Utopia Armed Forces Kickstarter Successfully Funded!


Our Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Armed Forces Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter launched on January 17th, 2018, concluded successfully at 7:02 pm EST Saturday, February 3rd, 2018.

We had a great Captain Reward Level at a pledge of $70 CAD (about $53.85 USD) that included a Utopia Patch and 6 squads (2x Strike, 2x Recce, and 2x Support) with a total of 36 plastic miniatures (Updated 1/31/18). Plus higher reward levels add the new MAR-DK drone (resin model) and the large Gilgamesh Command Tank (resin model); see below for artwork and details. You can checkout the Kickstarter page at the following link!

Two additional Kickstarters to make plastic miniatures for the Peace River and NuCoal core models will follow. Backers that support two or more of the individual Kickstarters will be able to have them shipped together for the basic fixed shipping cost.  

Happy New Year 2018!


The Staff at Dream Pod 9 wishes everyone a Happy New Year! We hope you all have a great 2018 and will join us for our upcoming Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia, Peace River, NuCoal, and Jovian Wars Venus Kickstarters.

Merry Christmas From The Staff at Dream Pod 9


Its the Holiday Season again and time for our Annual Xmas Gift. This year our Sculptor, Phil is showing some love for our Utopia fans with a Chibi N-Kidu Drone as this years Xmas gift. The Xmas 2017 Chibi N-Kidu will be automatically added into all DP9 Online Store Orders from now to the morning of January 3rd, 2018 that are over $100 USD before any shipping and taxes. Limit 1 free Chibi N-Kidu per customer. 

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Heavy Gear Blitz Peace River & NuCoal Kickstarter Launch Update and NuCoal Chevalier 3d Model Preview!

We are going to need 1 more week to get everything finished up for the Kickstarter launch. We've been working with the 3d modelers, who are finishing up the NuCoal Chasseur, Jerboa, and Chevalier models in Solidworks. The Jerboa still needs a few last fixes to be made to the 3d model before we show it to everyone. As soon as the Jerboa finished (should be this weekend) we'll be able to do the Kickstarter video and launch the Kickstarter the middle of next week (Wednesday Evening April 25th, 2018).

Sorry for the delay, but we think its best to wait and have all the final 3d models done and ready to show before we launch. Today we are previewing the NuCoal Chevalier 3d model with images of stock and all variant models, plus the Command Head upgrade option part. Checkout the attached Chevalier and update Chasseur 3d model images showing the stock and all the variant models. The Chasseur's Command Head is still be tweaked, once it finished we'll show everyone. The main thing we changed in this update is we added a slight deeper socket to the hip armor plates for the default position and tracks to the left/right/up/down for player custom leg poses. So you can glue the armor plates a bit more to the left, right, up, or down if you have fun making a custom leg pose. Plus we added 2 new parts a small box and ammo clip part to glue around the hips as desired. We have also added this same hip armor socket style to all the new Peace River and NuCoal models.

 

 

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Dream Pod 9 Teams Up with Bundle of Holding Again for our Jovian Chronicles Fans!

Dream Pod 9 and the Bundle of Holding website are pleased to announce the launching of a new Jovian Chronicles ebook Bundle offer. Jovian Chronicles is a hard science and anime-style adventure roleplaying game set in the 23rd-Century Solar System. The starter bundle at $14.95 USD includes a comprehensive collection of 8 ebooks featuring the 1997 Second Edition of Jovian Chronicles. Also a Bonus collection with 10 more ebooks is also available for an extra pledge.

The Jovian Chronicles Bundle ebook lineups:

Feedback Friday: New HGB Polls & JW Painting Contest Ideas!

Last week we had 32 members voting on the polls with 78% wanting to keep the 90 degree turns in movement, but 72% feeling that Walker movement should be free to move forward or backward, its full movement without having to turn around move and then turn around again as it is right now. The poll on sensors and measuring was a 50/50 split, so we'll have to come back to that later. The Formation poll was 53% not wanting any change and the rest wanting one of the two change options, we'll have to comeback to this in the future as well.

