On the back of the Humble Nintendo Bundle which failed hard on this side of the planet (I'm sure it was more than well received over the pond!) it's Humble's take on their greatest hits with the Humble Bundle Indie All Stars Bundle.
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Deal includes seven games for the price of one: The Ball, Dungeon Defenders, Primal Carnage, Q.U.B.E., Sanctum, Unmechanical and Waves.
Humble Bundle are keen to kick off Christmas with a bang, and firmly reaffirm their unwavering indie credentials to some of the noisier THQ detractors. This latest bundle contains some seriously impressive games including Legend Of Grimrock and the brilliant Dungeon Defenders... and DLC... and soundtracks... and Indie Game: The Movie... so long as you beat the negligible average price.
Have a very indie Christmas, everyone.
If you didn't pick up Dungeon Defenders at launch or as part of May's Indie Royale bundle, you now have a perfect opportunity to do so . You've also got good reason to do so, considering that we gave this epic indie gem 9/10 in our full review, praising its perfect balance of accessible co-op and infinite depth.
Trendy Entertainment has officially cancelled the PS Vita Port of Dungeon Defenders, their sensational RPG/Tower Defence hybrid, in favour of allocating resources to a new project.
I've been looking forward to portable Dungeon Defenders action ever since the original came out, and this actually influenced my decision to buy a Vita. I'm now off to lie in a darkened room and enjoy some primal scream therapy. Upsetting details below.Click here to read more...
Is EA's slightly disingenuous "indie bundle" getting you down? Well never mind, because here's an actual, full-on indie bundle for your gaming pleasure, containing some seriously excellent boutique titles. Dungeon Defenders is one of my favourite games of 2011 and the highlight of the package, presenting a brilliant blend of RPG and tower defence. Containment's zombie puzzling is sweet and cerebral. Brainpipe is utterly mad. And Return To Infinite Space is an incredibly rare gem - a casual space exploration sim that'll last you countless hours of replayable fun.
The minimum price will fluctuate depending on demand, which is probably going to be very high considering the quality of these games.
Do not miss this one.
Dungeon Defenders' Steam DLC campaign is going swimmingly, and has resulted in yet another new character class for players to try out. Series EV is a mechanical defensive master who can place powerful damaging laser beams of any length - but the longer they are, the more valuable defence points they burn. 'Her' versatile cannon can mimic the statistics of any guns or staffs found on the battlefield, making for a truly flexible combatant. We've got a trailer, bio and details below.Click here to read more...
Dungeon Defenders has passed a million unit sales across Xbox LIVE, PSN and Steam. One of our shortlisted titles for Best Strategy Game of 2011 as well as Best Multiplayer, the tower defence-meets-RPG mashup was compellingly deep and astonishingly addictive.Click here to read more...
After several weeks of...well...crap, Microsoft have finally given us something that might well pique the curiosity of the faithful, particularly if you have a hankering for some strategic action. Orcs Must Die! and Dungeon Defenders both made our Game of the Year 2011 shortlist in the strategy stakes, losing out narrowly to Frozen Synapse. Both of them are cracking little titles, with the former mixing up tower defence and third-person action, and the latter taking on some RPG elements and throwing them into the mix too. Defense Grid and South Park shouldn't be overlooked either, both fine games in their own right, but you really ought to be here for the headliners.
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Keep up to date with the XBLA deals of the week here.
We’ve had some rather excellent (and a few not so great) deals to come out of Steam’s Holiday sale over the last few weeks. However, we’re finally at the end of the road today, with a return of some of the best offers from throughout the season returning one last time. As usual, the expiry time for these will be 6pm today.
While not all of the offers are the best around, some stand out as some great bargains. Our FPS of 2011 Serious Sam 3 is at half price with a £5 saving, while Orcs Must Die! is at £3 and definitely worth your money. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is available at just over a tenner, and L.A Noire with all its DLC will bag you a saving of over £10. Skyrim is at its lowest available price at just under £24, whilst Magicka and Terraria provide some indie fun at under £2.
Oh, and if you have yet to play it and missed out / passed on getting Bastion for under £4, punch yourself in the face for failing to get it the first two times it was in the sale and then go grab a superb indie title.
Today's PSN Store update brings some seriously great games to the Christmas table. As reported earlier, Dungeon Defenders is now available in Europe and should be bought immediately by anyone who has the slightest interest in RPGs, tower defence or cooperative frolics. Check out our 9/10 review for more details. Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD and Jurassic Park are also both available - one of which is awesome while the other is one massive QTE. See if you can guess which is which?
Deal-wise, the main action is to be found on your consoles. The 12 Deals Of Christmas is in full swing and is only accessible through your PS3, so get involved! However, note that Sony will be launching the major Festive Sale in two days' time.
We've got the full update after the break (and have removed all the extraneous ratings/file size info), or feel free to head over to the EU Playstation Blog instead. I won't hold it against you.Click here to read more...
We've reached the season when, snuggled up in front of a crackling log fire (screensaver) and sipping a warm mug of Irn Bru, our thoughts turn to the year nearly passed. 2011 has been a fantastic twelve months of gaming, but interestingly, many of the biggest Triple-A titans and new consoles didn't quite capture our imagination as much as they ought to. Factor in a horrible winter release schedule that left the summer months dry as a bone, and you've got a strange recipe that really shouldn't have delighted as much as it did. However, in this pundit's opinion, 2011 has been completely defined by the underdog.
