Vendetta Online for iPad Preview!
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I'm excited to bring you the first public preview of Vendetta Online for the iPad, with this demonstration of a prototype build running on an iPad2 connected over wifi. The video is oriented towards both those supporters who are interested in the upcoming iOS version, as well as any new people who may not be familiar with our game.
In the video, I'm actually playing the game through a tiny display on the back of my camera, which makes it much more difficult to see what I'm doing, or touch the right locations sometimes; please bear that in mind when watching me play :).
The prototype version is running pretty well, although we still have a lot of work to do, aside from those remaining features and polish where we're asking for your Kickstarter support (voiceover enhancements, retinal content, etc).
Still, I wanted to give you all some idea of the progress that we've made, and show you how the development is coming along. I hope you're as excited about it as I am.
For those existing players who are more interested in upcoming game changes, please remember that the main intent of this fundraising effort is the "1.9" gameplay goals for all platforms. The plan is to ship the iPad version as soon as we can, and then immediately focus all our attention on gameplay enhancements, to make the 1.9 goals a reality in 2013.
John "Incarnate" Bergman, Guild Software
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