Feedback Friday Week 4 (March 2nd, 2018) Previous Weeks Heavy Gear Blitz Feedback and New Polls!

For our third weeks Heavy Gear Blitz Feedback Friday polls we had 27 players vote. We'll be leaving the first 3 weeks of polls up for a while to get a larger sampling from players and more feedback on the poll questions asked. Lots of great feedback from players during these first weeks of the Feedback Friday and Heavy Gear Blitz Rules Committee.

Feedback Friday on Saturday: HGB Week 3 & JW Week 2!

Didn't have time to get the new polls and post made on Friday, so here is Feedback Friday on Saturday, sorry for the delay.

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Recent Press Releases

Heavy Gear Assault Computer Game News!

Dream Pod 9 has renewed the Heavy Gear eSports computer game license with Stompy Bot, for an additional five year term. Further, Stompy Bot will announce a series of eSports tournaments and events with a number of eSports partners as a major part of a marketing ramp up strategy. You can checkout the the full press release at the following link.
http://www.stompybot.com/blog

Heavy Gear Assault second Alpha Wave Announced

 

Stompy Bot Productions has just announced a second Alpha Wave, here is their news release.

 

Heavy Gear Roleplaying Game Press Release

Press Release

Returning to the Heavy Gear Universe: Twenty Years of Heavy Gear Roleplaying

Montreal, QC 03/05/2014

Dream Pod 9 is pleased to announce a multi-year exclusive license with Arkrite Press LLC for the Heavy Gear Roleplaying Game as well as a line of RPG miniatures and models to support game play. Additionally, Arkrite Press LLC is licensed to publish Heavy Gear fiction and merchandise in a variety of mediums.

“Dream Pod 9 has been focused on the development of Heavy Gear Blitz, a dedicated tabletop miniatures wargame, and currently has a new edition in development. Heavy Gear has always had a strong roleplaying component that we and the fans have always wanted to bring it back with the attention to detail that it deserves. Arkrite Press LLC has the vision and experience to bring back the roleplaying game in a way that it deserves. Greg Perkins and Jason Dickerson of Arkrite Press LLC have been key members of Dream Pod 9’s creative team and development, and both of them have a passion for the setting and the drive to give the roleplaying game the time and effort it deserves.”

Robert Dubois, President of Dream Pod 9

“Arkrite Press LLC is thrilled to be able return the fans to the world of Heavy Gear roleplaying. Greg Perkins and I are huge fans of the original source material, and we have wanted to see the roleplaying game back in active development for as long as we have been collaborating. We hope the fans enjoy what we have planned for the game and look forward to hearing from them. Be sure to check out our website for weekly updates!”

Jason Dickerson, Co-owner of Arkrite Press

About Dream Pod 9

Dream Pod 9 is a Canadian game publisher based out of Montreal, Canada and has created multiple titles including Heavy Gear, Gear Krieg, Jovian Chronicles, Tribe 8, and Core Command. Dream Pod 9 is owned by Robert Dubois.

www.dp9.com

About Arkrite Press LLC

Arkrite Press LLC is an American publishing company based out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and is co-owned by Greg Perkins, Dream Pod 9 art director, and Jason Dickerson, Dream Pod 9 line developer.

www.arkritepress.com

About Heavy Gear

Heavy Gear is a rich science fiction setting featuring giant robots with dynamic combat mechanics and fast paced gaming. The setting has spawned dozens of sourcebooks, a comprehensive miniature line, two video games with a third in development, and an animated television show.

 

Stompy Bot Productions And Mektek Studios Announce Heavy Gear® Partnership

SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK — Feb. 15, 2013 – In a new direction for the mecha genre, Heavy Gear Assault will combine over-the-top combat with the pageantry and spectacle of gladiatorial games, delivering a  AAA world-class sporting and gaming event for fans.  Stompy Bot Productions, Inc. is publishing and MekTek Studios, Inc. is developing this online, multiplayer title for the PC.