SAN JOSE, CA - December 13, 2007 - Joymax, an independent developer of interactive entertainment for the global market, has announced that its vampire-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game has begun its open beta play test period. The new game, Darkeden, is now offering free accounts for the purposes of the beta test, available at the Joymax website. All participants in the Darkeden open beta test will be able to progress through the game at an accelerated rate, receiving experience points at 200%. Eager players worldwide can sign up at Joymax's website and begin playing the near-complete game immediately, enjoying the opportunity to experience Darkeden early, and contribute to the game's final revision process.
"This is an excellent opportunity for players to get in on the ground floor of Darkeden," said June K. Son, General Manager of Joymax. "We welcome everyone to sample what the game has in store, and we're eager to hear what our players have to say as we work on the finishing touches."
Players can access the free beta now by signing up for a Joymax.com account at www.joymax.com.
As a special holiday treat, Darkeden is hosting an in-game Christmas event, starting December 18th, 2007, and ending on January 8th, 2008. During this event, players will have the opportunity to gather puzzle pieces by hunting monsters, which, when assembled, will reward players with a Christmas tree or a Snowman. These festive items can be inscribed with customized messages and placed in the game world. Monsters will also deliver firecrackers as in-game items, which can be set off in the game world to produce colorful holiday cheer.
Darkeden is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, inviting players into a bleak near-future environment and a brutal conflict between two distinct races-vampires and slayers. Featuring hand-rendered graphics and an isometric 2D view, Darkeden is easy for novices to learn, yet features a broad depth of features and character-building options for hardcore players. Darkeden contains hundreds of potential skills and two distinct systems of character advancement, and is available to download and play free of charge.
More information about Darkeden is available at http://www.joymax.com/darkeden/.
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/.