Welcome to this episode of the Space Game Junkie podcast, my friends! This week, Jim, Hunter and I sit down with John Bergman, Founder and CEO of Guild Software, and one of the co-creators of the long-running space MMO, Vendetta Online! This game has been around since 2002 (it hit retail in 2004), and is one of the longest running space MMO games around. We talk to John about the game’s longevity, the underlying systems, how many changes that have been made to the game, making a game for multiple platforms, the game’s community and much more. It ended up being one of our longest podcasts because John is just such a font of fascinating information. We’ve really fallen for this game recently, so we were super excited to talk to John about the game, and we hope you enjoy the show as much as we did.
Next week on the show, due to the needs of our guest, we’ll be switching our Tuesday and Thursday shows so that the podcast will be on Thursday. We’ll be welcoming back the developer of the fleet-based space shooter Close Order! As always, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, you can leave them below, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit us up on the forums. Thanks for listening/watching, my friends, and again, we hope you enjoy the show!
- EVE Online
- Vendetta Online
- Wing Commander