Kickstarter-backed Hidden Path Entertainment has announced that it has raised the funds needed to make Defense Grid 2, a.k.a. DG2. In July of 2012, Hidden Path launched its Kickstarter Campaign to fund new content for its highly acclaimed tower defense game, Defense Grid – The Awakening, and potentially a sequel for the loved title. Thanks to over 6,200 backers the indie gaming company was able to release the expansion pack Defense Grid: Containment this past January. Now they’ve confirmed that the Defense Grid community helped catch the eye of an investor and DG2 is successfully being developed.
Hidden Path Entertainment CEO Jeff Pobst said of the successful campaign, “Through the DG2 Kickstarter campaign we were able to not only raise money and make more Defense Grid content, but we created a shared engagement around the project with thousands of backers for several months. The excitement, involvement, and passion that the community displayed around Defense Grid directly helped us engage an investment partner and make DG2 a reality.”
Hidden Path Entertainment has been listening to the community and will continue to do so throughout the development process making sure players have a voice during the making of the game. DG2 is expected to release in the first half of 2014.
In celebration of this DG2 announcement Defense Grid – The Awakening and select DLC will be on sale starting today through this weekend for 75% off on Steam.
Defense Grid on Steam content can be found here.
Check out a gallery of Defense Grid concept art, below.