Tag: Actoz Soft

Million Lore Adds Core Contents ‘Three-Kingdom Battle’

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Actoz Soft Publisher(www.actoz.com) announced the core contents ‘Three-Kingdom Battle’ of <Million Lore>, Joint development of Square Enix and Actoz Soft, on May 5th. The core content is RvR that was never seen in Million Arthur.

Users will have a fierce battle with other users joined Wei-Shu-Wu. The ultimate goal of ‘Three-Kingdom Battle’ is to occupy more castles through ‘Occupation’ and ‘Struggle’ than other kingdoms.

The final goal is to occupy a lot of castles until the finish of war by joining attack and defend against with other kingdoms. Each kingdom will have a chance ‘Struggle’ to attack and defend them after occupied the castles.

If users success to take over or defense castles within Three-Kingdom Battle, rare cards and game items become acquirable. The users who ranked top will have chance to get rare cards and game items no matter who win.

All users who participated in Three-Kingdom Battle will get ‘High experience cards’, ‘Recovery AP’ and ‘Recovery BC’.

You can meet more detailed information ‘Three-Kingdom Battle’ through Faceboo (www.facebook.com/millionYI.en).

<Million Lore> is the first joint development of Square Enix and Actoz Soft as well as <Million Arthur>’s spin-off title. The participant of global pre-registration event is gone beyond 0.5 million on May 5th.

Furthermore, <Million Lore> provides beautiful cards by renowned illustrators from Blade & Soul, famous Korean and Japanese illustrators and also, characterful voices from renowned Japanese voice actors.

 Official Website: www.millon-yi.com
 Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/millionYI.en
 Event: http://event.ozwiz.actoz.com/Event/MH/PreRegEvent/01/Web_en.aspx
 Official Trailer: http://youtu.be/3jCl5ateGmkML2ML3

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Actoz Soft Embraces New Dungeon Striker

<Dungeon Striker> currently published by Hangame will be taken over to Actoz Soft.

On the 28th of Feburary, Actoz Soft announced that it will be publishing the action RPG after Hangame in the future. The service through Hangame will be closed on March 7th.

Hangame gave up the game due to poor performance it showed so far. Given that, Eyedentity Games, the developer, is re-making the game from the ground. The name of the game will also be changed to <New Dungeon Striker>.

“We are glad to help <New Dungeon Striker>’s another leap. We will do our best to provide best environment for the players and the game,” said SungGon Bae the vice-president of Actoz Soft Online Business.

“I would like to apologize to the current players who love playing <Dungeon Striker>. We are doing our best to recover your faith in us through <New Dungeon Striker>,” said JoongSun Jang the director of Eyedentity Games.

The exact launching date for <New Dungeon Striker> is not announced yet.

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[Korea] 5 Key Trends for 2009? ⑤ Browser-Based Games

This is the fifth and the last installment of the five-part series: Browser-based games.

Browser-based games seem to be a hit in Korea. From a publisher’s view, browser-based games are compatible even with low-spec PCs as long as they are connected with Internet. On top of that, relatively short?development time, low server?operation?costs, no limit on CCUs, low publishing costs all played in favor of?browser-based game frenzy in 2009.

It seems a perfect fit especially for portal operators who would love to expand their lineup with low cost browser-based games. As a result, Chinese games that already developed enough contents are expected to roll out fast in Korea.

Browser-based games became a necessity for major publishers in Korea; NCsoft has?Murim Empire (무림제국: Kor) and Battle Hero (not in service yet) in its pipeline, while Nexon has 熱血三國 (열혈삼국: Kor, not in service), SONOV has Berkanix, Aeon Soft has 武林英雄 (무림영웅: Kor) and Castle of Heroes, Actoz Soft has 縱橫天下 (종횡천하: Kor). Mgame also announced its expansion plan for browser-based games.

<Aeon Soft’s?Castle of Heroes>

Suhee Lee, a CEO of Joara, discussed the current trend of the browser-based game’s success at Korea Games Conference (KGC) 2009. “The market size of Korean browser-based games is estimated at 3 billion Won (US$ 2.3 million), which is considerably small compared to the online gaming market. ?7th Dragon (칠용전설: Kor) which is considered as the most successful game in the genre makes only 200~300 million Won (US$ 154,000~231,000) per month,” Lee explained. “However, the major publishers plan to introduce more than 10 games this year alone and probably more than 100 browser-based games next year. Under the circumstance, the market is expected to grow fast next year.”

<NCsoft’s Murim Empire>

* I couldn’t find English titles of some games here and would appreciate if anyone would help me on that.

[Actoz Soft] 2Q09 Earning report and more

actozA Seoul-based developer/publisher, Actoz Soft, announced its 2Q earning report. ?The company blamed on seasonality and weak Won for the 9.4% revenue decrease between quarters but showed 72.8% increase Year Over Year. The company hoped for better results on latter half of year since its stable revenue from La Tale and Mir2 starts to roll in from the international market.

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On a different note, the rumor has it that Shanda, a largest shareholder of Actoz, requested to trim down the?Lazeska development team. The game has been under development since 2002 and delayed quite a bit – four CBTs in 2006 and then nada ever since.

Today’s Game Launch

Here is a list of games that is launched or will be lauched soon;

ARENA Online (3D Fantasy MMORPG)

Archlord: Arch Battle of the World (MMOPRG)

  • Publisher: Webzen
  • Developer: NHN Games
  • Status: OBT starts in August, 2009
  • Language: English

Gates of Andaron (Fantasy MMOG)

La Tale (2D side-scrolling MMORPG)