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Tinkerer’s Lab DLC Available Now on Steam

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

The Dungeon Defenders Tinkerer’s Lab DLC is now available for you to download on Steam! This Etherian factory has been over run by the Etheria’s enemies and it’s up to our heroes to stop them. These dark forces had more than chaos on their minds. They came here with an evil plan to enhance their numbers, and turn allies into foes.

This DLC comes with an exciting new set of costumes and new weapons for you to acquire. Want to find out what they are? Hop on to steam, follow this link and click Add to Cart. Don’t worry about the cost because it will be free for the first 2 weeks.

We will also be playing this map on this week’s Trendy Friday Fun Livestream! Download it and join us online this Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. E.D.T.

Discuss the DLC here!


Dungeon Defenders Map Contest 3 Update and Livestream

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

You guys have a little more than a month to enter our third Dungeon Defenders Map Contest. Show us your creative side and build the map you’ve always wanted to play. Oh, that map is already in our game? Well then, build the map your best friend has always wanted to play if that’s what will inspire you.

So far we have a few participants who are eager to win our grand prize of $1,000 and have their maps featured on our Ranked mode. You can view some of these map entries in this thread. Second place will receive $500, third place will receive $250, and the fourth-place winner will receive $125. To top it off, quality maps uploaded for the contest will receive instant beta access to our next game the moment they are uploaded!

We’re showing off the first Map Contest entry tomorrow on our Trendy Friday Fun livestream. Community mapmaker Nexus will run us through his contest entry, Brookrift Keep.

Join @iamisom, @darkpython98 and @laurawantsacow for this special one-hour livestream. The event will run from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT, and we’ll drop Dungeon Defenders II beta codes in the chat.

The last day to enter our Dungeon Defenders Map Contest is June 15, so hurry up! If you are interested but don’t know the rules, you can find them here.


New DLC Reveal on Trendy Friday Fun

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Want to see the next DLC?

Join us on Trendy Friday Fun as we showcase our brand-new Dungeon Defenders map! All details will be revealed. Broadcasters @iamisom, @darkpython98 and @laurawantsacow will be joined by a special guest who will answer your questions. Who will it be? You’ll have to watch the show to find out!

This special one-hour livestream will run from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT this Friday. As always, we’ll drop Dungeon Defenders II beta codes in the chat. Be sure to register for a Twitch account and follow the channel for your chance to win!

See you then!


Dungeon Defenders Linux Available on Steam

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013


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Due to popular demand, the Linux port of Dungeon Defenders is now available on Steam! In a strange and completely unrelated coincidence, Dungeon Defenders and all DLC are 75 percent off on Steam from now until tomorrow. Weird, right?

The Linux port is cross-platform on Steam with the PC and Mac versions of the game. Be sure to pick up the game and let us know what you think!


DunDef Digest 3/13/13

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Hey guys. I bet you want to know what that picture is. Well look at it, then look at my words, now back at the picture, and now back at my words. Sadly, I haven’t described what it is yet, but if you stopped looking at it and gave me 100% of your attention, you might find out. Now look down, back up, where are you? You’re in front of a computer and have pants on. Wait, what’s in your hand? Now look back at my words. I have it, it’s a cookie whose name contains a letter with a clue as to what the picture is. Look again, that clue has become a question. Anything is possible when I accidentally take Nyquil instead of Dayquil. I’m on a chair.

Oh you wanted to know more about this picture? Well…

Secret Rumors

There’s something happening in Etheria. My underground sources have been telling me about a persistent rumor floating around town and were only able to snap the picture above. After seeing it, I just HAD to investigate. I strapped on a tiny camera on my trusty hamster, Speedy, and told him, “Squeak, squeak, squeakitty, squeak!” (I would translate that, but who in this day and age DOESN’T speak hamster?) It was supposed to be a simple in-and-out mission, but after a few hours, I got worried. Just as I was about to send in a rescue team, Speedy returns all bruised and hurt. As I nurse his wounds, I find that I can only recover one complete picture…

I’ll work on getting the rest of Speedy’s digital bounty. Speaking of maps…

Dungeon Defenders Map Contest 3

Our community asked for it, and we are more than happy to oblige. We are holding our third Dungeon Defenders Map Contest! You can win up to $1,000 and have your map added to our Ranked mode. Quality maps uploaded for the contest will receive instant beta access to our next game the moment they are uploaded!

