Category: Taiwan

[Special Force] Licensing Renewed in Taiwan and Thailand

If you were thinking about publishing Special Force in Taiwan or Thailand, sorry it’s taken. Dragonfly, a developer company of famous FPS Special Force, renewed its licensing agreements with current partners; True Digital Entertainment (TDE) for Thailand and Wayi International Digital Entertainment for Taiwan.

TDE has been publishing Special Force since 2006 as attracting more than 18,000,000 users (50,000 CCUs) and making 19 billion Won (or US$14.6 million) from the game last year. (No wonder Dragonfly extended the contract.) The arrangement will let TDE enjoy the success 5 more years.

As for Wayi, they only got 2 more years out of the contract renewal. Wayi has been publishing the game since 2007 and reached 5,000,000 users and 20,000 CCUs. The company made 3.7 billion Won (or US$2.5 million) from the game in 1H09.

If you want to read the original article on TIG which is written in Korean,?click here. (Thailand)

If you want to read the original article on TIG which is written in Korean,?click here. (Taiwan)

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[Audition2] Going to Vietnam

Read carefully because it might be confusing: T3 Entertainment is a developer of Audition and Audition 2 and YD Online is a publisher of Audition in Korea. But HanbitSoft is a global licensor for Audition2 except Korea, China, Japan and Taiwan. So now you know who you should talk to if you are interested in licensing these games. Taiwan and US are off limit since the company has a subsidiary, Redbana, in those countries.

Back to the today’s news, HabitSoft bagged the Audition 2 licensing deal with VTC Online for the Vietnam market. Audition has gathered up 20,000,000 RUs in Vietnam last year.

If you want to read the original article on TIG which is written in Korean,?click here.

[GigaMedia] Invest US$ 6.2 million in JCE

gigaGigaMedia, a Taiwan-based Entertainment Service firm, invested 8.2 billion Won (US$ 6.2 million) in JCE as taking up 12.5% shares of the company. The investment agreement put GigaMedia as the second largest shareholder of JCE.

GigaMedia owns a Shanghai-based online game operator T2CN, which is a local?publishing?partner of FreeStyle, JCE’s street basketball game.

If you want to read the original article on TIG which is written in Korean,?click here

[Korea] Weekly Update

Karcass Online (MMORPG)

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Karos Online (MMORPG)

  • Developer: Galaxy Gate
  • Publisher: KTH (Paran)
  • Status: CBT (9/9~ 11)

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Iris Online (MMORPG)

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Angel Love Online (MMORPG)

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[Nexon] Brings SP1 Chinese version with Gamania

SilientPlot1 (aka SP1) is now playable in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau thanks to Silver Potion (developer), Nexon (publisher), Gamania (local publishing partner in theses regions). I’ve got nothing more to say other than I was told there is an in-game character that looks like the girl in costume. For those who might wonder, it’s from the promotion event in Taiwan. (How come we don’t have such thing in America?!)

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