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Defense Grid: Containment

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Hidden Path Entertainment
Release Date: Jan. 23, 2013

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'Defense Grid: Containment' Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2013 @ 5:55 p.m. PST

Defense Grid: Containment is a unique spin on tower defense gameplay that will appeal to players of all skill levels, featuring beautiful environments, spectacular effects, and a dynamic, engaging soundtrack.

Defense Grid: Containment provides players with many hours of new content including eight new maps, a new story, two new characters (voiced by Firefly’s Alan Tudyk and E.R.’s Ming-Na Wen), and 32 new challenge modes.  DG:Containment’s storyline picks up right where The Awakening left off, and leads the player on a new adventure that opens up exciting future possibilities.  

From the start, Containment has been a collaborative project with partners, backers, and players. It began the summer of 2012 with a Kickstarter campaign. Partners Razer and AMD supplied top backer rewards and helped incorporate new technology and features into the game. Supporters from all over the world, from game industry luminaries to fans of Defense Grid contributed to the making of Defense Grid: Containment.

The Defense Grid community’s involvement went well beyond just funding the project. As part of the Kickstarter rewards, backers gained access to a private discussion forum that allowed them to submit ideas for Containment and future titles, and have them reviewed and voted on by their peers. One of the digital rewards for backers was a Level Previewer which gave users the power to design their own Defense Grid levels and submit them to the team at Hidden Path.

Hidden Path’s Defense Grid team chose four user-created levels by community members to feature in a unique additional treat: Defense Grid Community Levels. This additional content will also be available on January 23rd, in exchange for player email registration. 

Defense Grid: Containment is just the latest chapter to Defense Grid: The Awakening. Joining previous map expansions Borderlands, Resurgence, and You Monster, Containment adds new environments and modes of play, requiring new strategies to beat back the aliens and defend humanity.

Defense Grid: Containment will be available for download on Steam for $4.99.  The entire Defense Grid: Containment bundle (all Defense Grid content to date) will be available for $19.99.  

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