September 17th , 2012 – Joymax, leading online game developer and publisher widely known for Digimon Masters and Knight Age, today celebrates the birthday of their anchor title, Silkroad Online!  With an almost unheard of fifteen years of service, Silkroad Online is one of the oldest running MMORPGs, without any long-term service interruptions.  To celebrate this monumental occasion, Joymax is sponsoring a variety of contests and in-game parties for its loyal community.  Players new, old, or returning can register or log into their account on the official site at

“When we opened the doors to Silkroad Online in 1997, we had no idea we would one day be celebrating fifteen years of active service!” said Nam-Chul Kim, CEO of Joymax.  “It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the tenth anniversary, which in and of itself is a huge milestone.  We give our most heartfelt thanks to all of our players for your ongoing interest and support.”

Silkroad Online was one of the first MMORPGs on the market to hit the coveted 100,000 concurrent logged in users, and at the time it was a plateau that was widely thought to be unreachable for any titles beyond a few big budget offerings.  For a free to play to reach such a status was practically unheard of, but Silkroad’s success continues to this day.

Both new and fan-favorite recurring events will be taking place inside Silkroad Online starting September 19 th.  Joymax will be hosting a variety of events for users that will truly shape the world around them, including a “Design an Avatar” contest via Facebook.  The winner’s design will be used by the team to create an actual in-game clothing model (called “Avatar”) that players will be able to use moving forward.  Full details of the contest will be revealed in just a few short days.

Need the latest scoop on new content, cash shop sales, what the GMs are doing, or want to connect with fellow Silkroad inhabitants?  Check out the official Silkroad Online Facebook at or Twitter at!


About Silkroad Online

Silkroad Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that puts the player deep into historical fantasy, joining the Chinese and European civilizations along the Silk Road trade route. Traveling across Jangan, from China to Constantinople, players can make their fortunes as merchants, prey on the rich as thieves, or be protection-for-hire as hunters.

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 

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