The Next Generation of Free-to-Play Online Games
|Industry||Game developer and publisher|
|Founded||April 28, 2000|
|Headquarters||Bundang-gu, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea|
|Key people||Kim Tae Young (CEO)|
Continent of the Ninth (Seal)
Reign of Revolution
WEBZEN merged with NHN Games for the purpose of increasing competitiveness and profit. WEBZEN survived, while NHN Games dissolved with the merger on July 7, 2010.
WEBZEN acquired Ymir Games on January 26, 2011 and became the owner of Metin2 and Metin. On November 10, 2011 WEBZEN presented a video of MU2 at the G-Star 2011 Expo in Busan. The company's line-up of games includes other new titles such as Archlord 2, MU: eX 700 - MU Online's first expansion, Continent of the Ninth (C9): PvP Global Championship and the first of a kind MU World Championship 2011.
On July 1, 2012, global service of C9 began. With the release of C9, WEBZEN announced the C9 and Arctic Combat World Championship will start, where players around the world compete to be the best in the games. The finals were held at G-Star 2012 Expo on November 10, 2012.
WEBZEN Games are free-to-play, but uses a micropayment system to generate revenue. W Coins are the optional virtual currency that is purchased with real life money in order to purchase virtual goods that are used in WEBZEN Games.
|Game Name||WEBZEN Korea||WEBZEN Global|
|Continent of the Ninth Seal (C9)
|Huxley: The Dystopia
|R2: Reign of Revolution
Awards and accomplishments
In August 2012 WEBZEN won the MPOGD game of the month Award for Continent of the Ninth (C9).
- WEBZEN, http://www.webzen.com/
- G-Star, http://www.gstar.or.kr/
- "Who will be the C9 and AC World Champions at G-Star 2012?". MMOGREPORT.
- "Arctic Combat Open Beta Date Confirmed and Screens/Client". Gamershell.
- "W Coin Help". WEBZEN, INC.
- "MPOGD's GAME OF THE MONTH AUGUST 2012". MPOGD.