NHN Entertainment Corporation

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NHN Entertainment Corporation
Native name
엔에이치엔엔터테인먼트 주식회사
Traded asKRX: 181710
IndustryOnline game portal
FoundedDecember 1999; 19 years ago (1999-12) (as Hangame Communications, Inc.)
1 August 2013 (2013-08-01) (as NHN Entertainment Corporation)
Seongnam, South Korea
South Korea
Area served
SubsidiariesNHN Japan Corporation
Websitewww.nhnent.com Edit this on Wikidata

NHN Entertainment Corp. (KRX: 181710) is a South Korean developer, publisher and distributor of mobile and PC games founded in December 1999 under the name Hangame Communications, Inc. NHN Entertainment is well known for its mobile game Fish Island, Fish Friendsk and Wooparoo Mountain and its online PC game EOS(Echo of Soul), ASTA, Football Day, Tera, and Kritika. More than 40 different online games including RPG games, casual web board games and sports games are available in its game portal, hangame.com (Hangame). Currently, NHN Entertainment has more than 20 million total users and more than 0.3 million concurrent users.


It was founded in December 1999 under the name Hangame Communications, Inc. In July 2000, Hangame Communications officially merged with South Korea’s largest search engine company, Naver. Upon the merger, the name of the company was changed to "Next Human Network", or NHN, although the two divisions continue to operate under their original brand names. On August 1, 2013 NHN was re-split into NHN Entertainment Corporation and Naver Corporation for strategic reasons. On February 1, 2014, NHN Entertainment divested the assets of its personal computer (PC) online game business and mobile game business into three new wholly owned subsidiaries, namely NHN Studio 629 Corporation, NHN BlackPick Corporation and NHN PixelCube Corporation, which will be engaged in the operation of different games.


Title Year Platform(s) Genre
Fish Island 2012 iOS, Android Sports
Fish Friends 2012 iOS, Android Sports
Wooparoo Mountain 2012 iOS, Android Social
LINE POP 2012 iOS, Android Puzzle
LINE Dozer 2013 iOS, Android Coin Pusher
LINE Party Run 2014 iOS, Android Running
Undead Slayer 2012 iOS, Android Action RPG
EOS (Echo of Soul) 2013 PC MMORPG
Football Day 2013 PC Sports simulation
Tera 2011 PC MMORPG
Kritika 2013 PC MMORPG
Crusaders Quest 2014 iOS, Android MMORPG
Kingsman: The Golden Circle 2017 iOS, Android Puzzle
RWBY: Amity Arena 2018 iOS, Android Tower defense
Dr. Mario World 2019 iOS, Android Puzzle

Studios and subsidiaries[edit]

  • NHN BlackPick
  • NHN Studio 629
  • NHN PixelCube
  • NHN Japan Corporation
  • NHN Entertainment USA
  • NHN Entertainment Singapore
  • Orange Crew
  • Funways
  • Wisecat
  • G Plus
  • Game Marketing and Business
  • NHN Investment
  • NHN Bugs Corporation (formerly Neowiz Internet Corporation, acquired from Neowiz Holdings in 2015), which trades under the Bugs! brand (often stylized as SUPER SOUND Bugs!) held a 15% share of South Korea's music streaming market at the end of 2016, according to an IFPI survey of Internet users.[1]
  • JPlanet Entertainment[2]
  • How Entertainment[2]



  1. ^ Yoon, Sung-won (2017-04-24). "Paid music streaming services thrive in South Korea". The South China Morning Post. The Korea Times. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  2. ^ a b "하우 엔터·제이플래닛, '첫사랑' 등 신인걸그룹 연내 론칭 [공식입장]". entertain.naver.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-03-16.


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