FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TORONTO, ON. August 25, 2011— Wicked Interactive, Massively, and Raptr, the leading social network for gamers, today announced three special events for the popular Sci-Fi Combat RPG Bounty Hounds Online. The three events, running from August 22 nd through September 5 th, 2011, will provide players with a plethora of opportunities to win gaming prizes including Razer mice and keyboard, as well as NOX headsets. For more information about the closed beta and the events, visit Raptr’s contest page: http://blog.raptr.com/2011/08/17/bounty-hounds-online-giveaway-%E2%80%93-multiple-ways-to-win-big-prizes/
Currently in its closed beta, Bounty Hounds Online is a highly-anticipated free-to-play MMORPG sequel to Namco Bandai’s Bounty Hounds.
"We are all looking forward to what looks to be a great contest," said Rubi Bayer, Massively Community Manager. "Bounty Hounds Online’s unique approach to various gameplay systems like gear and pets promises a lot of fun, even in closed beta."
“These events build loyalty and encourage players to come back because the most dedicated are rewarded for playing the game they love,” said John Lee, VP of Marketing, Raptr. “Wicked Interactive, one of our valued F2P partners, is able to take full advantage of Raptr’s features including tracking game play hours, engaging with core players, and increasing awareness for the game among the 9-million-strong Raptr community.
"It's a thrill to have Massively and Raptr on board," said Sam Ho, Director, Wicked Interactive. "They have both been such strong supporters since the outset that it only makes sense to involve them."
Bounty Hounds: What You Need to Know:
Bounty Hounds Online ( http://bountyhounds.subagames.com) is a sci-fi MMORPG where players take command of their own mercenary in multiple worlds and environments. Players can select up to 5 different mercenary class types: The capable Trooper, the deadly Agent, the supportive Bioengineer, the destructive Artillery, and the eccentric Scientist. Assisting the player is the CTU, or Combat Tactical Unit, which is a robotic pet capable of transforming into a combat mech in case things get tough.
Players also have to choose which Mercenary Company they are aligned with. Although all the mercenary groups are working towards the same goal, they are still separate entities and so a few conflicts between its operatives may arise. PvP between mercenaries or whole groups of them are possible as well as forming specific groups called Wolfpacks which allow you to further lay claim to your fame and glory!
OPERATION: CAPTION THIS (3 winners)
How to win: Visit BHO’s topic page on Raptr:
From Aug 22 nd to Aug 28 th, 2011, three images will be posted on the BHO Raptr topic page. Users will be asked to caption the images in the Comments. Top captions of each image will be put up for a community vote from Aug 29 th to Sep 5 th, 2011, At the end, there will be 3 eventual winners – one winner per image.
VETERAN MERCENARY (1 winner)
How to win: Must have Raptr client running while playing Bounty Hounds Online. Win by logging the most play hours of BHO Aug 22 nd to Sep 5 th, 2011.
A MERC’S LUCK (30 winners)
How to win: Must have Raptr client running while playing Bounty Hounds Online. Log 30 or more hours of BHO playtime between Aug 22 nd to Sep 5 th, 2011. 30 winners will be chosen at random.
About Wicked Interactive
Wicked Interactive Ltd. is a video game publisher, founded in 2008, and based in Toronto, Canada -- the tech capital of Ontario. Through its SUBA Games platform, Wicked Interactive has created a centralized destination where North American gamers can access a range of Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game experiences. The Wicked Interactive Mission is to provide an exciting and robust MMO game experience that is free and enjoyable to everyone. For more info, visit: www.wickedinteractiveltd.com.
About SUBA Games
SUBA Games is Wicked Interactive’s online gaming portal. Through SUBA Games, Wicked Interactive provides a library of free-to-download and free-to-play massively multiplayer online games. SUBA Games users enjoy a unified login and a unified currency across all SUBA properties, in addition to a friendly and active community space with unparalleled customer communication and support. For more info, visit: www.subagames.com.
Created by a world-class team led by CEO and founder Dennis Fong (co-founder of Xfire, Lithium, and Gamers.com), the award-winning Raptr service provides gamers with a central location to connect with both friends and the games they play. More than nine million people already use Raptr to track their games and to discover gaming news personalized by their gameplay activity. Since 2007, Raptr has raised more than $27 million in funding from investors Accel Partners, Founder’s Fund, DAG Ventures, and Tenaya Capital. For more information about Raptr, please visit http://raptr.com.