The contest will run from now until June 15. If you are interested in participating, you can find the rules and a few handy tips here. Campaign/challenge/PvP maps are encouraged.

Who will follow in the awesome footsteps of Palantir and Akatiti!? We can’t wait to find out.

Community Meetup at PAX East 2013

What’s better than checking out the cool stuff at PAX East and collecting all that sweet swag? Getting to do that AND meeting some of the people who work at Trendy! We’re hosting an official Dungeon Defenders community meetup on Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m. EST. You’ll get to meet and greet with Trendy developers, designers, your fellow Dungeon Defenders fans and, best of all, your super-awesome, totally cool community managers! We’re providing delicious food and drinks!

Interested in attending? Email josh.isom@trendyent.com. Space is limited, so be sure to email us ASAP!

March Community XP Event for 360 and PS3

We are gearing up for this month’s Community XP Events, and we’re going to do things a little differently this time around. We will not be able to run any on March 21 due to PAX, but that does not mean that our PS3 fans are going to miss out on this month’s fun. Instead of eliminating the PS3 event, we’ll just move it to Thursday, March 28, while the 360 event will take place on Wednesday, March 27. Both events will run from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT.

If you are interested in participating, all you have to do is comment in this PS3 XP Event thread with your name, PSN ID and what time of the day you will be online (in EDT please!), or in this 360 XP Event thread with your name, Gamertag and what time of the day you will be online. (Again, in EST please!) Use this converter to convert EDT to your local time zone. Signing up does not guarantee entry. We’ll post the final list on a Google doc that we’ll create the day before the event.

Participants will receive 50 million XP! Plus, you’ll get one-on-one time with members of the community team. Don’t forget to vote on which map and modifier you would like to play with. We have added two new modifiers: Benedict Arnold (Trendy hosts will randomly sell any defense. Idea courtesy of Damocles!) and High Gravity (Players can’t jump as high. Idea courtesy of UnarmedReaper07!) You can vote here. Voting ends this Monday, March 18, so hurry up!

Creations of the Week

Here are this week’s Dungeon Defenders Steam code winners! Winners, we’ll be in touch, but it would really help us A LOT if you would just email us with a link to your Steam profile page. Want to win a Dungeon Defenders Steam code of your choice? Send your amazing videos, screenshots, fan art and other Dungeon Defenders creations to contest@trendyent.com. Each week, we’ll choose five lucky winners and display them here in our Digest.


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Previously on Dungeon Defenders

Trendy Friday Fun: Returnia Shards Sponsored Event — This past Friday, Hitmonchan played on the third Returnia Shards Sponsored Event map: Return to Aquanos. We had DarkPython join us in the livestream, but sadly, Laura was unable to join thanks to some Grav-o-tron 3000 technical difficulties.

Have you ever gotten that feeling like you’re forgetting something? That’s how I feel right now. I have tried to do everything possible in order to remember what I’m forgetting. I have walked around the office, taken a nap on the fuf chair and raided the fridge. I guess I’ll remember by next week. See you then!

…Oh wait, I remember, it’s….

Until next time,
Laurawantsacow

Moo…

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DunDef Digest 3/6/13

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Sometimes the most comfortable and restful sleep you will ever get is in front of your computer screen, on top of the keyboard. This is one of the most important things that I learned from college, along with the fact that if you don’t sleep for a long time, you begin to hallucinate, and that once you place a rubber duck in the bathtub with you they have some of the most beautiful opera voices. Here in the office, the nights are long and the garbage cans are overflowing with energy drinks, empty snack bags and coffee cups.

