The development team behind the critically acclaimed PC-based tower defense strategy game, Defense Grid, will host a live video chat on Spreecast.com to discuss their current Kickstarter campaign to raise development funds for Defense Grid 2. During the live video chat, the team, including company CEO Jeff Pobst, will answer questions from fans about the new game which is expected to feature 20 original missions with an all-new storyline, aliens, towers, conflicts, game play modes, level types, and enhanced graphics. Participants will be able to use Spreecast's chat system to ask a questions, or go live with their webcam to interact with the developers and other fans face-to-face!
Thursday, August 2, at 5:00 pm PDT/8:00 pm EDT
Hidden Path Entertainment Development Team, including Jeff Pobst (CEO), Michael Austin, Dave McCoy, Jim Garbarini, and Mark Terrano
Hidden Path launched its first-ever Kickstarter campaign at kickstarter.hiddenpath.com on July 10th. Their initial goal of $250,000 will get DG2 development underway and deliver Defense Grid: Containment, an eight-level expansion for the original game (PC, Steam). Ultimately, they want to raise $1 million to fully fund DG2 development. AMD's Gaming Evolved group and Razer are partners in the game's development, and are contributing rewards for different pledge levels, as well.
Hidden Path created a multi-tiered Kickstarter campaign, which closes at 5:00 p.m. EDT on Aug. 14, to engage and excite Defense Grid and strategy game fans alike. There are multiple Kickstarter pledge levels for fans to support, starting at $15. Backers at every level receive a Steam code for a free copy of the original Defense Grid PC game immediately, even before funding closes. AMD is providing a limited number of AMD Radeon HD 6770 and AMD Radeon HD 6870 graphics cards as pledge rewards. Razer is providing a limited number of Wraith Red and green Naga Hex laser gaming mice with six optimized mechanical thumb buttons. Hidden Path's new Defense Grid 2 engine will take full advantage of AMD Radeon graphics technology and Razer's performance.
Additional rewards at various pledge levels include: concept art, t-shirts, a unique USB gun tower model, personalized cheat codes, personal messages from the in-game character - Fletcher, an in-studio visit to Hidden Path Entertainment to confer with the design team, Fletcher's Defense Grid Fortune Telling audio button, and much more.