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By George Moromisato30 March 2015

Transcendence 1.6 Beta 2 is now ready for download!

This version implements the most significant graphical upgrade in the history of the game. Over the last few years I've concentrated on building up the infrastructure (e.g., the Multiverse) and creating more content (Corporate Command and Eternity Port).

Now, as development begins on Part II, I've decided to upgrade the graphics engine, and I'm very happy with the results.

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By George Moromisato28 February 2015

I've spend this week working on upgrading the graphics engine for Transcendence. You can see the results for yourself.

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By George Moromisato3 February 2015

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By George Moromisato21 November 2014

Today, Kronosaur Productions announces the release of Eternity Port, the latest official expansion for the indie epic game Transcendence.

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By George Moromisato20 November 2014

Transcendence 1.5 RC 2 is now ready to download! This is almost certainly going to be the release build later today.

Thanks for all your feedback!

API Version 25

  • Added external= parameter for device slots
  • Added "external" display attribute for devices (so it shows up in inventory).
  • Added typGetProperty.
  • Added <LightningStorm> effect (same as paralysis effect).

Gameplay

  • Destination system is revealed (in galactic map) when the player sees a stargate.
  • Stations can remove devices even if they can't install them.
By George Moromisato15 November 2014

The Hercules class is a multirole ship, perfect for transporting cargo through dangerous territories. While it won't win a dogfight against a Wolfen or even a Spartan, the Hercules can easily outmaneuver an EI500.

The Hercules class was developed recently by the United African States, and has grown in popularity among independent captains in the Near Stars.

By George Moromisato13 November 2014

Transcendence 1.5 RC 1 is now ready to download!

API Version 24

  • Added +property: to item criteria.
  • Added omnidirectional property to item types.
  • waitForTarget order now takes a range and time.
  • <Station> directive now ignores encounter limits.
  • Added sovereign= parameter on <Station> to override sovereign.
  • <GetDockScreen> now expects screen, [data], priority (consistent with <GetGlobalDockScreen>).
  • Stations now repair all friendly NPC ships, not just ships of the same sovereign.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed missing stations in St. Katharine's Star.
  • Improved keyboard control for armor screens.
  • Armor damage indicator updates properly now.
  • Fixed bug with stations offering to install inappropriate items.
  • Fixed inconsistencies in buying/upgrading at Commonwealth Fortresses.
By George Moromisato8 November 2014

An old Ringers habitat floats high above Saturn. This is a screenshot from Eternity Port//, the upcoming expansion.

By George Moromisato4 November 2014

I'm happy to announce the immediate availability of Transcendence 1.5 Beta 1!

This version of the core engine is designed to support the upcoming Eternity Port expansion, but it also has many improvements for the core game, particularly for modders.

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By George Moromisato18 October 2014

The Sirius star system is one of the new locations in Eternity Port//. Sirius A is a bright, class-A star with a normal retinue of planets and asteroids. But several light-minutes away orbits an exotic star: Sirius B is a white dwarf with the mass of the Sun, but compressed down to the size of the Earth.

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By George Moromisato14 October 2014

With a fast ship and the skills to fly it, you earn a living running dangerous missions for any sovereign who will hire you. But when a digital hyperintelligence threatens the entirety of Human Space, the only hope lies with the reclusive cyber-citizens of Eternity Port.

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By George Moromisato29 August 2014

Our very own Pixelfck has written an excellent tutorial on the basics of modding.

Suitable for beginners, the tutorial creates a new player ship class (based on the Hammerhead II-class gunship), and includes best practices for creating mods of any kinds.

 

By George Moromisato8 August 2014

What is Transcendence? It is not a single game. Transcendence is a universe comprising several interrelated storylines, set in a vast and detailed galaxy.

