KARMA ONLINE: PRISONERS OF THE DEAD BEGINS CLOSED BETA TEST

Seoul, Korea, June 6th, 2011 - Joymax, a leading online game developer and publisher, is pleased to bring Karma Online: Prisoners of the Dead to a global audience tomorrow, Tuesday, June 7th. To sign up for the closed beta and learn more about the game, players can visit http://www.joymax.com/karma

"Players must quickly learn to balance what they bring into a fight in order to stay competitive in KARMA Online," said Joymax CEO, Nam-chul Kim. "What is more important: more weapons, bigger but fewer weapons, protective armor, projectiles, or hand-to-hand weapons?  Each map will require careful thought and preparation, or players will just be zombie bait!"

The closed beta will run from June 7th until June 21st, so players will have two full weeks to enjoy blasting both their opposing faction's players as well as hordes of zombies waiting to prey on the weakest member of either the Axis or Allied teams.  Players can use this time to experiment with different skill builds and weapons before deciding on a final set for open beta and beyond!

Joymax will also run contests during the coming weeks, taking place between Closed and Open Beta.  The first is a screen shot contest where players will be challenged to collect four dead bodies and snap a shot! Players enjoying the riveting zombie mode can enter a screen shot of four or more dead bodies that they have killed in one image.

Entries and full contest details can be found on the Facebook page at

http://www.facebook.com/#!/KarmaPOD   

Developed in conjunction with Dragonfly, and published by Joymax, KARMA

Online: Prisoners of the Dead is the newest installment in the KARMA Online series, the top online first-person shooter series in Korea.

Players go back in time to World War II, where they must choose to side with the Axis or Allied powers and join the fight for global victory - with a zombie twist.  In this virtual and historical simulation, players will be up against enemy troops as well as hundreds of the walking dead from the remains of the catastrophic battle.

To become a fan of Karma Online: Prisoners of the Dead, players can

visit http://www.facebook.com/#!/KarmaPOD    or

http://twitter.com/karmapod   and http://www.youtube.com/user/KarmaPOD

                                                                      

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About Joymax

Since its establishment in April, 1997, Joymax has been developing and publishing quality games for the emerging online game industry of the 21st century. Based in Seoul, Korea, the company has published numerous titles for the PC market.  With its first MMORPG, Silkroad Online, the game has grown to offer service in over 200 countries since its 2004 launch. Joymax is a proven global entertainment company, providing multimedia content for all. For more information,

please visit http://www.joymax.co.kr/eng  

About Dragonfly

Established in 1995, Dragonfly is the developer of the world's first Online FPS, Karma Online. Dragonfly's broad credits also include co-developing famous titles with Activision, including both Quake Wars Online and Soldier of Fortune Online. Dragonfly continues to build on its other signature titles as it expands towards distribution overseas. For more information, please visit www.dragonflygame.com/eng.

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