G4BOX INC. AND WICKED INTERACTIVE LTD. ANNOUNCE THE OPEN BETA LAUNCH FOR MILITARY SHOOTER, CROSS FIRE
The Record-Setting First-Person Shooter Opens Tomorrow for All to Play at: http://crossfire.subagames.com/
Toronto, CANADA-January 29, 2009- G4BOX Inc and Wicked Interactive Ltd., North American publishers and distributors of interactive entertainment media, together announced today the open beta launch date of their free online military first-person shooter, Cross Fire.
The Open beta will go live tomorrow, Friday, January 30, 2009 at 12 PM EST. In the open beta, anyone and everyone is invited to play the game for free, without any download or subscription fees. At 12 PM EST on January 29, 2009, the Cross Fire servers will go down in preparation for the open beta launch.
“We are very proud to be taking Cross Fire to the next level by launching the open beta,” said Stanley Yu, Chief Executive Office of Wicked Interactive. “We have invested a tremendous amount of time and energy in bringing Cross Fire to this stage, in order to provide players with the best possible game experience,” added Howard He, Chief Executive Officer of G4BOX, “The Cross Fire Open Beta will deliver a wealth of new features we know players will enjoy.”
The open beta launch marks the beginning of Cross Fire’s persistent military-ranking and stat-tracking features. Player-progress will be tracked from the open beta onward so that players may accurately gauge their skills against the rest of the Cross Fire community. The Cross Fire open beta will also introduce in-game friends lists and clan formation features, in addition to numerous new maps, weapons, and items.
To celebrate Cross Fire’s open beta launch, Subagames is hosting a number of events and promotions. During the first week of open beta, players will enjoy a 50% increase in the amount of GP earned in-game. This will allow Cross Fire players to purchase more of the new open beta weapons and items. In addition, the first 30 clans to register during the open beta will do so for free, at absolutely no GP cost!
Cross Fire is an online military first-person shooter for the PC, developed by SmileGate and Neowiz, and co-published by G4BOX and Wicked Interactive. Players assume the role of either a Black List or Global Risk mercenary, and then join an online team that must work together to complete objective-based scenarios. Cross Fire supports four modes of play including, Team Death Match, Search & Destroy, Elimination, and the exclusive Ghost Mode, in which you become an invisible stealth assassin! Cross Fire also includes a military ranking system, in-game friends lists, a clan formation system, and deep character customization options. Cross Fire is free-to-download-and-play. http://crossfire.subagames.com
Now part of the Subagames library of free MMOs.
Archive for January, 2009
NEW PUBLISHER, UFORIA, PARTNERS WITH SERVEX TO LAUNCH MMORPG NOSTALE IN NORTH AMERICA
North American Gamers Can Now Play “Nostale: Global” at Uforia.com
Redwood City, Calif. - January 12, 2009 - Uforia, Inc., a new online game publisher specializing in massively multiplayer online games, today announced that they will bring popular MMORPG Nostale: Global to the North American market. From January 2009, gamers in North America can play the free MMORPG by going to Uforia’s website at http://www.uforia.com.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring Nostale: Global to the North American market,” said JK Kim, CEO of Uforia. “Nostale is a unique MMORPG with easy-to-access events which allow players to interact with other players in PvP and survival objectives. We are thrilled and honored that this is our first title as a newly formed publisher.”
“Though they are a new publisher, the team at Uforia has a great deal of expertise and experience to bring to our partnership,” said Kevin Song at Servex. “We have complete faith that Uforia will build and bring a strong Nostale community to Nostale: Global, which will lead us to great success in the US market.”
Nostale is a free-to-play casual MMORPG which takes gamers through seventy exciting levels of the wonderful world of East Mile. Gamers can choose from one of four character classes, each with unique powers and features. The ultimate goal is to fight Dark Horn and his legion of demons in the land of death. On their way to the top, players have the choice of completing a variety of raids and acquiring a large selection of specialty cards which transform your character into one of over twenty specialty classes.
The game has its own unique sense of ownership. Each player has their own Mini-Land with a virtual player housing area where they can build their house, decorate their homes and environments to match their personality, store their pets and items and invite friends over to take a break and visit.
Nostale features a unique character progression system where characters progress to one of three classes and then are allowed to progress to specialized classes through class cards.
The game also includes an attractive set of comic-style characters that range from cute to fearsome. Players can capture monsters to fight alongside them as well as make friends with NPCs that will follow you around and be your ally in battle.
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New event for Cronous users strengthens the game community!
Seoul, Korea – January 7, 2009 – Lizard Interactive announced that variety of new events is carefully planned for Cronous users in year 2009. ‘Hunt for Power’, the first event introduced to Cronous fans is off to a great start.
Exciting new event ‘Hunt for Power’, gamers simply hunt down monsters to loot mini boost items which last 5 to10 minutes. Are you disappointed by the short time limits of these gracious event items? Well, think again. All of these mini event items have super effects all users crave for. These Exp, Speed, and Drop Rate for item/in-game currency boosters are great fun factors for Cronous fans. John Kim, Project Manager of Cronous stated “Major updates can not alone satisfy all the users, we believe providing variety of new fun factors and events are the key to success in building healthier and stronger game community.”
Lizard Interactive’s Free-to-play game portal Neofun will introduce 3 new exciting online games to world gamers in 2009. Creative minds and efforts never seem to stop at Lizard.
For further information on the globally played MMORPG Cronous, please visit the website cronous.neofun.com.
Independent online distribution platform welcomes three new games created by independent developers.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 1, 2009 – It’s difficult for independent developers to attract players to their games. It can also be difficult for gamers to find new quality independent games. Archive Entertainment hopes to solve these problems with Archive Games, a digital distribution platform that connects independent developers with gamers.
Three new independent studios have partnered with Archive Entertainment to add their work to the Archive Games distribution platform:
Overflow, by Vultrix - Tax your brain with this unique puzzler in which you must redirect the flow of water to safety. Using your mouse and a steady hand, draw bridges and barriers to divert and block the onslaught of water. Includes 25 vividly surreal levels, and a freeform sandbox mode where you are free to play with the water physics.
Space Pizza, by Per Olofsson - As the newest pizza delivery driver, it is your mission to deliver pizzas without crashing into any number of conveniently placed obstacles… all while under a time limit. Fast paced and fun, this is an innovative take on the Lunar Lander concept.
Take Down Online, by 174 Studios - An in-development combat-oriented MMO; capture command points with your team as you travel by foot, humvee, or armed helicopter.
All three games can be freely downloaded now via Archive Games. Archive Entertainment continues to seek new relationships with developers to bring independent games to fans. For more information about Archive Games, please visit http://www.ArchiveGames.net/