Good news! Hidden Path Entertainment CEO Jeff Pobst and CFO Jim Garbarini took to the vide-webs today to announce that Defense Grid 2 is not just “happening,” development has been underway for a while and we can expect the game early next year. Full announcement and more below.
There are a few games that I break out semi-regularly. I don’t have a schedule or anything, it’s just that sometimes when I’m in a certain mood, or when the weather is behaving a certain way, or what have you, certain games will call to me. One example is Defense Grid: The Awakening. If you find me playing it, chances are I’m sick or depressed. These states happen pretty often with me so I play a lot of Defense Grid, and for years I’ve been meaning to come back and write something more about it, something more than what I wrote in the review linked above, because that review just isn’t right. It isn’t right at all.
Review by Max “Xtal” Boone Anomaly: Warzone Earth Developer 11 bit studios Publisher 11 bit studios Released April 8, 2011 Available for PC/Mac, iOS (coming soon) Time Played Completed Verdict: 4/5 Thumbs Up “Ultimately what I felt I got from Anomaly was a solid campaign which lasted me somewhere between 3-5 hours, and that’s probably what any seasoned player of tower defense/offense will get as well. If you lack any experience in the genre I’d …
I’ve always been a turtler. All that progress, pushing forward, actually doing stuff — it’s not for me. I’d rather just sit in my hardy shell, pipe and newspaper in hand, and hatch a plan; a plan to build more walls, a plan to build more towers, a plan to make my shell hardier. Yes, I’m a real-time strategy coward.
Good news for slackers, procrastinators, and ne’er do wells: Casual Collective’s Desktop Tower Defense Pro is now available, free, here. Enjoy 24 scenarios and a more robust tutorial, plus a bevy of other goodies, from new creep types to multiplayer mode. Hope you don’t have any afternoon meetings scheduled!
Review by Steerpike Defense Grid: The Awakening Developer Hidden Path Entertainment Publisher Hidden Path/TLC Released December 8, 2008 Available for Windows XP/Vista (version reviewed), Xbox 360 Verdict: 4/5 Thumbs Up “While it tastes great, it is less filling. But for all that, it’s simply a joy to play, and I confidently recommend it.”