Indie games are - in fact, they've always been - the premier driving force behind gaming innovation... but they've effectively been segregated from the mainstream as an unsung second tier. Many gamers simply ignored them out of hand, or didn't treat them as anything more than a diversion or quirky parallel market; shafting them in favour of the garish triple-A monsters who can afford massive advert campaigns and hype offensives. In effect, hundreds of hardworking developers became second class gaming citizens as their wares were treated differently from all other titles by retailers, publishers and gamers alike. This year, however, has heralded an amazing shift in the dynamic, and one that I fully believe will shape our industry for the better.
The Indies have always been with us. But this year, we've given a damn. They've fully entered the mainstream gaming consciousness. And, in turn, indie development has indisputably proved itself as a force to be reckoned with - once and for all. What second tier?Click here to read more...
Trendy Entertainment has announced that Dungeon Defenders, their outstanding RPG/tower defence hybrid that provides arguably the best cooperative experience of the year, is now available on the European PSN Store. We awarded Dungeon Defenders with a near-perfect 9/10 score in our full review, praising it as "one of the most important breakthrough hits of the year." Go and buy it already.
Dungeon Defenders was originally set to launch in October, so to thank PS3 players for their patience, Trendy will be releasing the first DLC pack, The Quest for the Lost Shards Part 1: Mistymire Forest (containing new missions, enemies, and a new boss) for free to all SCEE users in January 2012.
Steam's Wish List Sale has brought the outstanding tower defence/RPG hybrid Dungeon Defenders down to an obscenely low price for a few hours. Considering that we gave this epic indie gem 9/10 in our full review, praising its perfect balance of accessible co-op and infinite depth, you should probably buy this immediately. As in, now.
Dungeon Defenders, the fantastic tower defence/RPG hybrid from Trendy Entertainment, has now surpassed 200,000 sales on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. To celebrate, Trendy Entertainment is announcing one of its many plans to continue to support the game across all platforms, with free, weekly community events for console players. These events will allow gamers to play special game modes with the devs and have a chance to win unique loot found nowhere else.
We awarded Dungeon Defenders with a near-perfect score in our recent review (piling praise onto its fantastic co-op mechanics and insane level of persistent depth) - and personally, I hope that it will shift a lot more copies over the coming months. Dungeon Defenders deserves to become a massive indie breakthrough hit.
To keep track of the community events, Trendy has released a selection of desktop wallpapers that list the dates and times of each platform. We've rounded them up after the break - click to enlarge.Click here for the itinerary and wallpapers!
To wish you all a very happy Halloween, Trendy Entertainment has released a free DLC pack for Dungeon Defenders that bolts on an extra mission, eight new weapons and character skins for Steam customers. However, it will only be available for a "limited time"... which probably means by the end of today (American time). Go get it.
We awarded Dungeon Defenders a near-perfect 9/10 in our full review; praising its fantastic co-op mechanics and brilliantly addictive RPG elements. We hope that Trendy Entertainment will continue to provide new content over the coming months so that their project realises its potential as a breakthrough indie hit.
Platforms: PC | PSN | XBLA (reviewed)
Developer: Trendy Entertainment
Publisher: Reverb Publishing
The ubiquitous tower defence formula has resonated with millions of gamers, and this year has heralded a host of titles that attempt to integrate the traditional notions of defensive play with new and exciting mechanics. Orcs Must Die! successfully married direct combat and tower tactics, but Trendy Entertainment's effort goes one step further by providing a persistent RPG element that invokes the likes of Diablo and Torchlight. Dungeon Defenders is an incredibly brave proposition from a small independent studio... and a hybrid gamble that pays off in spades.
After four young heroes inadvertently release an ancient evil, they'll need to defend their all important crystals from waves of ravening invaders. Throughout a meaty collection of arenas with different spawn points, terrains and challenges, players will guard their crystal by deploying defensive installations along the routes that the shambling enemy hordes frequent. Standard tower defence fare to be sure, but you'll then need to directly use your character's unique abilities to deliver accessible and hectic death once the orcs, dark elves, wyverns and goblins begin their inexorable march. A stress-free build phase provides plenty of time for players to set up their perimeter between waves, though the fact that your character can only deploy towers within a tight radius means that you'll have to cover a lot of ground.
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Dungeon Defenders will be releasing on PSN today, followed by PC and XBLA tomorrow afternoon. To celebrate, Trendy Entertainment has thrown together one last dev diary to show you why you really, really ought to buy it. Check out the 11th hour trailer after the jump.
Our full review will be live in a couple of hours... with a ripe old score. Check back at lunchtime!Click here for the final Dungeon Defenders Dev Diary >>
Dungeon Defenders will be releasing next week on PSN, XBLA and PC (in that order), so Trendy Entertainment has one last developer diary to show us before the moment of truth. In this episode, we get to see some of the RPG mechanics in action - and witness how players can level the four different character classes, find tons of loot, raise and collect a variety of pets with different abilities, and forge and trade equipment.
We'll have a full review for you nearer the time. Remember that Steam pre-order customers get extra Portal and TF2 themed gear!Click here for the developer diary >>
Dungeon Defenders, Trendy Entertainment's tower defence/RPG hybrid, will be making its cross-platform debut in two weeks' time. PC owners can now pre-order it at a 10% discount on a number of digital platforms, but Steam pre-order customers will be able to enjoy a range of Valve-themed bonuses that include nods to Portal and Team Fortress 2 as well as powerful in-game bonuses. Check out the details after the break.Click here to read more...