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NDoors summer events offer players over $30,000 in prizes

Fantasy, Contests, Events (In-Game), Free-to-Play, Atlantica Online, WonderKing

Fans of Atlantica Online and WonderKing will be paying extra attention to those games in the coming weeks, thanks to a pair of summer contests that offer over $30,000 in cash and prizes. Details on the WonderKing contest are still in the works, but Atlantica Online fans can start competing now.

The "Play, Win, Drive" contest gives players the chance to win everything from G Coins to an Alienware gaming laptop to a brand-new Chevy Camaro. Players enter by using master keys, which can be obtained through several methods of gameplay.

The event lasts until August 31st or until the final milestone (the Camaro) has been reached, whichever comes first. Check out all the details on the Atlantica Online site, and good luck!

WonderKing unveils new PvP system

Fantasy, PvP, News Items, Free-to-Play, WonderKing

NDoors has something new for fans of WonderKing: a brand new PvP system. The existing system has undergone a complete overhaul, and the WonderKing team is anxious for their players to check it out.

Some of the revamped features include an in-depth user interface that will show your opponent's statistics, varying maps, a dedicated PvP arena, the ability to set hotkeys for your favorite skills, and brand new mechanics to encourage strategy and quick thinking. Want to check it out? The new PvP system launched yesterday, so all of the new features are up and running for players.

What's more, NDoors is making it even more exciting by offering some great real-world participants. An iPad, iPod Touches, NDoors game cards, and many other items are all up for grabs. A PvP guide can be found on the WonderKing site, as can all the details on the contest.

Get experienced with Massively's new WonderKing giveaway [Updated]

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Those generous people at NDOORS are at it once again with a brand new giveaway in their 2D MMO WonderKing. This time, the Level-Up Set Giveaway presents new players with the opportunity to grab one of 1,000 keys we've been given for our readers. These keys grant seven days of in-game EXP Tickets (+20% EXP) and Drop Tickets (+30% drop rate). Limit one key code per person.

How can you grab one for yourself? Simply head over to our giveaway page, claim a code at the bottom of the page and follow the directions there. You'll need to be a new WonderKing player with an active account, which can easily be remedied by visiting their main site and signing up.

[Update: We contacted NDOORS after comments left on this post and they've now informed us that these codes are only for new players.]

WonderKing hosting Spring Break events

Events (In-Game), News Items, Free-to-Play, WonderKing

Sure, while some people's real life Spring Breaks have since passed, that doesn't mean you can't celebrate elsewhere. At least, that's the stance Ndoors Interactive's WonderKing is taking, as the game is holding several in-game Spring Break events now through April 7th.

If you're a WonderKing player, the big three events to check out are an Easter Day party, the chance to win fashion items and a big Spring Break-style party. Granted, we expect any of you going in will probably just party most of the time. At least, that's what we'd do...

Check out the full, official list of events after the break.

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Massively's WonderKing Online launch day roundup

Fantasy, Launches, News Items, Free-to-Play, WonderKing

It's launch day for WonderKing Online and Massively, as usual, has you covered. But wait! What is WonderKing, you ask?

WonderKing is NDOORS Interactive's newest free-to-play title, joining the ranks of Atlantica Online and Luminary: Rise of the GoonZu. WonderKing plays very much in the vein of MapleStory, offering a two-dimensional, action and platforming based experience rather than the traditional 3-D MMO targeting combat.

However, unlike MapleStory, WonderKing goes a bit further with its MMO aspects in the form of crafting and cooking systems, an upcoming player housing system, and the upcoming ability to become a king by taking over a castle and defeating other players.

We've been keeping up with WonderKing for you guys, so here's a roundup of our coverage on this new free-to-play title. Read, learn, and find out if WonderKing is right for you!

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WonderKing goes open beta, offers panda pet

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If you enjoy side-scrolling free-to-play MMOs that you and your kids can play together, then you'll be glad to hear this piece of news. Ndoors Interactive, the company that brought Atlantica Online to this side of the pond has opened up the doors on their newest MMO offering, WonderKing. Set in myriad worlds thanks to dimensional travel, this new game pits players against hordes of demons who seem to inhabit everything from particularly pernicious jackalopes and jello to testy tiki monsters.

Returning players from WonderKing's closed beta who come back and play in open beta will be treated to a special secret gift. (Could be meat, could be cake!) If you haven't tried out WonderKing, don't worry -- they have something for you too. Between now and January 10th at 6PM Pacific, all players who log in will be given an adorable Black Panda pet as a way to help them test out their shiny new pet system. So, if you've been looking for a way to while away the winter hours with the family, or perhaps you're simply passionate about panda pets, head on over to the WonderKing site and take advantage of their shiny new open beta.

WonderKing Online enters into the final phase of closed beta

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It's time for a fiesta in WonderKing Online! "Yippie, arriba, arriba!" as our friend Speedy Gonzalez would say.

The fiesta is being thrown in celebration of the game entering into the fourth and final phase of closed beta, and players can take part in the celebration in a few pretty easy ways. Monday nights from here until the end of the phase are going to be double experience nights, which is absolutely perfect if you want to get to level 30 and qualify for a special gift that will be given to your character at launch.

