DG2 Progress Unlocked - Pre-orders go Live on Steam
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