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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.

DG2 Progress Unlocked - Pre-orders go Live on Steam

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

Hi Team,

Today is an exciting day for Defense Grid 2 because we have passed another milestone in our development towards release. As we progress on development, it now becomes time to open up pre-orders on Steam for the game. We also are announcing that our Fall date will now be in the month of September 2014! DG2 is coming to you in just a few short months!

For those of you looking at the Steam page, you’ll see the ability for people to pre-purchase the game or the special edition that includes a DG2 art book pdf and a digital copy of Russ Pitts' forthcoming book “The Making of Defense Grid 2” where he includes a ton of interviews and content that he couldn't fit into the ongoing Polygon series. 

Additionally as more people purchase the game, the content everyone receives will grow – this was something Steam recommended to us to try as they’ve had great success with it in the past. As we sell more pre-orders, purchasers will get copies of Defense Grid: Containment which starts off this new storyline, the original Defense Grid, the pdf of the art book for the original Defense Grid, a 50% off coupon for Windborne, and something new and fun – an audio book featuring our favorite characters as they journey between the events of Containment and DG2 called A Matter of Endurance, written by Hugo Award Winning Author Mary Robinette Kowal who has also participated in the writing for DG2.

You though, are a Kickstarter backer, you were there from the beginning, and you’ve helped make this happen. Be assured, you’re getting all of this with your pledge, there is no additional purchase to even consider for you (unless you want other people to also have copies beyond what you’re getting).

This does mean a few additions to your rewards. We’ll be sharing the two art book pdf files with all backers, we’ll be adding in the Making of Defense Grid 2 book and A Matter of Endurance audio book to everyone’s rewards, and everyone will get a 50% off Windborne coupon coming to them soon. 

Both the Making of Defense Grid 2 and A Matter of Endurance are in development right now as is the Defense Grid 2 art book, so we’ll send them your way once they are completed. We just wanted to make sure you knew how important a group you are to us and that we want to include you in all the content that we’re making for the launch of Defense Grid 2. 

Thanks so much for your support! 

The Hidden Path Team


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      Private on

      By far this has been my best experience on Kickstarter, and I wish this company much success.

    2. Sean M. Daniels on

      Class act! Truly. One of the best KickStarter campaigns. Thanks for such fantastic content and updates.

    3. Marc Aranha on

      Wow - awesome gesture. Happy to be a DG/Hidden Path supporter.

    4. Warren Rehman on

      I'm really happy with how you've run this, kept us updated and even the surprise reward. I'm a happy backer.

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      Jeff Baker on

      I just wanted to say I am thrilled with how development is progressing so far, can't wait for it to go live for real :) Thanks for letting me be part of the beta, and thanks for spicing up THE genre establishing franchise. I'd buy it again at full price and probably will for friends. You guys rock!

    6. Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer Creator on

      Hi Stephen,

      We're just trying out a subset of content in the beta, there will be Tesla towers, the script that was used for the levels just didn't include them in that particular instance. You'll see them all in the game. The codes we have given you so far are beta only codes, they will expire, and when they do, we'll give you final game codes that will be of the Steam Special Edition. That will happen much closer to launch around the time that the beta closes.

    7. Stephen P. Suelzle on

      One more question about the keys you gave out awhile back. Will those turn into real copies of the game? I just wondered because I gave one to one of my nephews, who loves the game as much as I do, and would just like to know if I need to pre-order him a copy. Thanks!

    8. Stephen P. Suelzle on

      Thanks for the update! I've really enjoyed what you have put out so far for DG2 and look forward to playing the full game! I especially like the different game modes.
      One thing though, did I miss the discussion about why there are no Tesla Towers? Was there a reason or was it just a game design choice?

    9. David on

      Hey, September.. the month of my birthday! Great news guys. I'm planning on pre-ordering another copy as well for my younger brother. I got him playing the first Defense Grid and he's hooked ;)

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      Thanks for the update, guys, that's awesome news! It took me a few seconds to realize just how close September is, I can't believe the game is so close to completion!

    11. zdsdead - Gimp of the WOM on

      Very well done Hidden path. Other games companies should take notes, on how to treat their loyal customers. :-)

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      Michal Todorovic on

      Very nice. As a consumer, the DG kickstarter has returned incredible value. Even if I never get a key to DG2, I feel I got more than fair value with what I received to date. Everything forward is a bonus, and speaks very well to Hidden Path as a brand.

    13. Runeclaw on

      Thank you so much for this update. But I will be nice and still buy a full copy of the game when it comes out, just to give something back to you for giving things back to us.

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      João Carlos Bastos

      You guys are awesome! I got "burned" by several Kickstarter campaigns (never getting the backed games, never getting promised content/rewards, ...), but yours is at the other end of the spectrum, and at the very top as the one where you went out of your way to deliver what you promised, and then some more.

    15. Hidden Path Entertainment, AMD & Razer Creator on

      @Godzillasushi - I believe all the rewards will come through Steam once we've posted them there.

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      Godzillasushi on

      Awesome news! :)
      Just one question, do we get the special edition on steam or do we get the extras "only" as downloads from you?

    17. Nils Eastwood on

      This project was why I joined KickStarter and it keeps getting better - you're a great example of how to look after your backers. All the best for the next couple of months!

    18. Doyle Clemence on

      Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication, folks! I've been enjoying the testing of DG2 and am looking forward to playing the full game.

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      Eliasz on

      This is awesome! You guys are amazing at managing your Kickstarter!!

      Thanks for the extra rewards!

    20. Jacob Kohl on

      You are all incredible. Congratulations!