Mountain View, Calif. and Irvine, Calif. (PRWEB) July 23, 2008
Free-to-Play (F2P) games are increasing in popularity in the U.S., with thousands of gamers joining online portals every day. A driving force behind F2P games' popularity is optional micro-transactions that allow players to enhance their gaming experience by purchasing in-game items. Today TrialPay and NHN USA announced that users of the leading online game portal ijji.com can get 50 G Coins, the portal's virtual currency, for free by completing just one TrialPay offer. Now, conducting a single transaction with a familiar e-commerce site--buying clothes, sending flowers, signing up for a movie-rental service or choosing from hundreds of other offers--instantly gives players 50 free G Coins to enhance the user experience of their favorite ijji.com game.
With more than 6 million registered users, ijji.com is one of the most popular online game portals in North America. The portal hosts a diverse suite of unique online games that attract a variety of players, from hardcore first-person shooting fans to fantasy role players to more casual social gamers. Players can use G Coins across ijji.com's titles to customize every gaming experience. To receive a credit to their ijji.com account of 50 virtual coins, gamers need only to complete one real-world offer using TrialPay.
"This partnership with TrialPay helps everyone enjoy the advantages of using G Coins simply by doing business with name-brand advertisers," said Whon Namkoong, CEO, NHN USA Inc. "Virtual money makes a good online gaming experience event even better. Whether you're a Drift City racer looking to upgrade your car or a Luminary adventurer in need of a Miracle Hammer or Teleportation Ticket, the TrialPay partnership enables our community to get the G Coins necessary to 'purchase' virtual goods for free."
"NHN USA's ijji.com has quickly emerged as one of the most popular online gaming destinations in North America, and we are thrilled to partner with them as they continue to bring more players into the incredibly lucrative F2P U.S. market with the site," said Alex Rampell, co-founder and CEO, TrialPay. "TrialPay has partnered with more than 2,000 advertisers, so there is an ideal offer for every ijji.com user."
To get 50 G Coins for free through TrialPay, please visit: https://billing.ijji.com/payment/freeGCoin.nhn
For more information on TrialPay: http://www.trialpay.com
About NHN USA
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., NHN USA, Inc. (http://www.nhnusainc.com) is the North American subsidiary of Korea's leading Internet company NHN (KOSDAQ: 035420). Founded in 2006, NHN USA has quickly emerged as a premier online entertainment publisher. The company's game portal ijji.com (http://www.ijji.com), which boasts more than six million unique registered gamers, hosts a diverse suite of free-to-play online games each with an optional micro-currency model that enables players to enhance their gaming experiences by purchasing in-game items. ijji.com's extensive game portfolio includes GUNZ The Duel®, SOLDIER FRONT™, GUNBOUND® Revolution, DRIFT CITY™, LUMINARY Rise of the GoonZu™ and MINING BOY™, and will soon include the highly-anticipated Unreal Engine 3-based massively multiplayer online first-person shooting (MMOFPS) game Huxley.
TrialPay unites advertisers, merchants and shoppers to create the first payment platform that benefits all parties. Using TrialPay, merchants turn lost and indecisive shoppers into paying customers by giving away their product for free when a shopper completes an offer from blue-chip advertisers. Advertisers pay a bounty that equals or exceeds the merchant's regular price to create a profitable transaction out of a stalled or abandoned cart. TrialPay ensures that every shopper finds an offer that compels him or her to purchase by pairing premium brands with the added value of a free product. With TrialPay everyone wins: shoppers get a free product, advertisers acquire new customers and merchants earn significant revenue from lost or unlikely customers.
TrialPay works with over 5,000 premium merchants, including industry leaders in software, games, publishing, online services and retail. TrialPay currently has more than 9 million registered users and adds 30,000 new users every day.