Templar Battleforce is an addictive mix of strategic combat and army building with the precision of an RPG. Step into the pilot suit of a Leviathan mech and lead the Templar Knights in battle against fierce enemies.
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Sep 21, 2015

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October 31, 2018

Update #87: Legendary Mk21 and Mk23

Update #87 roars onto the field with two new Neptune Relic weapons -- the Dragoon Mk21 and Vright's Mk23. Combined with new Engineer cutter gauntlet and new ordnance that can raise maximum Heat, #87 provides some new options for you precious RQ spend as well as some new strategies for the battlefield.

Neptune Relics
Two new high power and high Gear Level Relics have been added to the RQ tree, each with their own new Requisition node. These newest Repeaters can only be carried by a single Templar but they make up for their rarity in sheer and raw power. The Mk21 drops the mightiest damage while Vright's Mk23 will punch through any enemy deflection!

Engineer Options
The new Engineering Requisition level adds the Burning Cutter, a gauntlet that drops flame damage, capable of leaving spitting and burning napalm in its wake. In addition it includes the Coolant X-Kit, a new Ordnance that packs both Flame Res and +Max Heat Buff.

Finally, we've further balanced a few levels based on player feedback -- Southbound Trail is harder, Mok Prime: Drop Zone and Starport Breach both start with more Supply Points for your first Ordnance purchases or immediate swapping.

Thanks to all of our captains for playing and posting!

v2.6.65 - 10/31/2018
- Added 2 new Requisition levels for Neptune, including 2 new relic weapons
- Dragoon Mk21 (RELIC) delivers untold damage at 6 range while Vright's Mk23 packs unstoppable Penetration %
- Added new Requisition level for Engineer, Transition Engineer
- New Burning Cutter gauntlet weapon for Engineer -- flame damage, melee build
- New Ordnance from Transition Engineer: Coolant X-Kit adds Flame Res (+24) and Max Heat (+20)
- Increased xeno spawning and resistance to march in Southbound Trail
- Adjusted spawn rates and max enemy caps in Mok: Drop Zone for fairer start
- Increased starting Supply Points (SP) in Mok: Drop Zone and Starport Breach
- Improved routes and paths through hills in Mok Drop Zone scenario
- Neptune's Concentrated Fire Talent now animates multiple shots as if AoE
- Fixed inconsistencies in the RQ tree
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September 8, 2018

Update #86: Hunter or Hunted?

Update #86 brings together a big package of improvements of finer tuned balancing, small AI improvements on certain levels, fixed map bugs and improved dialog. A lot of the changes in this package are very specific and gathered and evaluated from our player-base.

First, we've buffed and rebalanced a number of things on the Templar side. Tactical Point durability bonuses are now slightly higher for their SP cost, we've improved two of the Engineer's Revolvers and ensured fair balance for the Mk18 Dominant.

Much of the AI changes and improvements comes from working directly with players who were finding issues on levels, exploiting AI pathing or seeing the AI doing suboptimal routing. To increase the danger of Narvidian flying units, we've upped their damage moderately and increased the Narv's hunting routines to better seek out your Templars, especially if they scatter. In the New Game+ and New Game++ mods, we've doubled down on defensive turrets to make sure they can still shred your high level armor -- those things should never be something you can ignore.

Enjoy the newest updates and balancing tweaks. These will, as always, be most felt on higher difficulties!

v2.6.63 - 9/8/2018
- Improved Tactical Point Durability Bonuses granted by Reinforced Structures (1-3) by 20%
- Buffed Penetration scores for Scoped Revolver and Cannon Revolver
- Reworked Mk18 Dominant Neptune weapon to Range 6, lower Penetration
- Buffed Scout Relic, Null-Storm Armor
- Reduced purchase price for Irid Field Kit and Grenadier's Resupply Wargear
- Slightly increased purchase price for Flame Coat Kit Wargear
- Moderate buffs for Narvidian Flying Unit Damage
- Improved Narvidian enemy hunting AI to better predict player movement
- Damage buffs for New Game+ enemy turrets and AA Turrets
- Buffed traitor human soldier rocket damage and penetration
- Increased Xeno defenders in "Kaldun: Factory Core South" level
- Improved enemy AI pathfinding in "Trench Warfare" level
- Rebalanced Xeno spawning rates in "Leo Drop Zone"
- Fixed dialog typos, map visual glitches and reported crashes
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About This Game

Templar Battleforce is an addictive mix of strategic combat and army building with the precision gameplay of RPGs. Step into a Leviathan mech and lead the Templar Knights in battle against fierce Xenos. Create your own unique Battleforce by recruiting an array of Templar specialists -- and invent distinct strategies for your fireteams. Deploy your forces in tactical scenarios that challenge both novice and veteran alike. Put your best strategies to the test and see if you can snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in this futuristic turn-based wargame.

