Have you ever been battling demons in the workplace and found yourself running out of energy? Well…worry no more because Ijji.com has partnered up with Harcos, inc. to bring everyone that plays Lunia, and any other interested parties, a little boost to their mana bars.
Ijji.com’s Daniel Chang, business development manager was awesome enough to sit down with us here at Gamer Limit, and let us ask them a few questions about their partnership, it’s future, and their upcoming releases.
GL: To start off with, can you tell us a little bit about yourselves and what you do?
Mr. Chang: ijji.com is the leading portal for hardcore online gaming. We publish a wide range of free-to-play online games, each with an optional micro-transaction based model. Our lineup includes Lunia, GUNZ The Duel, Soldier Front, not to mention several highly anticipated upcoming games, such as Huxley: The Dystopia, Alliance of Valiant Arms, KARMA: Operation Barbarossa, and Soul of the Ultimate Nation.
GL: Now, the Harcos Mana Energy Potion, can you tell us more about it?
Mr. Chang: The Harcos Mana Energy Potion is a great product with a compelling concept. Similar to the mana potions found in many popular online games, Harcos fashioned a line of energy drinks tailored to gamers. When we first saw the unique look of the bottle we immediately felt that it belonged in our game. Additionally, Mana Energy Potion is a great product that maintains gamers energy without the dreaded sugar crash. The packaging and concept really resonated with us, started a dialogue with them.
GL: So, what prompted you guys to partner with Harcos and bring Mana Energy Potion to
both virtual and real inventory slots?
Mr. Chang: We really wanted to do something that would surprise people. I don’t know of a promotion like it. Sometimes players can buy a real life item and get a replica as an in-game virtual item. Well, we turned that existing promotion on its head, and are doing the opposite – keeping things fresh. Now you buy Mana Energy Potion for your character, and you get your own case in the mail.
GL: How has the response been so far?
Mr. Chang: It’s been great! We’re seeing good adoption from both inside and outside of our community. It was also a way for us to rewards our users, letting them know their resources spend in the game can amount to something tangible outside of the game.
GL: Do you guys plan on bringing in Mana Health Potions as well, spread out to
other ijji.com titles, or even develop new products solely for ijji.com
Mr. Chang: This is something we are definitely open to. We are focusing on the successful launch of this promotion, and haven’t sat down to explore expansion, but the initial idea was to see how successful the promotion would be with Lunia & Mana Energy Potion and then considering other games where it makes sense.
GL: Why did you choose Lunia?
Mr. Chang: As mentioned, when we first saw the product we immediately felt there was a natural fit. The fantasy and whimsical nature of Lunia really lends itself nicely to the quirky, colorful product that the Harcos team put together.
GL: The website says that this is an “event,” is there a time limit for players
to get in on the deal?
Mr. Chang: For now the promotion will be available while supplies last. Once we reach our quota, we will definitely sit down again and discuss how to improve and perhaps run another similar promotion.
GL: Now that we have a hold of you, can you let us in on any of the new games or
products you have in store for everyone?
Mr. Chang: As mentioned earlier, we announced four upcoming titles to be released this year. Huxley: The Dystopia, an Unreal Engine 3 based massively multi-player first person shooter (MMOFPS) game, Alliance of Valiant Arms, a modern warfare themed first person shooter (FPS), , KARMA: Operation Barbarossa, a WWII-themed FPS and Soul of the Ultimate Nation, a fast-paced fantasy massively multi-player role-playing game (MMORPG).
GL: I’m really excited for Huxley: The Dystopia, how is the progress during the
closed beta test coming?
Mr. Chang: The initial closed beta went really well, and we are getting ready to expand our scope in the second closed beta. The testers provided us with constructive feedback and reported bugs and glitches, which we are working to correct prior to the next stage. As we move forward, we’re looking to fine tune the game more in preparation for launch later this year.
GL: Thank you so much for giving us an opportunity to talk to you guys!
Mr. Chang: Thank you.
Now that you guys have a little more of an inside scoop at what ijji.com and Harcos, inc. are up to, why don’t you click on down to their promotion website and check it out yourself! Also, don’t forget to check out ijji.com for more info on Lunia and their other titles and manapotions.com for more info on their products. Gamer Limit would like to thank everyone down at Ijji.com, Wonacott Communications, and Harcos, inc. for giving us a deeper look at this historic event, and hopefully we will see more like it.