Like a survivor rising from a fallout shelter, I saw the outside world again.
The sunlight torched my pale skin. Pain, unimaginable pain, coursed through my veins. I fell to my knees and begged the sun demons for mercy.
Then the pain melted away. I rose to my feet without labored breathing or grunting. I was stronger than ever before. I trekked north to Tennessee, where I hiked mountains, walked trails and breathed fresh air for the first time in ages. It was the best of times; it was the best of times.
I’m back in the office now, along with most of our team. A special thank you to Laura for keeping things tidy and orderly while I was gone for the first week. She did a marvelous job.
While I have everyone here, I’d like to direct your attention to the curtain in the room. Behind this velvet cover lies wonder. Mystery. The future of Trendy. Within a few months, the curtain will be drawn. Your eyes will see beauty beyond imagination. You will look upon previous sneak peeks with new understanding.
The curtain could raise at any moment. If you’re vigilant, you’ll know with some advance notice. Maybe a post will appear on our Twitter or Facebook. Maybe a whisper will float like a fallen leaf from a livestream.
Needless to say, you’ll want to be there when the curtain draws.
Our current game isn’t slouching, though. The Steam Holiday sale and the Humble Indie Bundle did wonders for our community numbers. We’re consistently in the Top 25 Most Played Games on Steam with more than 9,000 players at our peak time. We have nearly 40,000 registered users on our official forums. At the time of this post, we have nearly double our currently active forum users than usual. If you’re new to the game, or if you read our forums but don’t normally post, stop by this post and say hi! I’d love to hear from you.
Our fearless leader is out of town at the moment, so if you were hoping for news on Second Wave or PSN EU, there’s nothing new to report at this time.
Interested in Dungeon Defenders merchandise? We want to hear from you! Our Merchandising Manager Alex Polefko put together a survey, and he’d love for you to answer it. It only takes a few minutes of your time. What you say will directly impact what we sell. Please let us know!
Just a few additional things to note. Our Ask Us Anything section is on hiatus as we get things in motion for our reveal. Creations of the Week winners will no longer receive 10 billion mana. Instead, we’ll be offering winners a Steam code for Dungeon Defenders or any piece of DunDef DLC he/she wants. If you win, we’ll add you as a friend on Steam and send you the code via chat.
I know, I know, this Digest is shorter than normal. To make up for it, I’m giving away 10 Dungeon Defenders Steam codes! All you have to do is post a comment on our Digest Discussion thread. To enter, post by Friday at 12 p.m. EST! We’ll announce the winners in the original post of the thread.
Buckle up. 2013 is going to be a big year for Trendy fans.
Until next time,