Defense Grid The Board Game Announced

04/05/2016 by Jeff

HPE has partnered with Forged by Geeks to bring Defense Grid board gamer players in early 2017. Over the next year, the community will get to interact with the developers and provide feedback too!

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Community Blog: Why We Play Defense Grid

08/22/2014 by PrimeSonic

A typical game these days can run anywhere from 8 to 20 hours from start to finish. But look up the record of any avid DG player and you'll see playtime that dips into the triple digits.

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

Community Blog: A Guide for New Commanders

08/12/2014 by NightBirdDS

I'm going to take you through the basic steps to achieve a Gold Medal score, including assessing the map and tactical situation, formulating a solid strategy, and then implementing it.

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

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.

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Defense Grid 2 Is Coming to Consoles!

03/06/2014 by

Hidden Path Entertainment and 505 Games Partner for Multi-Platform Release of Defense Grid 2.

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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!

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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?

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DG Dev Profile - Scott Bodenbender

09/26/2013 by trixie360

A 17-year veteran game developer, he also loves LOTR and Led Zeppelin. Meet DG2 programmer Scott Bodenbender.

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

Weekly Challenge Results - Overflow - Campaign Challenge

08/01/2013 by trixie360

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base...played a Weekly Challenge. Dun dun DUN!

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Featured Player - ksloan

07/25/2013 by trixie360

Have you heard the one about the bishop who walked into a bar? How about the bishop who played over 2,000 hours of Defense Grid?

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Weekly Challenge Results - Turnabout - Story Challenge

07/25/2013 by trixie360

Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small, unregarded yellow sun. And a Weekly Challenge.

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Weekly Challenge Results - Forge - Campaign Challenge

07/17/2013 by trixie360

What happens when seven strangers stop being polite? No, wait. What we meant to say is Here's what happened when we played Borderlands - Forge - Campaign Challenge.

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Hey, you got Fletcher in my Dota 2!

07/15/2013 by trixie360

What?! There's some Fletcher in my Dota 2! Two great tastes that taste great together...

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Weekly Challenge Results - Roundabout - 30 Tower Limit

07/11/2013 by trixie360

There was a bit of a shake-up when we played Resurgence - Roundabout - 30 Tower Limit. Find out what happened...

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Weekly Challenge Results - Onslaught - Campaign Challenge

07/04/2013 by trixie360

This is getting to be a habit...this week's top five looks very familiar...

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Weekly Challenge Results - Waste Disposal - Story Reversed

06/27/2013 by trixie360

Man, some of these players are just camping at the top of the leaderboard. Another week or so and we'll start charging rent!

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Containment Scoring Guide Videos

06/21/2013 by trixie360

Community member Wyatan has created a series of video scoring guides for Defense Grid: Containment.

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Weekly Challenge Results - Ancient Research - Fully Loaded

06/19/2013 by trixie360

For this weekly challenge we went back to the original Defense Grid: The Awakening. Find out what happened!

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Weekly Challenge Results - Abandon - Campaign Reversed

06/13/2013 by trixie360

The video game business may be focused on E3, but our Weekly Challenge gamers soldiered on, saving cores, and making scores.

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Featured Player - pdanoe

06/07/2013 by trixie360

You know pdanoe from the Weekly Challenge leaderboards and his helpful advice in the forums. Now, take a closer look at the physics teacher from Copenhagen...

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Weekly Challenge Results - Endurance - Reverse Frozen Core

06/06/2013 by trixie360

I said, Brrrr! It's cold in here! There must be some power cores...

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Weekly Challenge Results - Resurgence - Risk Exposure - Campaign Challenge

05/30/2013 by trixie360

Who are the top twenty-five scorers in Resurgence - Risk Exposure - Campaign Challenge and who is the mysterious player at number six?

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Bring Back Penny Arcade's Podcast

05/29/2013 by trixie360

Our good friends at Penny Arcade are doing a Kickstarter campaign to bring back the "Downloadable Content" podcast!

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Weekly Challenge Results - Augur - Out of Bullets

05/23/2013 by trixie360

Who's up, who's down, and who made the Leap of the Week? Check out the Top 25 players in Augur - Out of Bullets.

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Weekly Challenge Results - Volition - Story Challenge

05/20/2013 by trixie360

Weekly Challenge Results now featuring not just the Top Ten, not even the Fantastic Fifteen. We've got the Terribly Terrific Top Twenty-Five!

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DG2 secret investor is unmasked!

05/16/2013 by trixie360

Last month we told you that we’re making Defense Grid 2 thanks to a mysterious investor. Not Batman, not Tony Stark. Today, we’re happy to unmask our hero.

