Ntreev’s Golf Game, Pangya, Announces Halloween-themed Events
Players of the Online Game Stand to Win Goodies from In-game and Online Events
IRVINE, Calif. - Oct. 20, 2010
Ntreev USA, Inc., developer and publisher of several popular free-to-play games, today announced Halloween-themed events for its casual online multiplayer game, Pangya. Starting Oct. 20, players will be able to participate in two costume events on the official forums, as well as an in-game hunt for treats that can be exchanged for special Halloween boxes full of goodies.
“Halloween unleashes the role-play gamer in all of us, and that is why it is our favorite holiday,” said Chris Lee, CEO of Ntreev USA. “The interactive Halloween events we are hosting for Pangya players will give us the chance to enjoy our fans’ creativity and give away some great prizes!”
Players can visit the official forums to participate in a Halloween Design Contest and a Halloween Costume Contest. For the Design Contest, players are encouraged to create both a top and bottom for a spooky Halloween costume using the Self Design feature. The second costume contest will give players the chance to show off a picture of the Halloween costume they plan to wear this year for prizes. To participate, players submit a picture of themselves in their costume while holding a piece of paper with their in-game name written on it. Both contests can be entered by submitting screenshots or pictures on the appropriate forum thread. Submissions can be made Oct. 20 up until Oct. 31.
To keep the pumpkin rolling, Ntreev is also hosting an in-game Halloween Hunt. Candy boxes have been hidden throughout the island and can be collected and returned to Cadie’s Cauldron for Halloween Boxes chock-full of special items. Ntreev will also be rewarding players with Skull and Pumpkin Comets for logging on to Pangya during the Halloween season. The Halloween Hunt and log-in events are Oct. 20 through Nov. 3.
For more information about Ntreev, please visit: www.ntreev.net.
Archive for the ‘Sports Games’ Category
Beach Volleyball Online Starts Closed Beta Testing on April 15th
Omniverse Games will begin Closed Beta testing its 3D Sports MMO “Beach Volleyball Online” in advance of a scheduled May release. Fans from around the globe will get their first look at this highly anticipated virtual world.
Portsmouth, NH April 14, 2010 – Omniverse Games, together with developer Radiance Digital Entertainment, has announced the start of a closed beta testing period for Beach Volleyball Online (www.bvogame.com). This free-to-play sports oriented virtual world offers something for all types of massively multiplayer online (MMO) gamers.
“Beach Volleyball Online combines the action, playability, and precision of console games with the character development, exploration, and community aspects usually associated with MMOs” explains Jonathan Seidenfeld, CEO of Omniverse Games. Advanced artificial intelligence together with the outstanding in-game graphics create a sense of immersion and realism not often encountered among free-to-play MMOs.
Set in a lush beachside environment, Beach Volleyball Online is an exquisite 3D world that incorporates the intense competition and tactics of beach volleyball while providing players with numerous activities, areas to explore, and a friendly community of players from all over the globe. Players can customize their avatars in thousands of ways while developing their characters and making new friends.
Beach Volleyball Online is one of the few true sports MMOs available today. It features a large persistent world that allows for character development – players can improve their skills and increase attributes by gaining experience both on and off the volleyball court. Beach Volleyball Online also incorporates many elements of traditional MMO gameplay such as classes, crafting, level progression, and the ability to gain new skills.
The staff at developer Radiance Digital Entertainment, have a history working in the console sports area, including CEO Monte Singman, who was a lead programmer for the original John Madden Football published by Electronic Arts. Radiance also has a deep knowledge of Asian MMOs, and by combining these two strengths were able to create Beach Volleyball Online, which has been over three years in development.
Keys to enter the Closed Beta test are available now from the official Beach Volleyball Online website at http://www.bvogame.com .
EA SPORTS UNVEILS FREE DOWNLOADABLE FOOTBALL GAME FOR PC
Football Fans Will Shape EA SPORTS FIFA Online Content During Development Process
GUILDFORD, UK., – 29th January 2010 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today development of a free-to-play*, downloadable game called EA SPORTS™ FIFA Online that will make its most popular and highest rated^ videogame franchise available to football fans with a broadband internet connection and an average spec laptop computer or desk-top personal computer. The free-to-play EA SPORTS FIFA videogame will call on football fans and gamers to help shape features during closed beta testing prior to its English language European open beta release in June 2010.
