Friday 8 th March 2013 - Brighton, England.
RedBedlam has launched a Kickstarter Campaign to help get The Missing Ink MMORPG onto iPad in Q3 2013. A modest target of £25,000 has been set, which the company says would free up enough of its resources to complete the iPad version of the MMO game and Virtual World.
The Missing Ink is a unique sandbox MMORPG and virtual world and aims to be the world's first truly cross-platform game of its kind. Players connect to one giant game world via a multitude of devices including Windows PC's, Macs, and ultimately iPads and Android tablets. It's even playable without leaving the comfort of your web browser.
Kerry Fraser-Robinson, RedBedlam's CEO explained, “We need to do some more optimisation and user interface work on the iPad version and also to make sure we balance the user experience on all devices.”
The Missing Ink has been in Open Beta since late 2012 and is fully playable on PC, Mac and in the browser – you can register an account today and start playing instantly!
“We believe Kickstarter is the ideal platform to help Indie game developers finish and self-publish their own titles”, continued Fraser-Robinson. “RedBedlam is a very small independent company and the team behind The Missing Ink consists of just seven people. We were finding the current publishing climate a challenge to say the least, and, as a result, we decided to go our own way. We're reaching out to the Kickstarter community for support in getting our pride and joy onto the iPad in 2013.”
RedBedlam is offering a variety of rewards from £1 to get your name on the website as a supporter and £3 to pre-order your copy of The Missing Ink for iPad – a 25% discount from the intended launch price. Players can also get exclusive to Kickstarter in-game avatars, a T-Shirt, the chance to name an NPC and a range of custom avatars designed by RedBedlam's in-house artists.
The company has suggested that should their campaign be successful then their first stretch goal for their Kickstarter campaign will be to accelerate the Android tablet version of The Missing Ink so it can also be released before the end of 2013.
Fraser-Robinson added: “We've put up some great rewards and I think the custom avatar rewards starting at £99 really represent great value, so go on, please come and Kick Us in the Starters!”
RedBedlam Ltd. was founded in 2001 in order to create virtual worlds and to realise virtual economies. The company spent approximately five years developing its proprietary virtual world and virtual economics technologies alongside its first commercial virtual world, Roma Victor®, which was released in 2006. RedBedlam is a fully independent privately held company.
About The Missing Ink MMORPG
The Missing Ink MMORPG is a totally unique game that combines the typical RPG element of MMORPG's but in addition every player receives their own Virtual World called a Blurb to build on and share with friends via a simple web link. The Missing Ink is a truly cross-platform MMORPG and one of the first in the world to run a single game world that can be connected to via multiple devices including PC, Mac, in the browser, iPad and Android tablets.
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