If you feel more creative, WonderKing is also offering a few contests involving Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube. YouTube users can create WonderKing videos to try to win a special ring, MySpace users can comment on screenshots posted each day to win a special beanie or earmuff item, and Facebook users can write a paragraph about snow to attempt to win a Santa's Gift Bag wearable item.

Or, lastly, you can always go the safe route and submit bugs, as there's even a contest for that! Five users each day who submit bugs will win three Gigantes' Blessing items from the GMs. So, WonderKing players, it's time to get cracking! Fiesta away!

WonderKing Closed Beta 2 key giveaway

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If you didn't get a chance to grab a key from our first giveaway for WonderKing's Closed Beta Test 1, now's your chance to grab one for the second phase. We have 1,000 keys to give away this time, with no commenting or waiting required!

To claim your code, we're doing things a bit differently than last time. Simply head on over to our giveaway page and grab a key from the button at the bottom of the page. From there, you'll need to redeem your key on their beta site and download the game. Good luck!

Massively's hands-on with WonderKing

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Last week, the folks at NDOORS were kind enough to give us a bit of an introductory tour through their newest 2D side-scrolling MMO entitled WonderKing, currently in the closed beta stage. You may remember a recent interview we had with the WonderKing devs, as well as a closed beta key giveaway last month. Our coverage now continues through a series of screenshots we took during the tour, complete with captions that explain major features of the game.

So if you're not in the beta, or are just curious about this game, follow along through our visual tour of WonderKing to find out more.

Gallery: WonderKing

  • Choose a server
  • Choose a class
  • Francis Town
  • Getting around
  • Bustling city
  • Finding your way around

WonderKing Online closed beta kicks off Thursday, July 16

Betas, MMO Industry, New Titles, PvP, Free-to-Play, Casual, WonderKing

WonderKing Online is a new 2-D sidescrolling MMORPG from NDOORS Interactive that may prove to be a hit with gamers who enjoy titles like MapleStory. We've taken a look at WonderKing in recent weeks, in fact we've given away a ton of beta keys to our readers as well. While there are some similarities between WonderKing and MapleStory, both are free-to-play side scrolling games after all, the NDOORS title seems a bit more aggressive.

This was confirmed in our interview with the game's developers who told us they're working to implement large scale PvP battles (Castle Battles), where guilds will fight it out to control castles and all that come with them, such as exclusive items and dungeons. That may not be in the cards for WonderKing quite yet, but all those readers we gave beta codes to will find out soon enough -- the WonderKing closed beta kicks off tomorrow, July 16th. For those of you that got in, we hope you have a good time in there.

Massively's WonderKing beta key giveaway

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It's Friday, and you know what that means! Well, lately it's meant that we at Massively are giving something away, and today is no exception. Today's key code giveaway will get you into the WonderKing closed beta, and we have a metric ton of these things to give away, courtesy of the fine folks at NDOORS. Of course you remember WonderKing from our recent interview with the game's developers, but now you'll have your chance to actually play the game.

To claim your code, simply leave a comment on this post telling us why you'd like to get into the closed beta. From there you'll get an email with the key code and instructions on how to redeem the code (so make sure your registered email is correct!). All comment entries must be in by Monday, June 29th, 2009 at 9am EST when eligibility will close. Only one prize per person. Good luck!

[Update: We've just been told that the WonderKing closed beta will begin on July 16th, not the 9th as previously announced.]

Massively interview: A Q&A with the developers of WonderKing

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When we last heard about WonderKing, we found out about some of the features in the game that are aimed at bringing depth to its 2D perspective -- things like Castle Battles with siege warfare certainly sound quite grand for this setting. We were lucky enough to have a chance to talk to some of the people behind the game to find out a bit more about these features, as well as the challenges involved with bringing WonderKing over from the Asian market, and some other questions our readers will probably have had on their minds. Yes, that includes the big one: is this more than just a "MapleStory 2"?

Before we get to the interview, we have some good news regarding the upcoming WonderKing beta: we're going to have some beta keys to give away later this month, so if what you read in the interview has you interested, you know where to look for some early access. We spoke with Hyuk Min Kwon, lead developer of WonderKing from Ryu & Soft, and Alex Kim, the game's product manager from NDOORS Interactive. Hit the jump to have a read!

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NDOORS list the key features of new MMO WonderKing

Betas, Fantasy, New Titles, News Items, WonderKing

NDOORS Interactive, the folks behind Atlantica Online and Luminary: Rise of the GoonZu, have chimed in with some details on their next free-to-play MMO WonderKing. They obtained the rights to bring the game to North America last year, and since we're hearing from them now, things must be on track for the intended release window of the second half of 2009. Here's a brief rundown of what WonderKing entails, from Peter Kang, CEO of NDOORS: "WonderKing is a 2D, side-scrolling MMORPG that takes players on an adventurous journey with story-by-story quests, much like a fantasy novel. Along the way, players will travel from beautiful beaches to murky marshlands and frigid snowfields as they battle to save the world."

Kang also made mention of some specific game features, to highlight the fact that 2D does not necessarily mean a lack of gameplay depth. These features include a class-change system, "Castle Battles" that involve siege warfare PvP, mounts and vehicles, pets, private housing, and crafting. NDOORS confirmed that a beta is scheduled for this summer.

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