Defense Grid 2 has met the minimum amount of money it needs to receive the cash it is raising on the crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter, although it still might not be enough.

Currently, the developers Hidden Path have raised $271,000 (£170,000) from more than 6,000 backers to help towards the costs of production, which is $21,000 (£13,000) above its target of $250,000 (£160,000).

However, that money is only enough to cover Defense Grid: Containment , an eight-level expansion for the original title, which is due out at the end of the year. In order to fund the completion of a full sequel with a new engine and a 20-mission story, Hidden Path had hoped to raise $1,000,000 (£636,000).

Although funders have not met this, the developer has confirmed that backers will still get a copy with Defense Grid 2 when it is released.

"We’ll need to do extra work on our end to earn or raise the remaining funds in order to complete Defense Grid 2, but when we do, you’ll still be a part of the team. Crossing $250,000 (£160,000) gets you Defense Grid: Containment this December, and DG2 when it is complete," the statement read.

Yet, quite how they will find the remaining $750,000 (£477,000) remains to be seen, although the FAQ does hint that they may take up other projects to raise the money required. They do insist that the game has not been cancelled.

The original title, Defense Grid: The Awakening, "set the standard" for tower defense games. It tasked players with fending off alien attacks on military bases by building ranged tower-based weaponry. It well received by critics and fans alike, selling more than 500,000 copies and praised for its high quality, despite being a budget title.

Hidden Path have been working on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the next instalment in the hit first person shooter series from developers Valve. They had been contributing to and maintaining the previous edition, Counter-Strike: Source since 2004.ADNFCR-1220-ID-801431604-ADNFCR
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