Guild Software

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Guild Software
Industry Interactive entertainment
Founded 1998
Headquarters Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Key people
John Bergman
Ray Ratelis
Michael Warnock
Products Video games
Vendetta Online

Guild Software is a small computer game developer located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA) founded in 1998. Guild Software is best known for creating Vendetta Online,[1][2][3][4] a first-person MMORPG that uses their in-house NAOS[5] game engine. In 2009, the studio was voted a Reader's Choice Award for Favorite Company by[6]

In 2013, Guild Software's Vendetta Online was widely reported as the first MMORPG to support the Oculus Rift,[7][8] making it potentially the first persistent online world with native support for a consumer Virtual reality headset.

Beyond game development, the company also created and maintains the free and popular[9] Android app Barometer HD, allowing simple measurement and graphing of barometric pressure on devices equipped with pressure sensors.[10]

Notable Staff[edit]

  • John Bergman - CEO, Game Design, Artwork
  • Ray Ratelis - VP of Engineering


  1. ^ "Small Milwaukee studio's big game on small phones". JSOnline. January 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Fab Four Behind Vendetta". MMHell. November 4, 2004. Archived from the original on February 13, 2005. 
  3. ^ "Vendetta Online Team Q&A". IGN. October 28, 2004. Archived from the original on September 22, 2006. 
  4. ^ "Nintendo Community Fangame Convention 2008, Guild Software Q&A". NCFC. October 25, 2008. Archived from the original on February 20, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Guild Software Announces NAOS Engine". Inside Mac Games. March 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ "MMOsite Readers Choice Award 2008 Winners Announced". February 19, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Vendetta Online is the first MMO to get Oculus Rift support". PCGamer. July 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Vendetta Online takes its digital galaxies to the Oculus Rift". Polygon. July 24, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Barometer HD on the Android Market". Guild Software, Inc. 2012. 
  10. ^ Max Lee (February 9, 2012). "Barometer HD App for Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Note!". 

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