a total of 9 Membership Upgrades, 2 Noble Master Apparels and 2 Drinkwares. The tournaments are absolutely free to join and a good opportunity to gain a membership upgrade. Don’t want to join all the tournaments? Unsure which tournaments give which prizes? Check out the full details at our festival’s page.

 
 

SPONSORS

 
This year we have three well known players from Age of Conquest sponsoring the various tournaments including Petraa76, KingHowardII, and Jacob719.

Petra76

KingHoward

Jacob719

In addition, four clans have banded together to offer sponsorships as well:  Rosek, KingSlayers and Excelsior.

Clan Rosek

Clan KingSlayers

Clan Excelsior

Thanks as well go to the tournament organizers: KingHowardII, ImLagging, and fodder :-)

 

March 1, 2013

Demise of Nations: Rome – in the Works!

Filed under: Announcement,Business,Development — Travis @ 14:48

After throwing around a few ideas internally last year, Noble Master Games have decided to develop a hexagon turn-based strategy game.  It will take place during the Roman Era on a large map of Europe featuring many factions from that time. The game will include several single player scenarios and campaigns. Demise of Nations: Rome will support a wide array of operating systems including PC, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. The game is planned to be released later this year in 2013.

Demise of Nations: Factions

Demise of Nations: Factions

Demise of Nations: Rome will contain over 30 factions, each having their own uniquely created banner to distinguish them from each other, much like the ones shown above. Confirmed factions include, Armenia, Britannia, Carthage, Dacia, Egypt, Gaul, Germania, Greek Cities, House of Brutii, House of Julii, House of Scipii, Macedon, Numidia, Parthia, Pontus, Rebels, Scythia, Seleucid Empire, Senate SPQR, Spain, and Thrace.

In later era scenarios and campaigns, other factions will appear, Alemanni, Berbers, Bergundii, Celts, Eastern Roman Empire, Franks, Goths, Huns, Lombardi, Roxolani, Sarmatians, Sassanids, Saxons, Slavs, Vandals, and Western Roman Empire. Below is an early alpha screenshot of the game.

Demise of Nations: Alpha Screenshot

Demise of Nations: Alpha Screenshot

Please contact us if you would like to be part of the beta-testing team.

December 19, 2012

Competition Time!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — nickrlee @ 21:58
To all budding artists out there:  Do you fancy seeing your design brought to life, ingame?
Desert StormFront  production is in full swing now, and to celebrate, NobleMaster is offering the winner the chance to see their own design created and featured in  the game!
The sequel has shifted location from dense jungle and scattered archipelagos  to the  troubled Middle East.   The tropical oasis  replaced by the harsh barren deserts and wartorn townships, caught in the middle of the conflict.

Desert StormFront township

We’re asking you to design your own civilian building – it could be part of a township, a fortified structure or even a religious building.  The lucky winner will have their design modelled and rendered and put into the game, just like the images below. Not only that, you’ll get to see your name in the credits too!

Desert StormFront buildings

Images can be handdrawn or created on the computer.  And even created in isometric like these buildings!
Please send your images to nick@noblemaster.com.  The closing date for this competition is March 31st.
Good luck and look out for future competitions!

December 15, 2012

Humvee Unit

Filed under: Uncategorized — nickrlee @ 00:04

Humvee Unit - Desert StormFront

The Humvee makes a return in Desert StormFront.   We realised the Humvee unit did not play a large enough role in the original game, so decided to make the Humvee unit have the capability of capturing bases.  We hope this  will refine the gameplay – simply throwing a huge army of tanks at a base is no longer enough to capture it.

We went through a variety of different bodytypes before settling on this one and adding new details like bullbars and mirrors.

The Humvee has also been upgraded with a mounted 50cal machine gun, giving it more firepower and enabling it to become a fast attack vehicle.  I was personally very happy about this as it was my favourite unit, visually!

Like all the models in the game, they are designed to work well at small scale – the lines features are simplified and overscaled to make them more visible, almost toylike.

