By Jenna Pitcher on May 16, 2013 05.16.13
CEO of XE.com and head of Dracogen Strategic Investments, Steven Dengler, is investing the remaining funds required to finish Hidden Path's Defense Grid 2, GamesBeat reports. The strategy tower defense game was successfully crowdfunded in August last year, receiving a total of $271,726 in pledges from 6,291 backers, surpassing its $250,000 goal. However, the game required further funds for polish. On the topic of independently funded games, Dengler told GamesBeat that he thinks what is "broken in the industry" is that publishers want game developers souls, so self-publishing "has to become a better option." "Jeff didn't have to twist my arm," he said. "I'm not in this to make my fortune. This gets a game out there that people want to play. I don't want to own part of the company. I...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Jan 16, 2013 01.16.13
Defense Grid: Containment, indie developer Hidden Path's tower defense expansion, will release on Steam Jan. 23, Joystiq reports. Containment is not a full version of Defense Grid 2, but rather an expansion to the first game, Defense Grid: The Awakening. It will be available for $4.99, or as a $19.99 bundle with all of the Defense Grid content to date. Defense Grid 2, a Kickstarter project funded in August 2012, hit its requirement of $250,000 to fund its minimum goal, Containment. The expansion is a sequel to 2008's Defense Grid: The Awakening and picks up directly after its predecessor. Containment includes eight levels, a new story, 32 challenge modes and two new characters. Backers will still receive a copy of Defense Grid 2 when it releases.