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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

February 22, 2013 - Leading online game developer and publisher, Joymax, today launches a new carnival event for their ultra popular MMORPG, Silkroad Online.  In its latest event, players are seeking balloons in exchange for a huge slew of highly sought after rewards.   Players are already turning cartwheels and joining in on this lighthearted event at the Joymax portal

It’s time to relax and float away on a cloud of balloons; the Carnival is in town!  All players will receive two balloons per hour, out of a random set of four.  Silkroad travelers can also hunt monsters to collect rubber pieces; these pieces can be exchanged ten at a time for Unicorn Balloons.  All balloons can be made larger – just blow into any balloon in your inventory to make it larger.  However, be careful!  Balloons may pop when they are being blown up.  Balloons can grow to as large as Stage 6, and the random prize players receives depends on the final size of the Balloon when players stop blowing it or when it explodes.

From now until March 19 th, prizes that players can win include the following, divided by stage:

Stage 1

Berserker Regeneration Potions, Alchemy Catalyst, Trigger Scrolls, Vigor Recovery Grain (Small)

Stage 2

Instant Return Scrolls, Level 11, 12, and 13 Magic Stones of Strength/Intellect/Stam/Magic/Master

Stage 3

Evil Scented Flowers, Illusion Flowers, Life Flowers, Energey Flowers, Whirling Snow Flowers

Stage 4

Subscription Cards, Skill Point Scrolls, Repair Hammers, Instant Resurrection Scrolls

Stage 5

Roc Balloon, Edenp Balloon, Mujigi Balloon, Kiklopes Balloon

Stage 6

*Special Circus Bear Summon Scroll, Pandora’s Box, Option Level Enhancement Scroll, Monster Summon Scroll, Reverse Return Scroll

There’s a silver lining behind every cloud: in addition to all of the balloon collecting from now until March 19 th, on March 22 nd Joymax will announce two very lucky winners (one random Subscription user and the player with the highest Carnival Event score) to receive a coveted Premium Gold Time Plus and a Clock of Reincarnation (4 weeks).  Keep watching the Joymax Facebook at for the lucky two names!


About Silkroad Online

Silkroad Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that puts the player deep into historical fantasy, joining the Chinese and European civilizations along the Silk Road trade route. Traveling across Jangan, from China to Constantinople, players can make their fortunes as merchants, prey on the rich as thieves, or be protection-for-hire as hunters.

About Joymax

Since its establishment in April, 1997, Joymax has been developing and publishing quality games for the emerging online game industry of the 21st century. Based in Seoul, Korea, the company has published numerous titles for the PC market.  With its first MMORPG, Silkroad Online, the game has grown to offer service in over 200 countries since its 2004 launch. Joymax is a proven global entertainment company, providing multimedia content for all. For more information, please visit