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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 was a casual games client, offering only multi-player online games. Games were available through the QQ Games client and were entirely free to play. Partnering with AOL Instant Messenger through the AIM Plugin Gallery, AIM version 6.5 and up came bundled with QQ Games. While formerly linked to AIM in such a way that an AIM screename was required to play, QQ Games then offered its own account registration.
QQ Games was distinct in the US casual gaming sphere in the fact that it was one of the few services that offered a game hall experience, which combined community elements such as profiles, chat, and friends list, with exclusively multiplayer versions of the typical casual game contenders.
QQ Games was 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 featured twelve multiplayer games at the time, 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.
The QQ Games Support Team closed down QQ Games on January 2, 2014 along with its website.