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Defense Grid 2 Announced

Hidden Path Entertainment announces they are developing Defense Grid 2, a full sequel to their tower defense game. The game was the subject of a Kickstarter in July of last year which reached the funding goal to trigger development of Containment, an eight-level expansion for the original game, but failed to reach the target to fund a sequel. Now word is this all inspired an investor to come in and make it rain: "The support and enthusiasm of the DG community got the attention of an investor who made up the funding gap. Now we’ve got enough money to make DG2." They say the game is being developed for Windows, OS X, and Linux for release through Steam next year. Here's what they are revealing for now of their plans for the game: "So much stuff. A new campaign, multiple planets, freakin’ MULTIPLAYER modes, user-created content support, new aliens, new towers and new characters, and the ability to create—wait for it—custom levels."

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31. Re: Defense Grid 2 Announced Apr 26, 2013, 22:03 Dev
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 26, 2013, 03:25:
Too much MP focus always destroys the SP gameplay. If you are being particularly evil, look at SOTS2, a game so completely and utterly ruined by MP support it is still completely fucking broken even today. And not just in terms of bugs, but in terms of general gameplay design and core functionality of the engine.

Now I will freely admit that what you mention wasn't even my intention to say, of course in case of DG more or less MP is not going to change the basic gameplay, it is still a "ok" tower defense game among a see of mediocre tower defense games.

But too strong MP focus can ruin a game's SP. Heck, look at Blizzard... they are the epitome of how MP destroys the SP of a game.
I totally agree that MP focus can screw over SP gameplay and make a game suck. And that MP in that sucky ends up often not being played past the first month.

I'm just taking exception to you saying THIS PARTICULAR GAME adding MP will do it. I gave my specific reasons why it won't.

Also, as a side note, I'm a mostly SP person, and am unlikely to play MP in this game, and never asked for it. I just don't think it will change much, for THIS game (and my earlier post specifically said THIS).
 
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