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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.
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Poster Signature Key and the Latest News in a Post-Containment Defense Grid World

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

Hi,

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, and we're really excited to have taken the journey so far with you.

First - should you have any issues around shirts, rewards, posters or anything not yet appearing at your door, please let the folks at customerservice@penny-arcade.com know about it!

Second - The art book is still being worked on, we're still unearthing old art from the beginnings of the creation of Defense Grid and I hope to have more info for you on it (for those of you getting either the hard copy or the pdf) in the near future.

Third - It's a common question, one might even say it is frequently-asked on whether or not we're going to make DG2. I can say that the talks with folks have been going very well and just take much more time than any of us would like them to take, but they're still going. I look forward when we can let you know if we're able to secure the financing. We'll make it at some point, if we can secure the financing now, then we'll be able to start on it now, and ship it a year or so from now. Whenever it ships, all backers will get a copy!

Fourth - some folks wanted to know who signed their posters - well, it turns out everyone who signed posters, signed them in generally the same place, so we were able to make this handy dandy key below - it is attached to this note for your signature unraveling enjoyment.

Fifth - we held a contests that was open to US residents (and yes, we'll work to overcome the barriers of handling multiple legalalities and different countries when we do contests in the future) and later today the winners will be picked. We'll announce the winners on our web site after email confirmation with them.

Sixth - You should hear some new game news involving us soon. We hope you'll be excited about it. It isn't the news though we were referring to though, where we hope to involve you with another game we are working on. We hope to put that game in front of you and get your feedback on it in a few months or so - expect a note from us about that later this Spring.

Seventh - Thanks again for being a backer, we really appreciate your help and support.

Thanks so much!

The Hidden Path Team

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      Craig Ashcraft on

      Thank you for addressing this directly and for your clarifications.

    2. Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer Creator on

      Hi Craig,

      You misunderstand the comment. We basically weren't taking action on the UserVoice section of the DG2 topics *until* we knew we had the money to initiate development and bring designers on board. We were delaying interacting on what would be or wouldn't be in the game until we knew what kind of budget and team size we had. Those are key variables that would impact whether or not we can include a feature in the game. Hope that helps clarify - the kickstarter didn't pay for all of DG2 as we would have liked. It paid for a portion, and all backers because of that were going to get DG2 when we could make it. If it had funded everything, that would have been right away after the KS that we would have engaged on the DG2 portion of Uservoice because we'd know our path and team size then. Now that we have the investment and we know our scope and team size, we can better respond.

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      Craig Ashcraft on

      According to the title of the kickstarter I paid for "Defense Grid 2" I understand the misleading reward tiers, I can also find many times when the game was promised--so hearing you say you were ignoring us because you weren't actually sure if you would make the sequel is concerning. Thank you for following through with Defense Grid 2.

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      John on

      Worked exactly as promised! Thanks!

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      John on

      Wow! I did not know about either one of those things.

      And yes, that's exactly what I was looking for. I'll give it a try tonight, thanks.

    6. Jeff Pobst on

      Hi John,

      I believe you will be happy to learn that the features you want are in the game. At least as we understand your request.

      1. Under Options->Interface->fast forward, you can switch to toggle rather than hold down
      2. You can alt-tab to another window and it won't pause, it will if you click in another window, but not if you alt-tab.

      Our test lead just verified this for you so he's pretty sure this will work, but let us know if we didn't understand your thinking. :)

      Jeff

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      John on

      Whoops. Sorry for the duplicate comment.

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      John on

      Hey, Hidden Path folks, I've got a feature request for a future update.

      I'm playing through many of the challenge missions. And, in general but ESPECIALLY for the "X resources, no recovery, no interest" levels, I want a way to toggle time dilation and not have to keep the Defense Grid window in focus while holding down "f". I would ADORE a toggle that would keep time dilation on without me touching the keyboard, and a second toggle that would let me disable the pause-when-lose-focus feature. That way, I could put Defense Grid in a window (my default play mode anyway) on my second screen and let the game run while I do other things, shifting back and forth as needed.

      Some of the levels, particularly the "20K challenge" and "40K challenge" and "Grinder" levels, are very long and for the last 90% of them I'm just waiting for the aliens to come, to see if they require me to change anything. Being able to NOT hold down F, or to les the game run in a window while not holding down F, would be something I really want.

      Thanks!

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      John on

      Hey, Hidden Path folks, I've got a feature request for a future update.

      I'm playing through many of the challenge missions. And, in general but ESPECIALLY for the "X resources, no recovery, no interest" levels, I want a way to toggle time dilation and not have to keep the Defense Grid window in focus while holding down "f". I would ADORE a toggle that would keep time dilation on without me touching the keyboard, and a second toggle that would let me disable the pause-when-lose-focus feature. That way, I could put Defense Grid in a window (my default play mode anyway) on my second screen and let the game run while I do other things, shifting back and forth as needed.

      Some of the levels, particularly the "20K challenge" and "40K challenge" and "Grinder" levels, are very long and for the last 90% of them I'm just waiting for the aliens to come, to see if they require me to change anything. Being able to NOT hold down F, or to les the game run in a window while not holding down F, would be something I really want.

      Thanks!

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      John on

      Hey, Hidden Path folks, I've got a feature request for a future update.

      I'm playing through many of the challenge missions. And, in general but ESPECIALLY for the "X resources, no recovery, no interest" levels, I want a way to toggle time dilation and not have to keep the Defense Grid window in focus while holding down "f". I would ADORE a toggle that would keep time dilation on without me touching the keyboard, and a second toggle that would let me disable the pause-when-lose-focus feature. That way, I could put Defense Grid in a window (my default play mode anyway) on my second screen and let the game run while I do other things, shifting back and forth as needed.

      Some of the levels, particularly the "20K challenge" and "40K challenge" and "Grinder" levels, are very long and for the last 90% of them I'm just waiting for the aliens to come, to see if they require me to change anything. Being able to NOT hold down F, or to les the game run in a window while not holding down F, would be something I really want.

      Thanks!

    11. Caleb Kester on

      You're right, I am really excited about number 6!!!!

    12. Rob Merritt on

      You are welcome. Thanks for making Defense Grid! Good luck on the new games!