Tag: EyeDentity Games

Dungeon Striker revealed OBT contents

Dungeon Striker, Action Online Game from Eyedentity Games, OBT will be started from 15th of May with tons of new contents including 5 new classes. Total of 4 new dungeons for high level contents will be included as well.

An update for the game will be added every month after OBT starts. Each update will include a new class and dungeons. In addition to the existing 9 classes, War Priest, Blade Dancer, Warlock, Mystic and Dreadnought will be introduced.

A person from NHN told “We are focusing on providing contents that users wants for a long term continuously.”

You can watch the movie that introduces 5 new classes at the following link:

http://www.thisisgame.com/board/view.php?id=1521972&category=102

Blueside keeps fighting against Eyedentity Games

Blueside will file a civil action against Eyedentity Games

Blueside announced that they regret that the result of prosecution’s investigation on the technology leakage issue has been ended up with not guilty. Previously, Blueside insists that their technology has been leaked to Shanda from Eyedentity Games. The police was under the investigation during the last couple of months that Eyedentity Games developed Dragonnest by using leaked technology from Blueside.

Blueside said that the investigation was focused on whether the program source is a business secret or not, which is separated from infringement of copyright issue. Because the police agreed that 2 former developers from Blueside developed Dragonnest by using Blueside’s game engine, they will file a civil action against Eyedentity Games soon.

Eyedentity Games also made an announcement against the statement from Blueside that if Blueside file an action, they will react legally as well and Dragonnest will not stop its service.

Technology leakage issue from N3 to Dragonnest

The Industrial technology leakages investigation team from local police investigated 2 developers of Eyedentity Games who previously worked for Blueside, a creater of Kingdom under fire series from November, 2011. They suffered discredit for developing Dragonnest by using Fametech game engine from Blueside.

Blueside insists that their technology has been leaked to Shanda, a major Chinese publisher, because their former employees developed Dragonnest by using their game engine technology. Eyedentity Games, a developer of Dragonnest, has been acquired by Shanda.

Police has found that 2 former Blueside developers used a part of programming codes from N3, a Xbox360 title, during the beginning stage of developing Dragonnest However, the prosecution decided they are not guilty as well as Eyedentify Games and admitted only the one of developers is responsible partially.

According to the prosecution, the developer kept a part of N3 materials at his home for working at home in 2006. He did not discard data after moving to Eyedentity Games. The prosecution imposed fines on him.
Blueside has sent an official document to Nexon, a Korean publisher of Dragonnest, to stop the service. However, Nexon will not stop the service because of the decision from the prosecution.

Nowhere for experienced developers in Korea

Experienced developers have no places to go while developing companies have been suffered for recruiting developers.

7 year experienced developer Mr.A was a main developer for major Korean online game developing company. But his project was canceled recently and he has been advised to resign. He is agonizing seriously under his circumstances.

In the past, he was relocated to a new project team even if his project is cancelled. However, a company asked him to resign this time. He could reject to resign, but he has to work for what he does not want. Thinking about changing jobs, most companies that he wanted to work have been merged to bigger companies.

On the other hand, from developing companies’ point of view, they have a whole different story. Even though the number of available developers has been increased, they cannot recruit them easily because of their high annual salary.

Mr.A’s fancy career became an obstacle to find a new job. He was a deputy head of department and his annual salary is over US$100,000. However, only few companies could offer that salary in Korea.

As a small developing company, Mr.A is an excellent human resource indeed. However, the company prefers hiring 2~3 developers for Mr.A’s annual salary.
Most Korean major online game companies have no plan to hiring more developers because they are carrying out a reshuffle. Neowiz Games reorganized developing department this year. NCSoft is plan to layoff at least 200 to maximum 800.

Companies who could accept them are limited; Wemade, Actozsoft, Eyedentity Games, Smilegate etc. However these companies focus on developing smartphone games recently and have no plan for major hiring.

Chinese companies are trying to recruit them with offering high annual salary, house and benefits. However, working at Chinese companies cannot guarantee 2 to 3 years later. In addition, an entire family has to move.

According to a human resources director at a developing company in Seoul, he is receiving 100 resumes within a month. While they plan to recruit only 10, most resumes are from 5 to 6 year experienced developers. He said “We need developers who could do all dirty works, not management people.”

Mr.A’s problem is not his own because he has 6 people who have worked with him. If there were no companies could accept them all, he thinks it would be much better to establish one. Especially considering the recent trend that is moving from developing MMORPG to smartphone games, he does not need major financial supports and possibilities are wide opened.

New Action MORPG Dungeon Striker is announced!

NHN announces Dungeon Striker, a brand new Action MORPG from EYEdentity Games, publishing schedule today. NHN schedules its first OBT on the 27th of April through Hangame.

Dungeon Striker is designed for everyone. It eliminated the complex control system, limited classes, and requiring long play hours. Instead, it has ultra-speed combat such as hitting 10 times per second, unlimited transferring class system etc.

4 Classes for the 1st OBT

The game will provide 4 classes for the 1st OBT: Warrior, Ranger, Mage, and Cleric. A user could create his own character like a cloak-able warrior or a mage with healing abilities by combining each class.

Users could apply for the 1st OBT from today at the official site: http://ds.hangame.com

For more in-game screenshots and teaser movies, please click here.