Defense Council to advise during Dungeon Defenders II developing

Nov 11, 2013

Trendy Entertainment today announced the formation of the “Defense Council” a new advisory council that will allow players with a vested interest in the development of the game to provide early, focused feedback directly to the development team. 

Unreal Indie Bundle available today, Offers Seven Games for $20

Apr 29, 2013

Epic Games, Inc. has worked with numerous exceptionally talented independent developers to put together the very first Unreal Indie Bundle, giving gamers seven acclaimed, Unreal Engine 3-powered indie games for the price of one. For one week the Unreal Indie Bundle is available for $19.99 (USD), £14.99 (GBP) and €17.99 (EUR) on Steam.

From the tower-defending excitement of Trendy Entertainment’s “Dungeon Defenders” to the abstract first-person puzzling of Toxic Games’ “Q.U.B.E.,” the limited-time Unreal Indie Bundle showcases the great variety of games that can be developed using Epic’s industry-leading Unreal Engine technology.

Here’s a rundown of the titles included in the bundle, which launches today:

o   “The Ball” is a first person action-adventure game featuring a captivating single-player campaign. When a swashbuckling archaeologist working on a dormant Mexican volcano gets stuck in a cavern, it doesn’t take long to realize there is much more to this exotic place.

o   Save the land of Etheria from an Ancient Evil in the tower defense action-RPG “Dungeon Defenders.” Create a hero from one of four distinct classes to fight back wave after wave of enemies by summoning defenses and directly participating in the action-packed combat.

o   “Primal Carnage” is an online multiplayer shooter that engrosses players in skilled PVP combat, team-based strategy and savage class-oriented matches unlike any previously experienced. Be it an armed human mercenary or a cunning dinosaur, “Primal Carnage” unleashes the inner beast in anyone who seeks to survive amongst the fittest.

o   Set in a mysterious and abstract sterile environment, “Q.U.B.E.” (Quick Understanding of Block Extrusion) is a first-person puzzle game that challenges players to navigate each level by manipulating coloured cubes that surround them.

o   You think Tower Defense games are all about building? You thought wrong. Sanctum is not an average tower defense title. When the havoc starts, join the fray! As a pioneer of the first-person shooter – tower defense genre, “Sanctum” takes the best of both worlds to deliver an epic, one-of-a-kind experience.

o   “Unmechanical” is a puzzle adventure that combines tricky puzzle solving, alluring exploration and an engrossing atmosphere. Set in a fantastic world of flesh, rock and steel, the journey to freedom requires solving a great variety of puzzling challenges. While it’s easy to pick up and play, later challenges may prove very difficult indeed.

o   Shooter fans deserve more. And those who haven’t discovered the pleasure of twin-stick destruction deserve an entry point. Introducing “Waves,” a twin-stick shooter that can be played by anyone, but with a high enough skill threshold to keep even the most hardened shooter fan entertained.

You got RTS in my Dungeon Defenders with The Summoner Hero Class

May 24, 2012

Available on PC & MAC ( for $3.99, the Summoner is now upon us as Dungeon Defenders’ latest hero class. The Summoner changes the pace of battle by introducing a brand new way to play: unit management. Instead of placing defenses, the Summoner can call upon his own personal army to protect the Eternia Crystals. Using Overlord Mode, you can control these minions from a top-down ‘RTS-style’ perspective. Did we mention he can have two pets?

The DLC is $3.99 on Steam, and can be found here:


Trendy Entertainment offering $1000 for Dungeon Defenders Mapmaker Contest

Apr 20, 2012

Trendy Entertainment is proud to announce the first ever Dungeon Defenders mapping contest! Savvy creators are in for a treat, as the winning map will be bought from the designer for $1,000 dollars, and the map will be introduced as an official Dungeon Defenders map with the creator(s) credited for their work. Not only that, but runners-up will get some crazy awesome loot and cash prizes too.