Armored in the Leviathan battle mechs, your mighty Templars will face hordes of terrifying Xenos, rogue human factions, and the ancient Narvidian threat. Slash and blast your way across a deep and deadly sci-fi universe -- waging war with cunning Scouts, righteous Soldiers, flamethrowing Hydras, specialized Engineers, deadly Sentry Turrets, and the indomitable Berserks.

Lead your squad as they blast, hack, and burn their way through the galaxy!

  • Command your Templars in turn-based tactical warfare across 55+ unique scenarios
  • Face diverse challenges in every deployment: corridor-to-corridor, open desert warfare, territory control (capturing tactical points), defensive last stands, scorched-earth retreats, infiltration deep behind enemy lines, and complex puzzles
  • Lead your squad in battle against immense and mighty bosses
  • Immerse yourself in a branching sci-fi storyline and explore a vast sci-fi lore
  • Deploy specialist Templars and discover unique fireteam combinations with stealth, grenades, defensive overwatch, scorching flamethrowers, hindering attacks, and sentry turrets
  • Face 25+ diverse enemy units: the Xeno, the Narvidians, and rogue human factions
  • Build your unique battleforce with exacting precision, recruit and design every squad member
  • Customize the appearance, armor design, talents, and equipment of your veteran Templars
  • Endless combinations of squads, soldiery, and tactics will keep you coming back for more!
  • Replay the campaign with your victorious squad in a New Game+ mode

The Templar Knights are a revered and storied martial order who were the elite forces for the Star Traders during their most challenging conflict: the Galactic War against the Guild.

Their unchallenged prowess derives from two key factors:
  • Leviathan Battle Suits - They pilot 10 foot tall battle mechs known as Leviathan Battle Suits. Once designed for high-pressure environments and exploring gas giants and deep space, these mechs have been adapted for war.
  • Templar Lineage - Templars descend from a Zendu bloodline -- a unique heritage that gives them the ability (with proper training and ritual) to pass all of memories from their lives (and any memories passed down by their ancestors) to a newly born child. This memory gift is known as a Templar’s Lineage – and it is what gives Templars their immense advantage in combat, tactics, engineering, and the ability to drive the hulking Leviathan Battle Suits. The player takes on the role of a Templar Captain who hails from a storied Lineage reaching back 87 Templars -- and who pages back through the memories to help cope with the dire situation at hand.

The Templar Knights are a martial order sworn to protect the Star Traders – the last known free humans. Under the guidance of the Templars and the prophet Shalun, the Star Traders departed the ruins of the Galactic Core, leaving behind desolation wrought by the great Galactic War. Guided by the prophet, the Star Traders sought a new home among the stars. Across the multi-generational journey of the Great Exodus, many ships have been lost, fallen behind, or splintered from the main fleet -- scattering the Star Traders to the galactic winds.

With the Great Exodus coming to an end, the Star Traders founded new colonies on the few remaining habitable worlds. The Templar Knights are called upon once again to defend the Star Traders and their new colonies from an ancient threat.

Templar Battleforce is the fourth Trese Brothers title set in the Star Traders universe. The game follows Templar Assault, the Trese Brothers’ original squad-based warfare game in which players lead squads of Templar Knights against the Xeno threat. Templar Battleforce inherits not only the rich story of its predecessor, but the game’s high tension and corridor-to-corridor combat style. Games created by the Trese Brothers are known for challenging difficulty progressions, so you’ll have the option to play on easy and normal difficulties -- or crank it up into multiple gears of insanely challenging combat!

Trese Brothers Games is one of the premier indie game development studios for desktop and mobile RPG and strategy games. Andrew and Cory Trese founded Trese Brothers Games in 2010 from a shared passion for challenging, highly replayable games. With more than six games on major game platforms and markets, Trese Brothers Games has more than 2.5 million customers . . . and counting.

Come join the family! We’re an indie studio built on the mixed skills of three brothers: Cory is the oldest and our engineering ninja, Andrew is the middle brother who both codes and draws, and Martin is the youngest and the artistic talent behind Templar Battleforce. You can find our team interacting with gamers every day on our forum about everything from features to new content.

We make games we love -- and we hope you’ll love them, too!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP, Windos Vista, or Windows 7 / 8 / 10
    • Graphics: Requires OpenGL 2.0 or higher
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires MS Visual Studio C++ Runtime 2012 x86
    • OS: OSX 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
    • Graphics: Requires OpenGL 2.0 or higher
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Graphics: Requires OpenGL 2.0 or higher
    • Storage: 200 MB available space

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