Planning, Launching, and Living Through the Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter
12/12/2012 by Trixie360
This past August at PAX Dev in Seattle, Hidden Path Entertainment CEO Jeff Pobst gave a keynote speech about Hidden Path’s experiences raising money to make a sequel to the critically-acclaimed tower defense game Defense Grid.
It includes a unique and very detailed look at the history of Defense Grid, the challenges in bringing a new IP to market and the roadblocks and disappointments that happened along the way. Then it explores the decision to launch a Kickstarter for the sequel and the planning and choices made before launch.
Filled with data and statistics from the Kickstarter, the presentation is candid and in-depth; transparency like this doesn't happen often in the games industry. It’s a must-watch for Defense Grid fans, game industry veterans, and anyone thinking about doing a Kickstarter campaign in 2013.