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Platform PSN, 360, Win, Mac, Linux Publisher Reverb Communications Developer Trendy Entertainment Release Date 2011-10-19

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Dungeon Defenders developer lays off 20 percent of workforce

Dungeon Defenders franchise developer Trendy Entertainment has laid off approximately 20 percent of its workforce across its development and marketing departments, the company told GamesIndustry International today. Trendy did not confirm the total number of staff affected by its decision to make "changes to better position its business going forward." The reduction follows last month's appointment of former president of LucasArts Darrell Rodriguez as its new CEO. "We are doing this very unpleasant action with respect, empathy and compassion in consideration of the great work that these people have contributed to Trendy," he told Games Industry, adding that Trendy is providing financial assistance and extended benefits to staff affected. Rodriguez told Game Industry that Trendy is...

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Dungeon Defenders studio snares former LucasArts president as CEO

Former president of LucasArts Darrell Rodriguez joins Dungeon Defenders franchise developer Trendy Entertainment this week as its new CEO, the studio announced today. Leaving his position as chief creative officer at gaming giant IGT, the new CEO told GamesIndustry that he aims to "empower other developers to create experiences using Playverse," Trendy's cross-platform game network that is used in its Dungeon Defender titles. He added that Trendy is "certainly not a single game company" and will expand its portfolio by developing new IPs using the Playverse technology. "I am here to empower the developers at Trendy to achieve their amazing vision, technology, and creativity," Rodriguez wrote on the studio's official blog. "I am here so we can continue to build games you will love and...

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Games with Gold adds Civ Rev and Dungeon Defenders in March

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution and Dungeon Defenders will join Microsoft's Xbox 360 Games with Gold program in March, according to a post today on Xbox Wire. Civilization Revolution retails for $29.99 and will be available free to Xbox Live Gold subscribers from March 1-15. First released in 2008, Firaxis Games' turn-based strategy title begins with players in 4,000 B.C. and tasks them with creating a civilization, constructing wonders of the world, fostering great people and more through thousands of years. It's also available on PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, iOS and Windows Phone. Dungeon Defenders retails for $14.99 and will be available free to Xbox Live Gold subscribers from March 16-31. Released in 2011, Trendy Entertainment's action role-playing game/tower defense hybrid...

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Twitch announces full E3 2013 game streaming schedule, kicks off June 11

Twitch will be broadcasting game footage, previews and interviews for upcoming titles on the E3 2013 show floor, and revealed its full schedule for the event today via press release. Twitch's programming schedule includes video demos for titles like Saints Row 4, Murdered: Soul Suspect, Fantasia: Music Evolved and many others, including a few unannounced games which are expected to be revealed next week. All of Twitch's video content will stream live through its site and an embeddable video player. Polygon will also be on-hand at E3 all week to bring you coverage of the upcoming games in attendance. Twitch's streaming schedule is as follows, with all times listed as PT: Tuesday, June 11th 12:00pm - Saints Row 4 (Volition Inc./Deep Silver) 12:20pm - Dungeon Defenders 2 (Trendy...

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Dungeon Defenders 2 hero showcase reveals the Apprentice

The first hero reveal trailer for Trendy Entertainment's tower defense action role-playing game, Dungeon Defenders 2, showcases the Apprentice hero in action during the game's competitive mode. The Apprentice's skills include Flame Bolt that strikes all enemies it is aimed at and a Storm Strike that rains down lightning strikes upon the ground. The hero also posses Overcharge that grants a 3% cooldown reduction per rank to abilities, but enhances the hero's next spell when activated, and a Mana Bomb that releases a pulse of energy, damaging enemies within range. In-depth details about the Apprentice's skills and backstory are located on the hero's page. The new competitive mode is a multiplayer online battle arena where five players must protect their respective towers from the...

