Monthly Archives: September 2008

Atlantica Online Open Beta Begins, Players Compete For Thousands In Cash And Prizes

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Sept. 24, 2008 – NDOORS is giving gamers the opportunity to win cash, gaming hardware and in game items while they try out the strategic, turn-based MMORPG Atlantica Online. Open beta testers will have multiple chances to win through participation in the game’s PvP arena called the Free Leagues.

Individual prizes range from cash to game systems such as the Nintendo Wii and electronics like the iPod Nano. The value of the prizes will scale up as the total number of participants in the Free Leagues increases, up to a $10,000 cash prize if 30,000 players participate. Players who reach Level 20 and fight in the Free Leagues will be eligible for random drawings during the course of the beta. Free League participants can also compete for cash and prizes in single-elimination PvP tournaments. The random drawings and tournaments will be held when each of the milestones for players in the Free Leagues — 5,000; 10,000; 20,000 and 30,000 players — are reached.

“NDOORS created something unique in the MMO world when we designed the deep turn-based, strategic world of Atlantica Online. So we decided we needed something just as original for our open beta,” said Peter Kang, CEO, NDOORS Interactive. “This is going to be unlike anything anyone has seen before.”

Atlantica Online is set in a parallel universe that takes players on an exciting journey to unravel the hidden secrets of Atlantis. With its heavy emphasis on strategy, Atlantica was designed to stand out amongst the ‘cookie-cutter’ MMOs.

The strategic game play incorporated into the turn-based combat, mercenary and nation management systems will appeal to strategy and RPG players. The turn-based combat system offers players the chance to strategically plan every move of the nine characters in their group. The mercenary system gives players the chance to manage multiple characters’ development simultaneously. The town/nation management system adds a layer of strategic play where guilds establish control of cities or even countries and go to war with each other.

Win Big in Dance Dance Fiesta Video Contest

Season 1 of the Dance Dance Fiesta video contest is underway!

For the next month Outspark is giving gamers a chance to win 100,00 SparkCash, the currency used to buy exciting premium items at the Outspark Store. So grab your friends, your favorite video recorder, and the free MMORPG Fiesta and shake what your momma gave you!

Create a video showing off your hottest dance moves by October 22nd and you’ll be eligible to win the grand prize of 100,000 SparkCash to split anyway you choose among you and five of your friends… Or to keep entirely for yourself!

Get all the details on how to enter and check out some cool sample videos by visiting the Dance Dance Fiesta page.

More about Close Beta Testing

The gates of Tantra Global will be open to the world this coming Oct. 2! And to maximize your gaming experience we are providing Close Beta Testers a treat by having events especially for you guys who shared your valuable time by taking part in our CBT.

We will be opening Tantra Global with x100 experience points for CBTers so that you can not only enjoy the visual improvements of Tantra Global but also see how strong your chosen character would be.

CBTers also have the chance to experience first hand the numeorus new features that is only found in the legitimate Tantra service provider!

To help you guys enjoy what Tantra Global has to offer we have set a schedule for closed beta testers!

Here it is:
Oct. 2 Low Level Zone: Experience New graphics and Monsters
Oct. 3 Dungeon Area: Mid. Lv. zones & new features for Dungeon
Oct. 4 High Lv. Zones: Naga village & Paroksya (New Features)
Oct. 5 God War: Providing & Experiencing PVP Zones
In-line with the schedule we will also have events specifically to CBTers!

Tantra Traveling with GM
- GMS will be your personal tour guide in Tantra as you explore the lush sceneries and rugged terrain of Tantra

Make a Comment, get a Gift
- Shout out and be heard! Make comments tell the world your experience in Tantra Global CBT, show it to us and we will give you a reward!

Ask the GMs!
- GMs will be in-game when you get to play and you can hear the answers to your queries right out of the horse’s mouth!

Find Treasurer Box
- Get the chance to win rare items when the monsters you hunt will drop a treasurer box that could be tradable at NPCs in towns.

Citizen’s Name!
- Get a chance to be part of Tantra Global history by naming the citizens of Tantra!

With the schedule set and events prepped we hope you guys join us in Tantra Global and be part of the pioneers in this great undertaking!

Acclaim Games Announces North American Release Date for Spellborn

Launch of The Chronicles of Spellborn scheduled for end of November

Los Angeles, CA (September 24, 2008) – Acclaim Games announces the official launch date for the North American version of the highly anticipated MMORPG The Chronicles of Spellborn which is scheduled for release on November 27, 2008. The North American version of “Spellborn” will be commercialized as a free-to-play game with an optional premium service to access further content and gameplay.

As with all of Acclaim’s games, Spellborn will be free to download and play once players have registered for an account. But those players who want to access advanced features and unlock extra game content will have the option to purchase a premium service that will offer several payment options.

“I’ve been playing and testing the game, and I’m having a fantastic time. The only thing that’s missing is our gamers! I can’t wait until November 27th to greet them all in the amazing world of Spellborn,” says David Perry, the USA Director for Spellborn.

North American publisher Acclaim Games will announce the details for their closed beta test in the coming weeks. The closed beta version will include several advancements in the class system, the quest architecture, the fame system and the combat gameplay as well as improvements on art and general game mechanics lifting the game onto a new level of gameplay experience. Players who wish to register for a free account can sign up now at http://spellborn.acclaim.com.

Acclaim will also be servicing the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and South America.

