Gainesville developer announces international release

Trendy Entertainment, a Gainesville-based videogame developer, has officially announced an international release for its upcoming game: Dungeon Defenders.

The game could be described as a mix between an action role-playing game, similar to Diablo II, and a tower-defense, like Crystal Defenders.

Players will choose a hero to customize and use to defend their base against wave after wave of monsters in the land of Etheria. As each level progresses, players will have the chance to upgrade defensive and offensive parts of their base or improve their characters stats to better defend against the onslaught of enemies. Players will also be able to play online cooperatively or competitively.

A somewhat simplistic demo for this game was released about a year ago and is no longer available to the public. However, compared to the videos released for the finished product, a wealth of new features seem to have been added.

Among the new features, the most impressive might be the inclusion of support for PlayStation Move, the brand new PS3 motion controller. How this new interface will be integrated has yet to be announced, but the assumption is that it will include a pointer, similar to a computer mouse’s, for easier troop manipulation and selection.

Dungeon Defenders will also be joining the rather small lineup of downloadable 3D capable games on the PS3, currently there are only three others.

The promotional material for the game depicts a rather light and carefree atmosphere, which is apparent in its vivid cartoon-style graphics. This could be considered somewhat of a departure for the role-playing genre, which is typically riddled with dark tones and brooding anti-heroes.

There is no official release date yet, but the title is due for digital release across PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC sometime during the winter of 2010.

Check out the official Dungeon Defenders website for more detailed information on the game, and check out the trailer below.

6 Responses to “Gainesville developer announces international release”

  1. September 4, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Wow, that’s great information! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. 2 DTGG Games
    September 5, 2010 at 4:01 am

    I noticed you are using the name Etheria for your game world, I should point out that
    we have had a Etheria MMORPG project that begun years back.

    Our company is not one to stifle innovation, especially when we are also artists
    working in the same field.

    We don’t have a problem with you using that name, but I would like to ask that you
    not title any future games or expansion packs with that name.

    I would like to extend a non-exclusive license to you to continue using the name, since you are a small developer we are not asking for any licensing fee(s) as such.

    I just wanted to raise the point to ensure that there aren’t any future complications,
    hope you understand that this is a formality, so when we release or project we won’t
    be causing any undue problems for our publisher.


    • September 5, 2010 at 5:11 am

      While I appreciate the “non-exclusive license,” Dungeon Defenders is not my game. I am a journalist and am in no way affiliated with the game this blog post is about. However, you may want to contact Trendy Entertainment, the developer of the game, about this.

  3. September 6, 2010 at 4:25 am

    I believe I may have seen a preview of this game during this year’s E3? It’s just too neat that they’re a local company. I’m curious about the Xbox360 online game play.

    • September 6, 2010 at 6:20 am

      Yeah me too. I got a chance to play it on PC, and I could see how it might be difficult to translate to a controller instead of a mouse and keyboard. I guess we’ll find out soon enough.

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