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Defense Grid: The Board Game:
You should do a Kickstarter update about this table top game so all Defense Grid fans learns about it. Plus maybe an update on Steam.
Looking at my message history - appears I didn't receive DG2 key. I got the rest.
Is there a chance to get this resent?
I greatly appreciate the detailed response! Exactly what I was hoping for. My locus of videogame info is pretty small these days, so it's wonderful to have all these links to explore right in one place. Looking forward to digging in when I can find the time.
Here's hoping for a smashing launch on Monday!
Thanks much for asking. As you suggest, there isn't an upgrade path for DG2: VR Edition as it was funded and published by Oculus with a fairly substantial development effort taking the previous shipped game and doing several types of conversions for VR with a team half the size of the original team for almost a year.
In addition, the game will only be sold on the Oculus store and there isn't any concept there of a previous purchase, just like there isn't a concept on PS4 if the game has been purchased on Xbox - the stores are separate and don't have information or recognition of purchases at other stores.
If folks here would like to know more about what we did to convert the original game to the VR edition, we're happy to answer questions and provide additional information. We did this for an Oculus Developer Spotlight event a couple weeks ago with an AMA on Reddit that I did around the game. You can read all the details here: https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/49uwud/dev_showcase_ama_with_defense_grid_2_and_jeff/ as well as the pre-AMA discussion here: https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/49jq3g/developer_showcase_defense_grid_2/
We released a trailer for the VR game here: https://www.youtube.com/watch… mostly featuring new content, and then talked about the making of the trailer for VR - which was pretty different than trailers we've made before here: https://developer.oculus.com/blog/guest-blog-bringing-a-trailer-to-life-for-vr-with-defense-grid-2/
Then if that isn't enough I talked a lot last week at the Oculus connect event and ended up recording a podcast for the Road to VR site and the voices of VR podcast - you can listen to 15 minutes of me answering questions about the game and its VR development here: http://www.roadtovr.com/defense-grid-2-proves-compelling-tower-defense-vr-can/
We've done several other interviews and folks like Tom's Hardware, Time magazine and Newsweek gave their impressions of the game in articles like these: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/tower-defense-vr-defensegrid2-vredition,31425.html ,
http://time.com/4259799/oculus-rift-virtual-reality-games/ and http://www.newsweek.com/oculus-rift-isnt-just-coming-hardcore-gamers-its-coming-your-mom-437664
And if you have any questions not covered by all that promotion and storytelling, well, I'll be happy to take the time and answer them here.
I'm interested in DG2: VR Edition. I imagine there won't be any simple upgrade path or options for Kickstarter backers, just like the PS4 release, but thought I might as well mention it. If nothing else, I'd love to see a backers-only update with some behind-the-scenes notes and such. Anything like this in the works?
@creator why dont you fix the people cheating on the leaderboards? remove them it just makes the leaderboards suck
Don't know if guys would be interested in this - Underworld Ascendant http://kck.st/1yH1wpv
it's already past 700k of 600k, I found it via polygon last month it's down to 60 hours, more money in the project more polish in the final game.
You were contacted and we did get your address (it was over 2 years ago so we're not surprised that you forgot), but then we contacted you again 3 times and didn't hear from you. Welcome back! I'll message you directly.
I never received any physical goods from this kickstarter. I also don't think I was ever contacted to confirm my address. Is there anything that can be done about this now?
Yup, some bugs slipped into an update on a Mac build a few weeks ago and took us a while to hear about them. Then it took a while to develop a fix because of the types of bugs introduced. A new Mac update has been tested and should be released early this week.
Mac version of DG2 is really buggy. Getting into level 2 crashes a lot at the point the aliens start coming in, and placing a tower on the section that rises up at the midpoint of the level crashes consistently. Even without getting a working copy of DG2 I got full value on my pledge, but I was looking forward to playing through DG2. :)
Agreed. More official maps coming once the Premium Steam Workshop Store is fully functional. We had to do a workaround to make launch, and Valve should be opening up the workshop submission feature very soon. Once that is working as expected, we'll curate more maps.
Would love some more official maps for DG2.
Just wanted to say again, you guys did a great job in fulfilling the goals of the kickstarter and really going above and beyond! I would gladly back your next project, hopefully DLC for DG2.
It should show up in the bottom left of the launcher if it is installed into its default directory.
Ha! I was expecting it in the launcher. I'm all set. Thanks!
Yes, you should see it in the launcher, and unlike the pdf's you should see A Matter of Endurance in your Steam library (it is a separate application).
Enjoying the game, though I see the 3 PDFs, but not A Matter of Endurance. Should I?
