Dungeon Defenders II lands on Steam Early Access

Dec 05, 2014

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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. 

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 (http://www.dungeondefenders.com/PennyArcade)! 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, visithttp://www.dungeondefenders.com/, like the game on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/dungeondefenders) or follow the Trendy team @TrendyEnt. For press contact, e-mail Jerry Whitehead III (jerry@reverbinc.com) or Gregory Hutto (gregory@reverbinc.com) with Reverb Publishing and Communications.

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 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/204381/). 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.