Omniball bouncing out onto the iPhone
Playing Pong in all directions
Vendettas Studios is a new iPhone studio comprising a like-minded collective of programmers, graphic artists and technology consultants in North Carolina, and it's preparing for the release of its first game, Omniball.
"We wanted to take something as simple as the 2D ping-pong genre, and take it in a new direction," explains designer and lead artist Jason David Cook. "And that's literally what we did: we took it in every direction, to the full 360 degrees. That's where the name came from, Omniball, and that's also what makes it unique."
The game requires you to rotate colour-coded paddles in a circular arena, deflecting a coloured ball using the appropriate panel to stop it from escaping the ring. Omniball will also allow two different multiplayer modes: two player on a single device, or up to four players via Bluetooth connected multiplayer.
"We're here to prove that we can create original and enjoyable material in a non-conformist way," says Brian Mangum, project leader on Omniball. "You can tell as soon as the game starts that we want our premiere title to be a hit. Polished art, audio, and rewarding game play are a few of the solid features found in this futuristic, yet retro title."Omniball should be with us by mid-October, and Vendetta Studios promises lots more exciting news in the months to come.