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Youzu Interactive Co. Ltd. (Chinese: 游族网络有限股份公司; pinyin: Yòuzú Wǎngluò Yǒuxiàn Gǔfèn Gōngsī) is a developer and publisher of online and mobile games, primarily massively multiplayer online games, in China and North America. The company was founded in 2009 by Lin Qi, created GTArcade and started publishing its titles overseas in 2013, and was listed on the Shenzhen stock exchange in 2014.
Many of its games obtain revenue from the sale of virtual goods and the majority are developed in-house. Its most popular international game is a browser-based MMORPG named League of Angels. This game began as a stand-alone game for the Chinese market but later was adapted for a growing international market. The game was released in English-speaking countries in late 2013 and now has over 300 servers in operation.
Lin Qi The founder of Youzu Ineractive Co. Ltd
Lin Qi (Chinese: 林奇；pinyin: LINQI, born in 1981 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang), also known as Titan Lin, is a Chinese entrepreneur and founder of Youzu Interactive. The company, which produces games both for its home and overseas markets, was acquired by Susino Umbrella in an all-stock deal in 2014. Lin Qi currently owns approximately 100.9 million shares in Youzu, which were last valued at $2.2 billion, according to Wealth-X.
Youzu Games HongKong Limited (Hong Kong subsidiary)
Created in early 2013 in Hong Kong, Youzu Games HongKong Limited focuses on localizing and operating massively multiplayer games in North America and Europe.
Youzu Interactive announced acquisitions
China’s Youzu Interactive buys German online game developer Bigpoint for $89.7M
League of Angels
League of Angels (Abbreviation: LoA) is a browser and mobile-based MMORPG released in December 2013 by Youzu Interactive. LoA's China release took place in July 2013, with the North American version following shortly in December that year. League of Angels was chosen as one of the best new games on Facebook in December 2014 for that year.
League of Angels II (also League of Angels 2 or LoA2) was the 2016 sequel to the 2013 game. Its impending release was announced March 15, and a 5000-player closed beta ran from March 24 to 31, then replaced with an open beta. It launched April 8 in North America, and 2 weeks later there was a free gold giveaway to promote playing. The game's European release occurred May 19. The game's first multi-language release (English, French, German, simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese) was released May 26, then Portuguese and Spanish on June 23.
- Fire Raiders
- Knight's Fable - Browser MMORPG May 2014
- Magerealm - Browser MMORPG December 2015
- League of Angels 2 - Browser MMORPG 2016 
- Youth of the Three Kingdoms
- Legacy of Discord
In March 14, 2017, there are administrative micro-blog for "Ao director man suspected of being a threat" issued, this paper firstly reviews the sequence of events, and at the end of that tour family company had repeatedly suspected of using other people making material for publicity for their own game.After the tour family network issued a statement, Ao director to delete the video is autonomous behavior, the official did not take any means and channels, threat, Ao director delete. On the matter of distorted publicity, the tour will retain the right to pursue its legal responsibility. In addition, the official also stressed that the director of the video mentioned in the advertising director CG is derived from its own game character model, scene materials are obtained through the purchase of genuine, does not involve the theft of 14 In 2013, the company had to tour family's three games "rivers and lakes", "Adorable heroes biography", "great master" in the case of unauthorized use of Jin Yong's original novels work elements, a public apology to the Jin Yong. In 2015, family travel company to promote its game "general" in its official website, the use of the NetEase company, but not authorized the "game" my lord Mo panic in the Guan Yu, Zhao Yun, Diao Chan and Cao Ren's image from the NetEase, in the NetEase after questioning, family Travel Company had a public apology in September 2015. According to statistics, similar to the family of companies suspected of stealing other people's material or suspected false propaganda cases, in addition to the above two, there are at least 6 15
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From the developers who brought you other great titles including League of Angels – Fire Raiders and Youth of the Three Kingdoms
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- Official website (in Chinese)
- Youzu Games HongKong Limited(in English)
- Support ao and the director of the video（Chinese）
- Chinese Communist Youth League Central ：[secret] Ao director suspected of being threatened event full record（Chinese）
- Ao director was deleted video《囧的呼唤》214（This is a friend who can not open YouTube）（chinese）