NCsoft and Game Guides Online have announced that they have formed a partnership, the first product of which is the official strategy guide for Dungeon Runners.
TAMPA, November 14, 2007--Game Guides Online, a digital strategy guide publisher, has announced its partnership with massively multiplayer online game developer and publisher NCsoft® and the release of the official strategy guide for NCsoft's Dungeon Runners™.
Game Guides Online specializes in the production of digital strategy guides exclusively for massively multiplayer online games. As the medium for entertainment increasingly becomes digital it's necessary to offer customers complimentary third party products digitally. "The digital medium opens up a lot of new possibilities for strategy guides. No longer are we restricted to static pictures and text. We can include interactive content such as flash diagrams, videos and voice-overs in our digital guides. With the growing complexity of these games it is sometimes easier to show a player an advanced tactic than it is to describe it," says Dungeon Runners guide author Jason Allen. "With digital guides we can continually update the content so customers never rely on outdated information. It also allows us to communicate directly with our customers so that we can implement features or strategies that they request. We then distribute the revised guide to every customer with a click of a button," said company spokesman Brian Whitener.
The first official guide to be released under the partnership is for Dungeon Runners, a new massively multiplayer game that is free-to-download and play with an optional premium membership. "Dungeon Runners is a bold leap into a new business model for NCsoft and it is taking us into a new direction in terms of the kind of games we can provide our customers," said Robert Garriott, CEO of NCsoft North America.
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