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New Defense Grid Cast Members, Beta Updates and More

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

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, we want to share the latest and greatest with you about Defense Grid: Containment.

New Cast Members!

You can see in the pictures below from our Monday recording sessions that not only are we adding two new characters to the Defense Grid universe in Defense Grid: Containment, but they’re voiced by AMAZING actors. Fletcher is back and voiced by the inimitable Jim Ward. But are you ready for this? The new characters are voiced by none other than Ming-Na Wen (you've seen her on ER, heard her as Mulan, and will watch her in Joss Whedan’s upcoming show S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Alan Tudyk (Wash from Firefly! Also in Suburgatory, Ice Age and Wreck-It Ralph).

We couldn't be more excited! With voice talent like this we decided to squeeze more story lines of dialogue into Defense Grid: Containment (157 story lines) than there were in the entire original game (135 story lines) or even in You Monster (118 story lines), so expect a new story adventure that bridges us to the future of Defense Grid in addition to the 8 new levels of play.

New Update

Minutes ago we updated your beta build one more time.  First off, by popular internal demand (the folks want you to see the cool stuff that is coming), we've added the mission images as they'll be in the final product.  Consider that a teaser on how the levels will look and what you'll see when the final art is in.  We've adjusted the story script on a level or two based on statistics we've collected from your play, and you'll see that some of the lighting changes that have been applied to the final levels have leaked over into some of the placeholder levels - this affects level 4 more than any other - but don't worry, that's temporary until the new art appears in a few weeks.  One other side effect of developing both for final and for beta is that many of the scripts now have pauses in them for the final dialogue that was recorded this week, so you'll get some unusually long delays at the end of some levels where talking would otherwise be taking place.  You can fast forward through those wait times and accumulate interest during that time too!

One More Bonus!

In addition to an update on the DG:Containment beta, we're about to give you a early preview of the new free DLC that we'll also be shipping: the Community Levels that you have voted on!  You'll soon be receiving another email with another Steam key, and when you enter in that Steam key, you'll get access to four levels designed by the community and with a thin art layer / varnish applied by our team.  Keep an eye out for this upcoming Steam key in your email.

Happy Holidays

Again, thank you so much for being a Defense Grid backer.  We're excited to be bringing you Defense Grid: Containment and we're looking forward to unveiling the finished product to you after the new year.

Thanks so much!

The Hidden Path Team

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    1. Jade Dorling on

      T- ... TRIP? *hyper-ventilates* Now I really can't wait! O_O

    2. Blackstaff on

      That works just fine now !

      Many thanks for the hard work !

    3. Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer Creator on

      Fix for crashes in non-English languages is now live. Let us know if you still have issues.

    4. Zambie Kupos on

      Glad to see more story in the game ! Didn't have time to try out the beta and just got my graphic card... the shipping of the deffective one took forever :( ! Oh well, still very happy to see you doing well on your side !

    5. Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer Creator on

      And yes, she does look very young. I'd say she looks like she's in her 30's in person. :)

    6. Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer Creator on

      We are investigating the problem - it may have to do with broken language support other than English.

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      stufff on

      Ming-Na Wen was also Chun Li in the Street Fighter movie and played a hard ass administrator on Stargate: Universe. She's also 50 years old and still looks like she's in her 20s, so she might be a witch.

    8. SayWhat on

      I've got the same problem as Blackstaff.
      Do you think it is because of the regular update or the free dlc?

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      Gahrian on

      WOW ! Alan Tudyk !!!! Great news!

    10. Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer Creator on

      We stayed away from Firefly references in the script and stayed true to the game. But we're huge fans!

    11. Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer Creator on

      Yup, caught the spelling error too late.

    12. Muskie on

      Alan freaking Tudyk? Srsly? Wow. :p

      I'm now expecting a variant of the "I am a leaf on the wind" line...

      Just a note though: it's spelt "Whedon". :p

    13. Blackstaff on

      Not me. I try as much as possible to not venture in any forum and I didn't send any e-mail. It's interesting that I'm not the only one, even though that sucks horribly.

    14. Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer Creator on

      So far we've heard from you here, a person on the forums, and one person we've received an email from (don't know if that's 3 different people or all same person) - we're trying to find a repro case, but haven't so far.

    15. Blackstaff on

      OK, I've uninstalled steam and defense grid. Then reinstalled them after some more cleaning. Still no way to make it work -_-

      If nobody else is complaining, that must be coming from me. Don't bother working on that too much.

    16. Monty on

      OMG - that is fantastic..

    17. Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer Creator on

      Hmm, we're trying to reproduce here, but we can't get it to crash. We're trying - in order to find out if it is something from the update.

    18. Blackstaff on

      Nope. Thanks for the help, but it didn't work. I will maybe try again later.

    19. Whatev on

      Fu*king awesome!

    20. Alex Neilson

      Ming-Na Wen and Alan Tudyk!?!?!?! WOW!
      I was already excited about this, but now? Awesome! :)

    21. Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer Creator on

      Typically the data corrupted thing happens either when an update is stopped halfway through, or if some local content isn't getting deleted when you "delete local content" before re installing. Hope that helps.

    22. Estephan Sarcinelli on

      OMG this is awesome, can't wait to hear them in the game!!!

    23. Blackstaff on

      Damn ! That's great news, but I have another great problem maybe related to the new update : I can't play DG ! The damn thing keeps telling me that my data are corrupted and that I need to reinstall the whole thing. I've reinstaled it two times already, without any result.
      Am I the only poor felow forbidden from getting his fix ? :)