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Games Biggest Contributor to S. Korea’s Content Exports Last Year

Games Biggest Contributor to S. Korea’s Content Exports Last Year

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Game content was the biggest contributor to South Korea’s overall content exports last year, helped by the spread of smartphones from which games can be downloaded and played, a local content agency said Sunday. South Korea exported 4.1 trillion won (US$3.77 billion) worth of game content last year, accounting [...]

Mega-hit Game ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ Lands in S. Korea

Mega-hit Game ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ Lands in S. Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The mega-hit computer game “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” was officially launched in South Korea on Thursday. The multiplayer online battle video game is available to local users through a platform provided by Kakao Games, the game unit under Kakao Corp., which operates South Korea’s most-used mobile messenger Kakao Talk. “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” [...]

Lineage M Tops Grossing App in Taiwan

Lineage M Tops Grossing App in Taiwan

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – NCsoft Corp., a South Korean online gamemaker, said Wednesday the mobile version of its mega-hit game Lineage, ranked the No. 1 mobile application in terms of sales in Taiwan. Lineage M has become the most popular app both in the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store in Taiwan, since its launch on Dec. 11, the company said. The new Lineage M features a very high degree of visual resolution, yet brings back [...]

Mobile Sector Leads Gaming Industry Past 11B Won Milestone

Mobile Sector Leads Gaming Industry Past 11B Won Milestone

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Revenue generated by mobile games surged this year, while traditional moneymakers like online games and “PC room” games – games played in South Korean internet cafes – stumbled. South Korean games have endured a series of ups and downs in the past decade. According to a government document published [...]

Lineage 2: Revolution Given Google Play’s ‘Best Game of 2017′ Award

Lineage 2: Revolution Given Google Play’s ‘Best Game of 2017′ Award

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Netmarble Games said Friday its latest game “Lineage 2: Revolution” has been given Google Play’s “Best Game of 2017″ award in South Korea and five other Asian countries. South Korea’s No. 1 mobile game developer and publisher said Lineage 2: Revolution, a mobile MMORPG game licensed by NCSoft and [...]

E-Sports Industry Grows by Over 10 Percent, Average Pro Gamer Earns Nearly 100 Million Won

E-Sports Industry Grows by Over 10 Percent, Average Pro Gamer Earns Nearly 100 Million Won

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The e-Sports industry is expanding at a torrid pace. From 60.2 billion won in 2014, the industry is growing by more than 10 billion won every year. According to a study commissioned by the Korea Creative Content Agency and the culture ministry, last year’s growth was measured at 14.9 [...]