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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.

Defense Grid: Containment - Delivered!

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


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 sale on Steam next Wednesday, January 23rd.  Feel free to play it, talk about it, post about it, review it, etc.  It's yours early because you are backers, and the rest of the world gets to follow in your footsteps.

We want to thank you so much for your support.  You joined us this last summer on Kickstarter, we raised enough money to fund a new expansion, and we built it with your help, your feedback, your voting, and your support.  It's been a huge deal, and we're so excited to have this new approach in working with you on our games.

Now, we aren't forgetting that you wanted (and we wanted) a full sequel as well, and we're still working on that.  We're making a lot of progress in closing the funding gap between what we have and what DG2 will cost, and I hope to have more to tell you about that in the future.  When it does get made, you'll get a free copy of DG2 as well.  For now, though, we knew we'd have enough to make Defense Grid: Containment, and we did, and you're getting it, and we hope you really enjoy it.

Our initial Kickstarter business isn't yet complete.  Later this week, we'll get the extra game codes out to those backers who are getting extra copies of the digital content.

Also, next week, we expect Penny-Arcade to have all the manufactured goods recieved from the different manufacturers and start packing things up to send to you: T-shirts, USB gun tower sticks, Fletcher Audio buttons, Posters, Signed Posters.  It may take another week for assembly after they have the goods together and then they'll ship them off to you.  Make sure we have any last-minute address changes.

The art book just went into first draft, and we'll be working on that further, getting the pdf together for those who receive that, and the books together for those that receive them.

The new Containment trailer is below.  Thank you so much for making it happen!

The Hidden Path Team!

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    1. B3asT61 on

      Hi there! I don't seem to have a expansion key in my emails. Could you re-send it?

    2. Andrew on

      Really hope you guys develop DG2, otherwise I paid $20 for a $5 DLC :(

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      Michael Cronin on

      I dont have any keys for containment. any chance of one please as I seems to have missed teh email.

    4. Michael Taylor on

      Ah thank you my apologies I forgot I actually posted it. Thank you very much

    5. Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer Creator on

      Lapo - re-sent
      Michael Taylor - I re-sent them again to you yesterday, about 14 hours ago from a request you put in somewhere else, have you still not received them? Perhaps you should send an email to from your email address so it will remove any spam or whitelist blocker.

    6. Michael Taylor on

      Hey guys congratulations on making it to release and I hope things go well for DG2. Unfortunately I must of deleted my email so I was wondering if I could request a new email. Thank you very much

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      Lapo on

      Hi guys,

      first of all, GREAT WORK! If possible i need the email with the beta key resent to my email, sorry to bother but it seem i deleted it :-(

    8. Rob Merritt on

      Good job guys! Hope we can do this again.

    9. Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer Creator on

      Matthew - I just sent you an email to the address you have in Kickstarter, your situation is a bit strange, so I expect we can work out something. Let us know your thoughts in response to that email.

      Ryan Sculley - re-sent

    10. Ryan Sculley on

      I don't seem to have a expansion key in my emails. Please resend

    11. Matthew Sakey on

      Re-send my key? I swear I'll never delete an email again. I HAVE LEARNED MY LESSON

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      Matt Winburn on

      Hi, I received the Containment code but not the Community one. I got an email (update #41) on Dec. 20th that talked about the Community levels, but there was no code within it or any subsequent email.

      If you could resend it I would appreciate it, thanks!

    13. Alejandro Suárez Mascareño on

      I've played around half the levels and I'm enjoying the hell out of it! Great new campaign!

    14. Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer Creator on

      Adam Bates - re-sent

      Flesch - I'm sorry. You weren't sent a key earlier. Your pledge doesn't qualify you for Containment or other digital goods. There was a $15 minimum pledge for receiving the expansion. If you'd like to up your pledge, we can help with that. Email and they can help you there.

    15. Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer Creator on

      Andrew - also took some time using hte Kickstarter system to determine which of the 100 Andrew's you were, but I found it - just resent (best for quick support if your id is more unique just so you know)

      Ray - re-sent (quite the email address) You were a Nov 21 containment email, then Dec 20 because of being an early backer.

      Robert - re-sent - thanks for the last name, that helped...

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      Flesch on

      I need the key resended too

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      Adam Bates on

      Howdy, I never got my key for the Containment DLC, can you please resend it?

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      robert on

      Please resend my key, it seems that I never received it
      Thank you
      Robert Frohlich

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      Ray Smears on

      I'm gonna join the trend train and say that I can't find my code either; if you could resend it I'd be grateful. I'd also be able to stream it :)

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      Andrew on

      Hey guys it seems I never got my email as well. Can I get my code resent to me too? Thanks!