In the end, we do it all for you guys. There is more work to do then there are hours in the day. Hitmonchan and I are committed to giving you guys all the help and attention you deserve along with managing all the things that go into this new game. Some of you guys are probably wondering what shenanigans and surprises Hitmonchan and I are working on. Well, I can tell you that we’ve been sleep deprived in part due to …

Forum Update Coming

At the beginning of the week, Hitmonchan announced that, “The forums, they are a-changin.” We have been spending countless nights figuring out how to change the forums to provide a richer experience for existing users, to provide visual clarity and to encourage new users to register and participate without having you guys pick up your pitchforks. So far, the responses have been positive, but we would like to hear from more members of the community. You can find the list of changes here. If there is something you like or don’t like, let us know by posting a comment telling us why.

In order to switch to the new style, we have to shut down the forums for a bit. We will be sure to let all of you know a few days ahead of time when this will happen to give you guys times to plan accordingly. Once everything is set, we will announce the forums are operational on our Dungeon Defenders Facebook Page and our Official Twitter.

Would you like to beta test our next game?

It just so happens we are looking for testers! Fill out this survery for a chance to be a beta tester. If chosen, you will be asked to sign a standard NDA and then given a Beta key. We are looking for people who are willing to put some time into testing and who can clearly describe any bugs that they encounter.

Returnia Shards: Return to Aquanos

After fighting in the harsh desert heat, you’re left craving the one thing that the dry landscape barely provides — water. Whether it’s a cruel twist of fate, or the work of spiteful Djinns, your journey now takes you into the very depths of the ocean. You are returning to Aquanos, and your demise might be the very element you craved so dearly.

Sign up for the Returnia Shards events by Friday, 11:59 p.m. EST in this thread if you would like to participate. These events will be on Open, and you will have to subscribe to the map once it is made available on our Steam Workshop in order to play. The map will be available to download on Friday at 6 p.m. EST right after we play through it on this week’s Trendy Friday Fun.

The Humble Bundle with Android 5


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We are once again proud to be part of the Humble Bundle. This new bundle also comes with an amazing surprise for those fans who longed to have Dungeon Defenders in the palm of their hand. As some of you have noticed, due to server hosting costs, we had to remove Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave from the Google Play store. Thankfully, the great people over at the Humble Bundle offered to rehost the game and now, if you buy the bundle, you can have access to it! At the moment, the in-app purchases for Second Wave do not work. Please do not try to purchase mana from the shop.

Looking for some other amazing games to carry around with you on your phone? Super Hexagon, Beat Hazard Ultra, Dynamite Jack, Solar 2 and NightSky HD are also included in the Bundle. As usual with Humble Bundles, official soundtracks from some of the games (including Dungeon Defenders) are also in the bundle. Listen to the sweet sounds of Aquanos in pristine FLAC format or the ever-dependable MP3 format.

Pay more than the average price to get Dungeon Defenders on PC, Mac, Linux and Android. All Dungeon Defenders DLC to date comes with every bundle. (That’s a $50 value!) The best part is that upon purchasing, you get to choose where your money goes. You can split it between the developers, charity (Child’s Play Charity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation) and the Humble Bundle team, or you can send it all to one place. Get some amazing games and feel good knowing that your money goes where YOU want it to go.

Click here to head to the Humble Bundle site to grab a bundle!

Creations of the Week

Here are this week’s Dungeon Defenders Steam code winners! Winners, we’ll be in touch, but it would really help us A LOT if you would just email us with a link to your Steam profile page. Want to win a Dungeon Defenders Steam code of your choice? Send your amazing videos, screenshots, fan art and other Dungeon Defenders creations to contest@trendyent.com. Each week, we’ll choose five lucky winners and display them here in our Digest.


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Previously on Dungeon Defenders

Community Member of the Week: Mischief — In this week’s Community Member of the Week, we chose Mischief for his dedication to Dungeon Defenders, his Mario Kart Wii skillz and OGRE MINIONS!