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The Stomping Land, the multiplayer survival game set on a dinosaur-populated island

A multiplayer survival game, where players must hunt smaller dinosaurs whilst evading giant carnivores, is in development for Windows PC. The Stomping Land's goal is not starve or get eaten, and ultimately become the dominant tribe on the dinosaur-infested island. As described in the video above, players can kill small dinosaurs with their bow, but larger dinosaurs are unaffected by the weapon, so players must discover other means to topple them. As carnivores are attracted by the smell of blood, hunters have to work fast to gather meat and buy time by creating traps to slow the bigger creatures down. By gathering resources from the environment, hunters will also be to craft tools like traps, weapons, lasso, vaulting pole and even a pterodactyl wingsuit to help them hunt and...

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Unreal Indie Bundle packages seven games for $19.99 on Steam

The Unreal Indie Bundle, a package of seven games built with Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3, is available now for $19.99 on Steam. The Bundle is a collaboration between Epic and independent developers of games that span genres from tower defense to first-person puzzle games. Games in the package include: The Ball, a first-person action game from Teotl Studios (Windows, regularly $9.99) Dungeon Defenders, Trendy Entertainment's tower defense/action role-playing game hybrid (Windows, Mac and Linux, regularly $14.99) Primal Carnage, a team-based multiplayer shooter focused on character classes (Windows, regularly $14.99) Q.U.B.E., Toxic Games' first-person puzzle game (Windows and Mac, regularly $9.99) Sanctum, a tower defense/first-person shooter hybrid (Windows and Mac,...

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Dungeon Defenders 2 coming to a PC, Mac, Android and browser near you

Dungeon Defenders, Trendy Entertainment's tower defense action role-playing game, is getting a sequel for Windows PC, Mac, Android and web platforms, and is already in pre-alpha, the company announced on its official blog today. "We're incredibly excited to finally get to show what we've been working on to the world," Trendy Entertainments marketing director Philip Asher told Polygon. "There's a lot of new things in this sequel and we're hoping our fans like our vision for the new game." The sequel includes richer lore and is more focused on story than the original title. "We've hired a full time writer and are actively developing the 24-player overworld as a vehicle to tell the game's story between missions," Asher wrote. "Our concept artists have been heavily focused on lore...

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Spec Ops: The Line, Joe Danger 2 and more free this month for PlayStation Plus members

PlayStation Plus is introducing five new games to its Instant Game Collection and discounting many more for the month of March, according to the PlayStation Blog. For this month, PlayStation Plus members will be able to download the following games for free: Spec Ops: The Line, Joe Danger 2, Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention, The Cave and Tekken 6. A number of PlayStation Vita games will also be discounted as part of week two of the Vita anniversary sale for all PSN users. Among the discounted titles are Army Corps of Hell, Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extend, Dokuro, Knytt Underground, Lego Lord of the Rings. Sine Mora, Retro City Rampage and more. The full list of games on sale this week on PSN can be viewed here. The following games are leaving PlayStation Plus this month: Guardians...

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Humble Indie Bundle 7 ends with $2.65 million in sales, $10 million to charity to date

The latest Humble Indie Bundle has come to a close with $2.65 million in total sales over a two-week period, according to the official site. Nearly 400,000 bundles — a mix of nine indie video games, game soundtracks and documentary Indie Game: The Movie — were sold. Thanks to contributions made during Humble Indie Bundle 7, the group has raised more than $10 million for charity, according to Humble Bundle's Jeffrey Rosen. Humble Bundle buyers can opt to donate a portion of their bundle contribution to Child's Play and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Humble Indie Bundle 7 launched on Dec. 19 with Windows, Mac and Linux versions of The Binding of Isaac, Closure, Shank 2, Snapshot, Legend of Grimrock, Dungeon Defenders and Indie Game: The Movie. The following week, the bundle added T...

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  • PlayStation Network
    • Released 10/18/2011
    • Publisher Reverb Communications
    • Developer Trendy Entertainment
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    • Released 10/19/2011
    • Publisher Reverb Communications
    • Developer Trendy Entertainment
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    • Released 10/19/2011
    • Publisher Reverb Communications
    • Developer Trendy Entertainment
  • Mac
    • Released 03/15/2012
    • Publisher Reverb Communications
    • Developer Trendy Entertainment
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    • Released 12/19/2012
    • Publisher Reverb Communications
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