Kaboom's Farewell Letter

01/15/2015 by Kaboom

I’m not sure where to begin... I’m not the best with goodbyes. Today is my last day here at Hidden Path Entertainment. Life has brought forth new adventures and opportunities for me.

Posted in Community, Company News | Keywords: Community, Hidden Path

[New Video] Defense Grid 2 Demo: Part 1

01/14/2015 by Kaboom

Wonder what's included in our Defense Grid 2 demo on Steam? We've just uploaded Part 1 of its gameplay to Youtube!

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Upcoming AMA with CEO & Rocket Scientist, Jeff Pobst

01/06/2015 by Kaboom

So we got a pretty awesome event coming up here soon. On Friday (January 9th) we'll have our CEO (who is also a Rocket Scientist btw), Jeff Pobst, answering your questions in our first ever AMA!

Posted in Community, Company News | Keywords: Community, Hidden Path

Community Map Spotlight: Festive Greetings

01/05/2015 by Kaboom

There's no better way to say "HAPPY NEW YEAR!" than with Grimlar's "Festive Greetings" map. Give it a try today!

Posted in Community, Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: Community, DG2

Community Maps Spotlight 12/22

12/22/2014 by Kaboom

In this video we shine the spotlight on four community maps: Colosseum, Sunset Bay, Industrial Complex, and Oasis.

Posted in Community, Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: Community, DG2

Available NOW - How Video Games Are Made

12/22/2014 by Kaboom

Enter Russ Pitts and his new digital book, How Video Games Are Made: My 16 Months Inside the Development of Defense Grid 2, available today.

Posted in Community, Company News | Keywords: Community, Hidden Path

Happy Holidays from Hidden Path!

12/17/2014 by Kaboom

All of us here at Hidden Path Entertainment wish you and yours all the best this holiday season!

Posted in Community, Company News | Keywords: Community, Hidden Path

Game Informer Nominates Defense Grid 2

12/12/2014 by Kaboom

Game Informer has nominated Defense Grid 2 for Game of the Year AND Best Strategy Game, please show your support and vote today!

Posted in Community, Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: Community, DG2

12 Days of Defense Grid 2 Sweepstakes Is Now LIVE!

12/01/2014 by Kaboom

Enter for your chance to win a Logitech Gaming G502 Mouse ($80 value) and an exclusive Pinny Arcade Juggernaut Pin ($50 value).

Posted in Community, Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: Community, DG2

DG2 50% off on Steam & Demo Live!

11/26/2014 by Kaboom

We haven't forgotten about you awesome PC folks, Defense Grid 2 is now 50% off on Steam! Plus, the demo is now available, so if you (or a friend) hasn't tried DG2 yet, now you can!

Posted in Community, Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: Community, DG2

Defense Grid 2 50% Off for Xbox One Gold Members

11/25/2014 by Kaboom

In case you were looking to pick up DG2 on Xbox One (or grab a copy for a friend), all Gold Members get 50% off from now until December 1st for Black Friday!

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

"The Making of DG2" Now Available for Special Edition Owners

11/24/2014 by Kaboom

"The Making of DG2: The Complete Story Behind the Game" digital book by Russ Pitts is now available on Steam to those who purchased the Special Edition of DG2!

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Twitter Giveaway - RT or FAV for Your Chance to Win!

11/21/2014 by Kaboom

Today on Twitter, you can RT or FAV the side you want to win! One winner will be chosen at random for each prize at 4:30pm PDT.

Posted in Community, Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: Community, DG2

Defense Grid 2 Demo Available on PS Store in US

11/20/2014 by Kaboom

Hey PlayStation fans, Thinking about picking up a copy of Defense Grid 2? The demo is now available on the PS store in the US! Hop to it, the swarm of aliens won't stop themselves!

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Need Help with Those Elite Gold Medals?

11/18/2014 by Kaboom

One video, all gold medals, every mission in DG2... on ELITE!

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

You're Invited!

11/13/2014 by Kaboom

Join Emily "Kaboom" and Paola "PancakePOW" on Saturday, November 15th for an Extra Life Charity Stream!

Posted in Company News, Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Defense Grid 2 Accolades Trailer

11/07/2014 by Kaboom

Setting the bar as the definitive tower defense game, Defense Grid 2 introduces new worlds and threats to test your tower placement strategies.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Jin-Tastic Makeover Winners

11/05/2014 by Kaboom

Congratulations to Raven and Amethyste for being selected for our Jin-tastic Makeover! You've officially been "Jin-ified."

Xbox One & PS4 Patch Notes 10/29

10/29/2014 by Kaboom

Both Xbox One and PS4 have received patches recently for Defense Grid 2. Here's the list of the full patch notes!