For the complete breakdown of rules, submission process, prizes and further information, click HERE. Otherwise, here’s the quickie breakdown:

The rules are quite simple!

  1. Maps should be traditional Tower Defense, supporting 4-6 Heroes. Use of special mechanics like fans and magic carpets is fine. Boss fights are also allowed.
  2. Use of custom materials is allowed.
  3. Collaborations are allowed. Multiple authors can pool their talents on a single submission, and split any prizes that may be awarded. However, only 1 map per author is allowed.
  4. Maps created prior to the start of this contest are ineligible.
  5. Do your best to make the map actually work. You will not be disqualified if the map contains errors. I.e. a particular monster spawn is broken, last wave doesn’t end properly, whatever. However, you will suffer a small penalty in the scoring process.
  6. Entries must be submitted no later than June 21 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Maps will be judged by a popular and judge vote based on Balance, Originality, Detailing, and Optimization. For a breakdown of these categories, go HERE.

So, what can fearless defenders hope to win?

1st place: Map inclusion into Dungeon Defenders Ranked & Open mode, $1,000 prize and a DunDef prize pack (TBD)
2nd place: $500 and a DunDef prize pack (TBD)
3rd place: $250 and a DunDef prize pack (TBD)
4th place: DunDef prize pack (TBD)

To get started, download Dungeon Defenders and the Dungeon Defenders Development Kit from Steam. Good luck Defenders!

Buy Dungeon Defenders: HERE
Download the Dungeon Defenders Development Kit: HERE
Browse DDDK Tutorials: HERE

Dungeon Defenders to get Penny Arcade character skins

Apr 02, 2012

Is there a better way to get into the spirit of PAX than to have one of the best-selling digital titles of all time sport new and awesome Penny Arcade character skins? Trendy Entertainment thinks not, and as a result, are thrilled and honored to announce that for the PC version of Dungeon Defenders, several of the beloved webcomic’s characters will be playable as part of a special PAX-themed DLC pack on sale on Steam by Friday, April 6 (! Come by the Reverb Publishing booth (808) to see the Penny Arcade characters in action and to grab a giveaway card that will include a code to grab the character pack DLC for free! Supplies are VERY limited, so come by early and often.

“We’re all HUGE fans of the Penny Arcade strip, and of how they’ve consistently churned out hilarious and thought-provoking comics on the gaming industry for well over a dozen years,” said Jeremy Stieglitz, CTO and co-founder of Trendy Entertainment. “It’s a gigantic feather in our cap to hear that Mike and Jerry are fans of Dungeon Defenders – they’re famously selective about which games they work with, and we’re ecstatic to have made the cut. We hope these characters provide some levity and excitement for our PC players leading into the best gaming festival around.”

Here are the four Penny Arcade character skins coming to the PC version of Dungeon Defenders:

  • • Cardboard Tube Samurai (Gabe’s alter-ego – skin for the Monk Class)
  • • Tycho (skin for the Squire Class)
  • • Annarchy (skin for the Huntress Class)
  • • Jim Darkmagic (skin for the Apprentice Class)

In addition to all this Penny Arcade goodness, Trendy is awesome enough to give PAX goers a chance to play the upcoming Aquanos DLC (part three of four from the Quest for the Lost Eternia Shards DLC) before it’s live! If you’re at PAX, you definitely don’t want to miss out coming by Reverb’s 808 booth.

Dungeon Defenders is one of the fastest selling downloadable games of all time. Bringing together the best elements of tower defense and action-RPG progression, it allows players to team up and fight across 15 unique maps, 30 challenges and four difficulty settings in all of the game’s loot-raiding, spell-casting, level-up stacking glory. Players control one of four distinct heroes in an epic bid to fight back an ancient evil. Each character comes with special functions, and players can create and customize/upgrade an armory of weapons and equipment.

