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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…

Dragon Nest – New playable class teased at Japan server fan event

This past weekend in Tokyo, other than announcing the upcoming awakening system, including Kali’s, local publisher NHN Japan also teased the “extra”, or “gaiden”, class for the Sorceress. Due 2017, she is now directly translated as “Nightmare Magica” and her primary weapon…

Angry Birds – NHN Studio 629 developing game based on popular IP

Studio 629, under IT giant NHN, announced it has signed a deal with Rovio Entertainment to develop a mobile game based on the popular Angry Birds series. This is apparently the first time Rovio Entertainment has worked directly with a Korean developer. Studio…

Hangame – Rumors about TERA and Kritika shutting down are false

I recently read some misguiding news regarding the situation about TERA and Kritika in South Korea being shut down in South Korea. It is public knowledge that Hangame, the current publisher, is looking to shed off PC games. The company…

Echo of Soul – Hangame announces server closure in South Korea

Yesterday, publisher Hangame announced the closure of Echo of Soul in South Korea. While Hangame is switching to publish mobile games instead of PC games, the reason provided in the official announcement was “unable to provide satisfactory content for the…

Devilian – South Korea server shutting down and seeks new publisher

Ginno Games, the developer of Devilian, announced the closure of the South Korea server and getting the rights back from publisher Hangame (NHN subsidiary). Player data will be kept intact until a new publisher is found. It was revealed a…

Asta: The War of Tears and Winds – Game is shutting down next month

Hyped in South Korea as the “Asian World of Warcraft” and featured by Crytek in various highlight reels, the CryEngine-powered Asta is shutting down in South Korea on 23 August. Published by NHN, which is shifting to mobile games, Asta went really…

TERA – Offensive tanker class updated to South Korean server today

Today, the Korean server for TERA will receive the 11th class after a summer content update, along with new maps and more. The Korean class name is known as “권술사”, which I have no idea what it means, but Brawler should…

Hangame – Report claims NHN looking to shed several online games

Alongside Nexon and NCsoft, Hangame is one of the most recognized online gaming platforms in South Korea. However, the country’s biggest gaming website, ThisIsGame.com, recently launched an article claiming parent company is NHN is looking to shed several games. Options…

Echo of Soul – Korean team talks about the game in new video

[Beta register] Despite not having any outstanding features, Echo of Soul is very popular in South Korea. Aeria Games is taking the game over to the Western market next year, and has roped in the Korean team to briefly introduce…

Asta: The War of Tears and Winds – Publisher for China region revealed

Powered by CryEngine, the China publisher for Asta: The War of Tears and Winds was revealed to be ChangYou. ChangYou is rather ambitious these days, signing new and still in-development Korean games such as Bless, Project Black Sheep, and Kingdom Under Fire…

Winning Eleven Online – Media pleased with high quality remake

If you did not know, there was actually an older version of Winning Eleven Online, which closed after a year in 2012 as the game was supposedly “outdated” and shunned by gamers. Also known as Pro Evolution Soccer, Japanese developer…

Devilian – Closed Beta begins for isometric action online title

Closed Beta for Devilian started yesterday in Korea, which means I am late on the news. Developed by Ginno Games and published by Hangame, Devilian is somewhat seen as the Free-to-Play version of Diablo III. It is not necessarily a…

Dungeon Striker – New Mystic class teased for upcoming content update

While no specific date was given, Eyedentity Games did schedule the new class to be added by October. I am talking about Mystic, the new martial arts class for Dungeon Striker. This awesome class’ attack speed increases when more combos…