Orcs Must Die 2 opens the door to Steam Workshop

Orcs Must Die 2 has added Steam Workshop functionality today, allowing war mages to share custom weaponry and traps, modified from existing in-game items, through Steam. Players can also create and share their own custom onslaught levels by modifying creature behavior and sets today.

Developer Robot Entertainment also revealed Steam Trading Cards would be added to Orcs Must Die 2 "soon."

Orcs Must Die 2, a tower defense game where players must set traps to combat encroaching waves of orcs, launched a year ago on Steam with an emphasis on co-op – the biggest requested feature following the launch of the first game. It's a game our review said is an improvement upon the original in almost every single way.
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Plus Steam Trading Cards Coming Soon!

PLANO, Texas – July 10, 2013 – Robot Entertainment today announced that Orcs Must Die! 2 now supports Steam Workshop and will soon be getting Steam Trading Cards! When it released last summer, Orcs Must Die! 2 gave players a broad new Spellbook filled with original and classic traps, each with unlockable upgrades. Robot Entertainment is now giving War Mages the tools to expand their magical arsenal even further.

Have you been yearning for a crossbow that shoots freezing bolts? Now you can make one. Craving a special tar trap for the Sorceress? You've got it. Combine all of the game's traps, visual effects, and stat effects with your own custom textures and Spellbook art to custom-build your new favorite traps, trinkets, and weapons. Once you've put them to the test, upload your custom items to the Workshop to share with thousands of War Mages and give the Order a plethora of new ways to slaughter orcs!

Orcs Must Die! 2 Workshop Features:

· Craft New Traps, Trinkets, and Weapons – Using existing Spellbook items, War Mages can construct a dizzying array of new traps to take into battle. Combine existing 3D models with new textures, new stats, new upgrade designs, and new visual effects to craft and share your best orc-maiming ideas.

· New Onslaughts – Modify the creatures and timing for waves in existing Orcs Must Die! 2 fortresses and caves to create new and challenging experiences. Did you already beat the game on Nightmare? Now you can create your own ultra-Nightmare Mode to put your skills to the test. Share your custom onslaught levels and campaigns with the community on Workshop.

· New Costumes – Replace the textures on any of the sixteen War Mage and Sorceress costumes in Orcs Must Die! 2. Create a huge closet of intimidating new costumes to strike fear into the hearts of orcs!

Get started with the Orcs Must Die! 2 Workshop here:

Steam Trading Cards
War Mages will also soon be able to earn Steam Trading Cards for playing Orcs Must Die! 2. Collect trading cards just for playing Orcs Must Die! 2, then craft your cards into special game badges. Crafting game badges earns you cool new Steam items like emoticons, profile backgrounds, coupons and more!

Find out more about Steam Trading Cards here:

Orcs Must Die! 2 is an action-strategy game that challenges players and their friends to team up and defend a world constantly under siege. Orcs Must Die! 2 is available exclusively as a digital download o

This article was originally published on Joystiq.