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Jin-Tastic Makeover

10/29/2014 by Kaboom

Want to receive a Jin-tastic Makeover like Kaboom did? Click to find out how!

[INFOGRAPHIC] Tower Strategies

10/28/2014 by Kaboom

Use this infographic to learn how to build up a strong defense against the aliens in DG2!

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Alienware Alpha Content Bundles

10/27/2014 by Kaboom

Pre-order your Alienware Alpha today and you'll also receive an exclusive DG2 demo with custom maps!

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

[Infographic] Defense Grid 2 One Month Steam Stats

10/23/2014 by Kaboom

It's been exactly one month since Defense Grid 2 launch in September. Here's a look at how well you've been protecting the cores since then in our latest infographic.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Defense Grid 2 - Game Types & Difficulties

10/16/2014 by Kaboom

In this video Kaboom explains the different game types and difficulty options available in Defense Grid 2.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

10 Achievements in 10 Minutes

10/14/2014 by Kaboom

Now that DG2 is here, it’s time to go hunting – achievement hunting! For all you achievement hunters out there, here are 10 achievements you can earn in Defense Grid 2 all in under 10 minutes.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

DG2 Architect Part 3: Lighting, Particles, and Point Lights

10/08/2014 by Kaboom

Join Artist, Chad Haley, as he guides you through adding light, particles, and point lights to a DG2 level using our tool, DG Architect (available to Steam users).

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Get the Designer's Cut DLC in DG2!

09/26/2014 by Kaboom

If you register your email with us you'll receive Double-Take: The Designer's Cut, a free DLC level for Defense Grid 2!

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Defense Grid 2 Is Now Available!

09/23/2014 by Kaboom

The day has finally come - Defense Grid 2 is now available! Let's celebrate... with raspberries!

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

DG2 Architect Part 2: Adding Art to a Level

09/22/2014 by Kaboom

Join Artist, Chad Haley, and Lead Designer, John Daud, as they walk through adding art to a Defense Grid 2 map.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

You're invited to our DG2 Launch Celebration Mega-Stream!

09/19/2014 by Kaboom

Join us on Wednesday, September 24 from 3-5pm PDT for dev Q&A sessions, prizes, and of course lots of DG2!

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

The Making of Defense Grid 2: The End

09/19/2014 by Kaboom

The last Polygon installment for DG2's development has arrived. We've made it this far, and now we're faced with our last battle: certification.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

FREE DG2 Map This Week Only!

09/18/2014 by Kaboom

You heard right, get your FREE map while you can!

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Command Strategies w/ Gen. Fletcher - Tower Item Upgrades

09/17/2014 by Kaboom

In this episode of Command Strategies, General Fletcher explains how Tower Item Upgrades can take your defensive strategy to a whole new level.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

DG Fighter Intro (New Video!)

09/15/2014 by Kaboom

In our recent beta update we added a new game mode: DG Fighter. In this video, Kaboom shows you how to jump into a DG Fighter match, and explains how the gameplay and scoring works.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Alienware DG2 Contest - We Have a Winner!

09/13/2014 by Kaboom

Congratulations to Jonathan "Grimlar" W. for being selected as the grand prize winner in Alienware's DG2 map making contest!

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Command Strategies w/ Gen. Fletcher - Alien Healer

09/10/2014 by Kaboom

You don't want the aliens running off with all your cores, do you? Fret not, Fletcher's got you covered in our latest video. This time we're talking about those pesky alien healers.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Command Strategies w/ Gen. Fletcher - Status Display

09/08/2014 by Kaboom

In this episode of Command Strategies, General Fletcher explains how your status display can provide you with all the latest information about your resources, cores, and incoming threats.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

DG2 Architect Part 1: Designing the Level for Gameplay

09/05/2014 by Kaboom

Join Lead Designer, John Daud, and Artist, Chad Haley, as they walk through designing a Defense Grid 2 map.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

PAX Prime Wrap Up

09/02/2014 by Kaboom

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the 505 Games booth to check out Defense Grid 2 this weekend!

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

You've Unlocked Tier 2 Rewards!

08/28/2014 by Kaboom

Thanks to all your support, you've now earned yourself even more goodies for pre-purchasing Defense Grid 2.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Windborne Pet Perks

08/27/2014 by Kaboom

In this video Kaboom explains each pet's unique perk, and how they can assist you in Windborne.

