Kuala Lumpur – 10 June, MOL AccessPortal Berhad is a distributor of 12 online games and the latest addition to the family is Gunbound; simple yet addictive game, published by Softnyx.com, one of Korean popular online game publishers.
Gunbound, a turn-based and simple online game, has attracted a fresh younger group of players between 10 – 35 years old. Registered Gunbound players can play and enjoy the game, as it is a free play online game. A player chooses a character, a mobile, wait for the opponent to enter the ‘room’ and then enter a battle. When players win, they will earn bonus points, which is the in-game gold. This would allow players to buy avatars, either for the purpose to dress-up or add more power to their character.
Players may also opt to buy avatars with real cash which would be a faster way than earning the in-game gold. The player needs to choose a denomination of RM10 for 3,000 Gunbound cash value, RM18 for 5,000 Gunbound cash value or RM36 for 10,000 Gunbound cash value. To buy the pin through MOLePoints, just logon to:www.mol.com or www.gameshive.com. Once the player has the pin, he/she needs to login to their Gunbound account; enter the pin purchased and the cash will be reflected in the players’ membership account and instantly would be able to buy new avatars!
Ganesh Kumar Bangah, chief executive officer of MOL AccessPortal Berhad said, “Gunbound is a popular game among the young players. Currently there are approximately over 2.0 million registered players globally.” He added, as for the Malaysian market, there are substantial number of registered players. MOL.com and its portal, Gameshive.com will be able to offer the options to the existing Gunbound players and attract new players particularly in Malaysia as well as internationally.”
Mr Jinho Kim, chief executive officer of softnyx.com said, “We are glad to hear the success of Gunbound in Malaysia and grateful for the support of our Malaysian players. We will continuously upgrade our game for the Malaysian players and other international players, as it would be beneficial to them. We will ensure that by improving our game, it would create more fun and excitement. Indeed, we are glad that MOL is now selling Gunbound pins to allow the Malaysian players to recharge cash more conveniently.”
“International players are also able to access Gunbound through www.mol.com. They may go through similar process of buying MOLePoints. The denominations are USD3, USD5 and USD9.91 for 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000 cash value respectively,” Ganesh concluded. With a graphic engine that combines both 2D and 3D graphics, expect a whole lot of fun and mayhem in this online game! This partnership is one of many other partners, which offer their products and services at www.mol.com through MOLePoints, a better way to buy, an easier way to pay.
ABOUT MOLACCESSPORTAL BERHAD
MOL AccessPortal Berhad (Bursa Malaysia: MOLACS) was incorporated in Malaysia under the Companies Act, 1965 on 9th February 2000 as a private limited company under the name Superior World Sdn. Bhd. MOL AccessPortal Berhad assumed its present name on 8th July 2000 and was converted into a public limited company on 29th April 2002.
MOL AccessPortal Berhad was listed on the MESDAQ market of Bursa Malaysia on 22nd December 2003. MOL AccessPortal Berhad is an associate company of MOL.com Berhad – a company listed on the First Board of Bursa Malaysia.
MOL AccessPortal Berhad is located in the Malaysian Multimedia Super Corridor and specializes in Internet Media and E-Commerce, leveraging on a network of physical outlets that act as physical media and cash-based payment collection centers for online transactions. It operates five core programmes through a web portal and its offline business services namely; MOL.com, MOLePoints, MOLCyberCafes, GamesHive.com and Antennix.
MOL AccessPortal Berhad’s mission statement and vision is to become a leading Internet media and e-commerce powerhouse with a firm and strong presence locally and globally. Its principal target market segment is the generation Y age group of 15-30 years old, which are IT and Internet savvy, particularly in developing countries.
Jinho Kim, its chief executive officer, founded Softnyx in 2001. Softnyx began its business with mobile phone games and Gunbound. The first mobile phone game was released in August 2001 and Gunbound Korea was released the following year, May 2002. In August 2003, Gunbound International Service (GIS) was launched and it became a success from December 2003 until today.
Besides the mobile phone game, Gunbound Korea and GIS have expanded to Thailand, China and Indonesia. A new puzzle game called Magic Punk (www.magicpunk.net), Fortress VS Gunbound (Korea only) and online card game series (Korean service only) were also developed. Our market is mainly young and adventurous players. More games are in the pipeline.