We recently caught up with Outspark CEO Philip Yun to discuss the just launched open beta for the upcoming free-to-play MMO brawler, Dark Blood. Read on to find out what we learned!
MMORPG: Congrats on the Open Beta Test for DarkBlood, tell us about the journey to get to this point?
Philip Yun: The journey was amazing, and we really enjoyed working with our licensor GameHi and developer JCR Soft to bring this hit fighting game to North America and Europe this summer. Along the way, we built a close relationship with our fan base and their excitement has been incredibly encouraging. Just look at our Facebook wall. It's teeming with fantastic gameplay videos our fans created showing off all the fun they had during closed beta. We polled them and found out they love EVO, so we celebrated the end of closed beta by hosting an EVO BarBrawl to watch the fighting championships with them in San Francisco. Knowing how much our fans like gameplay videos, we're even kicking off open beta launch with a Dark Blood Streamathon, featuring RipperX of MMORPG, Pico Mause of Curse, and Kyt Dotson of GameOgre.