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Defender's Quest GOLD launches on Kongregate

The Kongregate version of Defender's Quest GOLD edition is now live.  If you are a registered Kongregate user, we've expanded the demo to give you access through all of Act III and most of Act IV.The full version includes all the content that we've released in the downloadable…

Defender's Quest GOLD launch

Hey everyone! Time for an official blog post announcing the launch of Defender's Quest version 1.0, or "gold" edition. I've finished the deployment, and the new version of the game is live. If you've already bought it, just run the old version of the game to auto-update.  When…

Defender's Quest gold launches today

Hey everyone, a quick heads up - barring unforeseen insanity, Defender's Quest GOLD will launch today!I wanted to make sure the new version of the game would be public before Anthony and I head to PAX tomorrow.  James will be manning the customer service account while we're…

Defender's Quest Deployment Strategy

We just launched our new game, Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten, for PC/Mac/Linux, a few days ago, and have been pretty surprised at our initial success.  Only time will tell if that trend continues, but for now we've seen both brisk sales and some great critical…

A Status Effect Stacking Algorithm

(Cross-posted on my Gamasutra blog, which usually gets more comments)Status effects are a cool way to add strategic depth to both Tower Defense games and RPG's, and since  our upcoming title Defender's Quest is a hybrid of both, it's chock full of 'em, and unlike some RPG's,…

RPG's and Suckage

(Cross-posted on gamasutra.com)As part of our ongoing series on our new game Defender's Quest, I'd like to talk about suckage.When you say "This SUCKS!" you're usually not saying "I hate this." There's a little more to it than that.Here's how it usually goes down:You are…