Trendy Friday Fun: Returnia Shards Sponsored Event — This past Friday, we played on the second Returnia Shards Sponsored Event map; Return to Morrago. We had DarkPython and Michief join us in the livestream, with Mischief guiding us through the map.

As I sip on my cup of coffee and look lovingly at the fuf chair in the office, I can’t help but to wonder if I should tell you just a little bit more. After all, one of the devs DID just enter my room and dropped some interesting news. Oh well…

Until next time,
Laurawantsacow

Moo…

Discuss this Digest here!


Grab Dungeon Defenders Android/PC/Mac/Linux in Humble Bundle with Android 5

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013


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Once again, Trendy Entertainment has partnered up with the Humble Bundle team!

Pay more than the average price to get Dungeon Defenders on PC, Mac, Linux and Android. All Dungeon Defenders DLC to date comes with every bundle. (That’s a $50 value!)

Last year, we removed Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave from the Google Play Store due to server hosting costs. The Humble crew contacted us and graciously offered to rehost our old Android game, Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave. If you want to always have access to Dungeon Defenders on your Android device, grab a bundle! At the moment, the in-app purchases for Second Wave do not work. Please do not try to purchase mana from the shop.

Also included in the bundle are some amazing mobile games: Super Hexagon, Beat Hazard Ultra, Dynamite Jack, Solar 2 and NightSky HD. As usual with Humble Bundles, official soundtracks from some of the games (including Dungeon Defenders) are included in the bundle. Listen to the sweet sounds of Aquanos in pristine FLAC format or the ever-dependable MP3 format.

Upon purchasing, you get to choose where your money goes. You can split it between the developers, charity (Child’s Play Charity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation) and the Humble Bundle team, or you can send it all to one place. The choice is up to you.

Click here to head to the Humble Bundle site to grab a bundle!


DunDef Digest 2/27/13

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Trendy loves to celebrate birthdays. I think it might be the promise of cake or the promise of ice cream cake, but we get in a festive mood. February may be the shortest month in the year, but it was full of sugary birthday goodness and a strong desire to break some hearts. I personally think I look just as good in a top hat as I do stuffing my face with cake.

As I look forward into March, taking note of how convenient it is to sit right across from a giant calender, I smile at all the Trendy goodness we have in store for you guys. The winds of change are coming. Spring is around the corner. The days of frigid 60 degree weather are almost over. We can only hope you like what we have in store for you, and if you don’t, I’m blaming it on Punxsutawney Phil not seeing his shadow this year. But for now, I’ll finish up the month in style with our…

Dungeon Defenders February Community XP Event for 360

Last week’s PS3 community event was a rousing success. We’re looking forward to what the 360 community has in store. We’ll be playing Low Gravity in the Alchemical Laboratory tomorrow, Feb. 28. The repairmen are almost done fixing the Grav-o-tron 3000, so we only have a limited amount of time before these labs return to normal gravity.

The event will run from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST. The sign-up thread is closed, but you can find the list of participants in this Google Doc.

All participants will receive 50 million XP! Plus, you’ll get one-on-one time with members of the community team. Have a burning question you’ve always wanted to ask? Ask us at the event. If you don’t have a question, feel free to talk or sing about anything. We have more fun when we know that you guys are having a blast.

Signing up does not guarantee entry. Hope to see you guys there!

Dungeon Defenders Map Contest Results

Last week, we asked if you wanted another Dungeon Defenders Map Contest. The people voted in our official poll, and the results are in.

A whopping 97% of you guys voted yes and would like to see us do another Map Contest.

You guys asked and we shall deliver. Of course, here at Trendy, we like to make things bigger, better and less explode-y. We plan on making some changes to the rules and rewards. This means we won’t officially begin the contest until later, but not too much later.

