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Hell Garden opened; flowers not in evidence.

IRVINE, Calif. - Dec. 17, 2008

Joymax, an independent developer of interactive entertainment for the global market, has released a new update for their vampiric MMORPG Darkeden. The new content includes access to the treacherous Hell Garden and a number of new market items, from forges and hourglasses to new yellow drops, all available in-game to the brave Slayers, Vampires, and Ousters of Darkeden.

Hell Garden is a five-story dungeon available to characters of level 100 and higher. Every story contains four ten-floor towers, each with a timed boss battle at the top. Players are rewarded for overall progress, but the best items can only be earned by defeating the final bosses of each tower.

To find out more about Hell Garden and the new market items, visit the Darkeden website at

About Darkeden

A free-to-play MMORPG, Darkeden invites players into a bleak near-future environment and a brutal conflict between three distinct races—vampires, slayers, and ousters. Featuring hand-rendered graphics and an isometric 2D view, Darkeden is easy for novices to learn, yet includes a broad variety 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.

Darkedenis available for download at

About Joymax

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.

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Kate Pietrelli, TriplePoint

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