Hopefully we've made it very clear that we're extremely thankful for your backing and support of Defense Grid: Containment and Defense Grid 2. Thank you so very much for your support.
While DG2 is going through all the necessary behind-the-scenes development to make sure that each tower is being created to do what it is supposed to do, that our level editor is developing levels like it is supposed to do, that each new mob is getting built and animated like it is supposed to be, we now have an opportunity to share with you the work of another team here at Hidden Path who has been working diligently on a new title for the studio called Windborne.
The upcoming DG2 beta will take place as soon as the code and assets are ready - don't worry - the DG2 team is hard at work. Once the beta is ready we plan on testing out some multiplayer play and user created content submission and downloading with you (that's going to be the focus of the first beta experience).
Meanwhile, we are going to start sending out today to each Kickstarter backer, something completely unrelated: Windborne preview experience codes. These codes are highly sought after right now, and let you in to the Windborne early preview experience Today you get a floating island with which to explore, mine, build, and craft, as well as interact with just a few creatures in a very minor way. You can also join your friends and work with them on one of your islands.
This alpha is helping us achieve stability and compatibility with player computers, and then we will be adding in the other populations of the world, allow for different and unique islands, and adding in the quests and the objectives that allow you to change the world and grow the ability of our Jin inhabitants who will be joining the game shortly.
The preview experience will last just for a limited time - perhaps 2 more weeks or so before it will end. But, we wanted to share with you, our biggest supporters, what other things we're working on here at Hidden Path and let you get a sneak peak while also obtaining your feedback and thoughts.
So, you should receive an email with a Steam key later today that will open up the world of Windborne to you.
If you don't receive an email with a Windborne code in the next 24 hours, drop us a line at info [at] hiddenpath [dot] com, and let us know that you are a backer and didn't receive our email. We'll respond to those requests as soon as we can.
Thanks so much for your support!
The Hidden Path Team