Seoul, Korea, September 11, 2007 - After six days of closed beta testing, Pi Story (pistory.gamengame.com), the 2D action MMORPG developed by South Korean developer NCONY Enterprise, shut down its global service test server. Dates for the next beta phase have not been confirmed yet, but a notice will be posted on the Pi Story website when it becomes available.
Responses to this cute horizontal scrolling game were overwhelmingly positive, with players connecting from over 100 countries around the world, the server was filled to capacity during most of the thirteen hours of operation per day. During this six-day test, testers posted more than 300 threads with questions, ideas, and problems, and more than 60 screenshots to show off their achievements inside the game. Moreover, NCONY had a corner for GMs and developers to share with players the behind-the-scenes look at the making of Pi Story( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NyTOXJ7aPM) during the down-time.
Mary Min, marketing manager for NCONY Enterprise, said, "Honestly, we did not expect this great of a response and are greatly humbled and grateful for our players' support." She further added, "All the credit goes to our phenomenal GM team and developers, and most of all, our wonderful players. It has been a great experience to watch the community come together to support each other, with higher level players assisting other players and answering their questions. We are blessed to have such a great group of users in our game."
Established in April 2003, NCONY is comprised of a team of developers, marketers and operations managers with strong MMORPG backgrounds, including Ragnarok, Lineage, and Silkroad Online. Building on its many years of game development and operations, NCONY focuses on creating quality digital contents for an international audience. The company is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, with a satellite studio in Tokyo, Japan and a marketing office in San Francisco, California
Game&Game( www.gamengame.com), which is part of "Global Service Platform" initiative, is initiated by Korean government-affiliated "Korean IT Promotion Agency(KIPA)". Its role is to accelerate recognition of Korean online games to the global gamers and Silkroad Online, Shot Online, Gun Bound, War Rock successfully made inroads into the North American or European market during their services in this website.
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