October 28th, 2012 | By Tom Christiansen
Veteran game developer, Edgar Vigdal, is reaching out to the community to help support his latest project, Warblade MK II.
The original Warblade has been available for PC and Mac computers for many years, and was based off of one of Vigdal’s earlier games: the award-winning Deluxe Galaga. With Warblade MK II, Vigdal wants to include features and designs that he had previously been unable to.
Warblade MK II will include a built-in level editor which users can upload online to share with their friends. The game is expected to be released for PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, and Linux.
Vigdal setup a funding campaign on Ulue, a site similar to Kickstarter and Indiegogo in that it offers donors awards based on amount donated. For example, people donating $20 or more receive a digital copy of the game, their name in the credits, a Warblade MK II postcard signed with thanks from Vigdal, an extended account online, and access to the beta versions of Vigdal’s future game projects.
Currently, the project is 74% funded, a little under $6,000 of the needed $8,000. On the Ulue campaign page, Vigdal explains that he will use the collected funds to upgrade to the latest Unity engine, acquire devices to test the various game versions on, and hire professional artists to create in-game assets.