As 2013 comes to an end, we’re already feeling the icy chill of winter here at Trendy. I had to take out my winter coat to endure the frigid 65 degree weather. And that’s not even counting the cow blanket that permanently warms my office chair!

We’re going to take a detailed look at this past year in review in January, but for now here’s a brief summary:

    In March: We headed to Boston for PAX East.


    In October: We narrowed our focus to a true Dungeon Defenders sequel and unveiled the game’s new direction to the world at NYCC.


    In November: Studio Director Dave Lloyd shared our five pillars, beloved Community Manager iamisom returned, and the Defense Council raised over $16,000 for Child’s Play.

And that brings us to December. It’s been a busy few weeks here at Trendy, but this is our last post for the year. Our studio will be closed from December 23rd through January 1st as we spend some much-deserved rest and relaxation time with our families. We’ll hit the ground running in 2014. After a few warm-up laps. And maybe some stretches.

Before we leave for the comforts of 8-Bit Wreaths and Gingerbread Death Stars, we have a very special gift for you.


Isn’t she a beauty? This is one of our first pieces of loot for Dungeon Defenders II, and while it’s got all the style and substance you could want, it’s missing one thing: A name! We tried throwing a few trays’ worth of Scrabble tiles at the artists and seeing what stuck (literally), but just as I was about to slingshot a Triple Word Score at them, Josh thought of an even better solution. “Let’s get the fans to name it!” Brilliant.

So what will it be? Will you go for the minimalist approach (“Dwayne” seems to be a big hit for the lightning bug around the office) or something epicly verbose? Leave a comment below with your proposed name and when we get back from our break, Creative Director Danny Araya will choose his favorite. The winner will receive a seat on the Defense Council, and the winning name will adorn this lovely piece of loot!

And remember, while Council members aren’t eligible to win a seat, we still want to hear your ideas! If you win, we’ll give you something special.

From our family at Trendy to yours, we wish you a safe and happy holiday. See you next year!

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