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Tencent – Chinese gaming giant completes takeover of Warframe developer and more

Over the year, there have been many reports about China gaming giant Tencent taking over Hong Kong-based games company Leyou Technologies, and it became official earlier today (24 Dec) at 9:00 AM HKT. Many might not know of Leyou which…

Joycity – Korean games company receives USD 40 million investment from US publisher

South Korea-based mobile games developer and publisher Joycity announced recently that is has acquired a massive USD 40 million investment from global games publisher Tilting Point. If you did not know, Tilting Point is one of the biggest games publishers…

Smilegate Megaport – Epic Seven publisher signs new cartoon-rendered mobile game

Smilegate Megaport, the publisher of the hit mobile game Epic Seven, recently announced it has signed a publishing contract (no regions announced) for a new game titled Outer Plane (tentative title). Developer VA Games was founded in 2019 by members…

Floppy Games – Developer obtains 10 billion Korean Won investment to work on new MMORPG

Korean developer Floppy Games recently announced it has acquired an investment of 10 billion Korean Won (around 9 million USD), although did not specify which investors were involved. Founded in 2014 by employees from Eyedentity Games who worked on Dragon…

KRAFTON – Massive Korean games corporation consolidates subsidiary studios

If you did not already know, KRAFTON is the parent company of studios which made TERA and PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds). Over the course of several years, KRAFTON has bought over several other studios, which made the list seems bloated with…

NPIXEL – Gran Saga developer obtains new investment and reveals new game

NPIXEL, the new Korean studio which is preparing for the domestic launch of Gran Saga, today announced it has secured an investment of 30 billion Korean Won (around USD 27 million) led by Hong Kong-based Aspex Management. Current investors which…

Korea Game Awards – Winners announced for prestigious annual awards

Just before the official start of G-Star every year in South Korea, an awards night is bound to happen to celebrate the year’s best games. While this year’s nominees list was seemed by many as “weak”, nevertheless a game has…

Gravity – Korean developer gives update on Ragnarok IP for the near future

With Korean developer Gravity missing from G-Star 2020, many readers have reached out to find out more about the future of the Ragnarok IP. While we do not have the full outlook, we did find out more about Gravity’s plans…

ServerDNA5 – Malaysia’s largest gathering of gamers goes online this December

[Register now] One of Malaysia’s largest gamer gatherings is coming back this December, and it promises some really exciting activities and over RM200k worth of giveaways for game lovers. ServerDNA5: The Celebration of Gamers, organised by serverDNA, is an 18…

Korea Game Awards – List of nominees revealed for annual awards

Every year before G-Star 2020 begins in South Korea, there is an awards night celebrating the best games in the country. Known as the Korea Game Awards, the nominees for 2020 were revealed a little over a week ago (yes…

Kakao Games – Korean gaming giant reveals global plans for 2021

It is the time of the year where listed companied share their financial numbers with the public for the third quarter (July to September) 2020, and Kakao Games started the ball rolling. The company stepped up its game offerings significantly…

Wizardry – Drecom acquires global rights to develop new game using classic IP

Japanese developer Drecom recently announced it has obtained the global development and publishing rights for Wizardry, a classic game IP which started back in 1981. Other than console and PC titles, the most recent and commonly known title was Wizardry…

NCsoft – Company name change expected to take place before September 2021

It was revealed recently that NCsoft has filed an application with the authorities to start a new company known as “NC”, which led to media speculations that the company is now preparing to switch over to the new name. While…

RF Online – Netmarble is the new owner of classic mecha MMORPG IP

Earlier today, Korean gaming giant Netmarble announced is has acquired all rights to the RF Online IP from original owner CCR. At the time of this article, the company website of CCR does not exist anymore. As with the deal,…