Seoul, Korea, May 31, 2011 - Joymax, a leading online game developer and publisher, announced today that Karma Online: Prisoners of the Dead will open fire June 7thwhen its closed beta begins. Those wanting to jump right into the game can download the client starting today by visiting the Karma Online: POD official website at http://www.joymax.com/karma so they can avoid the rush and be ready to play first thing on June 7th.
"We plan on a short but fruitful closed beta, and definitely look forward to player feedback," said Joymax CEO, Nam-chul Kim. "It is a rare opportunity for FPS fans to dive into our complex system as they bond over taking out enemies and zombies and hopefully build strong relationships that will turn into clans as we lead into Open Beta and launch!"
The closed beta will run from June 7th to June 21st, so players will have a 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 any team. Players can use this time to experiment with different skill builds and weapons before deciding on a final set for open beta and beyond!
For a limited time, players who register with the Joymax portal at http://www.joymax.com/portal and log in to the KARMA beta will receive a weapons bonus for the Closed Beta Testing phase, the much-coveted Golden VT40 Bayonet, a knife that will slice even the most obstinate enemy. Simply register and log in during the beta period to be awarded the bonus content.
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
. Players should also keep an eye on the Facebook and Twitter pages for download mirror options for the closed beta client.
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
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.