World’s Best Players Compete in Joymax’s Massively Multiplayer Online
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
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
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/.