The Defense Grid 2 Journey - One Last Reward Below
Hello DG2 Team,
We come to the end of a long road started right beside you, on a journey began together some 2 1/2 years ago today.
Defense Grid:... Read more
DG2 - November Book Release!
Greetings and Salutations!
We're happy to announce that Russ Pitts has completed his 312 page book on The Making of Defense Grid 2, and your Defense Grid 2... Read more
DG2 To You - Now
I've spent the last 40 minutes working over a hot mail-generator program and it looks like all the one key and three key emails have now been sent. ... Read more
DG2 To You - Tomorrow
This is it.
DG2 is about to ship. We’re there! Tuesday is ship day. And… wow.
The game is out there, shipped to the console manufacturers, about ready... Read more
August Acceleration – The Road to September 23rd
Hi Backer Team,
As you may know Defense Grid 2 now has a street date and that date is Tuesday September 23rd. Looking at the calendar, that’s just one short... Read more
DG2 Progress Unlocked - Pre-orders go Live on Steam
Today is an exciting day for Defense Grid 2 because we have passed another milestone in our development towards release. As we progress on development, it now becomes... Read more
Full Backer Beta Bonanza
Come one, come all,
All backers are now invited into the Defense Grid 2 Beta testing. Jeff just sent out 5,000 or so emails and one of them very likely... Read more
DG2 Beta Begins!
Early Beta Backers have all been emailed with their DG2 beta key and with an introduction to the DG2 beta experience. The rest of the backers will get to... Read more
Making Defense Grid 2: Fun, PAX East, Beta & Release Dates, and Art books too!
We've been working hard to get our Defense Grid 2 game features complete and make sure the core gameplay is the most fun it can possibly be. In fact,... Read more
The Making of Defense Grid 2: Part 5, When a Successful Game is a Failure
Russ Pitts at Polygon has been following Defense Grid 2 throughout its development and now releases the fifth installment of his Making of Defense Grid 2 series. You've inspired... Read more
Defense Grid 2 - Community Update 2/10
It's time for another Defense Grid 2 update! This week we introduce you to Kaboom, your info maven, and discuss what the DG team is currently working on.
To Delay or Crunch: The Making of Defense Grid 2, Part Four
Russ Pitts over at Polygon has been following Defense Grid 2 throughout its development. This is the fourth installment of his series, The Making of Defense Grid 2.
"Hidden Path... Read more
Defense Grid 2 January Update
Here's a quick update on what the DG team is currently working on, and where Defense Grid 2 is currently at in development:
What is the Defense Grid team currently... Read more
Defense Grid 2 December Update
The holidays are approaching, and we wanted to to give you the 411 on Defense Grid 2 before they arrive!
In this update we fill you in on the status... Read more
Shall We Play (Another) Game (While Waiting)?
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... Read more
Multiplayer & PAX - Polygon Article
I just wanted to take a quick moment and point out the release of Part 3 of Polygon's behind-the-scenes coverage of the making of Defense Grid 2. This... Read more
DG2: Gamescom & PAX Update - Completing First Playable
As always we are grateful for you and your support as we make additional progress on DG2. Because of your initial support and then with the backing of... Read more
DG2 Show and Tell: GameTrailers & PAX
Our First DG2 Development Update
Producer Jeff Pobst and Lead Designer John Daud catch you up on all the things that have been happening in the Defense Grid world since the DG2 announcement, and... Read more
A Quick DG2 Kickstarter Housekeeping update - your Steam keys
Happy DG2 Kickstarter Anniversary! A year ago today, we were 5 days in to the DG2 Kickstarter campaign and the future was unknown. Now, a paid-for and built... Read more
DG2 Kickstarter: Exciting News to Share with You!
Hidden Path Entertainment thanks the DG2 Kickstarter backers for their support and announces some exciting news. Watch now!
Poster Signature Key and the Latest News in a Post-Containment Defense Grid World
Just a quick March 1st post to let you know that things appear to have gone smoothly with much of the reward fulfillment, many people have been playing Containment,... Read more
"The last package just left the door"
"The last package just left the door."