What Lies Hidden, Must Be Found
In The Chronicles of Spellborn players enter an impressive online game world containing scenic landscapes, majestic cities and the remnants of a shattered world. Alone or with a party of friends, PC adventurers step into a fantasy realm consisting of varied shards: habitable pieces of the destroyed world floating in the magical Deadspell Storm. Those who want to prevail in the involving combat of The Chronicles of Spellborn need to apply their mighty arsenal of skills actively with mouse and keyboard. Battles with bloodthirsty creatures, intelligent hostile factions and other human opponents in Player vs. Player battles are waiting. An innovative and tactically challenging combat system with third-person shooter-like controls and a unique rotating Skill Deck provides a breath of fresh air amidst the more traditional MMORPGs. Thanks to a largely extended Unreal Engine 2.5, The Chronicles of Spellborn boasts stunning 3D graphics, spectacular effects and countless elaborate details.

Issue 13: So big it canÂ’t be contained in a single update!

Good morning! When we announced Issue 13: Architect a couple weeks back, we were overwhelmed by the positive response. Much of the feedback was centered around the Mission Architect system which allows players to create their own missions and story arcs. We have been actively following forum threads and private messages about the feature, and have even discussed it with players in person at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle.

It became apparent that you guys really want this feature, but in order to fully realize your dreams of writing your own missions you need creative control in one more key area: The ability to create “customized” characters to fight with or against in your missions. Adding custom characters has always been on our Mission Architect feature list, but we had considered it a “stretch goal.” That is, we could launch the system without this feature because our confidence was high that the rest of the system was incredibly robust.

But after listening to you guys, we realize that this feature simply must be in at launch. You have convinced us that it is an integral part of the Mission Architect, and we have reworked schedules and timelines to accomplish this. Rather than push the launch of Issue 13 out completely for one (albeit really cool and very complex) feature, the Mission Architect is going to see a slight delay. What is not going to be delayed is the rest of Issue 13. To that end, the previously announced feature set for Issue 13, together with new features that we are announcing today, will become Issue 13 and Issue 14.

Issue 14 will take on the name “Architect” and contain the Mission Architect feature along with other features we’ll announce at a later date. We are planning Issue 14: Architect to be released Winter of 2009. Issue 13 is now called “Issue 13: Power and Responsibility” and be launched in the Fall of 2008.

NeoFun – The New Global Games Portal

Seoul, Korea – September 26, 2008 – Lizard Interactive will open the new free online games site, NeoFun on October 1, 2008. Lizard Interactive is the developer and publisher of the globally successful free-to-play MMORPG titles, Cronous and Sho Online.

The goal of NeoFun (neofun.com) is provide a platform for free-to-play online games, both MMORPG and casual. The Neofun portal will feature convenient single registration for all games and the flexibility to transfer Cash Points between related games. NeoFun will feature 2 MMORPG titles, Cronous and Sho Online, and the FunFun Arcade with 7 online multiplayer mini games. New and innovate free-to-play online games will be added to the portal regularly. There are 20 more expected mini games for the FunFun Arcade and the next title to be featured will be the popular Korean MMORPG ‘The Land of Magic.’

NeoFun Features
- Play games and win real Cash points!
- Single ID for all games and services
- Original new games added regularly
- Active player communities and forums

To make the gaming experience always refreshing, there will always be plenty of fun events and contests for all players to participate in. In addition, you can always win Cash Points worth real money in the FunFun Arcade.

To celebrate the launching of NeoFun, a “Double EXP & Item Drop” event will be held for Cronous fans from October 1st ~ October 7th and for Sho Online players, wars will occur every 4 hours and there will be 33% additional stat buffs from October 1st ~ October 7th.

Voyage Century: Welkin Finger Ring Found

The new Voyage Century server Marco Polo was released on September 18th. In addition to the excitement over the new server, the Leveling Competition was very fascinating as well. This was because of the fabled Welkin Finger Ring that contains players’ long-sought high attributes. So far it’s the single most powerful jewelry available in Voyage Century, but it’s not available anymore.

Four days after this event was released, a player called Nikita was the first one whose skill points reached 1000, so the Welkin Finger Ring was given to him. Congratulations! However, other players can still obtain the 1 Future Fighter Charm as long as their skill points can reach 1000 soon. Hurry up!

Gametribe launches Action 4 content update for Dekaron

Gametribe.com, the premier destination for Free-to-Play games is pleased to announce that their Action-based MMORPG Dekaron has today received it first free expansion pack, Action 4: The Expedition.

This update brings with it a whole host of new content including The Expedition, new dungeons, Party Vs Party Battle System, Skills and Item Enchantment system along with all new Potions and 2 amazing new Pets. In total Action 4: The Expedition adds in up to 20% of brand new game content into Dekaron.

“It’s great to finally release Action 4 onto the Dekaron servers, our players are going to have a great time soaking up the new content on offer” commented Laurent Malek, Gametribes’ CEO, “I’m really happy we could get this out to the playerbase this quickly after launch and completely free”.

To celebrate the launch of Action 4: The Expedition, Gametribe will be running a number of in and out of game events including Double XP and Drop Weekends, Screenshot and Movie competitions and Monster Invasions.

Dekaron is an Online Free-to-Play Action MMORPG, realistic environments and explosive action make this extraordinary game is much like participating in a fast-paced action movie. Journey into this magical world with hundreds of other adventurers and explore perilous dungeons and amazing cities across the world of Trieste.