Command Strategies w/ Gen. Fletcher - Landing Pod

08/27/2014 by Kaboom

In this episode of Command Strategies, General Fletcher explains the hazards of the Landing Pod. Once this invader is grounded, you must deliver all the damage possible before it hatches.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Command Strategies w/ Gen. Fletcher - Tactical Overlays

08/20/2014 by Kaboom

In this episode of Command Strategies, Gen. Fletcher explains how the Command Shuttle can provide you with additional tactical information.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Command Strategies w/ Gen. Fletcher - Command Shuttle and Base Configuration

08/18/2014 by Kaboom

In this episode of Command Strategies, General Fletcher explains how you can access the grid using the Command Shuttle, and how you can bring along friendly AI to assist you in battle.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Defense Grid 2 Gets A Release Date

08/14/2014 by Kaboom

Defense Grid 2 will be arriving to Steam, Macintosh & Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 23!

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Happy Shark Week from Hidden Path!

08/11/2014 by Kaboom

Shark Week has officially arrived, and TJ so kindly let us know that he disliked sharks. So we had our aquatic friend pay him a visit.

Command Strategies w/ Gen. Fletcher - Plaza Map Tower Placement

08/06/2014 by Kaboom

In this episode of Command Strategies, General Fletcher discusses the proper way to route aliens, and how your pathing can lead you to victory.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Command Strategies w/ Gen. Fletcher - Area of Effect Towers

07/30/2014 by Kaboom

In this episode of Command Strategies, General Fletcher discusses three types of AOE or "Area of Effect" towers: the Inferno, Concussion, and Meteor tower.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

DG Architect - Building a Basic Map Tutorial

07/29/2014 by Kaboom

In this tutorial Kaboom shows you how to build a DG2 map from scratch using our level editor, DG Architect.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

DG Dev Profile - Steve Kramer

07/25/2014 by Kaboom

Allow us to introduce you to Steve "Devgamer" Kramer, from the Defense Grid 2 team!

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Command Strategies w/ Gen. Fletcher: Fixed Path Tower Placement

07/23/2014 by Kaboom

In this episode of Command Strategies, General Fletcher explains how "Science will DESTROY the enemy!"

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Welcome to DG Architect!

07/21/2014 by Kaboom

Get introduced to DG Architect, our User Created Content tool, in our latest video.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Pre-Purchase DG2 Today!

07/17/2014 by Kaboom

The time has come! You can now Pre-Purchase Defense Grid 2 on Steam. As more people pre-purchase, more reward tiers will unlock.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Alienware Arena Defense Grid 2 Map Contest

07/16/2014 by Kaboom

Find out how you could win one of five $100 Steam Gift Cards or even an Alienware X51!

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Windborne Community Update 7/15

07/15/2014 by Kaboom

Get the latest details on Windborne and find out what's coming in our next game update!

Command Strategies w/ General Fletcher: Boost Towers

07/09/2014 by Kaboom

General Fletcher is back in another episode of Command Strategies! This time he dives into how you can utilize Boost Towers to reroute aliens and strengthen your defenses.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Defense Grid 2 - Coordinated Defense Intro

07/08/2014 by Kaboom

In this video Kaboom shows you how to jump into a Coordinated Defense match, and explains how the gameplay and scoring works.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Command Strategies w/ Gen. Fletcher: Defend the Cores

07/02/2014 by Kaboom

It's time for another episode of Command Strategies with General Fletcher! In this episode we cover all there is to know about defending the cores.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

World Traveler Update Highlights

06/26/2014 by Kaboom

In this video we highlight a few of many new features that were introduced to Windborne in our World Traveler update.

Steam Summer Sale Is Here!

06/19/2014 by Kaboom

The time has come, the Steam Summer Sale is upon us! We are offering fantastic deals on both Defense Grid: The Awakening and Windborne.

Posted in Defense Grid | Keywords: Defense Grid

Command Strategies w/ General Fletcher: Laser Tower

06/17/2014 by Kaboom

Gather around, it's time for Command Strategies with General Fletcher! Let's discuss laser towers, shall we?

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Introducing the Kabloom Flower!

06/03/2014 by Kaboom

Want a chance to get this beautiful Kabloom flower for your island? Come play with our Community Coordinator, Kaboom, during one of our Windborne streams and she'll give you one!

The 8-Bit Salute Marathon Stream Is Near!

05/12/2014 by Kaboom

We cordially invite you to join us on Saturday, May 17th to join our 8-Bit Salute fundraiser stream.

Posted in Company News | Keywords: Hidden Path

The Official Defense Grid 2 FAQ Is Now Live!

05/05/2014 by Kaboom

Have questions about the beta, which platforms DG2 will be on, or if Fletcher will be coming back? We answer all of those questions and more in our FAQ!

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Defense Grid 2 PAX East Preview Trailer

04/14/2014 by Kaboom

Over the weekend, Defense Grid 2 was playable at PAX East in Boston, MA. Here's a look at the official PAX East preview trailer!

