LIGHTS ... CAMERA ... ACTION… RAGNAROK ONLINE CELEBRATES FIRST FILM FESTIVAL’S SUCCESS

Marina Del Rey, California -August 17, 2012 - Gravity Interactive, a publisher of exciting massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), announced today that Ragnarok Online’s first ever Film Festival event was a huge success.  Players were challenged with creating their own Ragnarok Online short film in a variety of categories ranging from drama, comedy, action and horror.  Eight winners emerged and everyone is invited to view their short films now at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUpwHbzQ5g71d6FNsSzkDB1A   Players can also register for a free WarpPortal account and join in the fast-paced action in this third-person, fantasy MMORPG at http://www.playragnarok.com/

“There were a surprising number of hand-animated or flash animated short films and some very creative uses of Ragnarok Online’s traditional imagery and characters,” said Jason Heimdallr Koerperich, Ragnarok Online Producer at Gravity Interactive.  “We were really impressed with all the interesting ways our players created stories living within the universe of the game then translated that to the screen.”

“I wasn’t expecting so many entries since historically it’s been very difficult to produce and edit a video within the time limits we usually have on our contests,” said Jason Heimdallr Koerperich.  “That the community was able to produce story-driven videos within this short period of time, is a great testament to their ability to work under pressure.”

Players will soon have another chance to show off their creativity at the Ragnarok Online World Championship coming up later this year.  Last year’s championship showcased fan art, cosplay and video contests, and this year’s event is sure to have no shortage of creativity!

To learn more about Ragnarok Online and see the latest screenshots, visit http://www.facebook.com/playragnarok

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About Ragnarok Online

Ragnarok Online is a fast-paced, 3rd person fantasy MMORPG, where friends can make parties, groups can make guilds, and the powerful can battle for top spots in weekly Guild vs. Guild battle to gain supremely powerful items of the Gods.  Combine hundreds of options to optimize your equipment and appearance, along with fully customizable stats and skills to make your adventurer truly unique! With dozens of classes, you can find the one that fits your play style, band together in parties to fight powerful MVP bosses for unique gear or hunt monsters for cards to get unique and customizable effects for your equipment.  Sell these newly acquired items or player-created ones, including  potions and weapons, to your fellow adventurers in a fully player-driven economy.  Take pets out for a walk through the hundreds of areas from lush forests to creepy ruins or even through the bottom of the ocean!  Quest to hunt the deadliest of creatures, to learn about the lore and history of Midgard, or find a way to journey to new locations that become available with Ragnarok's regular update schedule.

About Gravity Interactive, Inc.

Headquartered in Marina Del Rey (California, U.S.A.), Gravity Interactive, Inc. was established in March 2003 and is the U.S. subsidiary of Gravity Co. Ltd. (South Korea, Nasdaq GM: GRVY).  Gravity Interactive, Inc. is a world-renowned leader in online game publishing and operates Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs) for the North American casual and hardcore gaming markets.  The company's flagship title, Ragnarok Online, has over three (3) million North American subscribers (about 50 million subscribers worldwide) and has been joined by other titles Dragon Saga, Requiem: Memento Mori, and ROSE Online.  More information can be found at www.warpportal.com

 

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