Creations of the Week

Here are this week’s Dungeon Defenders Steam code winners! Winners, we’ll be in touch, but it would really help us A LOT if you would just email us with a link to your Steam profile page. Want to win a Dungeon Defenders Steam code of your choice? Send your amazing videos, screenshots, fan art and other Dungeon Defenders creations to contest@trendyent.com. Each week, we’ll choose five lucky winners and display them here in our Digest.


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Previously on Dungeon Defenders

Community Member of the week: KeenJammin — In this week’s Community Member of the Week, we chose “KeenJammin” for his dedication to Dungeon Defenders, how playing online with friends makes everything better and how Dungeon Defenders changed his view of tower defense games

Meet the Trendy Team: Aleasha Ford — In this week’s Meet the Trendy Team, we spoke with 3D Artist Aleasha Ford about what she does at Trendy, adapting to different workflows, and her love of art.

Trendy Friday Fun: Returnia Shards Sponsored Event — This past Friday, we played on the new Returnia Shards Sponsored Event map; Return to Mistymire. We had various PC event hosts join us in tackling this event with us. PC Event Host and map maker Mischief was also on hand to answer all your questions.

As mentioned above, we have a lot of neat stuff planned for you guys this coming month so stay tuned to find out what they are!

Until next time,
Laurawantsacow

Moo…

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DunDef Digest 2/20/13

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

One of the mottos I live by is, “All work and no play makes Homer something something.” He eventually becomes crazy and I took that lesson to heart.

I don’t know who set this trap, but I love you. Everyone is working their butts off for hours and hours. It’s nice to see that every once in a while, we can put things aside and pull off some unexpected shenanigans.

After all, it’s not like we spend all day playing Dungeon Defenders…

Dungeon Defenders February Community XP Event for 360 and PS3

Tomorrow is the February Community XP Event for PS3 fans. This month, the winning map and modifier was:

Low Gravity in the Alchemical Laboratory!

We’ve had a large number of participants sign up. The event will run from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST. The sign-up thread is closed, but you can find the list of participants in this Google Doc.

Participants will receive 50 million XP! Plus, you’ll get one-on-one time with members of the community team. Have a burning question you’ve always wanted to ask? Ask us at the event. If you don’t have a question, feel free to talk or sing about anything. We have more fun when we know that you guys are having a blast.

360 fans will get to play with us next week so don’t forget to go to this sign-up thread to enter the event.

Signing up does not guarantee entry. Hope to see you guys there!

Meet the Trendy Team: Javier Eduardo Barreto

In this week’s Meet the Trendy Team, we spoke with Senior Gameplay Programmer Javier Eduardo Barreto about what he does at Trendy, what the minimum cups of coffee required for work are and his background.

Thanks for taking the time to answer a few questions. First of all, who are you, and what do you do at Trendy?

Javier: Who am I? This is a tough one. Javier is my name. Everybody calls me Javo; or at least they used to do back in Argentina. Now it’s Javier, and it sounds weird. (Not sure that is because of the pronunciation or just that it is not Javo.)

Married male, 31 years, 1.75m, 74kg. Programmer … gameplay programmer.

I like all sorts of videogames, not only FPSs, I’m playing a really old school game called Legends of Grimrock (a Lands of Lore inspired game).

Is this your first job in the gaming industry?

Javier: Nope, it is actually my third. I started making mobile games in J2Me a while ago. 2004, I believe.

There was no iPhone back then, so you can imagine what kind of games I was making, although some of them were quite fun. I’ve even got the chance to work in a Zelda-like game!

After that I leveled up to PC game making on NGDStudios. My first job was an unpublished football game in 14mb. It was an incredible experience with one of the most talented teams I’ve ever worked with. It’s a pity it never got published.

And after that, I worked on Realms Online adding scripted AI, point-and-click control (that nobody uses), some quests and well a few other things.

Finally, I’ve (we) got the chance to make our own game. While working on Realms Online, some friends and I started working on our own project: a third person shooter called Bunch of Heroes that eventually got published by NGDStudios. They liked it, and after a few meetings we decided to finish it with NGDStudios resources and time…. TIME.