December 8, 2012

Artillery Unit – Desert Stormfront

Filed under: Uncategorized — nickrlee @ 18:25

Artillery unit - Desert Stormfront

Here’s the new Artillery unit.  We decided to update the old Artillery vehicle as although based on some existing militery hardware, it looked slightly too much like some kind of medieval cannon.  Not such a bad thing, but maybe out of place! After some research we choose to base the  model on the M142 High Mobility Artillery rocket system, or HIMARS for those without the time to write much.

Hopefully the artillery will provide a more substantial role in the sequel, I felt it was pretty underused in the original.

December 5, 2012

New vehicle for Desert StormFront

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — nickrlee @ 18:54

Support Vehicle (Desert Stormfront) NobleMaster

So here’s the first of the new units for Desert Stormfront. A new feature to DSF, this vehicle  can, or hopefully will =), be able to repair friendly units in close proximity.  It’s got a gun on top too, so will also be able to do some damage to the opposition at the same time ;)

We went through several choices before deciding to base this vehicle on the Cougar, produced by Force Protection (great name!).  The first version I modelled was the impressive Cougar HE, a 6 wheeled beast, but during the creation progress it became clear the vehicle was so long it’d have to be pretty small to fit inside the isometric floor tiles.  So I cut the middle out and welded the back end on in true chopshop style!

November 21, 2012

Tropical + Desert Stormfront released on iPhone and iPad

Filed under: Announcement,Development — noblemaster @ 13:32

As of today, Tropical and Desert Stormfront have finally been released on iOS. The games use the excellent libgdx framework which made porting from Desktop/Android to iOS a breeze.

Tropical Stormfront and Desert Stormfront are the first ever libgdx games to be released on the iOS platform. The games can be played on all iOS touch-screen devices including the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad mini. The games work both on retina and non-retina screens.

Store/Download Links:

Special Thanks:

Screenshot 1: Desert Stormfront for iOS

Screenshot 1: Desert Stormfront for iOS

Screenshot 2: Desert Stormfront for iOS

Screenshot 2: Desert Stormfront for iOS

Screenshot 3: Tropical Stormfront for iOS

Screenshot 3: Tropical Stormfront for iOS

Screenshot 4: Tropical Stormfront for iOS

Screenshot 4: Tropical Stormfront for iOS

 

PRESS RELEASE: Retro RTS for iOS: Tropical + Desert Stormfront

Filed under: Announcement,Business — noblemaster @ 13:32

Tropical & Desert Stormfront – Retro RTS For iPhone and iPad

Lewes, Delaware – November 21, 2012 — Noble Master Games releases two retro real-time strategy games on iPhone and iPad. Tropical Stormfront and Desert Stormfront are inspired by the turn-based “Classic Empire” wargame by Walter Bright and the classic Command & Conquer, albeit simplified aiming at a game that is easy to control on touch screen devices.

While Tropical Stormfront is played over tropical archipelagos, Desert Stormfront takes place in a hot desert landscape. The player assumes command and has to complete 25 campaign missions for ultimate victory. Game play modes include Survival, Elimination, Defense, Capture the Flag and Convoy Missions. The game supports cross-platform multiplayer matches against players on Android, PC, Mac and Linux. Networking includes game-play over LAN and internet including co-op multiplayer.

Features of Desert Stormfront:
– Real-Time Strategy (RTS) in the Tropics/Desert
– Single Player and Multiplayer (over the LAN and Internet)
– Support for Cross-Platform Multiplayer
– Team-Play (included in multiplayer as well)
– 25 Campaign Missions incl. Scoring/Rating
– Random Map Generator & Skirmish Maps
– Modes: Attack, Defense, Capture the Flag & Convoy Missions
– Ground Units: Humvees, Tanks, Artillery, Anti-Air Tanks
– Naval Units: Gunboat, Submarine, Cruiser and Carrier
– Air Units: Fighter Planes, Helicopter
– Land Structures: Base Station, Shipyard, Airfield
– High Score and Playing Statistics
– Challenging AI with 4 Difficulty Settings
– Engaging Music and Sound Effects

“The dev. team behind Tropical and Desert Stormfront is a truly global affair with contributors from Europe, Asia and North America.”, said Christoph Aschwanden, owner of Noble Master. “The whole team is looking forward to finally release the game on iOS.”