That was the message we just received at 6:31 pm Pacific time here on Friday, January 25th, 2013 from the folks over at... Read more
Enjoying your Defense Grid: Containment - Q&A
Hi all, There have been a few questions asked several times - you might even call them "frequently asked", so we figured we'd send out an update with recent frequently asked questions... Read more
Defense Grid: Containment - Delivered!
We just minutes ago upgraded your beta of Containment to FINAL!! Congratulations, you are now proud owners of Defense Grid: Containment, the same exact expansion that will go on... Read more
The Big Scary Poster Signing Event
Hello hello backers of Defense Grid!
We've been pretty quiet as we're getting very very close to shipping Containment to you and other Defense Grid players! Thank you again for... Read more
New Defense Grid Cast Members, Beta Updates and More
Defense Grid: Containment development is accelerating at the office as we work to get all our content into the game and prepare to break for a holiday. Before we take a break,... Read more
Hi Defense Grid backers,
Just a quick update to let you know that we've expanded the Beta to include challenge modes for each of the maps and we've updated some... Read more
Beta Feedback Info
Consider this mini-update an amendment to your Containment beta / final key email. In the second round of emails sent out, the following section was not included in your... Read more
If you're reading this you may be playing Defense Grid: Containment - Lots of News within!
The Beta Experience
Play the beta!
1. Yes you can - beta keys have gone out to every kickstarter backer who chose a pledge reward! We'll add some additional instructions... Read more
Early Beta Week #2 Begins plus T-shirt & Poster updates
We're thankful that you're a backer and here is the latest goings on about and around Defense Grid: Containment.
First off - congratulations on providing truly... Read more
Defense Grid: Containment Early Beta & Poster Voting have both begun
It's true. If your pledge reward includes Early Beta Access, you should have an email by now with your Defense Grid: Containment Steam key. This Beta key will eventually turn... Read more
Beta, Shirts & Posters
Lots of things are going on around Defense Grid: Containment and the kickstarter fulfillment, so here is the latest:
1. We're about to begin the Defense Grid: Containment... Read more
Locking down the T-shirts we'll make
550 backers will be getting at least one T-shirt and another 200 backers will be getting all three T-shirts. Based on the voting on the UserVoice tool, we've chosen 2... Read more
Defense Grid: Containment development update
We were asked on the private backer forums about the status of Containment, and I thought I would also repost our answer here.
Defense Grid: Containment development is going... Read more
Defense Grid Kickstarter Halloween Update
Happy Halloween! (update #31 on the 31st!)
The last of the Kickstarter Updates
I'm sorry about so many separate Kickstarter updates today, but so many things came together today that we weren't sure would happen.
In particular, the private forumsare... Read more
Video Cards & Mice Shipping Update Part 3
I just learned that the first 234 packages were not sent with tracking information - that is why some folks are already receiving their cards and mice, but didn't... Read more
Video Cards & Mice Shipping Update Part 2
547 people chose pledge tiers that rewarded them with AMD video cards or Razer mice or won one of our contests during the Kickstarter campaign. This group has... Read more
Video cards and Mice starting to ship
Here's an update for the video card and mice backers.
Some of the AMD cards have arrived and all the mice have arrived, and we're told that the... Read more
Digital Download Rewards emails sent out
We just sent out digital download links to the backers pledging for the following tiers:
- $20, $30, $55, $60, $75, $80, $95, $100, $107 and higher
To receive... Read more
The No-Update Update
"Hey Hidden Path - anything new to report?"
We get this message in our inbox a lot.
"No, not yet - though we're working hard to change that."... Read more
Work in Progress - loading...
Hi DG2 team,
We've been quiet for a couple of weeks because we've been hard at work. Part of that work is making sure when we're ready for you on... Read more
Working on your Rewards!
As always, we can't thank you enough for your support of the Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter. Here is the latest on what is going on as we prepare... Read more
What Comes Next
Thanks again for your support of the Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter. We're working to get all the post-Kickstarter fulfillment underway.