    21. DvNT on

      oops sorry just found a previous post on this

    22. DvNT on

      I have the beta code which I understand is okay to use as now its released...but how do i get the other two codes for the additional 2 licenses covered by my pledge?

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      phill kerry on

      Thanks for re sending the codes for your fantastic new containment so quickly, this is what stands you over the majority of other game companys, you actually care about your community, so thanks again, and cant wait for dg2

    24. Michael Robinson on


      Thank you for resending me the links. I am entering them in as we speak. I cannot wait!!

      Thankee again.

    25. Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer Creator on

      Thanks George!

      Richard Webb - re-sent

    26. Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer Creator on

      Mark Thompson - re-sent
      Robert Armstrong - re-sent
      John Wilson - re-sent
      menekin - re-sent
      Nathan Risto - re-sent

    27. Rich on

      Hi could someone resend my key, thank you.

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      George Charles on

      Fantastic job responding to the resend requests- I will finally have a chance to try the game this weekend.

      Thanks for your well-ran kickstarter!

    29. Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer Creator on

      Brian Williamson - resent
      William McDonie - resent
      Robert Hubert Zarsky - I resent both earlier today at the same time - did you get the Containment one too?
      Janine Rawnsley - resent
      phill kerry - resent

    30. Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer Creator on

      Tom Minton - re-sent

      Michael Robinson - re-sent

      Usman Majid - re-sent

      jim - it was actually hard to track you down amongst all the 23 Jim's using Kickstarter's search system, also your email didn't match up to our files - it looks like you changed it. Had to do some id sleuthing - but I found you and the emails that were sent your way. The emails went in December to the previous email address you gave on aol. Re-sending to your current Kickstarter email address on gmail.

    31. Nathan Risto on

      I've gone back through all my stuff and I don't see any keys other than the original to the main game. Where does the containment key come from?

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      menekin on

      It, looks like I accidentally deleted my Containment key. Please resend.


    33. Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer Creator on

      William is correct, most Containment keys were sent out on December 6th.

      We're starting resends now for folks asking for them in comments, by Kickstarter messaging, or by email, but it takes time to look up your email address from your kickstarter alias (kickstarter has a system for us to look it up, but it isn't instant sadly), and then search for the original email with your unique key in it and then resend it. We'll get to them as soon as we can.

    34. John Wilson on

      I'm sorry, I seem to have misplaced my Containment key as well, could I get a resend?


    35. William Henry Grant Johnson on

      Oh yeah, and the sender should be "Jeff Pobst"

    36. William Henry Grant Johnson on

      Looks like the beta key was sent out on December 6. I can't believe how happy I am that I didn't delete my email in mass, like I thought about for a few weeks now.

      So if you still have your emails, look for an email back on the 6th of December titled "Defense Grid: Containment key for Beta & Final product"

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      Robert Armstrong on

      I got a steam key for the community DLC on 12/20, but nothing else. Can somebody help a brother out?

    38. Mark Thompson on

      I'm in the same boat as everyone else commenting on here, I don't have the containment codes - KS sends way too many emails and I didn't have time for the beta, so they're long gone. Can you send them or post the process to get them again?

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      phill kerry on

      hi, also cant find my Containment code, would it be possible to resend it, thanks

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      Janine Rawnsley on

      Hiya, I'm very confused. From what I see in the comments the Steam keys were sent out in December.. I have to admit that I have so many kickstarters on the go I just delete the email updates. I thought once the game was out we'd just have something against our kickstarter account to access any keys but sounds like it all came out in the dec email instead?

      This isn't obvious to folks like me who haven't been reading the updates. Maybe you could post an update to clarify this as I'm sure I am not the only one who "misplaced" her codes.

      Also could I please get any codes I've missed resent, many thanks! :)

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      Kirk Blazek on

      The backgrounds and environments in Containment are truly beautiful, especially after having played the barebones beta version. Excellent job! I've only gone through a few levels so far, but I look forward to playing the rest as soon as I can.

    42. Robert Hubert Zarsky on

      Thank you very much Jeff, Community levels key just arrived.
      I checked my email but original posts from December 6th and 20th I didn't received. I'm not able to check spam folder, because I deleting it reguralry.
      I hope that DG Contaiment key arrive soon as previous one.
      Thank you again!

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      William McDonie on

      Can you send me the 2 keys as well I dont seem to have either email

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      David P Lu on

      Well done guys! Looking forward to Defense Grid 2 !

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      Brian Williamson on

      Well I guess i misplaced the containment email; i have the community levels one but can't seem to find the other. Is it possible to get the containment key resent? Thanks, can't wait to play!

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      jim on

      sry, could I also have mine resent?


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      Usman Majid on

      Could I get a resend also?