ijji.com’s Alliance of Valiant Arms Joins Forces with Steam’s Army of more than 30 Million Gamers

Irvine, Calif.– June 14, 2011– Grab all the“boom sticks” you can, because this war is about to get much bigger . Alliance of Valiant Arms (A.V.A), ijji.com’s Unreal Engine 3-powered multi-player online first-person shooter (MOFPS), will be available starting today at 10:00 a.m. Pacific via Steam, Valve®’s digital distribution platform for PC and Mac games. This partnership with ijji.com is part of Steam’s initiative to support the ever-growing free-to-play gaming market, one of the fastest-growing verticals of the gaming industry– and connects A.V.A to a potential audience of 30 million Steam gamers.

“It’s no secret that Steam had its biggest year-to-date in 2010, surpassing 30 million users,” said Sirgoo Lee, CEO of NHN USA, which operates ijji.com.“So when we started discussing how to expand A.V.A’s scope, we found that Steam was the perfect digital platform for us. From the beginning, we set out to make A.V.A the highest-quality and most engaging MOFPS possible. Steam’s services will help us reach a new audience and bolster A.V.A’s great community.”

Alliance of Valiant Arms is fully integrated with Steamworks, a first for a free-to-play game. As part of the integration, gamers can purchase G-Coin, A.V.A’s virtual currency for premium items, through the Steam store. Steam also offers cross-platform play, allowing Steam users the ability to play Alliance of Valiant Arms with those who play the game directly through ijji.com’s portal. Steam will feature Alliance of Valiant Arms on Sunday, June 19, 2011 with an exclusive in-game item– the British L85A2 rifle, for all users who play the game that day.

In A.V.A, modern warfare hits combat zones around the globe where a formidable battle has broken out between the EU and the NRF.  Players are tasked with picking a side and squaring off in an unprecedented battle amongst skyscrapers and deserted city blocks.  With the signature quick-fragging action of the Unreal Engine 3, combat escalates quickly and tensions run high as players anticipate a bloody clash around every corner.  Europe has yet to see more ominous missions or relentless enemies as seen on the streets of Alliance of Valiant Arms.     

Alliance of Valiant Arms was developed by Redduck and licensed to ijji.com for North American and European distribution by Neowiz Games. For more information about Alliance of Valiant Arms, please visit http://www.ava.ijji.com.

About ijji.com

ijji.com ( www.ijji.com) is the leading portal for hardcore online gamers. Owned and operated by Irvine, Calif.-based NHN USA, Inc., ijji.com launched in 2006 and now boasts more than 13 million unique registered gamers. The portal hosts a diverse suite of thrilling, fast action free-to-play online games, each featuring the microtransactions business model, which allows gamers to try and play games first and choose to spend money on in-game enhancements later. 

ijji.com's extensive portfolio includes the renowned online games Lunia , GUNZ The Duel®, SOLDIER FRONT™ the massively multi-player first-person shooter (MMOFPS) Alliance of Valiant Arms and the intense, twitch-action sci-fi multi-player online first-person shooter ( MOFPS) Genesis A.D . 

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