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Featured Player - Ganjafear

05/10/2013 by trixie360

You've seen him on the Weekly Challenge leaderboards and may have watched his video guides. Meet Ganjafear!

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Weekly Challenge Results - Abandon - Story Challenge

05/09/2013 by trixie360

Who came back from a Brad Pitt movie to top the Weekly Challenge leaderboard? Only one way to find out...

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Weekly Challenge Results - You Monster - Ghost in the Machine

05/02/2013 by trixie360

What went down when we took a Weekly Challenge trip back to You Monster?

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Weekly Challenge Results - Endurance - Story Challenge

04/29/2013 by trixie360

Who had the Endurance to survive and thrive in the latest Weekly Challenge? Find out!

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Weekly Challenge Results - A River Runs Through It

04/18/2013 by trixie360

A river ran though the Weekly Challenge. Find out who's on top, who's back after a long absence and who had their best score in a month. Don't call it a comeback!

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Weekly Challenge Results - Volition - Grinder

04/11/2013 by trixie360

In a long, LONG level that one player likened to a second job, some new folks climbed into the Top Ten. Find out who...

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Behold! A Contest Winner!

04/08/2013 by trixie360

Check out contest winner Terence from New York with his bitchin' new Alienware laptop.

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Weekly Challenge Results - Wasn't Designed for This - Frozen Core

04/04/2013 by trixie360

Who's up, who's down and who has yet to complete their Grail Quest? Find out here.

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Weekly Challenge Results - Occupation - Green Towers Only

03/28/2013 by trixie360

Spiders, Raptors, and Jugglers... oh my! Check out the shenanigans in the latest Weekly Challenge.

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Weekly Challenge Results - Under Siege - Campaign Reversed

03/21/2013 by trixie360

People swapping places, spiders sitting on top, video documentation...just what is happening in our Weekly Challenge?

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Weekly Challenge Results - Foothold - Frozen Core

03/14/2013 by trixie360

It's a week full of triumphant returns! See what went down in the latest Weekly Challenge.

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We have contest winners!

03/12/2013 by trixie360

We're thrilled to announce the winners of the Defense Grid Containment Portable Power Core Contest!

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Weekly Challenge Results - Polimer Maze - Campaign

03/07/2013 by trixie360

It's chaos! It's madness! The weekly challenge leaderboards are ALL crazy this week. What the heck happened in Polimer Maze?

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Weekly Challenge Results - Central Square Story Challenge

02/28/2013 by trixie360

What happened in Central Square? And what are we playing next? Find out everything you ever wanted to know. Mostly.

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Don't Miss Out!

02/27/2013 by trixie360

Be sure to enter the Portable Power Core Contest before it's too late!

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Weekly Challenge Results - Augur - Super Grinder

02/21/2013 by trixie360

Where did your favorite players land in our Augur - Super Grinder Weekly Challenge? Please, no wagering.

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Weekly Challenge Results - Endurance - Campaign Reversed

02/14/2013 by trixie360

What the what?! It's a brand new Weekly Challenge champion!! Find out who smoked the competition in Endurance - Campaign Reversed.

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Weekly Challenge Results - Containment - Passage - Campaign Reversed

02/07/2013 by trixie360

Hey! We did our first Containment Weekly Challenge featuring Passage - Campaign Reversed. How did it go?

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Weekly Challenge Results - Forge - Super Grinder

01/31/2013 by trixie360

Was there a shake-up on the leaderboards last week? Come see what went down in the Forge - Super Grinder Weekly Challenge!

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Weekly Challenge Results - Out of Fuel Story Challenge

01/24/2013 by trixie360

How did the community fare in Out of Fuel - Story Challenge? What are we playing next week? And what happens when there's a tie for first place?

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Win Awesome Intel-Powered Prizes!

01/23/2013 by trixie360

Announcing the Defense Grid: Containment Portable Power Core Contest! Enter for your chance to win amazing prizes with Intel Core powered products.

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Weekly Challenge Results - Roundabout - 20k Resources

01/17/2013 by Trixie360

Will spider keep his spot at the top? Will there be a struggle for second place? Find out here.

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Defense Grid: Containment - Delivered to Backers - Available to Everyone on Jan 23, 2013!

01/16/2013 by Jeff Pobst

Defense Grid: Containment went out to Kickstarter backers today and goes on sale on Steam on January 23, 2013. It requires Defense Grid: The Awakening to play and will cost $4.99

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Weekly Challenge Results - Tactical Diversion - Campaign Challenge

01/11/2013 by Trixie360

Who's on top and whose game is slipping? Find out the results of last week's Defense Grid Challenge.