Dungeon Defenders is rated E10+ by the Entertainment Software Rating Board and is available for download now on Steam for $14.99. For more information on the game, visit, like the game on Facebook ( or follow the Trendy team @TrendyEnt. For press contact, e-mail Jerry Whitehead III ( or Gregory Hutto ( with Reverb Publishing and Communications.

Dungeon Defenders Hits 1 Million Downloads – Free Steam Valentine’s Day Content & iOS Sale

Feb 14, 2012

There’s no better date than a 4-player co-op frenzy with your significant other and a fellow couple. Dungeon Defenders is just the co-op experience you’ll love with a brand new DLC on Steam. Team up to play the “Sky O’ Love” Challenge Mission, and become matchmaker by pairing “Boy” mobs with their same-species, significant, “Girl” mob others!

But watch out… Mega Cupid isn’t too happy about you doing his work for him. This event also includes a redesigned tavern, four new Hero outfits, and a unique cupid pet! And… Wait… the Squire is finally getting pants!!!?

To celebrate (a million PC/console downloads, not the pants), Trendy Entertainment will also be putting the iPhone/iPad version of Dungeon DefendersDungeon Defenders: Second Wave, on a week-long sale for $0.99! Check it out!


Dungeon Defenders 75% Off Today on Steam

Dec 28, 2011

When Dungeon Defenders first came out, I tried the XBLA and PC demos. The XBLA demo did not leave a good impression with me control wise, but after playing the PC demo I was left with a much better impression and a lot more customization (mainly the UI size). It’s tower defense yes, but it is bright and colorful and you’re in the middle of the action (much like Orcs Must Die!) but this vibrant game also has MANY levels to play as well as free and paid DLC in constant support of the game.  A few weeks ago it went on sale (similar to this) and I immediately bought a 4-pack and gave away 3 copies to friends. So while we don’t have an official review, it comes highly recommend and today is a good day to buy.

We hope you’re enjoying this holiday season, because we’re about to make it even better! A ton of people were lucky enough to catch Dungeon Defenders on Steam for 75% off a while back, and now, those who missed it have the same opportunity! Dungeon Defenders has been 50% off since December 20th, but today and for one day only, Steam has Dungeon Defenders and some of its DLC at 75% off yet again! You have to hurry if you want to get in on this sweet deal; again, TODAY ONLY! If you miss it, though, don’t worry – it’ll still be 50% off through January 2nd.

Buy it now on Steam for 75% off:

Dungeon Defenders – $3.75

Dungeon Defenders New Heroes DLC – $1.25

Dungeon Defenders Warping Core Challenge Mission Pack – $.49

Dungeon Defenders The Great Turkey Hunt – $.49

Dungeon Defenders Halloween Mission Pack – $.49

Dungeon Defenders Halloween Costume Pack – $.25

Dungeon Defenders’ Etherian Holiday Extravaganza DLC out now

Dec 21, 2011

‘Tis the season for epic co-op awesomeness! In celebration of the upcoming Holiday season, Trendy Entertainment is releasing yet another DLC pack for the Steam version of Dungeon Defenders.


Following in the footsteps of the popular Halloween and Thanksgiving DLC packs, this content latest batch of additional goodies includes:

  • • 4 brand-new, holiday-themed character skins for the Apprentice, Monk, Squire and Huntress
  • • 4 all-new, holiday-themed weapons for the Apprentice, Monk, Squire and Huntress
  • • A new Holiday mission where you must deliver Christmas presents to random locations and defend them, ending in an epic boss fight with the evil Mega Snowman!
  • • Dungeon Defenders will also be on sale for a whopping50% off from today all the way through Monday, January 2!

Quest for the Lost Eternia Shards: Part 1 DLC now available for Dungeon Defenders

Dec 16, 2011

Trendy Entertainment, Reverb Publishing, and D3Publisher are about to unleash the first part of downloadable content (DLC) for its exceedingly addictive and successful downloadable title, Dungeon Defenders. The DLC will be available on PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft on December 21st, and Steam today for only $3.99 ( As part one of the Quest for the Lost Eternia Shards, gamers everywhere can now finally take their first look outside of their castle and into the rest of the vivid Dungeon Defenders universe.

