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Korea Game Awards 2018 – Mobile games dominate nominees lists for annual awards

Every year before G-Star begins, there is an awards night which highlights and honors the best of the Korean gaming industry known as Korea Game Awards. 2018 will be very different, as there will not be any PC MMORPG at…

Clover Games – Korean mobile games startup nabs multi-million investment

South Korean mobile games startup Clover Games recently received a massive 10 billion Korean Won (around 9 million USD) investment from DSC Investment and Hastings Funds Management in its Series A round. Officially founded in January earlier this year, Clover…

League of Legends – Chinese team RNG finds new sponsor in KFC

Royal Never Give Up, or more commonly known as RNG, recently revealed that is has roped in Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) as one of the team’s main sponsor. One of the top competitive League of Legends team in China and…

Pearl Abyss – South Korean developer acquires EVE Online studio CCP Games

Today, Black Desert Online developer Pearl Abyss announced that it will acquire CCP Games, the creators of popular spaceship MMORPG, EVE Online. The deal outlines that CCP Games will continue to operate independently as a developer with studios in Reykjavik,…

Pearl Abyss – Black Desert developer rolls out new employee benefits program

Starting this month of September 2018, Black Desert developer Pearl Abyss has started a new employee benefits system throughout the company, which includes 4 main points as listed below. It was mentioned that all full-time employees of Pearl Abyss will…

Lionheart Studio – Veteran Korean developer opens new studio with investments from 2 major game companies

You might not have heard of veteran Korean game developer Kim Jae Young, but he has quite a reputation in the Korean gaming industry for being the main force behind the now-defunct mobile action RPG, Blade. The high-end Unreal Engine…

NCsoft – Updates on Project TL and new games discussed in latest financial call

As another quarter ends, it is time for the various listed companies to report their financials, including those in the gaming industry. NCsoft is the latest to do so for the 2nd quarter of 2018, and once again the PC…

Pearl Abyss – Black Desert developer prepares to open offices in USA and Japan

While Black Desert Online is currently serviced by Kakao Games in North America and Europe, it seems that developer Pearl Abyss has huge ambitions to go solo in the future, as it did with the Asia region such as Taiwan…

Softnyx – Gunbound developer merges with another games studio

Korean developer Softnyx, famous for its games such as Gunbound and Rakion, today announced it is merging with fellow Korean studio Picneko Creative. You might not have heard of this studio, but it is the creator of Kingdom Story, a…

Red Duck – Developer of A.V.A to be auctioned off later this month

[Related article] According to recent reports from China and Korea, developer Red Duck is now owned by a law firm and will be auctioned off to the highest bidder by the end of August. Known globally for the online FPS…

FRAG – French developer nabs USD 21 million investment to compete with Fortnite on mobile

French mobile games developer Oh BiBi yesterday announced it has secured a USD 21 Million Series B investment, led by investment company Atomico (of Supercell, Rovio, Teatime and Bossa Studios investment fund fame), with participation by venture capital firm Korelya.…

NHN Entertainment – Internet giant introduces its own flexible work hours scheme

Following the examples of fellow South Korean game companies such as Nexon and Netmarble (along with considerable government pressure), NHN Entertainment today announced its own flexible working scheme as well for its employees. Basically, employees must be available during the…

PlayerUnknown’s Battlgrounds – PUBG Corp withdraws lawsuit against Epic Games

In a surprising twist to the legal battle between PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite, developer PUBG Corp has withdrawn the lawsuit against Epic Games. According to Bloomberg, PUBG Corp sent a letter of withdrawal to Epic Games Inc.’s attorneys on Monday…

Sion – Nexon is recruiting for new mobile MMORPG based on Three Kingdoms

Nexon Korea recently posted 2 positions for its new mobile MMORPG, Sion, on its job recruitment board, one being a Character Modeler while the other being a Character Concept Artist. From both the job details, it is confirmed that Sion…