Community Announcements - lars.doucet
Two things:
  1. News, Art, Characters, and Music from DQ2!
  2. Announcing Defender's Quest 1 HD special edition upgrade
Details, pictures, audio clips, and more:
Community Announcements - lars.doucet
Hey everybody! I've got good news and bad news.

Bad news first:

Apparently some new law has been passed in South Korea that requires all games sold on Steam that support the Korean language to be officially rated by the Korean game rating's agency, or GRAC. When I got notice of this, I immediately got in touch with our Korean fan translators, Team.SM, to see what the process would be.

Team.SM seems to be unhappy with the new law, and in an apparent protest have (politely) asked us to remove their fan translation from Steam. We will respect their wishes and do so -- the files will be removed shortly in a new update.

To be clear - Level Up Labs has no official position on South Korean politics, South Korean game rating policies, or the law in question. We're just respecting the wishes of our fan translators.

I do hope that in the future we can restore the translation, and if the situation is resolved somehow, we will immediately restore the translation files.

EDIT: If you were using the korean translation and now the game is crashing, the fix is here:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/218410/discussions/0/620695877224771774/

The Good News

So, we have always shipped the game's original soundtrack with the game files, but it was hidden away in your game files as a nondescript .zip file. With the recent addition of Steam's music player, we have pushed an update that will make Steam auto-detect the soundtrack in the music player! Check the "Music" section of your library.

Also, we have a major announcement coming soon RE: Defender's Quest 2. Stay tuned!
Community Announcements - lars.doucet
For all of those who have Defender's Quest on your wishlist but haven't gotten the game yet, well, now's your chance!

Defender's Quest is featured in this week's Humble Weekly Bundle:
https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly

Also be sure to check out the other awesome titles in the bundle!

Lilly Looking Through
Ms. Splosion Man
The Cat Lady
Long Live the Queen
The Yawhg
Valdis Story: Abyssal City
Community Announcements - lars.doucet
Hey Defender's Quest fans! Now that Steam has gotten it's fancy new face-lift, we've jumped aboard the curation train since that seems to be what all the cool kids are doing.

If you like our way of thinking about games, you can get the latest recommendations from our own Lars Doucet right here:

http://store.steampowered.com/curator/6856238/

You can also check out Anthony Pecorella's picks here:

http://store.steampowered.com/curator/6857175/
Community Announcements - lars.doucet
Hey everyone!

We've just released version 1.1.47 for the Windows, Mac, and Linux versions of the game. Here's what's new since last time:

-- New Japanese translation!
-- Korean translation out of beta!
-- Russian translation out of beta!
-- Czech translation out of beta!
-- Attempts at bugfixes with Steam API
-- Fixing typos here and there

The remaining bugs that people have reported have been *very* hard to fix since they I can't always reproduce them, but I've made my best effort anyway, crossing my fingers that this solves some of those issues.
Community Announcements - lars.doucet
I'm taking part in a group AMA on reddit *RIGHT NOW* if you want to ask us questions about Defender's Quest II!

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/220xfl/we_are_game_developers_of_anodyne_defenders_quest/
Community Announcements - lars.doucet
Here's the link:

http://www.fortressofdoors.com/2014/04/nobuo-uematsu-to-work-on-defenders.html

Nobuo Uematsu, the famed composer of the Final Fantasy series, will be composing the main theme for Defender's Quest 2. Full details in the article!

This is not a joke. This is happening.
Community Announcements - lars.doucet
Hey everyone, we have some news about what's happening with Defender's Quest 2!

http://www.fortressofdoors.com/2014/03/defenders-quest-2-march-update.html

I'll try to be better about coordinating news about development in the future, our community is spread out over a lot of channels :)

I also have one last final round of bugfixes for DQ1 I want to hit (achievement synchs, etc), before putting it to bed for good.
Community Announcements - lars.doucet
Just a quick patch to fix some things.

--Fixes mod compatibility (backgrounds weren't showing up, other problems)
--Fixes "black screen on starting New Game+" error

This is for windows only for now for simplicity's sake, Mac/Linux will go up with coordinated patches as soon as I'm confident I've found all the little bugs I need to fix.
Community Announcements - lars.doucet
Hey everyone!

We're celebrating Defender's Quest's two-year anniversary with a 48-hour, 90%-off blowout on Steam. Tell all your friends!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/218410/

In other news, we were recently at Valve's Steam Dev Days conference, where we got hands-on experience with all their crazy new hardware. Be sure to read all about our experiences with the new Steam Controller. (Bottom line -- it's pretty good!)

Article:
http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/LarsDoucet/20140118/208868/Playing_Defenders_Quest_with_the_Steam_Controller.php

And as a reminder, we're still taking preorders for Defender's Quest 2: Mists of Ruin at http://www.defendersquest.com/2/.

Thanks for making this an absolutely wonderful 2 years!

--Level Up Labs
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