“Listening to and engaging football fans has been one of the driving forces behind the success of our FIFA franchise and now we are inviting European football fans–in mass numbers and earlier than we ever have before–to help us develop a new football game,” said Executive Producer Kaz Makita. “Fans will determine the features that matter most, and at the end of this process, our goal is to deliver a game for fans looking for a quick football fix at home or at work.”
“There are a large number of football fans who do not want a console gaming experience due to time and other priorities in their personal lives but they still want to be able to play a top-quality football videogame,” explained Makita. “FIFA Online will be designed specifically for them.”
Beginning February 3, football fans across Europe are invited to register to participate in the closed beta development and testing of FIFA Online by visiting http://fifa-online.easports.com. More than 20,000 fans will be involved in the first phase of closed beta testing and then, during open beta in June, hundreds of thousands of fans will test the game, providing feedback directly to the game’s developers through exclusive discussion forums.
EA SPORTS FIFA Online will be released around the world in stages. The English language version will be available to all football fans in June, 2010. Over the next 12 to 24 months FIFA Online will launch in other languages across Europe and then in North America. Non-English speaking football fans will also be able to participate in the development process of these games.
EA SPORTS FIFA Online will offer an authentic football experience with 30 licensed leagues, 500 clubs and more than 15,000 players. During the first closed beta stage beginning February 3, the game will feature a 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa tournament mode and a control system that uses the mouse only. At the second stage of closed beta, the game will feature a League Mode that enables fans to manage and compete as their favorite football club, and the ability to play online matches. FIFA Online will enable football fans and gamers to build their favorite club into their dream team by developing or acquiring players, upgrading skills, and getting unique apparel by earning in-game currency to acquire items or through micro-transactions. Additional content will be designed for the game based on feedback by fans.
Register to play at http://fifa-online.easports.com.
Burda:ic Announces the Start of Christmas Festivities for Fantasy Tennis Season 2
December Update and Christmas Event Bring Costumes, Stockings, and Snow to the Fantasy Sports MMORPG
MUNICH - December 10, 2009
Burda:ic, a leading publisher of online games worldwide, today announced the start of the Christmas event in the sports MMORPG Fantasy Tennis Season 2. Players who want to join in the fun can now fish and forage for Christmas stockings, hunt down ingredients for building the ultimate snowman, and give their in-game house a holiday makeover with red, gold, and green decor.
During the event, both fishing and picking fruit will randomly earn players a “Santa’s Bag.” If they collect ten of these stockings, they’ll be able to trade them in for one, limited-edition Christmas Gacha Set coin. Potential presents include miniature trees, Santa beards, reindeer antlers, and festive party hats.
Fantasy Tennis players in the Christmas spirit should also check out the new clothing sets which have just been added to the item shop as part of the December update. The Snowman, Rudolph, and Santa outfits really make a seasonal statement, while the Fairy Tale Prince and Princess Gacha Sets help turn the courts into a true winter wonderland.
For additional information about the Christmas event and the December Update, visit http://ft.alaplaya.net
FreeStyle: This Year’s Last Update To Be Launched On December 16
Public Mode Enables Users to Watch Tournaments and League Matches
Replay Mode Makes Mastering Various Tactics Easier
Seoul, December 11 - Online Game Portal Site GameKiss announced this year’s last massive system update for FreeStyle Street Basketball Game which will be launched on December 16. This system update features the “public mode” and “replay mode” while another update with a new character ‘Sachi’, 51 new items and 12 skill motions has already been announced.
For an online sports free download game, the most distinct system update would be the public mode which enables anyone accessing the game to watch a match by simply pressing the mode’s button.
Many users who wanted to watch important tournaments have complained about the lack of the public mode. Some users recorded game playing with their own recording program and uploaded their clips on YouTube. Other users then could see the matches. FreeStyle users will now be able to watch major matches between well-known clubs or teams or a dramatic come-from-behind victory in real time.
