I feel like I’ve said it a million times by now, and probably most recently (and most publicly) discussed the idea in a recent episode of the TouchArcade show where we got on the subject of how your iPad is basically as powerful (if not more so) than the PC’s we played “classic" MMO’s on a decade ago. So, where the heck are the shared experience MMO clients that let me take my game with me regardless of where I am or what client I’m connected with?! Sure, there’s a couple of them (Spacetime Studios is particularly killing it.) but nowhere near as many as you’d think there’d be. The just-released Vendetta Online (Free) seems like it’s just what the doctor ordered.
It’s a huge-scale space MMO that’s giving me some serious Freelancer vibes, which is definitely a good thing. The payment model is cool too, as your initial 99¢ download gets your access to the game for a month, then after that it’s just another dollar a month if you want to keep playing. That seems super-low risk, and really agreeable if you want to keep playing.
Oh, and there’s even a “Player Contribution Corps," per the iTunes description, where you can directly contribute to content that gets added to the game if you become a hardcore member of the community. Getting started on a new MMO is intimidating, that’s for sure, but this one is tickling all the right places for me and I’m stoked to spend some time with it. For more info on the game, check out the official web site which has downloads links for the Mac, Windows, and Linux clients as well as the thread on our forums.