Eador. Masters of the Broken World - Snowbird Games
Hi everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that we've updated Eador. Masters of the Broken World with a small patch, in order to fix problems with synchronization of achievements.

That's about it, so keep on achieving!
Nov 21, 2017
Eador. Masters of the Broken World - Snowbird Games
Hi everyone,

There's been a lot of complaints regarding non-working multiplayer in Eador. MotBW, so it's high time we address it and explain what's going on with it.

First of all, the original netcode for the game's MP was not very good, it could often lead to desync. We managed (hopefully) to rewrite and fix this part now. Secondly, we've been hacked, believe it or not. Perhaps, you remember the epidemic of the virus-cryptographer? Well, it got us too. We found ourselves in the shoes of a grandpa who pressed some button and and then had his screen full of naked ladies. All of the server's data was encrypted and held hostage. But we don't want to give money to terrorists, so just wiped out all our hard drives.

So what happens now? Today we're releasing a new update for original MotBW, fixing multiplayer and improving the game's stability in general. To play MP, you'll need to register one more time — use your Steam/GOG key to do that. If you're having problems with registering, write us to support@snowbirdgames.com, we'll see what can be done.

The game's netcode can be described by the term 'legacy software'. This means that the functional is in there and it works, but works pretty bad. To completely rework it from the ground up is too expensive, to fix completely — impossible. We did rewrite a pretty big chunk of the code, as we already said. But unfortunately, we just can't afford to rewrite the whole MP part of the game. So we ask you to understand any possible problems you may have with MP.
May 5, 2017
Eador. Masters of the Broken World - Snowbird Games
Hi everyone,

Let's talk about our upcoming plans for Eador.

Starting with the "elephant in the room" — tutorial in Imperium. Lack of any guidance for new players on Imperium's release was one of the more obvious shortcomings overlooked by the previous team. Because the game came out as a stand-alone expansion, we can't just let it stay that way.

So we've created a completely reworked tutorial (in comparison to MotBW), to make the game more accessible and clear for everyone — even those who never played Eador before. We've closely looked at how streamers approached Imperium for the first time, and in some cases they had to spend about 5 minutes to find how to end their turn. We hope such problems will no longer arise.

Along with the tutorial we'll try to include fixes the most annoying gameplay errors in the next patch — coming next week.

We also noticed that many players (even from Genesis times) enjoy creating their own "sandbox" out of the game: lock AI in its own capital, so that it wouldn't bother them, and just explore the map however they like. This led us to creating a new separate mode, that we called the same way — Sandbox.

This mode allows you to create your own little campaign with a set of parameters. AI's behavior can be tweaked to your liking, so it would be possible to play on a gigantic map while only exploring provinces, fighting guards and collecting rare sets. We'll talk more about this mode next week.

The Sandbox Update is planned for release before the end of May. We also have more news and announcements for Eador on they way — stay tuned!
Mar 30, 2017
Eador. Masters of the Broken World - Snowbird Games
This is an update from the new Snowbird Games administration.

This week, main investor of Snowbird Games studio took decision to dismiss the development team. Reasons for this being the unsatisfactory results of Eador. Imperium, as well as the slow development rates of Blood & Gold: Caribbean! — two primary projects of the studio. Right at the start of 2017 the investor did an independent code examination and had a talk with developers. As a result, it was decided to let go of the people behind both of these projects and invite new specialists.

New administration is not yet ready to announce its immediate plans on further development. It is also unclear whether the Snowbird Games brand itself will be preserved. At the moment people from the renewed team are preparing their own feedback on Eador and Blood & Gold. After agreeing on what's the next step should be with administration, new plans will be posted in this blog, as well as in Steam community hubs of both projects. This blog will be kept as means of communication with the audience for the time being. New information should be provided during the next week.

Eador. Masters of the Broken World - Snowbird Games
Hi everyone,

Today we’ve got probably not the most exciting announcement for you, but nevertheless — a very important one.

It doesn’t take much to see that with Eador. Imperium, our latest project, we faced an unusual amount of negative feedback. Much of that is justified — the troubled development of Imperium for the past year took far more time than needed, and the end result, understandably, didn’t really meet expectations of our players. Even taking technical difficulties of the engine behind Eador into account, it’s pretty clear — we could’ve done much better, something’s just not working out.

As it is, tough times call for tough decisions: the investor group which took part in forming Snowbird Games has decided to let most of the team go.

So for us it's the last chance to properly say goodbye. On the behalf of the people leaving Snowbird Games — thank you, everybody!

However you decide to look at it, it’s been a real journey for us. We love Eador and love Blood & Gold. All the work that went into both of these projects by our tiny team was 100% sincere and passionate. You can be absolutely sure of that.

But, when it’s clear it’s time to move on, it’s best not to hesitate. Best of luck to the renewed team. And see you around!
Jan 27, 2017
Community Announcements - Snowbird Games
Hi everyone,

Eador. Imperium is now released!

Check out our launch trailer:


The game is available on both Steam and GOG. Steam's version includes achievements (with trading cards and Workshop coming a bit later).

Every owner of the original "Eador. Masters of the Broken World" on Steam should receive a 15% discount coupon on Imperium. This, in addition to a 10% launch discount, gives you an already pretty appealing price right from the start. This offer lasts a week, so don't take too long!

There is also a special offer for all Gremlins, Inc. players (latest game by Alexey Bokulev): they get a special 30% discount coupon on Imperium as well, lasting for a week. If you haven't checked out that game yet, you definitely should.

Lastly, all other Eador games and DLC will be discounted for the next week on Steam and on GOG. This is officially the week of Eador now.

Again, thanks a lot to everyone who joined us for the past half a year. Hope you enjoy Imperium!
Jan 26, 2017
Community Announcements - Snowbird Games
Hi everyone,

Our AMA at /r/games is starting now. We welcome you to join!

Community Announcements - Snowbird Games
Hi everyone,

We're happy to announce that full version of Eador. Imperium is coming out this Friday 27th!

HUGE thanks to all players who joined us during Early Access. Your help in finding and reporting problems, as well as suggesting your feedback has been and continues to be invaluable. We feel really grateful to have such a unique, responsive and understanding community.

The release version of Imperium will see the inclusion of the long-awaited new single-player campaign (hope you like it!) and some other nice bonuses, like achievements, Steam trading cards and Steam Workshop, where you'll be able to download community-created scenarios or upload yours. All the good stuff.

We also invite you to join our AMA on the /r/games subreddit, that will happen this Thursday (we'll make another announcement right before it starts). AMA stands for "Ask me anything", so if you have something to ask us, not necessarily gaming-related, feel free to do so!

See you soon.
Community Announcements - Snowbird Games
Hi everyone,

Time has come to pay Masters of the Broken World a visit. Today we're bringing a quality of life update, helping with one of the more infamous problems of the game.

Have a happy New Year!

Our Twitter.

Our Twitch.

Update notes 1.7.0:

- Fixed numerous cases of game crashes with the "Invalid Pointer Operation" messages. If these errors keep showing up, please let us know.

- Improved interface for the strategic map. Now province names are always displayed on the map, so you won't have to search endlessly for that one province you need.
Jun 14, 2016
Community Announcements - Snowbird Games
Hi everyone,

While the game is under development and some changes are inevitably going to happen, a proper guide is still way off. However, we thought some kind of memo on new units might be of use to you right now.

Starting with imperial units, today we're posting descriptions for all new warriors of this faction on our forums. Click the link and get a proper look on them. Comments on balancing these units will be welcome in that same thread or here.

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