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Fall Guys – Epic Games acquires studio behind hit game

Epic Games today announced that it has acquired Tonic Games Group, the studio behind the global sensation Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. To some extension, Tencent Games now owns Fall Guys since it is the majority shareholder of Epic Games, the…

miHoYo – Rare speech given by co-founder of Genshin Impact studio

A few days ago, the elusive co-founder and CEO of Chinese developer miHoYo, Mr Cai Haoyu, attended a Zoom conference organized by the alumni club of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and talked about his company, most recently in the spotlight…

Riot Games – Recruitment page for League of Legends MMORPG is now live

[Recruitment Page] First announced last year in December, developer Riot Games has officially created a recruitment page for its MMORPG project based on League of Legends and its world, Runeterra. According to the original art available now, players will definitely…

BlueStacks 5 – Beta launches with 40% faster setup speed than previous version

BlueStacks, the pioneer of Android gaming on PC and the world’s leading mobile gaming platform, today launched its biggest update ever – BlueStacks 5 (Beta), a powerhouse of speed and performance. It is a complete rewrite of the product, internally…

Netmarble – Global developer and publisher announces salary increment for all employees

Following in the footsteps of arch-nemesis Nexon, Netmarble recently announced that the average annual salary of current employees, including those in various subsidiaries, will see an increment of 8 million Korean Won (around 7,200 USD) on average. Similar to Nexon,…

Kakao Games – New title from Crusaders Quest developer signed by gaming giant

Korean gaming giant Kakao Games today announced it has signed a global publishing contract with local developer LoadComplete for its latest mobile RPG, Goddess Order. In case you need a refresher, Loadcomplete is the studio which made Crusaders Quest, a…

Gravity – Ragnarok developer responds to community after protests hit local news outlets

Yesterday, frustrated gamers of Ragnarok Origin in South Korea rented a vehicle with a large LED sign and parked it in front of developer Gravity’s office building to protest. Apparently, Gravity has not been pro-active in listening to community feedback…

Com2uS – Global games giant acquires Kritika and Lunia studio All-M

Com2uS today announced it has acquired about 57% of the shares of developer All-M, the studio which made games such as Kritika Online. All-M’s little-known subsidiary FunFlow is also part of the deal. Henceforth, Com2uS will take over the management…

Nexon – Gaming giant significantly increases the starting salary of new employees

Nexon today announced that it will reorganize its salary system significantly to “strengthen global competitiveness through the company’s continuous growth strategy and securing outstanding talent.” Starting this year, the annual salary of new employees will be increased to 50 million…

NCSOFT – Korean developer is stopping employees who worked excessive hours from entering

According to new reports from South Korea, developer NCSOFT has taken the drastic measure of blocking employees who worked too many hours from entering the office. This is known as the “Gate Off” protocol, and the maximum time an employee…

OverPrime – Netmarble acquires team working on improved version of MOBA Paragon

It was announced today that global gaming giant Netmarble has acquired Team Soul Eve, the small group of indie developers which had been working on OverPrime. If you did not know, OverPrime is an effort to continue the legacy of…

Nexon – Gaming giant donates Korean Game Awards prize money to hospital building funds

A couple of months back, the mobile MMORPG, V4 (Victory For), won the annual Korean Game Awards. Developed by NAT Games (a subsidiary of Nexon), it was announced recently that the prize money will be donated to Seoul National University…

SNK – Partnership with Netmarble extended for The King of Fighters IP

SNK and Netmarble announced earlier today that both parties have agreed to extend the working partnership over the “The King of Fighters” IP, although no length of the new contract was announced. This extension happened due to the global popularity…

Smilegate – Korean developer rewards all employees for achieving 1 trillion Korean Won in sales

According to foreign reports, Smilegate recorded 1 trillion Korean Won (around 920 million US Dollars) in sales for the year of 2020, aided by its expanding PC and mobile games market worldwide. The 3 key games are CrossFire, Lost Ark,…