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Containment Achievements Announced

01/11/2013 by Trixie360

Announcing...the Steam achievements for the upcoming Defense Grid: Containment, including 4 suggested by a community member!

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Team signs DG Backer Posters

01/10/2013 by Trixie360

600 posters, dozens of silver Sharpies, and one very busy team of developers. What happens next?

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New Year, New Weekly Challenge Results

01/03/2013 by Trixie360

Who rose to the top of the leaderboards in a two-week long very special episode of the Weekly Challenge? Find out!

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Saying Good-bye to 2012...with Stats!

12/31/2012 by Trixie360

We sent our Stat-Bot (affectionately known as Scott) into Steam to collect some interesting numbers about Defense Grid.

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DG Community Levels!

12/20/2012 by Trixie360

Defense Grid community members submitted levels and the backer community voted for their favorites. See which levels are included!

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Down Came The Rain

12/20/2012 by Trixie360

...and washed the spider out! Who put an end to spider323g's five week winning streak? Read on to find out.

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New DG characters voiced by stars

12/18/2012 by Trixie360

Two new characters appear in Defense Grid: Containment and you won't believe who's voicing them!

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Weekly Challenge Results - Fire Control, Green Towers Only

12/13/2012 by Trixie360

Big shake-ups on the Weekly Challenge Leaderboard. Yet the spider abides.

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Planning, Launching, and Living Through the Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter

12/12/2012 by Trixie360

A detailed and candid presentation on the Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter campaign, as told by Hidden Path CEO Jeff Pobst.

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The Final Poster!

12/10/2012 by Trixie360

Here it is, the final Defense Grid Kickstar Backer Poster!

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Second wave of Containment beta begins!

12/06/2012 by Trixie360

Get ready, Defense Grid backers and beta testers: There's a brand new update that includes Story Challenge Mode for all 8 levels! Also, new users!

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Four Weeks of Spider Domination

12/06/2012 by Trixie360

The reclusive spider323g wrapped the Weekly Challenge in a web of awesome for the fourth consecutive week.

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The Winning Poster!

12/03/2012 by Trixie360

The winning design has been chosen. Now we're fine-tuning the colors and font. Get your votes in by Friday!

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Weekly Challenge Results - Roundabout - Campaign Reversed

11/15/2012 by Trixie360

Who's up? Who's down? Who's making their Top Ten debut and what are we playing next?

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Containment Beta is coming!

11/14/2012 by Trixie360

We're now in the process of doing an internal beta for the Defense Grid: Containment expansion. Next, it will be your turn!

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More Containment Concept Art

11/13/2012 by Trixie360

How do we come up with ideas for Defense Grid levels? Senior Artist Lex Story gives us a peek into the process...

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Featured Player - The Juggle Master

11/12/2012 by Trixie360

You've seen him in the forums and on the Defense Grid leaderboards. Find out more about our friend Sal aka The Juggle Master.

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Weekly Challenge Results - Ancient Research - Out of Bullets

11/08/2012 by Trixie360

Who Mastered this week's Defense Grid challenge? Find out the leaderboard results for Ancient Research - Out of Bullets.

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Infiltration Campaign Challenge Results

11/01/2012 by Trixie360

How did the community do with the Borderlands - Infiltration - Campaign Challenge? See who cracked the top ten this week, and what's next...

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Containment Concept Art

11/01/2012 by Trixie360

What IS that? Take a peek at some concept art for the upcoming Defense Grid expansion "Containment."

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Featured Player - miendiem

10/29/2012 by Trixie360

You've seen him in the forums and on the Defense Grid leaderboards. Now here's a chance to get to know miendiem, our Featured Player!

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Focal Point Story Challenge Results

10/25/2012 by Trixie360

The Juggle Master is back on top in the latest Defense Grid Weekly Challenge, See who else cracked the Top Ten in Focal Point - Story Challenge!

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Kill Zone - Poison Core Challenge Results

10/18/2012 by Trixie360

Who's up, who's down, and who came out on top? Find out everything that happened in the Kill Zone Weekly Challenge.

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Veil of Ice Weekly Challenge Results

10/14/2012 by Trixie360

Find out who came out on top of the Defense Grid Weekly Challenge featuring Veil of Ice.

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Design Levels with the new Defense Grid Level Previewer

10/11/2012 by Trixie360

“I can’t wait to see the design ideas that the community comes up with using the Level Previewer." - John Daud, Defense Grid Designer

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Defense Grid update features Community Weekly Challenge

10/03/2012 by Trixie360

The latest update to Defense Grid is now live and features a Weekly Challenge, some clean-up, a bug fix and more new stuff!

