DunDef Digest 3/6/13

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.

Courtesy of Fictorious

Courtesy of Dani

Courtesy of Julldar

Courtesy of Reba

Courtesy of AppleJackie Chan

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,


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