SAN JOSE, Calif. - August 28, 2008
Joymax, an independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment, today announced that the Silkroad Online portion of Game&Game World Championship 2008 (GNGWC 2008) will begin preliminary rounds in North America on September 20th at the L.A. PC Caf?. Silkroad Online is an official choice for the GNGWC 2008 for the third year running.
A historical fantasy MMORPG, Silkroad Online has dramatically expanded its user base since launching in 2005, successfully engaging over 100,000 concurrent players through a series of‘Legend’ expansions. These innovative add-ons to the original free-to-play title include:
• Legend I: Europe Expansion (July 2007): Provided Silkroad Online with a new starting city, Constantinople. Players also received 24 additional character types to choose from, as well as a character progression system that was more traditionally structured than the free-form, hybrid progression of the Chinese race.
• Legend II: Fortress Wars (December 2007): Engaged full guilds in battle, allowing up to 300 players to face-off in biweekly siege warfare.
• Legend III: Roc Mountain (May 2008): Increased the level cap to 90 and added a precipitous new area teeming with high-level monsters, never-before-seen ninth-degree items, and brand-new quests.
GNGWC is sponsored by the Korea Software Industry Promotion Agency (KIPA) and KT, an internet service provider. More information about GNGWC 2008 is available at www.gamengame.com.
About Silkroad Online
Silkroad Online is a massively multiplayer online RPG that puts the player deep into historical fantasy, joining the Chinese and European civilizations along the Silk Road trade route. Traveling across Jang’an, from China to Constantinople, players can make their fortunes as merchants, prey on the rich as thieves, or be protection-for-hire as hunters. The recently released expansion, Legend III Roc Mountain, added new territory, quests, weapons, and an increased level cap for adventurers. With over 18 million registered users and 170,000 concurrent players worldwide, the triangular conflict of Silkroad Online has never been more exciting.
More information about Silkroad Online and Legend III Roc Mountain are available at http://www.silkroadonline.net.
Since its establishment in April, 1997, Joymax has been developing and publishing quality games for the emerging game industry of the 21st century. 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 in 200 countries since its 2004 launch. Joymax isto become a global entertainment company providing multimedia content. For more information, please visit www.joymax.co.kr/eng.
Rannie Yoo, TriplePoint