Webzen, a global developer and publisher of Free-to-Play online games, has expanded into mobile games publishing and is actively seeking new titles to bring to the global market. In April 2015, Webzen entered the mobile games market with the release of mobile MMORPG, MU: Origin, and is already one of the biggest mobile game publishers in South Korea due to just one game’s success.
Since MU: Origin launched in Korea on April 28th, it has been ranked in the top 2 games of Google Play’s Korean top-grossing charts (as of June 29th). In addition to the Korean chart, MU: Origin (also known as MU: Miracle) was ranked in the top 5 games of Google Play’s worldwide top-grossing charts in May 2015. Webzen has also maximized its profits without paying any fees to partners.
Webzen has already signed several publishing agreements, including the tentatively titled ‘Dragon Lancer’, in partnership with U9 GAME (and Giant Interactive) on June 1st, 2015. Open Beta testing for the Chinese gaming market is scheduled for 2015. The online games portal ‘Webzen.com’ has so far brought Free-to-Play online games to 50 million players from all over the world.
Webzen is scheduled to open its B2B booth at Gamescom 2015 in the Korean Pavilion, in early August, to meet game developers and publishers for cooperation in the mobile and PC online game business area. Mobile game developers interested in finding out more should contact the Webzen team via firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck to all developers, both small and big, out there!