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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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13. Re: Defense Grid 2 Announced Apr 26, 2013, 03:25 eRe4s3r
 
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.
 
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12. Re: Defense Grid 2 Announced Apr 26, 2013, 02:33 Sempai
 
Can't wait!  
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11. Re: Defense Grid 2 Announced Apr 26, 2013, 01:03 Dev
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 26, 2013, 00:51:
Redmask wrote on Apr 25, 2013, 22:21:
Saboth wrote on Apr 25, 2013, 20:26:
Please don't ruin yet another awesome game by putting too much emphasis on multiplayer.

Multiplayer was one of the most requested features from the DG community though, it only makes sense to incorporate it.

Heh.. online forums and topics about "please put MP in" are usually frequented by people who play MP games and want that in... so that's like saying the Fire fan squad was all for more FIRE. Looking at the stats it shows time and time again, most people do NOT play MP.
If they add ability for custom levels, it won't much matter. There will be plenty of SP content to play, with new stuff constantly added. Although DG1 has a "campaign" its not really all that campaignish. Just a bit of a story slapped on individual levels. Fan created levels would get most of that done, except for a thin story bit slapped on (and who knows, maybe they will let ppl mod that too)

This is NOT something where a MP focus would destroy the SP gameplay.

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10. Re: Defense Grid 2 Announced Apr 26, 2013, 00:51 eRe4s3r
 
Redmask wrote on Apr 25, 2013, 22:21:
Saboth wrote on Apr 25, 2013, 20:26:
Please don't ruin yet another awesome game by putting too much emphasis on multiplayer.

Multiplayer was one of the most requested features from the DG community though, it only makes sense to incorporate it.

Heh.. online forums and topics about "please put MP in" are usually frequented by people who play MP games and want that in... so that's like saying the Fire fan squad was all for more FIRE. Looking at the stats it shows time and time again, most people do NOT play MP.
 
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9. Re: Defense Grid 2 Announced Apr 26, 2013, 00:08 Dev
 
$2.50 sale on DF1 this weekend! If you have even a remote interest in the genre, pick it up, its quite fun.

jacobvandy wrote on Apr 25, 2013, 20:48:
Don't forget, backers of the DEFENSE GRID 2 Kickstarter are still getting that game, just a little later than they hoped to be able to deliver.
Yep, and I'm one of them! So really in the end, I'm getting MORE. Both the "expansion" and DG2.
 
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8. Re: Defense Grid 2 Announced Apr 25, 2013, 23:50 El Pit
 
YES! Awesome. Time to check Creston's scores and break those that are better than mine.  
Consoles? I owned two: a Pong clone and an Atari 2600. And that's it.
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7. Re: Defense Grid 2 Announced Apr 25, 2013, 23:42 Slashman
 
Where the hell is my DG nemesis? Crestoooooooon!!!!  
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6. Re: Defense Grid 2 Announced Apr 25, 2013, 22:21 Redmask
 
Saboth wrote on Apr 25, 2013, 20:26:
Please don't ruin yet another awesome game by putting too much emphasis on multiplayer.

Multiplayer was one of the most requested features from the DG community though, it only makes sense to incorporate it.
 
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5. Re: Defense Grid 2 Announced Apr 25, 2013, 21:33 LaxerFL
 
I really liked the first one. Had a lot of depth and kept me entertained for a long time! I'm looking forward to a sequel for sure! Too bad I blew my load funding Camelot Unchained's kickstarter or I would have kicked in a few ducets...  
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4. Re: Defense Grid 2 Announced Apr 25, 2013, 21:24 jdreyer
 
Woohoo! Loved the first game, and funded the KS on the first day.

A small developer trying to do right by gamers. If you liked the first one, or like tower defense games, you can't go wrong with these guys. Pick it up when it comes out!

Yeah, who cares about multiplayer. Just waiting to see what new stuff these guys come up with.
 
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3. Re: Defense Grid 2 Announced Apr 25, 2013, 20:48 jacobvandy
 
Don't forget, backers of the DEFENSE GRID 2 Kickstarter are still getting that game, just a little later than they hoped to be able to deliver.  
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2. Re: Defense Grid 2 Announced Apr 25, 2013, 20:38 Annex
 
Saboth wrote on Apr 25, 2013, 20:26:
Please don't ruin yet another awesome game by putting too much emphasis on multiplayer.

Yeah I totally agree. I would rather see them focus on making super awesome grinder modes that arent complete cakewalks like in the last expansion.
 
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1. Re: Defense Grid 2 Announced Apr 25, 2013, 20:26 Saboth
 
Please don't ruin yet another awesome game by putting too much emphasis on multiplayer.  
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