Tropical Stormfront and Desert Stormfront are available in the English language (other languages in the work). The games are priced at USD 3.99/4.99. A free demo version is available for try out before purchase. For additional information on Tropical Stormfront and Desert Stormfront such as press kit and promo codes contact Christoph Aschwanden.

Noble Master is an one-man indie game company with focus on real-time and turn-based strategy games for desktop and mobile devices.

 

November 1, 2012

ISO 4217 Currency List (Currency.java)

Filed under: Development — noblemaster @ 13:27

I wasn’t able to find a good currency implementation over enums in Java, so here is my own. The table contains all the currencies of ISO 4217 as of November 1, 2012. The currencies are mapped to their corresponding countries. And yes, this is Public Domain. Feel free to steal the code and modify it in any ways you please.

For the countries, please use the excellent implementation of all the country codes by Takahiko Kawasaki. You need to do a rename from “Country” to “CountryCode” if you use Takahiko’s implementation :)

/** 
 * The currencies (ISO 4217). Reference: Wikipedia ISO 4217.
 * 

* TODO (last update: 2012-11-01): *

    *
  • need to add "Kosovo" to EURO list (no ISO Country code yet!) *
* This class/code is Public Domain (2012). Feel free to do anything you please. Consider visiting our website * at Noble Master. * * @author noblemaster (Christoph Aschwanden) */ public enum Currency { AED(784, Digits.DIGITS_2, "United Arab Emirates dirham", new Country[] { Country.AE }), AFN(971, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Afghan afghani", new Country[] { Country.AF }), ALL(8, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Albanian lek", new Country[] { Country.AL }), AMD(51, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Armenian dram", new Country[] { Country.AM }), ANG(532, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Netherlands Antillean guilder", new Country[] { Country.CW, Country.SX }), AOA(973, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Angolan kwanza", new Country[] { Country.AO }), ARS(32, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Argentine peso", new Country[] { Country.AR }), AUD(36, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Australian dollar", new Country[] { Country.AU, Country.CX, Country.CC, Country.HM, Country.KI, Country.NR, Country.NF, Country.TV }), AWG(533, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Aruban florin", new Country[] { Country.AW }), AZN(944, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Azerbaijani manat", new Country[] { Country.AZ }), 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}), EUR(978, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Euro", new Country[] { Country.AD, Country.AT, Country.BE, Country.CY, Country.EE, Country.FI, Country.FR, Country.DE, Country.GR, Country.IE, Country.IT, Country.LU, Country.MT, Country.MC, Country.ME, Country.NL, Country.PT, Country.SM, Country.SK, Country.SI, Country.ES, Country.VA }), FJD(242, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Fiji dollar", new Country[] { Country.FJ }), FKP(238, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Falkland Islands pound", new Country[] { Country.FK }), GBP(826, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Pound sterling", new Country[] { Country.GB, Country.IM, Country.GS, Country.IO }), GEL(981, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Georgian lari", new Country[] { Country.GE }), GHS(936, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Ghanaian cedi", new Country[] { Country.GH }), GIP(292, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Gibraltar pound", new Country[] { Country.GI }), GMD(270, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Gambian dalasi", new Country[] { Country.GM }), GNF(324, Digits.DIGITS_0, "Guinean franc", new Country[] { Country.GN }), GTQ(320, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Guatemalan 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}), UAH(980, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Ukrainian hryvnia", new Country[] { Country.UA }), UGX(800, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Ugandan shilling", new Country[] { Country.UG }), USD(840, Digits.DIGITS_2, "United States dollar", new Country[] { Country.AS, Country.BB, Country.BM, Country.IO, Country.VG, Country.BQ, Country.EC, Country.SV, Country.GU, Country.HT, Country.MH, Country.FM, Country.MP, Country.PW, Country.PA, Country.PR, Country.TL, Country.TC, Country.US, Country.VI, Country.ZW }), USN(997, Digits.DIGITS_2, "United States dollar (next day) (funds code)", new Country[] { Country.US }), USS(998, Digits.DIGITS_2, "United States dollar (same day) (funds code)", new Country[] { Country.US }), UYI(940, Digits.DIGITS_0, "Uruguay Peso en Unidades Indexadas (URUIURUI) (funds code)", new Country[] { Country.UY }), UYU(858, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Uruguayan peso", new Country[] { Country.UY }), UZS(860, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Uzbekistan som", new Country[] { Country.UZ }), VEF(937, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Venezuelan bolívar fuerte", new Country[] { Country.VE }), VND(704, Digits.DIGITS_0, "Vietnamese dong", new Country[] { Country.VN }), VUV(548, Digits.DIGITS_0, "Vanuatu vatu", new Country[] { Country.VU }), WST(882, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Samoan tala", new Country[] { Country.WS }), XAF(950, Digits.DIGITS_0, "CFA franc BEAC", new Country[] { Country.CM, Country.CF, Country.CD, Country.TD, Country.GQ, Country.GA }), XAG(961, Digits.DIGITS_NO, "Silver (one troy ounce)", new Country[] { }), XAU(959, Digits.DIGITS_NO, "Gold (one troy ounce)", new Country[] { }), XBA(955, Digits.DIGITS_NO, "European Composite Unit (EURCO) (bond market unit)", new Country[] { }), XBB(956, Digits.DIGITS_NO, "European Monetary Unit (E.M.U.