The replay mode, newly added after many FreeStyle users’ requests, would be essential for gamers who aim to improve their performance through analyzing previous games and team tactics. Gamers can save their game-play into a replay file. By watching past matches, gamers can understand opponents’ tactics and develop their own play patterns, boosting their game skills.
“Thanks to the pubic mode, users from all over the world will be able to watch all sorts of tournaments and league matches in real time. I’m very looking forward to that. The replay mode, too, will hopefully help users to master teamwork and various tactics,” said RomaN, Chief GM of FreeStyle Street Basketball Online Game.
“As this is a massive patch as the year 2009’s last update, I hope it is a big Christmas present to our users.”
Registration, download and playing of Freestyle Street Basketball are provided worldwide, and can be enjoyed free of charge. More details can be found on the official website: http://freestyle.gamekiss.com.
gamigo Scores: Slapshot Now Available In English
Hamburg, 6th October 2009 - gamigo AG, a leading European free to play massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) publisher, today released the English version of its top hockey MMOG, Slapshot. English speaking players can now experience Slapshot’s large online street and ice hockey community. They’ll join the existing German players in the unique mix of fast-paced hockey action and MMORPG-based character development.
The best just got better
Slapshot launched in April to critical acclaim, online underground street hockey proved an exciting combination for German users. From today, however, both German and English-speaking players can now experience the „Iceworld? – fans of both ice hockey and regular hockey will feel right at home. The new patch also brings Slapshot?s graphics in line with the latest in PC gaming.
The game play is action-packed, the community is supportive but competitive – Slapshot has something for everyone. Players start the game with a choice of 3 character classes – wing, defender or centre. From then on, it?s up to the player; they can customise their look, train up their skills or just leap into the ice-cold action.
Take on the Germans
“We?re pleased to introduce this game to our traditional sporting rivals, the British, as well as the whole English-speaking world. This will certainly lead to some of the most exciting matches Slapshot has seen,” says Florian Hörpel, Slapshot?s Product Manager at gamigo. “gamigo is taking Slapshot to the next level, and we?re incredibly excited by this – a great game.”
Players can register, download and play for free right now by visiting slapshot.gamigo.com.
GAMESCAMPUS’ CUE ONLINE NOW IN OPEN BETA
GamesCampus’ New 3D Pool Simulation Offers A Dynamic Wagering System
San Jose, Calif. (May 20, 2009) - San Jose-based online game publisher, GamesCampus.com (www.GamesCampus.com, run by OnNet USA), announced today that Cue Online, its free, item-based realistic online pool simulation game, is now in open beta at http://cueonline.gamescampus.com/.
Cue Online is one of the most realistic online billiards games available anywhere. Players are able to compete with one another in eight-Ball, nine-Ball, 14-1, and snooker billiards games to level their characters up with experience points and Gold (in-game credits which are earned by making successful shots).
With the open beta, Cue Online introduces many new features. The biggest visual change in the game is that players can now choose one of five different avatars. Players will also be impressed by the dynamic wagering system that is newly available in the game. Under the new wagering rules, each time there is a scratch or miscue, the offending player adds Gold to the pot and the winner collects the entire sum!!
With the start of the open beta, players now can use Gold to purchase essential billiard items such as cues, chalk, gloves.
The open beta will last until the game’s official launch date later this summer (exact date TBD).
For more information about Cue Online visit http://cueonline.gamescampus.com/.
Outspark has announced the commercial release of their free to play massive multiplayer snowboarding game: Project Powder.
I’ve been playing this one off and on since the early beta and it’s a LOT of fun! There are three game modes available… a racing mode allowing you to go head to head or team up with others, a battle mode where you compete by pulling off the best tricks and collecting the right items and a coin mode where you battle it out to collect the most coins.
I am constantly amazed at the level of detail and entertainment value presented in the latest free to play pc games. Project Powder is a great example of this. Yeah, you could decide to pay micro-transactions to get more stuff at a faster pace, but you could play this one without paying a dime and have a blast for months to come.
