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Defense Grid set the standard for tower defense games and now we're giving you the power to make Defense Grid 2 real for everyone.
6,291 backers pledged $271,726 to help bring this project to life.

Weekend Update the First - Answering Questions

Posted by Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer (Creator)

Hello everyone,

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 get the word out, and to go over some of the more frequently asked questions in more detail.

Key points:

- Thank you for being a backer.  We're so pleased to be connecting with you, working with you to raise the money to build more Defense Grid, and beginning an approach where you're going to be a key part of our development process.

- Make your own "I want more DG2" video!  It can be a testimonal, it can be something different and fun, it can be whatever you want to do to tell the story of what Defense Grid is like for you and why you would want more.  Then go into the Steam PC game, click on the DG Contests button in-game, register yourself, and then enter the link to your video so we can promote it to everyone else and enter you in a couple of our contests.  More details on that are in the original Defense Grid game on Steam.

- Let's all set our reminders and tweet about The DG2 kickstarter ( this Monday, July 16th at 2pm EST / 11am PST.  Having a large number of backers all tweet about the game at the same time will draw attention to the campaign around the same time that other press is going to hit and we can bring in more folks to the kickstarter who would want to join in making it more successful for everyone.

Video Index:

0:00 - Thank you for backing and for your comments, thanks to AMD & Razer too
1:50 - Stats, Press coverage, in-game updates
4:00 -  Making your own "I want more Defense Grid video"
5:25 - Simultaneous Twitter posting #IwantDG2, Monday 2pm EST / 11am PST
6:20 - Addressing Frequently Asked Qusestions (FAQs) - platforms for DG content for the Kickstarter
8:00 - Addressing FAQs -  Don't you already have enough money?
10:00 - Addressing FAQs - Where is my Steam code?
11:00 - Addressing FAQs - Did you know you might be wasting codes by giving them early?
11:50 - Addressing FAQs - Would it be bad for me if I give away my Steam code?
12:35 - Addressing FAQs - Why did you spend money on expensive pledge rewards?
13:30 - Summing it all up.

Existing "I want more Defense Grid" videos:

- check them out, and please click Like next to the ones you Like - that will help us with respect to the contests
- We'll post more video links as people submit them - keep an eye out for more links coming.



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    1. Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer Creator on

      Good call - we haven't been thinking about G+. Will get on that. For those keeping time score at home, GMT is Pacific + 7 hrs or Eastern + 4, so that means that 11am pacific is 2pm eastern is 6pm GMT.

    2. matthias sweertvaegher on

      please provide times in GMT, much clearer for everyone, I suppose. I don't have twitter but I'll post on G+. Btw, I suggest you make a Hidden path entertainment page on G+ to make it easier for people to link to you guys in their posts. Right now I only find a Defense Grid page, but there is no activity :/
      I pledged for this game through someone who posted about this project on G+. I never played Defense Grid but with the free steam code for DG1 I'm already addicted :) just to say, imho, you should take advantage of G+ too

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      John Clarke on

      k I know its not a video but thought I'd post what I've been working on last night

    4. Alex Collins on

      I tried it again--it worked, and I love it!

    5. Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer Creator on

      just tried it from home to see if I could reproduce - it didn't die for me, so I wasn't able to experience your issue.

    6. Alex Collins on

      ...weird, this video keeps 'dying' at 1:53 here...

    7. scp on

      You were saying the campaign (assuming dg2 gets made) would be 20 levels - If you are making a level editor, can people get involved to make a bigger story? I know there are lots of levels to play, but I know I spent tonnes of time on the story (and you monster) when I wanted to "finish" the game - the extra modes are great, but a bigger story would be excellent (I know it is all money, but if you don''t ask you don't get...)

    8. Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer Creator on

      Good stuff for us to cover next time - thanks!

    9. TheChosenOne on

      Please do an update features the designs of shirts/posters in better detail. And please allow/add an option for having 2/3 shirts by adding $ xx dollar to a current pledge.
      And try to make higher rewards even more enticing in simple ways. Pledge $50+ to get a nice shiny golden colored tower or something like that. Nobody gets shortened but getting people to pledge up is important.
      And add extra art and stuff to the actual book to get people to pledge at that level. And is that book hardcover aswell?