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Defense Grid 2 Kicks off!

07/10/2012 by Jeff Pobst

We're putting Defense Grid 2 in your hands, looking for your help both to fund the game and to make the best design choices. We're looking for a new kind of Defense Grid partnership. Join us!

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

Coming Soon to a Blog Near You

06/30/2012 by Jeff Pobst

We've been quiet on the blog, but busy in the back rooms. Lots of things are "coming soon" from the multiplatform release of CS:GO to new opportunites and ideas for Defense Grid!

Posted in Company News, CS:GO, Defense Grid | Keywords: CS:GO, Defense Grid

Every Day I'm Bundle-in

04/04/2012 by Jeff Pobst

We haven’t done many bundles with Defense Grid. There was the Potato Pack for Portal 2. Last Fall we joined other TD games on Steam, but this week’s Indie Royale Bundle is our first without DRM.

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Defense Grid, Counter-Strike, Contests and More

01/13/2012 by Jeff Pobst

Happy New Year, here is all the latest info about what is going on at Hidden Path with Defense Grid, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the Logitech peripherial giveaway and more to come.

Posted in Company News, CS:GO, Defense Grid | Keywords: CS:GO, Defense Grid, Hidden Path, pc, Xbox

Defense Grid: You Monster Launches

12/07/2011 by Jeff Pobst

To celebrate the launch of Defense Grid: You Monster, Logitech and us give away loads of PC gear. All you have to do to win is Like the Defense Grid or Logitech Gaming Facebook pages in December

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Defense Grid: You Monster Announced!

12/02/2011 by Jeff Pobst

We're excited to announce Defense Grid: You Monster, the first full story expansion for Defense Grid! It will be available on December 7th for PC on Steam and Xbox LIVE Arcade for $4.99 or 400 MS pts

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Fun for New and Current DG Players

07/03/2011 by Jeff Pobst

The Steam Summer Sale is going on now and Defense Grid is not only on sale, but Resurgence can be picked up for free if you qualify. We have a new game mode for you too called Out of Bullets. Enjoy!

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Updates & Surprises

06/30/2011 by Jeff Pobst

It's all about the community! Based on your feedback, requests, and suggestions, we have a new Steam update out that addresses many of the most requested and asked about features.

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Talking About What I Can't Talk About

06/25/2011 by Jeff Pobst

People are busier than ever, lots of game content is being developed, and hopefully soon, we will be able to share it all with you. Let me tell you more about what I can't tell you about.

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GLaDOS is a 'Special Guest Star' in Defense Grid

04/20/2011 by Jeff Pobst

The Valve Potato/Portal Two ARG is now complete and Portal 2 has been released. We at HPE had a blast participating and we hope you who already own Defense Grid or are new to it, also had fun.

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It is GLaDOS

04/15/2011 by Jeff Pobst

The worlds of Portal 2 and Defense Grid have intertwined and now GLaDOS wants you to play more of the Potato Pack and try to set her free earlier.

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Defense Grid Art Design

05/27/2010 by Jeff Pobst

Hidden Path Entertainment's Art Director Dave McCoy gives background and insight into the art design and direction of Defense Grid and shares how many artists at HPE contributed to the final look.

Posted in Defense Grid | Keywords: aliens, Defense Grid

Defense Grid Soundtrack Available

05/24/2010 by Jeff Pobst

Does the haunting melody run through your mind at night.? Fill your days with all of the music that was made for Defense Grid including clips that didn't make it into the final game!

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Gun and Inferno Towers

03/17/2010 by Michael Austin

The gun tower was used as a baseline for all other towers in Defense Grid. Each upgrade of each tower was balanced around the level 1 gun, based on its overall utility across all situations.

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Line of Sight

01/05/2010 by Michael Austin

Line of sight started out actually as more of a problem than a feature. We didn't really think about it until an early version of our game where the shooting-through-other-towers looked really awful.

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Animation in Defense Grid

01/04/2010 by Adam Crockett

The visual tone of the game was set by the various artists involved. This was done in a very collaborative environment – typical of game development at Hidden Path.

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Tools and Rules

01/03/2010 by David Wenger

Improved productivity results in more game content and a more gratifying experience for the player. On Defense Grid: The Awakening, I worked on new tools that helped our artists and designers.

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Talking Towers

01/02/2010 by John Daud

Our goal was to take all of the fun we were having playing web browser tower defense games and add some production value to the genre through complex sound design, gorgeous art and a compelling story.

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Team Communication

01/01/2010 by T.J. Martin

We've just finished the final polish stages of the product, and it feels great. I think we've got a challenging, addictive game that's fun to play and beautiful to look at.

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