GET READY TO TAKE ON THE GREEN AND TEE OFF! NTREEV USA RE-LAUNCHES PANGYA IN NORTH AMERICA
The Open Beta Is Now Live For The Popular Online Casual Golf Game At http://Pangya.ntreev.net/
Irvine, Calif., April 23, 2009 - Ntreev USA, a leading online game developer and publisher, announced today that it has re-launched Pangya, its popular, online casual golf game in North America. The game, previously known as Albatross 18 in the U.S. is now in beta at http://Pangya.ntreev.net/.
The newly launched beta includes full game play content from Pangya’s Season 3. Before summer, Ntreev USA will introduce Season 4 with new characters, locations, all-new customization features and more. Members who previously had accounts for Albatross 18 will be able to transfer their accounts over to Pangya. All accounts setup during this beta phase will transfer over when the game launches commercially next month.
“Pangya has enjoyed worldwide success and popularity, including its tremendous mainstream popularity in the U.S. market,” said Chris Lee, CEO at Ntreev USA. “Pangya offers a unique golf experience that is easy to pick-up-and-play, and appeals to a wide variety of skilled and casual players alike. We are excited that we could bring it back to the North American players who love it.”
Pangya is a casual golf game that takes the difficult rules of golf and transforms it into an easy to pick-up -and-play casual golf experience that a player of any skill level can enjoy. Featuring simple and intuitive controls, Pangya allows anyone who has used Windows to easily play with other gamers and unlike other online games; players in Pangya are friends, not enemies!
In Pangya, players are taken to 14 gorgeous locations where they can choose one of 8 unique playable characters. Pangya offers players an extensive customization experience with thousands of possible combinations of costumes, accessories, equipment, golf clubs, power boosts and more that help them to become a pro out on the green.
Pangya is free for players to download and play, while some items in the game including certain characters, clothing sets, new equipment and accessories will be available to purchase via micro-transaction.
The in-game currency in Pangya, called Pang, allows players to purchase items from the game’s shop that will upgrade a character, provide new inventory and equipment, allows them to send gifts to other players and more. Gamers can earn Pang by finishing a hole at par or better, and by showcasing powerful shots.
The beta for Pangya is now available, with a full commercial launch in May.
For more information about Ntreev USA visit www.ntreev.net. For more information on Pangya, please visit http://Pangya.ntreev.net/.
MLB DUGOUT HEROES OPEN BETA GOES LIVE TODAY, MARCH 19th AT 3PM
The Game Can Be Downloaded at www.mlbdugoutheroes.com
About MLB Dugout Heroes
MLB Dugout Heroes is the first fully licensed and online-based PC baseball game in North America, featuring all Major League Baseball players and stadiums from the past and present. GamesCampus, the publisher of the game for the North American market, drew great public attention when they announced that they had signed an online interactive licensing agreement with MLB Advanced Media, LP (MLBAM) in November 2008. Based on this agreement, GamesCampus holds the right to incorporate official Major League Baseball league and club marks and logos, MLB ballpark images and more in this micro-transaction based game.
In addition to the MLB-licensed game features, the game has many unique gameplay attractions. It’s unique and realistic leveling system allows players to grow stronger and better as they continue through the game.
In addition, special points are given to players as they complete baseball missions (quests) given daily or weekly, and these points can be used to purchase new players, uniforms, items, and more!
MLB Dugout Heroes is sure to be a smash hit for all baseball fans young and old. More information about the game can be found at http://mlbdugoutheroes.gamescampus.com/
Draft and create your favorite players from any MLB year - Choose your favorite players from any MLB era and create the best team!
Play Online or practice by yourself - Play against your friends online to see who’s the best!
Level up your team and players - By playing against people online, your players level up and become stronger and trained!
Unique items - Users will be able to purchase new player draft cards, uniforms, bats, pitches, and much more!
Features animated versions of real MLB players - See your favorite players as cartoon versions of themselves!
Easy learning curve - Fun for both beginner and expert gamers alike!