What drew you to Trendy?

Javier: We were working on a UDK game and having problems with matchmaking. We needed to contact someone who had solved that very same problem using UDK. So I went through my list of games Steam looking for a game developed in UDK (we had already posted enough questions on the Unreal Forum), and there it was … Dungeon Defenders. So I Googled it and that took me to Trendy’s page.

I was surfing through the page looking for contact information trying to find some friendly tech contact that could point us to a solution to our problem. I had no clue as to what I was going to ask for nor if I was actually going to do it. But then I found something that I wasn’t looking for; “we are hiring”; that is still there….

Bottom line: I never asked Trendy about our problem, I sent them my resume instead and here I am. =)

Read the rest of the interview here!

Dungeon Defenders Map Contest

Earlier this week, xytech, one of our forum members, started a poll to see how interested the community was in another map contest. The response from the community was amazing, and we couldn’t be happier. Hitmonchan and I are always looking for ways to showcase how awesome you guys are, and a map contest is just the thing.

We have started an official Trendy poll on our forums asking the community if you want another Dungeon Defenders Map Contest. You can vote here and leave us a comment!

Sponsored PC Event This Weekend

We received word from Dredd that the PC event hosts are secretly working on something new for this weekend. They have already put up a new sign-up thread here in the forums, but they have been vague as to what people can expect. I spoke to Dredd who would only say this:

“After a much-needed break, the PC Events are firing back up! Are you ready to revisit the Eternia Shards? This event will focus on a much more difficult version of Mistymire.”

This is all I could get from him, but those who are curious can see us running the event on…

Trendy Friday Fun: Returnia Shards Sponsored Event

Tune in when Hitmonchan and I try to conquer the new PC event challenge on Trendy Friday Fun. The show runs from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST. Follow the channel to join in the fun the moment we go live!

We will also be giving away Steam codes for the game and for any piece of DLC to date in the chat every 10 minutes. All you need to do is log in to Twitch, follow the channel and say something once every 10 minutes to be entered in the giveaway. It’s that easy.

Creations of the Week

Here are this week’s Dungeon Defenders Steam code winners! Winners, we’ll be in touch, but it would really help us A LOT if you would just email us with a link to your Steam profile page. Want to win a Dungeon Defenders Steam code of your choice? Send your amazing videos, screenshots, fan art and other Dungeon Defenders creations to contest@trendyent.com. Each week, we’ll choose five lucky winners and display them here in our Digest.


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Previously on Dungeon Defenders

Community Member of the Week: “CrzyRndm” — In this week’s Community Member of the Week, we chose “CrzyRndm” for his dedication to Dungeon Defenders and his love of a good challenge.

Trendy Friday Fun: Temple O’ Love — This past Friday, we played our newest DLC, Temple O’ Love with some fans. We also had a special guest, Level Designer Steven Collins, there to answer your questions and to explain a little bit more about what went into making the map.

It’s been a while since we’ve done this, but we are giving away 10 Dungeon Defenders Steam Codes. All you have to do is post a comment in the discussion thread and you will automatically be entered to win. Check out next week’s digest to see the winners!

Until next time,
Laurawantsacow

Moo…

Discuss this Digest here! (Don’t forget to post a comment for your chance to win a Dungeon Defenders Steam code of your choice!)


Temple O’ Love DLC Available Now on Steam

Thursday, February 14th, 2013


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The Dungeon Defenders Temple O’ Love DLC is now available for you to download on Steam! This DLC will be free for two weeks, so get it while you can. To make sure that it is yours forever, follow this link and click Add to Cart. This DLC comes with a new challenge map, a new Ranger Tuxedo costume and lovely new accessories for those willing to break some hearts. You can find details on the challenge here and details on the map and the rewards here.

Download the map now so you can join us in our Trendy Friday Fun livestream tomorrow. If you want to see a walkthrough of the map, watch last week’s special Trendy Friday Fun sneak peek.

Discuss the DLC here!