Pangya celebrates their first anniversary

Awhile back I wrote something up on PC (and now PSP) golf game Pangya, and I was sure that I was the only one that cared about it. But after the story was posted, I found that many of our readers were into it. Really, it’s quite addicting. And now that I’m playing the PC game online, I see that people all around the world are digging this casual MMO.

Ntreev is celebrating the game’s one year anniversary here. It all kicks off tomorrow, April 15th, with a coupole of in-game events: the 1st Annual Pangya Rally and the 1st Anniversary Chrono Challenge. If you’re a player, you’ll want to know about some sweet IRL prizes. They’ll be giving out iPod Touch units and $100 Amazon.com gift cards among other things. Of course, there are also in-game prizes to go with them.

After the jump you’ll find the full details of both events. Happy Anniversary, Pangya!

1st Annual Pangya Rally

The 1st Annual Pangya Rally, from April 15 – 28, requires help from everyone on Pangya Island! Everyone on the island must fill up a counter as they complete 18 hole games. The counter will determine what kind of prizes will be given out, and Pangyateers – who are at least Rookie C and have completed at least fourteen 18 hole games during the event -will receive prizes. In addition, players will also receive 50 Time Boosters and 50 Auto Calipers in their mailbox once they log in during the event! Other fabulous in-game prizes will include Papel Shop Coupons, 1 Year Anniversary Comets, Silent Wind, Gacha Coins and 1 Year Anniversary Club Sets. Other events taking place throughout the Rally are the Let it Rain Event with Double Rain, Double EXP Event, Double Pang Event and Eastern Valley opens.

1st Anniversary Chrono Challenge

The Chrono Challenge rewards Pangyateers who play for a set length of time or longer! From April 15 -28, players will automatically receive 25 Chrono Points for logging in every day and receive another 25 Chrono points for every 10 minutes logged in. The points can then be exchanged for prizes of the player’s choice as well as earning a spot in a drawing for exclusive limited-supply prizes. Players can choose from awesome real-world prizes including a Pangya Character Figurine, a $100 Amazon Gift Card and an iPod Touch (32Gb). Fabulous in-game prizes will also be up for grabs including Chocolate Cake Hat Boxes, Fruitcake Hat Boxes, Scratchy Cards, Puff the Mascot, Coco the Mascot and 3000 Pang!

“This anniversary of the game’s re-launch in North America marks a major milestone for Pangya and our fantastic community of players,”
said Chris Lee, CEO at Ntreev USA. “These two events are a great way to celebrate our success with our fans, as we look forward to another successful year for Pangya.”

Pangya is a casual online multiplayer golf game that simulates the exciting sport of golf in an anime-inspired style with an immersive fantastical storyline. With varied landscapes from captivating desert backgrounds to lush green tropics, snowy wonderlands and more, players will find that the once peaceful island of Pangya was interrupted by evil forces that vowed to destroy the purity of Pangya’s serene nature. It is finally up to the citizens of Pangya to restore it to its former glory by placing the Comet in its rightful place so that nature can be revived. Players will find themselves deeply submerged into a competitive field where they will experience a surge of emotions from excitement to heart-stopping determination of putting the last critical shot amidst mystical elements such as fire-breathing dragons to save Pangya. Players can go head to head in Tournament, Pang Battle, Team Match or Family Mode. Join Pangya and escape to paradise and swing for the heavens!

Pangya is free for players to download and play, while some items in the game including certain characters, clothing sets, new equipment and accessories will be available to purchase via micro-transaction.
The in-game currency in Pangya, called Pang, allows players to purchase items from the game’s shop that will upgrade a character, provide new inventory and equipment, allows them to send gifts to other players and more. Gamers can earn Pang by finishing a hole at par or better and by showcasing powerful shots.

Dale North