Trendy Entertainment

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Trendy Entertainment LLC.
Industry Computer and video game industry
Headquarters Gainesville, Florida, United States
Key people
Darrell Rodriguez
Products Video games
Website Trendy Entertainment's Website

Trendy Entertainment is an American independent game development studio, founded by Agapitus Lye and Jeremy Stieglitz. It is located in Gainesville, Florida.[1] Trendy Entertainment is a developer of Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows, iOS, and Android platform games.

Trendy Entertainment developed the indie title Dungeon Defence in 4 weeks using the Unreal Engine, which was released on February 4, 2010.[2][3] The game formed the basis for Dungeon Defenders, released on October 19, 2011.[4][5]

A 2013 investigation by Kotaku magazine found the company to be a poor employer, citing a sexist work environment that demanded excessive work hours.[6][7][8] The company removed Stieglitz from their upcoming Dungeon Defenders 2 release shortly after.[9][10]


  1. ^ "Company information". The Independent Florida Alligator. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  2. ^ Schramm, Mike (2010-09-29). "Dungeon Defenders preview: Defense of the Diablo". Engadget. Retrieved 2015-03-19. 
  3. ^ Webster, Andrew (2011-02-24). "No royalties on Unreal Development Kit until $50,000 in sales". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2015-03-19. 
  4. ^ Muir, Bob (2011-08-23). "Dungeon Defenders finally releases on October 19". Destructoid. Retrieved 2015-03-19. 
  5. ^ Hillier, Brenna (2011-08-24). "Dungeon Defenders gets October 19 release date". VG247. Retrieved 2015-03-19. 
  6. ^ Schreier, Jason (2013-06-07). "Investigation: A Video Game Studio From Hell". Kotaku. Retrieved 2015-03-19. 
  7. ^ Nunneley, Stephany (2013-06-07). "Trendy Entertainment exposé claims studio is a harsh, mismanaged, sexist, work envorinment". VG247. Retrieved 2015-03-19. 
  8. ^ Frye, Patrick (2013-06-10). "Trendy Dungeon Defenders 2 Sexism Scandal Shines Light On Game Industry Abuses". Retrieved 2015-03-19. 
  9. ^ Schreier, Jason (2013-10-17). "The Video Game Studio From Hell: Four Months Later". Kotaku. Retrieved 2015-03-19. 
  10. ^ Sinha, Ravi (2014-04-15). "Former LucasArts President Now CEO at Dungeon Defenders Studio". Retrieved 2015-03-19. 

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