SEOUL - January 28, 2011
Joymax, an independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for the global market, recently announced a partnership with top Korean online game developer Dragonfly to bring two of their popular Korean first-person shooter titles to the worldwide arena: Special Force and KARMA Returns. Joymax plans to publish Special Force in the Middle East, Africa, Russia and India, as well as publish KARMA Returns in North America, Latin America and Europe before the end of this year.
“Joymax’s extensive experience with providing high-quality games to a global audience makes them an ideal partner for the service of Special Force and KARMA Returns,” said Chul-woo Park, CEO, Dragonfly. “We look forward to uniting the world in fierce and fun online combat through this collaboration.”
“Dragonfly is truly one of the pioneers in online FPS development,” said Joymax CEO Kwan Ho Park. “We are certain that both Special Force and KARMA Returns will be valued additions to our worldwide service, and we are dedicated to providing our users with the best possible action-packed experience across both titles.”
Special Force is a historically inspired, first-person shooter that delves into the secret world of an elite military unit. Armed with cutting-edge weapons and gadgets, players are thrown into a fierce battle at the heart of a world at war.
KARMA Returns is the newest installment in the KARMA Online series, the first online first-person shooter released in Korea. The game takes players back to World War II, in which they must choose to side with the Axis or Allied powers and join the fight for global victory.
For more information on Dragonfly, as well as Special Force and KARMA Returns, please visit their official website at http://www.dragonflygame.com.
For more information on Joymax, please visit http://www.joymax.co.kr/eng.
Since its establishment in April, 1997, Joymax has been developing and publishing quality games for the emerging game industry of the 21st century. 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 in 200 countries since its 2004 launch. Joymax is to become a global entertainment company providing multimedia content. For more information, please visit www.joymax.co.kr/eng/.
Established in 1995, Dragonfly is a premier developer of game software in Korea. Since debuting their first title, The Tour of Duty, in 1996, Dragonfly has developed numerous titles including the RPGs Karma, Anpanman I, Anpanman II and Walpurgis Night. Building on the success of Karma Online, the world’s first online first-person shooter, Dragonfly developed Special Force in 2004. Special Force acquired over 8 million members with 115,000 concurrent users by January 2006, cementing the title as a household name among Korean games. Dragonfly has been an industry leader in establishing the online first-person shooter, evolving it into one of the strongest genres in the online games market. Dragonfly continues build on Special Force and its other signature titles and is making efforts to expand distribution overseas. For more information, please visit www.dragonflygame.com/eng/.
Ryan Morgan, TriplePoint for Joymax