Dungeon Defenders PC SDK public, pre-alpha pass for new mode available

Dungeon Defenders, Trendy Entertainment's stalwart downloadable title launched in the midst of the end-of-year madness, recently released its software development kit (SDK) and a pre-alpha pass to a new game mode on PC.

The Dungeon Defenders SDK allows modders to tweak all aspects of the game and create... well, whatever they've got the the talent to come up with. Compelling new levels would be a great place to start.

Trendy also launched a pre-alpha pass for the game's 16-player capture the flag mode. In it, two teams of eight compete to hold the flag longest, with players able to import their existing characters. It is an alpha, so dive in if you're ready to give plenty of feedback.
%Gallery-137147%
Show full PR text
Trendy Entertainment Opens Dungeon Defenders to the Community, Releases Development Kit & 16-player Capture the Flag Pre-Alpha

Not Only Do Modders Get Access to the Full Source Code, but Everyone Can Help Develop the All-New 16-Player Capture the Flag PvP Mode!

Twain Harte, CA – November 11th –Today, Trendy Entertainment is opening Dungeon Defenders up to the community with the release of its Dungeon Defenders Development Kit and 16-player Capture the Flag pre-alpha on PC. With these tools, Dungeon Defenders players will not only be able to modify Dungeon Defenders' content and create entirely new games based on its code, but they'll be able to directly influence the development of Trendy's next major gameplay mode – 16-player Capture the Flag. With seamless multiplayer matchmaking with automatic transferring of new maps and content over the Internet, all players will be able to enjoy this user-created content.

The Dungeon Defenders Development Kit (found here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/202522/?snr=1_4_4__103) is a robust set of tools for players to modify all aspects of Dungeon Defenders and create their own content and games. Packaged with the game's complete source code and art assets, it is one of the definitive Unreal reference codebases for anyone looking to create their own Unreal games.

This Dungeon Defenders Capture the Flag: Pre-Alpha Pass (found here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/202523/?snr=1_4_4__103) grants players early access to Dungeon Defenders' 16-player Capture the Flag mode. Here they must form 8-man teams and score the most points by killing opponents and holding the flag for the longest time. This mode will be playable online with players' existing characters, and players can provide feedback to Trendy Entertainment while they flesh out this gameplay mode through their forums here.

More information on the Dungeon Defenders Development Kit and Dungeon Defenders Capture the Flag: Pre-Alpha Pass can be found in this YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGFXA91NsOw.

Also, a video example of the First Person Defenders mod included with the Development Kit can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFMSCvstvYM.

Modding Support and Content can be found via Trendy's forums here, or via http://www.dungeondefendersnexus.com/

Dungeon Defenders brings together the best elements of tower defense and action-RPG progression in a fully 3D environment; spreading the four-player co-op mayhem out across 15 unique maps – 30 challenges, four difficulty settings – in all its loot-raiding, spell-casting, level-up stacking glory. Players control one of four distinct heroes – Squire, Apprentice, Huntress and Monk - in an epic bid to fight back an ancient evil. Each character comes with distinct functionalities, and players can create and customize an armory of weapons and equipment. The campaign, whether with friends or solo, has tons and tons of gameplay with hundreds of loot drops (all upgradeable and customizable) to make each character that much more distinct.

Check out the launch trailer for Dungeon Defenders here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KhaA279thk

Dungeon Defenders is rated E10+ by the Entertainment Software Review Board and is available for download now on Xbox LIVE Arcade for 1,200 Microsoft Points, and on PlayStation Network and Steam for $14.99. For more information on the game, visit www.dungeondefenders.com, follow the game on Facebook http://facebook.com/dungeondefenders or follow the Trendy team @TrendyEnt.

###

This article was originally published on Joystiq.