-6) (bond market unit)", new Country[] { }), XBC(957, Digits.DIGITS_NO, "European Unit of Account 9 (E.U.A.-9) (bond market unit)", new Country[] { }), XBD(958, Digits.DIGITS_NO, "European Unit of Account 17 (E.U.A.-17) (bond market unit)", new Country[] { }), XCD(951, Digits.DIGITS_2, "East Caribbean dollar", new Country[] { Country.AI, Country.AG, Country.DM, Country.GD, Country.MS, Country.KN, Country.LC, Country.VC }), XDR(960, Digits.DIGITS_NO, "Special drawing rights International Monetary Fund", new Country[] { }), XFU(-1, Digits.DIGITS_NO, "UIC franc (special settlement currency)", new Country[] { }), XOF(952, Digits.DIGITS_0, "CFA franc BCEAO", new Country[] { Country.BJ, Country.BF, Country.CI, Country.GW, Country.ML, Country.NE, Country.SN, Country.TG }), XPD(964, Digits.DIGITS_NO, "Palladium (one troy ounce)", new Country[] { }), XPF(953, Digits.DIGITS_0, "CFP franc", new Country[] { Country.PF, Country.NC, Country.WF }), XPT(962, Digits.DIGITS_NO, "Platinum (one troy ounce)", new Country[] { }), XTS(963, Digits.DIGITS_NO, "Code reserved for testing purposes", new Country[] { }), XXX(999, Digits.DIGITS_NO, "No currency", new Country[] { }), YER(886, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Yemeni rial", new Country[] { Country.YE }), ZAR(710, Digits.DIGITS_2, "South African rand", new Country[] { Country.ZA }), ZMK(894, Digits.DIGITS_2, "Zambian kwacha", new Country[] { Country.ZM }); private final String code; private final String name; private final int numeric; private final Digits digits; private final Country[] countries; private enum Digits { DIGITS_0, DIGITS_2, DIGITS_3, DIGITS_07, DIGITS_NO }; private Currency(int numeric, Digits digits, String name, Country[] countries) { this.code = name().toUpperCase(); this.name = name; this.numeric = numeric; this.digits = digits; this.countries = countries; } /** * Returns the currency code. * * @return The code, e.g. "USD", "EUR", etc. */ public String getCode() { return code; } /** * Returns the currency name in English. * * @return The English currency name, e.g. "United States dollar". */ public String getName() { return name; } /** * Returns a list of countries that use the currency. * * @return The countries that use the currency. */ public Country[] getCountries() { return countries; } /** * Formats and outputs the amount for the given currency. * * @param amount The amount. * @return The formatted amount, e.g. "USD 10.38". */ public String format(long amount) { String formatted; switch (digits) { case DIGITS_0: { // e.g. "10" formatted = String.valueOf(amount); break; } case DIGITS_2: { // e.g. "10.99" String a = String.valueOf(amount / 100); String b = String.valueOf(amount % 100); while (b.length() < 2) { b = "0" + b; } formatted = a + "." + b; break; } case DIGITS_3: { // e.g. "10.999" String a = String.valueOf(amount / 1000); String b = String.valueOf(amount % 1000); while (b.length() < 3) { b = "0" + b; } formatted = a + "." + b; break; } case DIGITS_07: { // e.g. "10" ==> NOTE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malagasy_ariary (some special rules apply!?) formatted = String.valueOf(amount); break; } case DIGITS_NO: { formatted = String.valueOf(amount); break; } default: Log.error("Digits not implemented: " + digits); formatted = String.valueOf(amount); } return getCode() + " " + formatted; } /** * Returns the currency for the given code. * * @param code The code, e.g. "USD", "EUR", etc. * @return The corresponding currency or null if it doesn't exist. */ public static Currency find(String code) { for (int i = 0; i < values().length; i++) { if (values()[i].getCode().equals(code)) { return values()[i]; } } // not found return null; } /** * Returns the currency for the inputed country. * * @param country The country. * @return The currency or null if multiply currencies or no currencies exist. */ public static Currency find(Country country) { // use some default rules for countries with multiple currencies (should go into Country.java!) switch (country) { case BO: { return Currency.BOB; } case CH: { return Currency.CHF; } case CL: { return Currency.CLP; } case MX: { return Currency.MXN; } case US: { return Currency.USD; } case UY: { return Currency.UYU; } default: { // if default rules don't apply, let's see if we can resolve otherwise! Currency currency = null; for (int i = 0; i < values().length; i++) { Country[] countries = values()[i].getCountries(); for (int k = 0; k < countries.length; k++) { if (countries[k] == country) { if (currency != null) { // more than one currency! return null; } else { currency = values()[i]; } } } } // return the currency return currency; } } } /** * Returns the currency for the inputed country. * * @param country The country. * @param defaultCurrency The default currency to use if more than 1 currency exists or no currency exists. * @return The currency or default currency if multiply currencies or no currencies exist. */ public static Currency find(Country country, Currency defaultCurrency) { Currency currency = find(country); if (currency == null) { return defaultCurrency; } else { return currency; } } // ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- public String getISOCodeAlpha() { return name(); } public int getISOCodeNumeric() { return numeric; } @Override public String toString() { return code; } }