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

How Can I Collect, Gather, and Earn New Items in Windborne?

04/09/2014 by Kaboom

There’s so much to discover in the world of Windborne! Here are a few helpful tips on how you can go about gathering new items, crafting recipes, and more.

Defense Grid 2 - Community Update - 4/3

04/03/2014 by Kaboom

In this Defense Grid 2 update we cover recent announcements, what the team is currently working on, and we discuss beta/launch dates!

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Windborne Patch Notes 3/25

03/25/2014 by Kaboom

In this patch we've addressed community features, stability, and more.

We're Now on Pinterest!

03/13/2014 by Kaboom

We've got all the concept art, screenshots, and community art that your heart desires now on Pinterest.

Dev Profile - Mark Forrer

02/28/2014 by Kaboom

Meet Mark Forrer, one of the devs on the Hidden Path team!

Keywords: Hidden Path

Windborne Patch Notes 2/26

02/26/2014 by Kaboom

In this patch we focused on implementing some community suggestions we've received, fixing issues in multiplayer, and optimizing overall game performance.

DG2 Dev Profile - Matt "Twig" Johnson

02/20/2014 by Kaboom

Meet Matt "Twig" Johnson, one of the lead developers on the Defense Grid 2 team.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Windborne is Now Available on Steam Early Access!

02/17/2014 by Kaboom

It's here! Windborne is now available on Steam Early Access. Hurry, the Jin are waiting for you!

Windborne Dev Profile - T.J. Martin

02/12/2014 by Kaboom

Meet T.J., one of the programmers on the Windborne team!

Posted in Company News | Keywords: Hidden Path

Defense Grid 2 - Community Update 2/10

02/10/2014 by Kaboom

It's time for another DG2 update! This week we introduce you to Kaboom, your info maven, and discuss what the DG team is currently working on.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

DG2 Dev Profile - Lex Story

02/07/2014 by Kaboom

Allow us to introduce you to Lex Story, Lead Artist on Defense Grid 2.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

We've Got Your Valentine's Day Cards Right Here!

02/06/2014 by Kaboom

This year you can make your very own special Jin Valentine’s Day cards!

Windborne Dev Profile - Marisa Erven

01/30/2014 by Kaboom

It's time to meet Marisa, one of the artist on the Windborne team!

DG2 Dev Profile - Dacey Willoughby

01/27/2014 by Kaboom

Get to know Associate Producer, Dacey, from the Defense Grid team!

Posted in Company News | Keywords: Hidden Path

Windborne Community Update 1/24

01/24/2014 by Kaboom

In this update, find out what's happening with the Windborne preview, and what to expect in the upcoming weeks.

Windborne Dev Profile - Kelly Kristek

01/23/2014 by Kaboom

Meet Kelly, a designer on the Windborne team!

Defense Grid 2 Update 1/22

01/22/2014 by Kaboom

Find out what the Defense Grid team is currently working on and get the latest details on where DG2 is at in development.

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: DG2

Windborne Community Update 1/15

01/15/2014 by Kaboom

We're approaching Steam Early Access! Get the details in our latest video update.

We're Back!

01/03/2014 by Kaboom

The team was out having snowball fights with turrets and baking holiday cookies with the Jin, but we have returned!

Posted in Company News | Keywords: Hidden Path

Introducing Defense Grid: Green Bean Casserole Edition

12/20/2013 by Kaboom

A delicious challenge bursting with flavor and competition.

Posted in Company News, Defense Grid | Keywords: DG2, Hidden Path

Windborne Community Update 12/19

12/19/2013 by Kaboom

Get the latest details on Windborne in our video update! We discuss the preview, holidays, and Steam Early Access.

Happy Holidays from Hidden Path Entertainment!

12/16/2013 by Kaboom

From all of us here at Hidden Path Entertainment, we want to wish you and your loved ones Happy Holidays!

Posted in Company News | Keywords: Hidden Path

Defense Grid 2 December Update

12/11/2013 by Kaboom

The holidays are approaching, and we wanted to to give you the 411 on Defense Grid 2 before they arrive!

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: Defense Grid

The 12 Days of Defense Grid Sweepstakes is now LIVE!

12/09/2013 by Kaboom

Will you be winning 1 of 12 Logitech gaming bundles?

Posted in Defense Grid 2 | Keywords: Defense Grid, DG2

The Windborne Suggestion Thread is Now Open!

12/06/2013 by Kaboom

Hey Windborne previewers, we would love to hear your feedback!

Meet Emily, Our Newest Addition

11/20/2013 by Kaboom

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Emily, better known as "Kaboom," and I'm officially apart of the team (and family) here at Hidden Path Entertainment.

Posted in Company News