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New Global Game Center to Pioneer Future Gaming Industry

New Global Game Center to Pioneer Future Gaming Industry

DAEJEON, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The Daejeon Global Game Center opened Monday at the city’s Information & Culture Industry Promotion Agency headquarters, with the goal of supporting and nurturing the development of next generation AR, VR, and simulation videogames.  Since last year, the agency, along with the metropolitan government, has been helping local videogame [...]

Korea’s Biggest Videogame Fair Highlights Future of VR Games

Korea’s Biggest Videogame Fair Highlights Future of VR Games

BUSAN, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The biggest videogame fair Korea has to offer, the G-Star Global Game Exhibition, kicked off in Busan Thursday, attended by 653 developers and distributors from 35 countries.  Highlighting this year’s exhibition, themed “Play to the Next Step”, was virtual reality technology, which is expected to become the “next big [...]

Videogame Market Outstrips 10-Trillion Mark, Mobile Games Grow More Lucrative

Videogame Market Outstrips 10-Trillion Mark, Mobile Games Grow More Lucrative

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – The 2016 white paper on the videogame industry from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Creative Content Agency revealed that Korea’s videogame industry continues to grow, exceeding the 10-trillion-won mark for the first time in 2015 at 10.72 trillion won ($9.5 billion). The number, according [...]

Celebrated PC Game Lineage Comes to Smartphones

Celebrated PC Game Lineage Comes to Smartphones

SEOUL, Oct. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – The legendary Korean videogame Lineage is finally coming to the mobile realm.  The game’s developer, NCSoft, announced Thursday that the game’s mobile version titled Lineage Red Knights is set for launch on November 8 in twelve countries.  Lineage is a series of fantasy MMORPG videogames for PC, first released [...]

Korea’s Largest Independent Videogame Festival Grows Popular

Korea’s Largest Independent Videogame Festival Grows Popular

BUSAN, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea’s largest festival for independent videogames, Busan Indie Connected 2016, took place from September 9 to 11 with almost three times the number of gaming enthusiasts in attendance compared to last year.  Marking its second anniversary, the festival took place at the Busan Cinema Center, located near the city’s [...]

Korean Videogame Industry Less Appealing to Chinese Investors

Korean Videogame Industry Less Appealing to Chinese Investors

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent report by the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) revealed that the volume of Chinese capital invested in the Korean videogame industry – apart from back-door listings and securing intellectual property purposes – has plummeted to almost zero, after years of aggressive M&A efforts that shook up Korean [...]