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101 Top South Korean Gaming Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best South Korean based Gaming companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Gaming industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top South Korean Gaming Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Krafton

Krafton

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Krafton is a game developer for PC and mobile devices that focuses on fantasy games.

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Npixel is a computer game developer company.

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OP.GG

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OP.GG creates profiles for gamers by analyzing game data from the games they play.

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Bagelcode

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Team of passionate industry veterans, all with deep experience in creating games for all leading gaming platforms.

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4:33 Creative Lab

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4:33 Creative Lab, a top Korean mobile game designing company

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JoyCity

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JoyCity is a game development and services company.

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Line Games

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Line Games is a Line Corporation subsidiary that is focused on game business.

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SMARTSTUDY

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SmartStudy is a global entertainment company. We make high-quality animated and gaming content such as Pinkfong and Monster Super League.

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Miragesoft

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Miragesoft is a studio that specializes in creating immersive and realistic VR content.

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Neptune

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Neptune is an online game center helping developers create games for smartphones and tablet PCs.

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V8 Games

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V8 is a casual SNG game developer consisting of key personnel from Party Games.

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IDEABOX GAMES

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IDEABOX GAMES is a mobile game developer delivering 2D and 3D gaming technologies.

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Lion Games

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Lion Games is a Korean online game development company that serves the global content market.

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Dexint Games

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Dexint Games is a game development company.

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Red Sahara Studio

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Red Sahara Studio creates a variety of interesting games.

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Minkonet

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Minkonet’s mission is to change the way we watch and play video games.

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Polygon Games

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Polygon Games is a Korean game developer that serves the needs of the global markets.

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Socialinus

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Socialinus Inc. is a Korean-based independent game development company focused on creating online games for social networks.

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StudioBside

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StudioBside is a mobile game developer based in Korea.

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5minlab

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5minlab is a PC/mobile game development company based in Seoul, South Korea.

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Caret Games

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Caret Games is Mobile Game Start up. MMORPG, RebirthM

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Kokomo Games

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KoKomo is comprised of experienced team members who have successfully developed, launched and operated various online games

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Dryad

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Dryad is a mobile game development platform in Korea.

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Cocoon Games

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Cocoon Games is engaged in the development of mobile games.

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5Rocks

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5Rocks provides business intelligence and data analysis for mobile game developers.

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Supreme Games

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Supreme Games is made up of members with more than 10 years of experience in Korea’s top game makers including Webzen, Neowiz, and NC-Soft.

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Netmarble

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Netmarble is a developer, publisher, and sponsor of free online games.

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SEMS GAMES

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SEMS GAMES is a Seoul-based company that builds innovative and appealing games for mobile entertainment.

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Supertree

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Supertree world’s first gaming platform built using meta-blockchain technology such as ETH, EOS, etc.

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PlayEarth

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Playearth is a Korean socal games developer and is the developer of Kaizan Rumble.

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Flintgames

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Flintgames is an online platform that creates video games for its users.

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Dadam Game

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Dadam Game is a Seoul-based gaming platform that provides its users with online games.

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Super Creative

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Super Creative develops RPG games with artistic and technological updates.

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Bob Games

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Social casino game developer

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DancingAnchovy

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DancingAnchovy is a global game developer and publisher for mobile platforms.

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Playnery

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Playnery is development studio employing 3D game engine technology for the creation of high-end games.

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Mirinae Games

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Mirinae Games develops and offers gaming software, platforms, and mechanics.

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Carboneyed

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Carbon is the second most important element in the human body.

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Fakedice

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Fakedice is a game development studio based in Seongnam, Korea.

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Jampick

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Jampick are a start-up mobile game development company.

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InnoSpark

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InnoSpark is a game development company for mulit-platforms such as smart phones, tablets, PC canvas, etc.

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Nanali

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Nanali is a Korean multidisciplinary creative studio that develops smart device games, toys, animation, and stories.

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DaDa Soft

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DaDa Soft is a Korean company that develops and distributes software for its clients.

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4PLAT

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4PLAT is a game developer and publisher focused on providing optimized mobile RPG games for massive simultaneous group playing.

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Trance Studio

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Stylish action game developer in South Korea. Well-known developers of DNF(Biggest revenue maker of Tencent and Nexon) and Lineage Eternal.

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CwaveSoft

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CwaveSoft was founded by former head director of Nexon.

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OriginGames

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ORIGIN GAMES to develop mobile RPG.

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ILLION Corp.

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ILLION is a leading VR development studio that aims to introduce true top-quality cross-platform gaming and entertainment to the VR world.

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NCSOFT

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NCSOFT is an online, video, and mobile game development company that develops massively multiplayer games.

