Kickstarter has been a saving grace for many games that may never have been given a chance to develop. But how will a game like Vendetta Online thatÂs been live for more than a decade fare as it looks to crowdfunding for to develop a huge new expansion and create a new iOS version? Indy developer Guild Software hopes that it will be good as their new Kickstarter aims to do just that. The multiplatform space game is already available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android devices with players across each sharing the same universe, but if all goes as planned and the $100,000 Kickstarter goal is reached, the team plans to add iOS support and hefty new expansion loaded with new game features and improvements.
The expansion plans, if successfully funded, look to add improved graphics, improve sound, better rendering tech, add new conquerable territory, improve player-owned capships and more. Guild Software Founder & Lead Designer John Bergman took some time to speak with MMORPG.com about what the team hopes to accomplish in greater detail if the Kickstarter is successful.
"The biggest short-term enhancement to Dynamic Warfare will be expanding it to impact larger areas of territory within the game. Basically, as a construct, it serves to give a means for contention and conquest of territory; a model that can be applied both to users and guilds, as well as the large-scale AI factions I mentioned earlier."
Read the full interview at MMORPG to learn more about planned expansion features and the iOS version.
Check out the official press release and Kickstarter video below. Visit the Vindetta Online Kickstarter page for more details.
Will Kickstarter bring the space MMO "Vendetta Online" to the iPad?
MILWAUKEE, WI, January 18th 2013. Award-winning game developer Guild Software is excited to launch a Kickstarter crowdfunding effort to support further game enhancements along with an iPad version of their long-running space MMORPG "Vendetta Online". The game made headlines back in March of 2011, when it launched on the Android platform and became the first 3D MMO to make the jump from PC to mobile, quickly climbing to the #1 paid app on the Play Store and taking center stage in a series of Verizon TV commercials. Now the team at Guild Software is ready to make that leap again, and with the help of supporters will deliver an even more polished and premium experience for iPad owners.
"We'll be thrilled to bring our intense brand of multi-player space gaming to iPad family of devices," said John Bergman, CEO of Guild Software. "Our game offers a seamless transition between desktop and mobile, so players can easily switch back and forth between their iPad and their Mac without limitation."
All players and platforms share the same universe within Vendetta Online, so iOS users will rub elbows with those on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and WinRT. Beyond iPad support, the Kickstarter could also help fund the next major expansion of the title's gameplay, including enhanced player-owned capital ships and territorial conquest, and is scheduled for completion near the end of 2013. More information on the Kickstarter event may be found via:
For over a decade Vendetta Online has blended an intense mix of combat, trading, mining, and exploration to create a distinctive MMO experience.
From giant space battles over the dynamic conquest of territory, to player-manufactured capships and guild-owned stations, the title continues to push the envelope of what is possible in an online game. To learn more, visit http://www.vendetta-online.com
About Guild Software, Inc
Guild Software is an independent game developer based in Milwaukee, WI.
Founded in 1998, the company has continually pursued the cutting edge in large-scale multiplayer environments. Developing a completely proprietary MMO engine from scratch, these efforts culminated in the successful launch of Vendetta OnlineTM. Guild Software continues to expand upon Vendetta Online, using the title to further both the game and the NAOS Engine on which it is based, striving towards the next generation in unbounded, evolving worlds. To learn more, visit us at www.guildsoftware.com.