Here are things we're working on right now:... Read more
Contest Winners and Another Thank You!
The Kickstarter is complete, and we've started the process of building the new private backer forums, integrating the Uservoice tool so we can let you guys pitch and... Read more
Join Us at the End of the Kickstarter Today!
At 2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern, 9 pm GMT (basically in 2 hours and 20 minutes from now), we'll be on our TwitchTV channel, celebrating the Kickstarter with you and answering... Read more
New Game Update to Say "Thank You!
We added one last ASCII minigame and two new contests as we wanted to say THANK YOU for all of your support towards Defense Grid 2. To play DG2 Hero... Read more
Congratulations - Minimum Threshold Crossed!
Congratulations to everyone who is backing the Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter! The minimum threshold of $250,000 has been crossed and we still have 3 days left to grow that number... Read more
Detailing the Tiers
As the project has organically grown over time, and as things have gotten a bit more complex on the tiers, we have now added tables outlining what each pledge tier... Read more
Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter Update for Week 5
Big progress with new video card tiers added and an uptick towards our goal. Getting the word out is the main goal of the days remaining, we have... Read more
A Few Dicounted Mice Tiers Available for a Short Time
Several of you have asked, and we have been able to put a handful of Razer Green and Wraith Red Hex Naga gaming mice at lower priced tiers combined with... Read more
Great Graphics Performance (x2) for a Great Game
Let's start this update off with a huge "Thank You!"
Not only have all of you supported us in the past 4 weeks, but in the last 48 hours, many of... Read more
Being Clear with you about the Add-A-Thing Tiers
Unfortunately because of the way Kickstarter works, we're relying on the folks at Kickstarter to update some text that we can't change to make things clear to you. The ONLY... Read more
Customizing Your Rewards - New Tiers for You
Before we head into our final week of the Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter, we wanted to respond to the community who has been asking to have more control of... Read more
24 Hr Marathon - Meet the Team Today!
We have the updated web link:http://twitch.tv/dg2tv
The team members at Hidden Path will be playing Defense Grid for 24 hrs on http://twitch.tv/dg2tv from 12pm EST / 9am PST today until... Read more
The Two Big Events of the Week
This week we talk about two big events that are happening this week a Spreecast group video chat with all the founders of Hidden Path Entertainment on Thursday... Read more
The "Stuff" Update
This week we reveal the contest winners of the last week, show the new prizes for next week’s contests and also show some of the physical goods samples... Read more
Mark Terrano will be on Reddit's IAMA Tomorrow at 2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific
Tomorrow at 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern, Design Director Mark Terrano will be answering anything you ask as he participates on Reddit's "I AM A" Professional Game Designer - Ask... Read more
DG2 Kickstarter - Update for the start of Week 2
We show some new folks who want more DG2, cover progress, announce the contest winners, desribe this upcoming week's new contests, talk about some of the updates that went into... Read more
Your Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter has its Own Song!
This video came in after this week's contest deadline, but we decided it was worthy of having its own post. Without further ado - we present to you the musical musings of stayfro123:... Read more
A quick video contest update
Here is the list as of 11:30am today of all the vido contest entry links that people have submitted. Check them out - this includes the previous list as well. ... Read more
Several quick things to share, so I'll get right to it.
- If we haven't already said it often enough "Thank You Very Much!" We're hugely appreciative of your... Read more
DG Kickstarter Calendar Update
Tomorrow, Monday the 16th at 11am pacific, 2pm eastern, 6 pm GMT, we're inviting everyone to tweet together about the Defense Grid 2 kickstarter. You can use... Read more
New Limited Discount Tiers Added
To celebrate crossing $100,000 in less than 1 week of a 5 week campaign, we've added new discount tiers. For a limited number of users you can get the benefits... Read more
Weekend Update the First - Answering Questions
Mark and Jeff were able to record a video yesterday afternoon to update you on the Kickstarter progress, talk about two specific things you can do to help... Read more