Recently OCModShop got the chance to speak with Michael Austin, CTO and lead designer for Defense Grid: The Awakening.
OCMS: What is the background and setting for the game?
MA: Your home planet is suddenly attacked by an enemy with weak tactics, but seemingly endless numbers of troops. You make your way to an old military base where you awaken the A.I. - a military general from the last war who was placed there to assist in case the aliens came back. With his help you try to stay one step ahead of them… protecting the power cores that are necessary to keep your world functioning and driving the aliens away.