- May 4, 2013
The mystery person who made Defense Grid 2 possible after it had fallen short on Kickstarter is serial games-investor Steven Dengler.
He's the CEO of currency converter site XE and also the founder of Dracogen, an investment company (maybe just him) "committed to helping fun and awesome things happen". Dracogen has pumped money into projects such as The Banner Saga, Double Fine Adventure, Project Eternity, Wasteland 2 and even the Veronica Mars Movie. Dracogen threw more than $10,000 at Torment: Tides of Numenera, apparently. The list of projects and studios backed goes on and on.
"Steven represents a group of people who could revive independent games," said Jeff Pobst, founder of Defense Grid developer Hidden Path Entertainment, in an interview with VentureBeat.