Webzen


14th Fl., Daeryung Post Tower, 182-13 Kuro, Seoul

Website: http://www.webzen.com/

Overview

Founded in 2000, Webzen is a reputable house for developing and publishing some of the popular MMORPGs and FPS games. Its first game to be developed and serviced on its own is MU online. Rather than focusing on the distribution by itself, however, many of Webzen's online games were published through NHN's Hangame portal, those of which include Sun Online, R2, C9, Archlord, and Huxley. In September 2008, NHN Games, a subsidiary of NHN Corp, acquired Webzen. Webzen’s subsidiaries are Flux, 9 Webzen, Webzen China, Webzen Taiwan , Webzen America, and Webzen Europe.

History

2000.04. Founded Webzen
2001.11. Started Service of 'Mu'
2002.07. Signed Agreement with Insrea Game Center
         for publishing 'Mu' in Taiwan
2002.09. Established 9 Webzen The 9.com[China]
2002.11. Started Service of 'Mu' in Taiwan
2003.02. Signed Agreement with Game On 
         for publishing 'Mu' in Japan
2003.02. Started Service of 'Mu' in China
2003.05. Initial Public Offering (IPO) in KOSDAQ Market
2003.06. Signed Agreement with New Era 
         for publishing 'Mu' in Thailand
2003.12. IInitial Public Offering (IPO) in NASDAQ Market
2004.02. Started Service of 'Mu' in Japan
2004.05. Signed Agreement with Digital Media Exchange 
         for publishing 'Mu' in Philippines
2004.07. Established Webzen Taiwan
2004.12. Established Webzen China, an R&D center in Shanghai
2005.01. Established Webzen America a USA office in Santa Monica
2005.01. Started Service of 'Mu' in Philippines
2005.02. Signed Agreement with Real Time Worlds 
         for publishing 'All Points Bulletin' world-wide
2005.05. Signed Agreement with FPT Com'Mu'nications 
         for publishing 'Mu' in Vietnam
2005.12. Signed Agreement with K2 Network 
         for publishing 'Mu' in USA
2005.12. Signed Agreement with The 9.com 
         for publishing 'Soul of the Ultimate Nation' in China
2006.02. Signed Agreement with Red 5 Studios 
         for licensing T-Project world-wide
2006.11. Started Service of 'Soul of the Ultimate Nation'
2007.02. Signed Agreement with The 9.com 
         for publishing 'Huxley' in China
2007.04. Started Service of 'Soul of the Ultimate Nation' in Taiwan
2007.05. Started Service of 'Soul of the Ultimate Nation' in China
2007.10. Signed Agreement with Game On 
         for publishing 'Soul of the Ultimate Nation' in Japan
2008.04. Started Service of 'Soul of the Ultimate Nation' in Japan
2008.05. Signed Agreement with NHN USA 
         for publishing 'Huxley' in USA
2009.03. Started Channeling Service of 'Soul of the Ultimate Nation' 
         via NHN
2009.04. Opened Webzen.net
2009.05. Started Service of 'Mu 2'
2009.06. Established Webzen Europe
2009.09. Started Channeling Service of 'Soul of the Ultimate Nation' 
         via Neowiz Games
2009.10. Started Service of 'Soul of the Ultimate Nation' 
         to worldwide
2009.11. Started Service of 'Mu Blue'
2010.02. Started Publishing Service of 'Battery'
2010.07. Consolidation between WEBZEN and NHN Games
2010.07. Started Service of 'Huxley'

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