SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA â€“ 12/12/2005 â€“ game&game (www.gameNgame.com), an online games portal designed by the Korea IT Industry Promotion Agency (KIPA), today announced the official kick-off of its new Web site. Now a fully operational gaming portal, game&game is packed not only with brand new games, but the site also offers titles not previously released for U.S. gamers by some of Korea's hottest game developers. All of the games are available for free. After a beta period, the site is now fully operational and has added features such as bulletin boards, rankings, player polls, member sign-ins, and a business center.
The new lineup of game&game features a wide variety of games, ranging from the highly successful SilkRoad Online, a full 3D fantasy action Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG), to the flight simulation MMORPG Space Cowboy, to first-person shooters, sports games and more. Brand new to the site are Neo Baseball, Blitz 1941 and War Rock, all of which are available today. All games feature summaries, trailers and links to the developers' sites. Gamers now have the opportunity to try out a wide variety of games and interact with players around the globe -- all through this new free service.
Supported by the South Korean government, the not-for-profit game&game represents a variety of Korean developers, and provides an easy-to-use portal for gamers to interact and experience new titles. Game selections will rotate on a frequent basis, bringing a continuing list of games and developers to the spotlight. All of the offerings available on the game&game site are serviced exclusively by gameNgame.com in North America as fully functioning beta products, giving players a chance to try new games from an assortment of Korean gaming companies before these titles become fully available in America.
"Some game players recently discovered our site as it was beta and are talking about the excitement of the games. We are looking forward to the continued feedback we receive about our games from North American game players," said Steven Kwak, KIPA Digital Contents consultant. "We have a tremendous breadth of games, and our commitment to the online gaming community has inspired us to provide a site with some of the best Korean games where gamers of all levels and interests can interact, try new games, and meet new people."
The following developers have games currently available at gameNgame.com:
Mowel Soft -- Blitz 1941 -- http://www.blitz1941.com/Blitz.1941
Dreamexecution -- War Rock -- http://www.warrock.net/
Hanbit Soft and Neople -- Neo Baseball -- http://www.nbaseball.com/
Joymax -- Silkroad -- www.silkroadonline.net
GameUs -- Sky Raiders -- www.redmuffler.com
Masang soft -- Space Cowboy -- www.spacecowboy.net
Softnyx -- Rakion -- www.rakion.net
Maiet Entertainment -- Gunz The Duel -- www.gunzonline.com
Taewool Entertainment -- XIAH -- http://asia.xiah.co.kr
Inix Soft -- KAL Online -- www.kalonline.com
Magics -- SKY BLADE -- www.skyblade.net
CR Space -- Martial Heroes -- www.martialheroes.com
On Net -- Shot Online -- www.shot-online.com
Wemade Entertainment -- Legend of Mir 3 -- www.legendofmir3.co.kr
SD Enternet -- Navy Field -- www.navyfield.com
gameNgame.com is a free online game service provided by the Korea IT Industry Promotion Agency (KIPA). The site is a one-stop portal to sample the latest Korea-made beta games and related information, all free. Upon finalizing each beta program, gameNgame.com's listed games will become available as the fee-based services in North America, Europe and Asia.