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NANOO COMPANY Inc.

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Nanoo Company offers an official website, community, and centralized support system for mobile game developers and publishers.

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Crzyfish

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Crzyfish offers an entertainment and social gaming platform for professional games publishers and users across the globe.

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Gamfs

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Online/Mobile game developer

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Moonrabbit

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Moonrabbit (문래빗) is a Korean developer of games such as Sudoku and FantasyxRunners for smartphones.

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PLLEA

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PLLEA engages in the production, development, and distribution of on-line games.

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Nvius

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Nvius develops games for multiple platforms.

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Popjoy games

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Popjoy Games is a mobile gaming company that develops multiplay games.

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RocketOz

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RocketOz is a Korean company that engages in social mobile game development for mobile phones.

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LTIZEN

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LTIZEN develops gaming software and applications for users in South Korea.

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PICNEKO CREATIVE

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Peek Neko Creative is a social and mobile game development studio.

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Spoleader

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Spoleader is developing ‘Spin Bow’, a new sports game which is similar to bowling.

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SmileGate

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SmileGate is an online game development company that offers CrossFire, a first-person shooter (FPS) title.

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Devsisters

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Devsisters is a Korean social game company developing smartphone applications and games for iOS and Android operating systems.

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Still8

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Still8 helps current pro-gamers to boost their talents and retired pro-gamers to sustain their career.

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brideasmart

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Bridea Smart is a mobile game developer, making creative games with high end technology, in Korea.

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A33 Studio

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Mobile game developer A-33 Studio

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Wemade Entertainment Co Ltd

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WeMade Games dedicated to serving gamers with a portfolio of entertaining, high quality PC and Mobile games.

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Eight Panda

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Eight Panda consists of developers who have the experience in title development of major online games in Korea.

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Vespa, Inc

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Vespa, Inc. is a strategy MMO game developer and the creator of “King’s Raid”.

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PUBG Corporation

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PUBG operates as an online game developer and publisher.

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O’ol Blue

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OolBlue (오올블루) is a Korean developer of mobile games. Its products, including Mighty Quest, are compatible with iOS, Naver, and U+ devices.

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Wave3Studio

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Wave3Studio is a gaming studio that develops role-playing games.

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Affinity Corporation

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Affinity Corporation is a company specializing in mobile gaming developement designed to optimize the user’s gaming experience.

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Rawple Studio

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Rawple Studio is a game development studio.

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HAEGIN

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HAEGIN is a game development company.

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Actoz Soft

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Actoz Soft is a developer, operator and publisher of online games.

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RoughHands

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RoughHands is a Korean mobile games developer specializing in real-time online games such as Cloud Jumping and Story of Ellen.

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TYSON

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TYSON is a global marketing agency specialized in game marketing services.

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bHaptics

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bHaptics is a developing a full-body and fully programmable haptic solution for Virtual Reality (VR)

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111 Percent

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111 Percent is a small game publishing company.

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ITAM Games

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ITAM Games is a blockchain mobile gaming platform.

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Dalcomsoft

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Dacomsoft is a game development company.

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NXC

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NXC is a holding company of game development and distribution company.

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ThumbAge

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ThumbAge engages in the development of role playing and action games for mobile devices.

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Wonder People

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Wonder People is a game development company in Korea.

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CrayonPixel

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CrayonPixel is an elite game studio with a singular focus on building content for social and mobile gaming platforms.

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YD Online

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Online game developed and service

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FazeCat

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FazeCat is a game development startup specializing in strategy and defense games.

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Dream Maker Entertainment

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Dream Maker Entertainment enables more than ordinary performances and stages to be created.

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Syntasia

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Syntasia is a Korean web and mobile social game development and publishing company.

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Highbrow

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Highbrow is a mobile game and app developing company that created the popular mobile game Dragon Village.

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Fast campus

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Fast campus are Unity game creation / startup / UX Design CAMP during the Early Bird Discount!

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Action Square

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Action Square is a developer of mobile games.

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Mafgames

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Mafgames is a mobile game developer company.

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Kakao

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Kakao is a technology company that operates mobile platforms in South Korea.

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Zepetto

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Zepetto is a game developer from Korea that delivers interactive games on consoles, PCs, and mobile devices.

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AwesomePiece

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AwesomePiece is a game developer offering mobile games for iOS and Android devices.

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Starpop

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Starpop is a gaming application.

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Gamepub

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Gamepub is a casual game development company.

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NEXON & Partners Center

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Nexon & Partners Center in-game NPC.

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Webzen

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Webzen is a company that offers gaming solution.

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AppSealing

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AppSealing is the only cloud-based, pay-as-you-go solution for mobile game protection.

Written by Mark Fitz

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