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Screenshot of QQ Games's homepage.
|Web address||QQ Games.com|
|Type of site||Casual MMO, online games|
|Registration||AIM Linked, Self Reg|
|Alexa rank||9,024,507 (April 2014[update])|
QQ Games is a casual games client, offering only multi-player online games. Games are available through the QQ Games client and are entirely free to play. Partnering with AOL Instant Messenger through the AIM Plugin Gallery, AIM version 6.5 and up comes bundled with QQ Games. While formerly linked to AIM in such a way that an AIM screename was required to play, QQ Games now offers its own account registration.
QQ Games is distinct in the US casual gaming sphere in the fact that it is one of the few services that offer a game hall experience, which combines community elements such as profiles, chat, and friends list, with exclusively multiplayer versions of the typical casual game contenders.
QQ Games is created by Tencent America, LLC., a part of the Tencent group, headquartered in Redwood City, CA.
QQ Games started its open Beta in Spring 2007 in partnership with AIM, and continued testing until October 3, 2007. Within the first week of its launch, the peak concurrent user number rose to over 500. Currently, the PCU hovers around 2500, which has increased as the number of games offered expanded. While the service only currently features twelve multiplayer games, and a Flash portal powered my MochiMedia if the site follows the model of QQ Games in China, the number of games offered is slated to expand as the service matures.
QQ Games Support Team announced that they are closing QQ Games down on January 2nd, 2014.