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  Rum and Recruitment? Head to the "Pockie Pirates" Blue Bar
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Publisher NGames reveals the innovative random card mini-game powering NPC crew recruitment in pirate inspired MMORPG, Pockie Pirates.

Currently in open beta, Pockie Pirates casts players as a young pirate who dreams of becoming the ultimate King of the Pirates and obtaining the greatest treasure of the sea. Featuring an exciting blend of strategy, tactics and an entertaining game plot, the game packs cute characters and quality-designed backgrounds, combined with dazzling skills to present players with a thrilling and epic adventure around the sea.

Players can build and manage unique crews of NPC's to operate and fight on their vessels. These pirates are recruited via the in-game "Blue Bars" - a unique mini-game system that uses an exciting random card generator. The Blue Bars offer new recrutment opportunities every time they are entered, and they level with players to ensure that no two crews will ever be exactly the same.

There are four bars to visit when it comes to recruiting new crew members. The North, South, East and West "Blue Bars", each packed with willing NPC's desperate for a slice of the treasure hunting action.

There are 3 kinds of recruitment: Convene, Advanced Convene and Super Convene.

Upon entering the bar, players are presented with a screen of character faces on a set of cards, which are then flipped, shuffled and narrowed down to 5 possible candidates. Players must click a card and decide whether or not their chosen crew member will add value to their crew.

When a new member is chosen, players can start over to recruit again.

A ship is only successful when a crew is able to work in harmony. Great pirates need to recruit wisely and ensure their members will compliment each other out in the ocean. Nothing spells disaster quicker than hastey recruitment.

The Pockie Pirates Open Beta launched on July 4th. Become the King of the Pirates and join Pockie Pirates on Game321 today:




About Pockie Pirates:

Pockie Pirates is the first horizontal version of RPG webgame released by Game321. Based on the theme of dream, passion, youth and friendship, players take on the role of a young pirate determined to find legendary treasures and become the King of Pirates. In the game, players will be confronted with various difficulties and need to root out enemies before they make their dream come true.

Pockie Pirates blends strategy and tactics with an entertaining game plot. It features cute characters and quality-designed backgrounds, combined with dazzling skills to present gamers a thrilling and exciting adventure around the sea.

What could be more appealing than having a number of trustworthy buddies, a dream pirate ship, and an island of your own? Seek the legendary treasure and to become the king of the Pirates on Game321 now!


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