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Pre-Open Beta Will Last 2 Weeks For First-Person Shooter

Seoul, Korea, June 30th, 2011 - Joymax, a leading online game developer and publisher, announced today that its upcoming World War II game, Karma Online: Prisoners of the Dead, will begin its pre-open beta test next Tuesday, July 5th, and will run through Tuesday, July 19.? To participate in the testing, or learn more about the game, players can visit http://www.joymax.com/karma.

"For players who didn't have a chance to play in our closed beta test, this is a great opportunity for them to become active by signing up for the limited pre-open beta testing," said Joymax CEO, Nam-chul Kim.

"We genuinely want to know what players like and dislike, what they want us to improve upon and enhance, and what they want us to leave as is. We want all of our fans and players to enjoy the game as much as possible, and we can only get better with their suggestions!"

The pre-open beta will run from July 5th through July 19th, so players will have two full weeks have plenty of time to familiarize themselves with the game, use many of the diverse weapons available in the game while blasting their opposing faction's players and zombies. All of this time will just help them gain skills for when the final game launches later this summer!

Developed in conjunction with Dragonfly, and published by Joymax, KARMA

Online: Prisoners of the Dead is the newest installment in the KARMA Online series, the top online first-person shooter series in Korea.

Players go back in time to World War II, where they must choose to side with the Axis or Allied powers and join the fight for global victory - with a zombie twist.? In this virtual and historical simulation, players will be up against enemy troops as well as hundreds of the walking dead from the remains of the catastrophic battle.

To become a fan of Karma Online: Prisoners of the Dead, players can

visit http://www.facebook.com/#!/KarmaPOD??? or

http://twitter.com/karmapod?? and http://www.youtube.com/user/KarmaPOD



About Joymax

Since its establishment in April, 1997, Joymax has been developing and publishing quality games for the emerging online game industry of the 21st century. Based in Seoul, Korea, the company has published numerous titles for the PC market.? With its first MMORPG, Silkroad Online, the game has grown to offer service in over 200 countries since its 2004 launch. Joymax is a proven global entertainment company, providing multimedia content for all. For more information,

please visit http://www.joymax.co.kr/eng??

About Dragonfly

Established in 1995, Dragonfly is the developer of the world's first Online FPS, Karma Online. Dragonfly's broad credits also include co-developing famous titles with Activision, including both Quake Wars Online and Soldier of Fortune Online. Dragonfly continues to build on its other signature titles as it expands towards distribution overseas. For more information, please visit www.dragonflygame.com/eng.

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