September 26, 2012

Desert Stormfront released on PC, Mac, Linux & Android

Filed under: Announcement,Development — noblemaster @ 12:40

Desert Stormfront is finally released! Desert Stormfront is a real-time strategy game inspired by the turn-based “Classic Empire” wargame by Walter Bright. Units and structures are modeled after the original following a rock-paper-scissors system. Unit movement is in real-time similar to the classic “Command & Conquer” albeit simplified aiming at a game that is easy to learn but difficult to master.

Desert Stormfront takes place in present-time Middle East. The player assumes command of the Western coalition and fights real-time battles for control of cities and oil fields in Iran, Iraq, Saudia Arabia and Afghanistan. Maps are based on real-world locations in the Middle East. The story is fictional (as of this writing). The game supports cross-platform multiplayer matches over LAN and internet including co-op multiplayer.

Key Features:

  • Real-Time Strategy (RTS) in the Middle East
  • Single Player and Multiplayer (over the LAN and Internet)
  • 30 Campaign Missions incl. Scoring/Rating
  • Random Map Generator + Skirmish Maps
  • Modes: Attack, Defense, Capture the Flag & Convoy Missions

Release Date: Sept. 26, 2012
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux, Android
Available: via game’s website (PC, Mac, Linux) and Google Play (Android)

Desert Stormfront Screenshot 1

Desert Stormfront Screenshot 2

Desert Stormfront Screenshot 3

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