Mr R. your key was sent Saturday evening to the email listed here on Kickstarter. Resending now.
Umm... yeah I still haven't got a key yet.
Well that was quick! I understand the emails had been sent previously, I had no trouble believing that. My gmail account had received the key but yahoo misplaced the email or didn't deliver it. At first I thought maybe the keys were coming in waves but after waiting until today I realized something was wrong on Yahoo's end, not yours. Glad you could resend, thanks for your help.
Joel did get his codes and I sent them to you as well Craig. I can resend if you'd like.
@Joel I have the same problem. I think we have to contact them via email or through kickstarter, at least that's what I'm going to try.
Hopefully we can consider GOG Galaxy multiplayer functionality as well :)
same as volcatius , please consider GOG :)
I was a backer but did not get any key in email or Steam. What gives?
never mind Found the email
So I went to play DG2 today on my steam account and steam is asking me to buy now? Why would my key get revoked?
Thank you for making it possible to play DG2 without Steam, although you need it for installation.
I still for a GOG release some day and would buy it again.
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Yep, everything's all fixed now. :)
Great - Steam folks took care of it about 20 mins ago. Should take care of it for everyone now.
Sorry for the delay
Fixed for me, thanks!
Think I may have found the issue in the release status of the DLC, have asked Steam to look into it. Will let you know if they believe it is fixed.
Jeff mentioned to me that he'd follow up with Steam about the missing extras. Sounds like a bunch of people are affected.
Having a blast with the game itself so far. Thought I'd just focus on the story stuff first, but I find myself popping into DGFighter and backtracking on competitve mode for leader board positioning a ton. Also my 7 year old keeps stealing the controller for her own attempts. Great stuff, Hidden Path!
I just binged and played the entire story mode over two days.
Thank you, HPE. It was everything I could ever hope for. Wonderful game. :)
Have all the keys been sent already? I haven't received anything recently and it hasn't gone to my spam either.
Will answer offline (via KS messaging) to try and resolve. Don't want to clutter up the comments any more. Thanks for assisting, Hidden Path!
I did participate in the beta prior, which is why I tried a complete reinstall, but the only new key I used was the one sent to me last night. I don't see entries in the launcher or dlc tab for the missing content at all. Just Defense Grid 2 and The Art of Defense Grid are listed (and checked).
@Marc, it sounds like you may have used a pre-order purchase key instead of a Kickstarter key in that Steam account, is that possible? Did you use the key we sent last night?
Also just deleted all my local content and did a complete reinstall of DG 2 via Steam. No help. Still only downloading The Art of Defense Grid. The other extras are still missing in both my DG 2 launcher and Steam dlc tab, and no Matter of Endurance entry.
Reposting from Update comments...
@Hidden Path - Only the Art of Defense Grid appears in the launcher (and my steam library). I've tried restarting steam and verifying the local contents to no avail. In addition, A Matter of Endurance is not listed as a steam entry at all in my library. I just have DG: Awakening and DG 2.
@Marc On your launcher, you should see four icons to the left, each one representing the extra content. To verify that they've been installed, verify that the following three DLC are installed by right clicking on Defense Grid 2 in your Steam library, then click on the DLC tab. You should see Defense Grid 2 - The Art of Defense Grid (with install checked and the word installed under STATE) and the same thing for Defense Grid 2 - The Art of Defense Grid 2, and Defense Grid 2 - The Making of Defense Grid 2. If those aren't installed, restart your Steam client and typically Steam will update at that point. You can also try clicking the Verify Integrity of Game Cache button on the Local files tab, and that will also often cause Steam to update content. The fourth content - A Matter of Endurance, has its own Steam entry and should be found right under Defense Grid 2 in your Steam Library called Defense Grid 2: A Matter of Endurance. If all of those are present in Steam, but not showing up in the launcher, let us know - that's on us. If they aren't there, you'll want to twiddle with Steam until it downloads them like it should do automatically.
Anyone else missing some of the bonus content? I am only seeing The Art of Defense Grid pdf in my steam folder. Missing the DG2 art book, the ebook, and the audio play. Shot a note to Hidden Path, but curious whether this is a common issue or just me...
Hi Alex, we'll take care of you. I see why the system thought you were a one key backer - you were in a unique situation.
I got 3 keys, was only expecting 1 since the kickstarter really didn't fund DG2, thanks Hidden Path!
...from what I've seen, I AM a three key backer. But I only got one key.
Thanks for a great game, it has been quite the ride. Will always back your projects again.
You should have them now - and they all went out together if you were a 3 key backer.