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Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter

This Kickstarter looks to jumpstart development of Defense Grid 2, a sequel to Hidden Path Entertainment's tower defense game. This one has an interesting approach, as there are funding goals to hit along the way. So if they raise $250K, they will create an eight-level expansion for the original Defense Grid; if they raise $500K they will build a new engine for a Defense Grid 2 remake with co-op multiplayer; at $750K they will add a level editor and other platforms; and if the campaign hits the $1M mark, they will be able to create the full sequel of their dreams. Thanks Bob.

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22. Re: Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter Jul 13, 2012, 13:39 jacobvandy
 
Well, guess what? The CROWD decides what projects are CROWD-funded. So if the concept of KickStarter is "devolving," it is doing so in an entirely democratic way. You have the right to refuse to back any project you don't want to, and ignore everything else. It shouldn't bother you that certain projects that you don't like are funded by other people.

As for Defense Grid, it is my favorite TD game of all time. I really don't care if they could/should/would raise the money themselves, I'm more than happy to contribute and help them realize their goal that much faster and easier. BTW, they explain the reasoning behind the tiers in the FAQ, which for some reason is still skipped over by a lot of people looking at KS:

We took this approach because each of these were pieces of our DG2 plan, and we came up with an approach that would allow us to deliver content to you along the way.

We said ok, we're going to have a team building DG2, what do we need to do. "Well, we need a story, and we need the story to be bigger than last time. We need the new engine. We need multiplayer. We need a level editor. We need Mac & Linux support. We need new leaderboard technology." And those are all things in our DG2 spec.

Then later when we were working on the Kickstarter, we said - "hey, what parts of DG2 could we release as we're building them?" and that's what led to the tiers.

"Well, we could release the intro part of the story early to people" - thats where DG:Containment came from. "Well, we could release some multiplayer once the new engine is avialable" - ok. "Hmm, but the new engine with just a couple of multiplayer levels doesn't sound too interesting, oh, but we could move over all the existing content on to the new engine and make sure the engine is fully ready for single player release as well as multiplayer release" - ok, that works.

"And then once we're on the new engine, we can release it with the multiplayer and original content early on Mac, Linux, with more multiplayer and with the level editor we're building." Ok. "And then when it's all done, we can release DG2."

So that's how the plan was born. You're funding DG2 no matter what we do, but we're releasing pieces of it as we develop it rather than waiting and holidng everything back until it is all done.
 
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