Category: Defense Grid: The Awakening

Jeff Pobst Answers Your Questions

We get questions every day. The overwhelmingly most common question we receive is if we would please remove the ban that person received while playing CS:GO.  The answer is always the same.  No, we can’t. The reason isn’t because we don’t like CS:GO players a lot, and it doesn’t have anything to do with evaluating […]

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Defense Grid: You Monster Announced!

I’m so excited to share with you something we’ve been working on since the Portal 2 ARG.  Last year, the folks at Valve invited us and several other indie developers to participate in launching Portal 2 early on Steam with an Alternate Reality Game that took place with GLaDOS invading each of our games as she tried […]

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Second Wave of Containment Beta Begins!

Second Wave of Containment Beta Begins!

We’ve been overwhelmed with the amount and quality of feedback we’ve received on the first wave of the Defense Grid: Containment beta. Thank you so much for your input. There was certainly consensus on a few areas in the Beta, and we’ve addressed them in the latest update. Specifically: • Levels 1, 2, and 3 updated based on your feedback. […]

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Containment Concept Art

Containment Concept Art

Hidden Path Co-Founder and Defense Grid Art Director Dave McCoy shared this image with us. What the heck is it? We’ll let Dave explain: “Here is a quick ZBrush sculpture I did to explore some ideas for a level in the upcoming Containment expansion. Obviously no color or details – just some rough visual ideas. […]

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More Containment Concept Art

More Containment Concept Art

Our own Defense Grid Senior Artist (and resident Jarhead) Lex Story gives us some insight into the process of creating levels for Containment. “Sometimes the paper is too far to reach and too small in the scope of the moment. Sometimes the white board provides the only canvas appropriate for something I call ‘concept rants.’ […]

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GLaDOS is a ‘Special Guest Star’ in Defense Grid

GLaDOS is a ‘Special Guest Star’ in Defense Grid

The Valve Potato/Portal Two ARG is now complete and Portal 2 has been released.  We at HPE had a blast participating and we hope those of you who already own Defense Grid or are new to the game, also had fun. We thoroughly enjoyed working closely with a host of Indipendant Game developers including Dejobaan […]

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Featured Player: ksloan

Featured Player: ksloan

He says he’s “not really a gamer” but he’s logged over 2,000 hours in Defense Grid. Did we mention he’s the Bishop of Alabama?! Meet ksloan… Where do you live? My wife and I live in Birmingham, Alabama, in the United States. What do you do for a living? I am the Bishop of Alabama […]

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Defense Grid: You Monster Launches

Defense Grid: You Monster Launches

Defense Grid: You Monster is now available on Steam and Xbox LIVE.  We’re excited and can’t wait for you to enjoy our special guest star and a set of new maps and missions.  To help celebrate, our friends over at Logitech offered to give away some great keyboards, mice, and PC gamepads to the fans of Defense Grid.  Here’s the […]

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Second Wave of Containment BETA Begins!

Second Wave of Containment BETA Begins!

We’ve been overwhelmed with the amount and quality of feedback we’ve received on the first wave of the Defense Grid: Containment beta. Thank you so much for your input. There was certainly consensus on a few areas in the Beta, and we’ve addressed them in the latest update. Specifically: • Levels 1, 2, and 3 updated based on your feedback. […]

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Tools and Rules

Tools and Rules

As a software engineer at HPE, I get to develop tools that enable the team to work more productively.  Improved productivity results in more game content and a more gratifying experience for the player.  On Defense Grid: The Awakening, I worked on new tools that helped our artists and designers develop more content so the […]

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