Vendetta Online's iPad version needs a crowdfunding boost
Developer Guild Software has set the crowdfunding goal to $100,000. As of this writing, 267 backers have already pledged $14,744 or around 14% of the goal amount with 34 days to go before the campaign ends.
Part of the funds raised in the Kickstarter effort will be spent to bring the game to the 2nd generation and newer iPads, with a goal of shipping the iPad version in the first half of 2013. Specifically, it will be spent towards polishing the iPad experience, adding retinal display support and plugging voiceovers to the early missions, according to the Kickstarter description.
"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."
The rest of the Kickstarter funds will be spent on developing Vendetta Online 1.9, an ambitious update for the indie online rpg, for release by late 2013.
“This will include improved graphics, sound and rendering technology, advancements to our universe, economy and conquerable territory, plus improvements to player-owned capships and other areas,” said Guild Software.