JOYMAX REVEALS THE CHARACTERS BEHIND KARMA ONLINE: PRISONERS OF THE DEAD

Seoul, Korea, June 21, 2011 - Joymax, a leading online game developer and publisher, has revealed the details behind the characters of its highly-anticipated Online FPS, Karma Online: Prisoners of the Dead.

The game, which just completed it closed beta testing phase today won't leave players waiting long for another chance to play as the Pre-Open Beta will begin on July 5th.  To sign up for the upcoming tests and learn more about the game, players can visit http://www.joymax.com/karma

To tide players over, Joymax has compiled a select personnel file on just a few of the many interesting playable characters available for either side.  Some of these were playable during the closed beta, while others will be playable for the first time during open beta or at launch.  Each character has their own area of expertise which can be adjusted with skills to suit any player's style!

THE AXIS

Karl Tönitz is an upcoming character featured as the "poster boy" for the Axis.  Born in 1921, at a tender 24 years old, he has risen through the ranks and now works within the Armored Division of Führer's Armed Guards as an Intelligence Officer.  He has a full set of twelve skills, focusing on accuracy and movement -- he gets into position quickly and can unerringly shoot his quarry without blinking an eye.

Otma Waldorov is a newly recruited soldier for the Axis forces.  Born in 1923, he was recruited not long ago for his ability to handle a gun, and was placed in the German 12th Infantry Division as a Rifleman.  His six skills revolve around reducing recoil and improving aim.  He can also send out a dying message to his comrades, showing their positions on the map so his teammates can exact revenge.

Ryuva Makinova is the youngest member of the current Axis forces; recruited as much for her beauty as for her battle prowess, she picks up a gun with pride for the Red Army General Staff Office.  A smaller figure on the battlefield, she can call in a deadly artillery attack, can dash to an advantageous position, and has increased accuracy while shooting on the run.

THE ALLIES

Eileen is a mysterious woman with no stated last name; her file contains enough black ink to print a dozen propaganda posters.  Born in 1923, she was trained as a young girl to use a variety of weapons; now at 22, she is an established Rifleman in the Red Army 'Leningrad Military District', an undisputed part of the Allies.  Like her female counterparts in the Axis, her small size allows for faster movement, and improved accuracy.

Georgy Juikov is a senior member of the Red Army "Leningrad Military District"; born in 1896, he will turn 50 later this year.  An Intelligence Officer, he is able to disable the enemies' mini-maps, as well as spy on their locations if he cannot respawn.  His long-time service has given him considerable stamina, and his experience can aid his fellow Allies in spotting opposing troops.

Vasily Jaichev will be joining the Red Army "Leningrad Military District" later this year.  With keen survival instincts, he has survived to see his 52nd year, and looks forward to retirement at the end of the war.  His Assassination skill means he can defeat an enemy without leaving a trace.  His long-time experience as a Sniper, he is able to hold his breath for a longer period of time, and his aim is unshaken as he sets the enemy in his sights.

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 

http://twitter.com/karmapod  

http://www.youtube.com/user/KarmaPOD 

Watch for contests that will be running now until Pre-Open Beta on Facebook.

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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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