Defense Grid 2 secures funding

Development on a sequel to splendid tower defense Defense Grid: The Awakening will indeed go ahead, Hidden Path Entertainment has announced. The developer tried to crowdfund Defense Grid 2 last summer and fell short, but has now landed an investor to shake out their pockets in its eager hands.

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Development on a sequel to splendid tower defense Defense Grid: The Awakening will indeed go ahead, Hidden Path Entertainment has announced. The developer tried to crowdfund Defense Grid 2 last summer and fell short, but has now landed an investor to shake out their pockets in its eager hands.

Along with new enemies and levels and all that sequel jazz, DG2 will introduce cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes along with support for user-created content.

Though last summer's Kickstarter was billed as funding Defense Grid 2, in reality the $250,000 goal was only to make the latest DLC pack, Containment. The sequel was a stretch goal for $1,000,000 but the campaign only raised $271,726 in cash money. Crucially though, it also raised the game's profile.

"Through the DG2 Kickstarter campaign we were able to not only raise money and make more Defense Grid content, but we created a shared engagement around the project with thousands of backers for several months," Hidden Path CEO Jeff Pobst explained in yesterday's announcement.

"The excitement, involvement, and passion that the community displayed around Defense Grid directly helped us engage an investment partner and make DG2 a reality."

Defense Grid 2 is slated to launch on PC, Mac, and Linux in the first half of 2014.

To celebrate, Defense Grid and some of its DLC are 75% off on Steam this weekend.

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    April 26, 2013 7:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Defense Grid 2 secures funding.

    Development on a sequel to splendid tower defense Defense Grid: The Awakening will indeed go ahead, Hidden Path Entertainment has announced. The developer tried to crowdfund Defense Grid 2 last summer and fell short, but has now landed an investor to shake out their pockets in its eager hands.

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      April 26, 2013 7:39 AM

      I shall eat a bowl of raspberries.

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      April 26, 2013 8:34 AM

      Awesome... The first game was sooo much fun and I can't wait for the sequel to come out next year :-). I was disappointed when the kickstart funding fell short, but I'm glad that they found someone to make it possible now :-)...

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      April 26, 2013 8:39 AM

      Great news, I didn't find out abut the kickstarter until it had failed. Will definitely buy this.

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      April 26, 2013 9:15 AM

      $5 for the Defense Grid is a good buy then? I do like tower defense games...

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        April 26, 2013 9:55 AM

        its a great tower defense game. If you like the genre you'll love it.

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        April 26, 2013 9:57 AM

        One of the most polished tower defense games with tons of replayability in challenges.

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        April 26, 2013 9:58 AM

        It's worth four times that amount.

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        April 26, 2013 4:21 PM

        Is there any multiplayer?

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          April 26, 2013 4:33 PM

          No, but Defense Grid 2 is supposed to.

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        April 26, 2013 4:36 PM

        buy it

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        April 26, 2013 7:01 PM

        hell yes

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        April 26, 2013 7:02 PM

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        April 26, 2013 7:16 PM

        Easily worth it.

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        April 26, 2013 7:24 PM

        It's not very replayable but more than worth $5.

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        April 26, 2013 9:21 PM

        way more than $5 of enjoyment to be had.

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        April 26, 2013 9:22 PM

        terrific game, just stay away from youtube solution videos, cause figuring it out on your own is way more satisfying since there's not much reason to replay

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          April 30, 2013 10:45 AM

          Are you unfamiliar with the notion of dominating the leaderboards.

          Okay, so I'm top 20 on a few levels/modes

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      April 26, 2013 9:56 AM

      Awesome news. I had a blast with the first one.

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      April 26, 2013 4:27 PM

      In celebration I am purchasing 5 copies to give away to the first 5 who post under this post (minimum of some sort of post count....). Preferably to people who actually want to play it. I will SM you to get your email address to gift it.

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      April 26, 2013 8:48 PM

      the first game made me ragequit way into it on a level, several years ago

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