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Posts tagged “Defense Grid: The Awakening”

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DG 2: Defense Grid 2 – Wot I Think

Defense Grid 2 sees you building elaborate mazes of mounted guns which shoot, burn, zap, freeze and otherwise slaughter vast armies of dumb aliens who are attempting to steal 'cores' from a techno-thingy at the centre of the level. In other words, it's tower defence. It's also the sequel to one of the most-acclaimed and charming tower defence games around. Privately invested into existence after…

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A-Mazing: Defense Grid 2 Reducing TD Clutter

Playing tower defence is a lot like planning a holiday for someone you hate. Start their day with a sticky honey massage, then a beekeeping demonstration, followed by wrestling, and finally bring the children back from the funfair. Every TD has this core of arranging a terrible stroll of damage types and status effects, but many dabble in mazing too--building obstacles to making routes twist…

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Hurrah! – Defense Grid 2 Funded By Secret Investor

Last summer, with our wallets combined, we nearly came together to form Defense Grid 2. But not quite. The cruel genie-in-a-bottle that is Kickstarter gave us most of what we wanted, but not all of it. So yes, surprise expansion Defense Grid: Containment got funded, but the promise of Defense Grid 2 melted like ash in our mouths when Hidden Path's crowdfunding drive fell well…

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Griddle Me This: Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter

Cook me up another helping of Defense Grid and serve it with plenty of relish, I almost said to the internet just days ago. OK, it might have responded, but it'll cost you. How much? That's where things become a little more complicated. Hidden Path's Kickstarter has four major targets to reach: the first ($250,000) will lead to an eight level expansion with a new…

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Time Paradox: Indie Royale Launches April Fools Bundle

I'm pretty sure the fumes emanating from Indie Royale's perpetually whirring bundle factory have finally gone to the shadowy conglomerate's head. April Fools, after all, was days ago. Or perhaps... no. Perhaps the joke's on us. Maybe Indie Royale spent the entire year secretly offsetting every calendar in the world by a couple of days. Now countless schedules are in tatters, nations are falling, and no one…

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Defense Grid To Get GLaDOS Expansion

Hidden Path, the Defense Grid devs who are now so closely associated with Valve that they are working on CS:GO, have announced that Defense Grid will receive a Portal-themed called "You Monster." The expansion, which will arrive on the 7th of December, guest-stars GLaDOS as a second narrator, and sees players take on Portal-themed levels. You Monster will apparently add eight new maps for the…

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Root Maneuver: The Potato Sack Bundle

What are you doing right now? Working? Smiling? Breathing? Well, stop with that nonsense and go straight over to the Steam page for The Potato Sack, a new bundle of indie games offering £108's worth of great indie games, including Amnesia, Super Meat Boy, Toki Tori (which you can read Kieron shouting about here), The Ball (which Jim and John talk about here) and Defense…

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Splendindie-bundle on D2D

Direct 2 Drive have announced they're running and indie games bundle until Sunday. The bundle contains Democracy 2, Cogs, Zeno Clash, The Path, and Defence Grid. All great games. Which rather reveals the problem with the pack: you probably own a couple of these games already. Nevertheless, for those aberrant consumers among us, the deal is good. £11.50 for Britons, and $17.75 for North Americans.…

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Tower Defenders: Hidden Path On Defense Grid

Jim and I both had brief, torrid love affairs with last year's indie-but-shiny, berry-obsessed tower defence title Defense Grid: The Awakening. We weren't alone - it hit #3 in the Steam charts back in October. Now this defence game is on the offence again, having made the jump to a boxed version for the online'n'DRM-fearing crowd. Seems as good a time as any to sit…

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Defence Grid: The Bargaining

Normally we save our excitement about temporarily cut-priced games for our weekly Saturday bargain bucket post, but this one's a little bit special. Both Jim and I are devout admirers of sparkly indie tower defence game Defense Grid: The Awakening, but whenever we've written about it previously we've bemoaned its surprisingly high price. Get it under a tenner, we cried. Now there seems to have…

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Defence Grid Demo On Steam

Previously I articulated some positive feelings towards Defence Grid in this here blog posting. More recently we are to discover, thanks to the eagle eyes of one Sam Jeffreys, that the demo for the game is now available on the Steam digital download service. I think that you should have a play of that demo, if you have not already played the game. In fact…

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Defense Grid: The Awakening

Tower defence games are a peculiarly compelling niche within puzzle games. Perhaps it's because you are still ultimately shooting stuff that I find them so entertaining, but I suspect it's a little deeper than that: they are a tinkerer's delight, a kind of fine-tuning of instruments and setups to discover what works best. It's the classic pastime of toying with a machine, carefully learn how…

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