Dominic Sheard: "Time sure flies, so it’s easy to forget that the original Defense Grid - by Hidden Path Entertainment, the studio that developed Valve’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – first released back in December 2008. It’s crazy to think back to a time where tower defence was beginning to grow into the behemoth of a genre, with waves upon waves of clones flooding the market. What’s even more shocking to me is that it was August of 2012, just over two years ago (the same year that Double Fine had huge success with the 3,336,371 backers for their adventure game) when the developers were promoting their Kickstarter for the sequel, asking for a target of $250,000 to create more content for the original Defense Grid. While the Kickstarter didn’t get enough for a full-blown sequel, it seems that a mysterious investor helped Hidden Path Entertainment make it a dream to release Defense Grid 2. Here we are with the sequel, and I can completely and utterly tell you with 100% confidence that this is more Defense Grid."