Adorable, colourful and surprisingly hefty, Dungeon Defenders action-orientated take on tower defense was like an unexpected rainbow preceded by the light drizzle of a delayed PC incarnation. However, the release of the development kit could be the pot of gold at the end of that rainbow and it's a pot of gold radiant enough to actually dry any remaining bitterness out of your sodden clothing. Which is one way of saying that providing the ability to dabble with the source code is a fine gift. More details below.
This isn't one of those things that will only be of interest if you're the sort of person who doesn't mind tearing file structures apart because new content will be available to download from within the game interface itself. What's more, the developers reckon they are providing enough power and malleability that entire new game modes could be created, such as cute and cuddly RPGs. If only mods were always so easy, more people would appreciate them and games would eventually last forever.
There's an alpha version of a 16 player capture the flag mode available for free as well, showing the tip of possibility's iceberg. Available on Steam now.