World’s Best Players Compete in Joymax’s Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game
San Jose, CA - November 30, 2007 - Joymax, an independent developer of interactive entertainment for the global market, will host the worldwide championship of Silkroad Online in Seoul, Korea for cash prizes. Silkroad Online, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game taking place along the historic Silk Road trade route, is one of six games included in this year’s Game & Game World Championship (GNGWC) on December 1st.
Two U.S. players, including last year’s champion, battled their way through the North American qualifying round in October. For their efforts, they will travel to Korea at Joymax’s expense to compete in the global finals, along with finalists from Germany, Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan and Japan. In addition to the adrenaline-filled competition, the finalists will be treated to tours of Seoul, fine dining, and cocktails with Silkroad Online staff and Game Masters. At the conclusion of the final round, the top player will head home with $5,000 US, with second and third place receiving $3,000 US and $1,000 US, respectively.
Finalists will compete for cash and prizes on December 1st at the SoftExpo & Digital Content Fair 2007 in Seoul. More information about GNGWC is available at http://www.gngwc.com.
About Silkroad Online
Silkroad Online is a massively multiplayer online RPG that puts the player deep into ancient Chinese and European civilizations along the historic Silk Road trade route.. Traveling across Jang’an, China to Constantinople, players can make their fortunes as merchants, prey on the rich as thieves, or be protection-for-hire as hunters. Silkroad Online is free to play, and offers the unique chance for players to develop their characters free of restrictions or fixed paths.
More information about Silkroad Online is available at http://www.silkroadonline.net.
About Game and Game
Game and Game is a free online game service provided by the Korean Software Industry Promotion Agency (KIPA). The site is a one-stop portal to the latest Korean-made beta games and related information, all for free. Upon finalizing each beta program, gameNgame.com’s listed games will become available as fee-based services in North America. From the site, American online gamers can also visit each of the four game companies’ web sites to learn more about how to participate in upcoming promotional events and tournaments, and how to win great prizes. For more information on gameNgame.com, please visit its web site at http://www.gamengame.com.
KIPA is a subsidiary of the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) of the Government of the Republic of Korea. KIPA is assisting the industry in continuous expansion of markets and nurturing its global companies. Its activities also include building infrastructure and creating markets for the digital content industry, and promoting those companies’ advancement into overseas markets. KIPA also provides support programs for Korean digital content developers to enter overseas markets. Through this program, it helps expand exports while providing the developers with opportunities to entering new markets. For more information on KIPA and its partners, please visit its Web site at http://www.software.or.kr.
Since its establishment in April 1997, Joymax has been developing quality games for the rapidly-growing interactive entertainment market. Based in Seoul, Korea, the company has published numerous titles for the PC platform, and its first MMORPG, Silkroad Online, has grown to offer service to over 200 countries since its 2004 launch. Joymax is a global entertainment company providing multimedia content. For more information, please visit http://www.joymax.co.kr/eng/.