Each quest will take players through an entirely new campaign map, a new PvP map, and a new challenge mission with new story cinematics, enemies, 10 all new weapons, a new pet, a new boss, and more! When gamers complete the quest, even more secrets may await.


Dungeon Defenders celebrates Thanksgiving with themed DLC and a Holiday Sale on Steam!

Nov 24, 2011

In celebration of Thanksgiving, Trendy Entertainment is releasing a ton of DLC for the Steam version of Dungeon Defenders. The core game will also be on sale on Steam for 50% off during this time period! This content includes:


Dungeon Defenders are (Freely) Outfitted for Halloween

Oct 29, 2011

Trendy Entertainment, D3Publisher and Reverb Publishing announced today that its recently released action/tower defense/RPG mash-up Dungeon Defenders is a runaway success across all three platforms – Steam, Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation® Network. To get in the spirit of the spookiest holiday of the year, Trendy is releasing several Halloween-centric pieces of downloadable content (DLC) to all Steam and TrendyNet users for free for a limited time:

Eight brand new costumes for the four character classes – four of which everyone will get and four of which must be earned in-game

An devilishly hard Halloween-themed mission where players can earn the four ultra-rare costumes

Eight new Halloween-themed weapons (two apiece for each class)

A redesigned tavern for your heroes to celebrate Halloween in

Note: All purchases of Dungeon Defenders PC come with a Steam code to access ranked online play via TrendyNet.


Dungeon Defenders – Final Dev Diary before Today’s Launch

Oct 18, 2011

Trendy Entertainment has released the fifth and final developer diary for its upcoming co-op/action-RPG/tower-defense game, Dungeon Defenders! The video features an in-depth look at all of the content in Dungeon Defenders. There’s the Campaign Missions with four different difficulty levels, which follow the heroes on their quest to rid their castle from evil. There’s also Challenge Missions, which turn the foundations of Tower Defense on its head. There’s Survival Mode, Trendy’s own brand of infinite Tower Defense, and Pure Strategy Mode, an extremely pure version of Tower Defense. For hardcore players there’s even Mix Mode, the ultimate, randomized, challenge – and all of these support extra experience and loot for your heroes, so get ready for a long adventure!


Dungeon Defenders Pre-Orders on Steam Grant Exclusive Valve Bonuses!

Oct 10, 2011

Reverb Publishing and Trendy Entertainment have announced that their highly anticipated action-RPG, tower defense game Dungeon Defenders is now open for pre-order on Steam ( and other digital download services! Defenders who pre-order on Steam will not only receive a 10% discount (normally $14.99, but $13.49 on discount), but will also receive the following Steam Exclusive DLC:

The Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device for the Huntress hero class. Constantly consuming energy when active, this device allows its user to open portals from one location to another and can be used to greatly extend a trap’s range, quickly teleport across the map, or confound enemies!

Four Team Fortress 2 Familiars:

– The Heavy: Uses his Gatling gun to shoot at enemies from afar.

– The Engineer: Repairs groups of nearby towers while you’re on the offensive.

– The Medic: Heals a group of nearby allies amidst battle.

– The Pyro: Uses a flame-thrower to set your foes on fire.





Dungeon Defenders is a four-player, co-operative, online tower defense action-RPG. Players can create heroes from one of four distinct classes to defend the land of Etheria. Throughout their journey they can customize and level their heroes, forge equipment, gather epic amounts of loot, collect and raise pets, play through multiple difficulties, and more! Developed by Trendy Entertainment, Dungeon Defenders will release October 18th for PlayStation®Network and on October 19, 2011 for Windows PC and Xbox LIVE Arcase from D3Publisher and Reverb Publishing.