However, Steven Dengler, founder of XE.com, has supplied the money to get Defense Grid 2, according to the developer. The same person also helped co-develop games with Tim Schafer's Double Fine studio.
Dengler is simply a superfan of the series. “I’m extremely excited to be working with Hidden Path to help make Defense Grid 2 a reality. I’m a huge fan of the original game, and it’s tremendously satisfying to provide resources to help get the game made. I love that crowd sourced funding provided the first step along the journey,” he gushed, adding “It’s amazing to live in a time when the developer, a fan investor, and the fan base of the game itself can get a game funded on their own without relying on traditional publishers. This is a whole new model and it will be fascinating to see how far it can go.”
Defense Grid 2 will be released on PC in 2014.