NavyFIELD: Designing your own patch notes

(2010/10/14)

SEATTLE, WA. -- October 14th, 2010 -– Online naval battle game“NavyFIELD” has received positive reviews from players for providing direct communication on the game development process. When planning a long hoped for renewal for the game mode‘Harbor Assault’, SDEnterNET, publisher of NavyFIELD, decided to collect player input and guidance. Soon after the announcement, a great number of ideas and suggestions from players began arriving via email and forums. Those ideas will be collected and assigned to the development team, in order to be used as a basic resource for developing the game mode.

NavyFIELD is a naval battle game based on the history of World War 2. After commencing commercial service in North America in 2006, NavyFIELD has been consistently trying to have close communication with the player-base. The unique‘Moderator’ system of NavyFIELD is most representative of this. Moderators are volunteers, selected from players who have concerns and devotion to the game. Those moderators take up the role of helping communicate between players and the company. As veteran players, they also provide instant help when players meet trouble inside the game. There are currently close to 50 moderators active on the 4 servers, holding events on their own, and delivering player suggestions to the developers.

Online polls are also running to gauge customer’s opinions. Many poll results have actually been applied to the game.“The view and feeling on the game can be different between developers and players. That is why we have started this work.” explains Yuno Jeong, chief manager of SDEnterNET North America office. There are also stories and notes posted by the operating team prior to or after a patch letting users know about the development status or patch issue. Such intimate behind the scenes notices always draw a great amount attention, followed by dozens of replies.

Based on the support of players, SDEnterNET is preparing to take a new step forward for NavyFIELD. Besides the original 4 nations (US, UK, Germany, Japan), 3 new nations (France, Russia, Italy) will be added by next year. Systematical updates and stabilizing processes are also planned to improve the almost 10-year-old game system. It’s the effort of the developers in order to prepare for another 10 years of NavyFIELD.

For more information and the latest updates on NavyFIELD, please visit the official website

at www.navyfield.com

About SDEnterNET

About NavyFIELD:

NavyFIELD is an online naval strategic simulation game based on the naval warfare of World War 2, serviced in North America, Korea, Japan, Germany, Russia and China. NavyFIELD began open beta service in North America in 2004 and commercial service in 2006. NavyFIELD is lauded for offering unique gameplay, various ship settings, and PVP battles with up to 128 players at a time. Over 200 ships based upon historical research can be played using sailors which can have around 100 different classes regarding level and function.

About SDEnterNET:

SDEnterNET is a developer and publisher of online games, located in Korea. The company started online service for NavyFIELD in 2002, which is currently released in over 6 countries. NavyFIELD2, the sequel to NavyFIELD, along with the side-scrolling shooting game, Bugs Rider, are currently under development.

For Further Information

Jimmy

TEL : 010-9094-4209

E-Mail : ssi@sdenternet.co.kr

MSN: jimmy8985@hotmail.com 


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