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Dragon Saga

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Gravity Interactive
Developer: Barunson Interactive
Release Date: Oct. 28, 2010

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'Dragonica' Developer Acquired by Gravity

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2010 @ 12:03 p.m. PDT

Dragonica is a free-to-play, cartoon side-scrolling, micro-transaction-based casual MMO mixing elements of action and arcade.

Dragonica is a massively multiplayer online casual game developed by Barunson Interactive Co, based in Korea. Dragonica is free-to-play and players may choose to pay for additional content and features on a micro-transaction basis. Barunson Interactive spent seven years developing Dragonica, which brings cartoon side-scrolling action online games to a new peak. The game’s totally 3D rendering design, fresh cartoon characters and scenery modeling, create a new visual perception of side-scrolling games. Dragonica skillfully mixes the elements of action and arcade, and creates various ultimate skills to enhance playability.

South Korea based game developer and publisher Gravity Co. announced that it signed an agreement on September 28, 2010 to acquire a 50.8% equity interest in Korea based online game developer Barunson Interactive Co., Ltd. The purchase price is KRW 11,688 million (approximately US$10,126 thousand). The closing of transaction is expected to occur on or about October 25, 2010 subject to customary closing condition. Upon closing of the purchase of the shares, Gravity will acquire control over the management of Barunson Interactive and will be in a position to appoint the majority of the board of directors of Barunson Interactive. Gravity announced that the purpose of the transaction is to strengthen its online game development capabilities and secure quality online game line up.

Barunson Interactive was founded in 2003 and currently has two massively multiplayer online role playing games ("MMORPGs) commercially offered, Dragonica and Dragonraja, and one MMORPG under development. Dragonica, a three-dimensional side scrolling MMORPG, is commercially serviced in 10 countries including China, Japan and European countries. Gravity entered into a license agreement for Dragonica in the United States and Canada on August 17, 2010.

Mr. Toshiro Ohno, the President and CEO of Gravity, commented, "We expect this transaction will create significant value for Gravity and its shareholders as Barunson Interactive has talented online game developers with great experience. We believe it represents an important step forward to secure continuous profit by diversifying our revenue source and create synergy from the two companies' online game development teams."

Dragonica offers features that will surely capture your gaming senses. The game offers a whole new level of combat system wherein you can perform chain attack combinations paired up with humorous skills that are easy to learn but difficult to master. Community functions such as guilds, parties, marriage system and a lot more will encourage interaction between players. You can also acquire different pets that can be used as mounts or battle assistants and have your own house which you can furnish and decorate. A crafting system will also be available to all 4 character classes which will further evolve into more than 28 different classes. Nominated as “The most anticipated game” by Gamespot Korea after the GStar 2007 convention, Dragonica combines fun, humor, extensive content and innovative gameplay.

To play Dragonica, simply sign up for a free account at the official website.


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