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Vendetta Online to support the OUYA!
Vendetta Online for your TV!
We're now happy to announce that we will be targeting support for the new Android-based OUYA game console! Our game is very well proven on Android, and especially on the NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip that powers the OUYA. The main development process for us will include adding support for some of the cool features offered by the OUYA's controller, as well as their purchasing system.
This will mark the first time we've targeted a console for a launch of Vendetta Online, largely due to the validation requirements and limited update options on traditional console platforms, making frequently-updated games like ours impossible. The open nature of the OUYA with the Android platform avoids this issue and allows us to deliver the same self-updating experience we currently bring to Windows, Mac, Linux and traditional Android devices. Unlike the usual "Application Store" type of game update, which re-downloads the entire game and data, our minimum-differential patching system can pack major game changes into only a few megs, making a better experience for the end-user and allowing us to frequently roll out new improvements.
While our game is not usually played on a TV, and as a result the title has not been built around a "10-foot user interface" (the distance from the player to a TV), we expect this challenge to be simplified thanks to the OUYA's touch-enabled controller and the configurability of our own interface system.
If you'd like to see the major game expansion of Vendetta Online 1.9 come to your OUYA this year, please consider pledging to our Kickstarter!
John Bergman, Guild Software Inc.