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By George Moromisato8 August 2014

Here's a nice mention of Transcendence at Indie Retro News:

http://www.indieretronews.com/2014/08/transcendence-space-combat-and.html

By George Moromisato2 August 2014

Check out this review of Transcendence, plus and interview with George Moromisato:

"Managing and upgrading your ship is one of the key components to surviving each sector of space. Do you spend some of your hard earned credits on a shield upgrade, or refuel? Do you invest in a missile launcher even though you won’t be able to install it until the next level? Each decision on how you upgrade feels appropriately tense and important and the game is sure to give you a small amount of latitude in the kind of ship you want to build."

Read the whole thing at: http://teamprocreate.com/blog/reviewsgames/transcendence-stars-pilgrim/.

By George Moromisato17 July 2014

Michael Tangent's soundtrack for Transcendence was featured this week on the podcast Pod on Pod!

Each week, the podcast chooses music to feature at the end of the show, and this week they chose Michael. You can check the podcast out here: http://teamprocreate.com/podcasts/pod-pod/014-pod-pod-wtf-marc-maron/

For those of you who aren't familiar with it, Pod on Pod reviews other podcasts. They are part of the ProCreate network. ProCreate is a community of artists in film, music, digital arts, and fine arts. They "help community members expand their network so they can connect and collaborate with other artists." If you guys are looking to expand your network or for fellow artists with whom you can collaborate, you should check them out.

By George Moromisato11 July 2014

A long time ago, when Transcendence was a tiny game with only a dozen weapon types, I kept a design document describing each weapon and its properties. Whenever I needed to design a new ship I just consulted the design document and picked an appropriate weapon.

And then I added more weapon types. At first I just kept the design document up to date, but eventually the system fell apart. There were too many items and too many changes. And once the design document was out of date, it was useless to me.

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By George Moromisato27 June 2014

The current game mentions star systems like Centauri and Sirius. And of course, everyone wants to see what the Solar System is like in the Transcendence universe. I'm really excited to be finally implementing those systems and giving everyone a chance to visit them.

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By George Moromisato21 June 2014

Kronosaur Productions is proud to announce the release of Transcendence 1.3, the latest and greatest version of the venerable game of space combat and exploration.

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By George Moromisato18 June 2014

Transcendence 1.3 RC 2 is now ready for download at:

http://kronosaur.com/downloads/TranscendenceNext.zip

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By George Moromisato11 June 2014

Transcendence 1.3 RC 1 is now ready for download at:

http://kronosaur.com/downloads/TranscendenceNext.zip

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By George Moromisato23 May 2014

Transcendence 1.3 Beta 2 is now ready for download at:

http://kronosaur.com/downloads/TranscendenceNext.zip

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By George Moromisato29 March 2014

We drifted towards the Dwarg settlement in silence. The light of Kinder's Star played across the struts and hull of the massive station and I could see the dark impact sites of Commonwealth missiles, scars from a battle only a few weeks before. Outsiders like me seldom get that close to the fearsome Dwarg, at least not without having to dodge xiphon cannon fire. But I wasn't there to launch an assault­—I was there to witness an ascension ceremony.

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By George Moromisato8 March 2014

Transcendence 1.3 Beta 1 is now ready for download at:

http://kronosaur.com/downloads/TranscendenceNext.zip

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By George Moromisato28 November 2013

In honor of the 10th anniversary of Transcendence's first public release, I'd like to show you all the new trailer for the game. Watch it in HD and crank up the volume!

This new trailer is part of an upcoming marketing effort to promote the game, so please spread the link to anyone who might be interested.

Five Years Ago

Thinking back to the 5th anniversary of the game makes me realize how far we've come. Back then, version 1.0 had not yet been released, there was no Multiverse or Corporate Command, and I was only working on Transcendence part-time.

Five years ago I released an early version of Frontier, a precursor to Transcendence with a familiar look-and-feel. Now, to celebrate the 10th anniversary, Wolfy has created a new playable ship based on the Osaka class depicted in Frontier.

The Osaka Expansion is available right now on the Multiverse!

10th Anniversary Thanks

There is much for me to be thankful on this anniversary, which coincidentally lands on (US) Thanksgiving. As ever, the thing I'm most thankful for is the passion and dedication of this community. You all have made this game your own and created something much much larger than I ever envisioned.

Thank you all and happy anniversary!

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