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Online Games Turn to Webtoons for Content

Online Games Turn to Webtoons for Content

SEOUL, August 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Use of the intellectual property (IP) of webtoons (online comics) in the gaming industry is becoming increasingly popular. Because the main characters in webtoon series are already familiar to young gamers who often read comics, use of existing characters offers cost-saving benefits when it comes to marketing. Naver and Daum, the [...]

Kakao Claims Google Discriminates against its Gaming Applications

Kakao Claims Google Discriminates against its Gaming Applications

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Google is facing complaints from Kakao, which claimed that the global tech giant is discriminating against its mobile applications. The issue was brought forward when Kakao’s latest mobile gaming application, O.N.E. for Kakao, didn’t appear in the Google Play Store’s search results. O.N.E for Kakao was officially launched on [...]

Netmarble Games to Invest $130 Million in SGN, the Fastest Growing Major U.S. Mobile Games Studio

Netmarble Games to Invest $130 Million in SGN, the Fastest Growing Major U.S. Mobile Games Studio

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — SGN, the fastest growing major U.S. mobile games studio, announced today an investment of $130 million from Netmarble Games, the number one mobile games publisher in South Korea. With this investment, Netmarble will become the largest shareholder in SGN. In this strategic partnership, SGN looks to grow their [...]

Origami Puzzle Game “Let’s Fold” launches in the United States on iOS devices

Origami Puzzle Game “Let’s Fold” launches in the United States on iOS devices

SEOUL, South Korea and CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., June 18, 2014 (Korea Bizwire)– One of South Korea’s leading mobile gaming companies, FiveThirty, Inc., is bringing their acclaimed Origami game “Let’s Fold” to the United States. “Let’s Fold” revolutionizes the ancient art of origami by giving players the ability to have fun and challenge themselves with each new [...]

“FIFA Online 3M,” First Mobile Game App to Score 1M Downloads

“FIFA Online 3M,” First Mobile Game App to Score 1M Downloads

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) – “FIFA Online 3M” has become the first mobile-dedicated game application to surpass the million-download mark on Naver App Store. “FIFA Online 3M,” the mobile version of famous online game “FIFA Online 3,” is a football game which features all the real players and clubs in major football leagues all around the world and [...]