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101 Top South Korean Video Games Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best South Korean based Video Games companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Video Games 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 Video Games 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.

Pearl Abyss

Pearl Abyss

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Pearl Abyss is a game developer based in Korea currently developing, the Next-Gen MMORPG ‘Black Desert Online’.

Pearl Abyss

JoyCity

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JoyCity is a game development and services company.

Pearl Abyss

Line Games

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

Pearl Abyss

Miragesoft

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

Pearl Abyss

Neptune

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

Pearl Abyss

Kakao Games

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Kakao Games is a KaKao gaming subsidiary, serving various genres of games including PC and mobile.

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Loadcomplete

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Loadcomplete is a social and mobile games developer in Korea.

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V8 Games

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

Pearl Abyss

GAMEVIL

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Gamevil develops and publishes video games for mobile devices.

Pearl Abyss

Dexint Games

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Dexint Games is a game development company.

Pearl Abyss

Red Sahara Studio

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Red Sahara Studio creates a variety of interesting games.

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SN Mobile Technology

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SN Mobile Technology develops games for smartphones.

Pearl Abyss

5minlab

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

Pearl Abyss

Dryad

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Dryad is a mobile game development platform in Korea.

Pearl Abyss

Cocoon Games

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Cocoon Games is engaged in the development of mobile games.

Pearl Abyss

Soulgit, Inc.

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Soulgit is a mobile game publisher and premium marketing agency.

Pearl Abyss

Flaskon

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Flaskon is a Korean mobile game development studio.

Pearl Abyss

Nutgee

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Nutgee is a mobile game development company.

Pearl Abyss

4PLAT

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

Pearl Abyss

OriginGames

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ORIGIN GAMES to develop mobile RPG.

Pearl Abyss

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.

Pearl Abyss

NCSOFT

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

Pearl Abyss

SmileGate

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

Pearl Abyss

Playmaroo

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Playmaroo designs and develops video and online games.

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Novn

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NOVN is a Korean mobile game developer offering community-based games for web and mobile platforms.

Pearl Abyss

Vespa, Inc

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

Pearl Abyss

PUBG Corporation

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PUBG operates as an online game developer and publisher.

Pearl Abyss

Wave3Studio

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

Pearl Abyss

Rawple Studio

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Rawple Studio is a game development studio.

Pearl Abyss

Gravity Co.

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Gravity is a game development, servicing, and publishing company based in Seoul, South Korea.

Pearl Abyss

HAEGIN

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HAEGIN is a game development company.

Pearl Abyss

Monday OFF

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Monday OFF is a mobile game developer and publisher located in South Korea.

Pearl Abyss

111 Percent

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111 Percent is a small game publishing company.

Pearl Abyss

PATI Games

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PATI Games is a software and mobile games development company.

Pearl Abyss

FazeCat

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

Pearl Abyss

Dream Maker Entertainment

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

Pearl Abyss

AIARA Co., Ltd

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AR game development

Pearl Abyss

STORYTACO

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Storytaco is a mobile game development company.

Pearl Abyss

Kakao

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

Pearl Abyss

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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Pictosoft

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Pictosoft is an application development company that creates mobile games for Android and iOS

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Webzen

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Webzen is a company that offers gaming solution.

Pearl Abyss

R2ON

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R2ON is a game developer company.

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NGELGAMES

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NGELGAMES is a video game development company.

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Delusion Studio

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Delusion Studio is a smaller mobile developer responsible for games such as Guardian Stone, Jellipo and House of Mice.

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Eyedentity Games

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Eyedentity Games is an online game development studio. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

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Korea Game Developers Association

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KGDA takes the lead in protecting the rights of game developers and help exchage information between developers.

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Smilegate Megaport

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Smilegate Megaport is a mobile game development company.

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XLGAMES

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PC MMO and mobile games developer from Seoul, Korea.

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Super Awesome

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Game studio Super Awesome develops mobile games by tapping into the potential of exciting new gaming platforms and genres.

Pearl Abyss

9M Interactive

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9M Interactive is a game development company.

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IKINA GAMES

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IKINA Games is a smartphone game developer established in 2011.

Pearl Abyss

Mantisco

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Mantisco develops and distributes online video games.

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LOLQ

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LOLQ is a gaming company located in South Korea.

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GameMeca

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GameMeca is a video game magazine.

Pearl Abyss

Sticky Hands

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Sticky Hands is a professional game developers, loved by players all around the world, for our unique games full of tapping fun.

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Wiple Games

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Wiple Games is a game development company.

Pearl Abyss

TreePlanet

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Tree Planet 3 is an adventure-based mobile game developed by TreePlanet.

Pearl Abyss

BlueFinger

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BlueFinger is a developer of Korean mobile games with female game characters for KakaoTalk.

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Weaver Interactive

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Weaver Interactive develops mobile content and online games.

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Neople

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Neople is a entertainment games manufactured company, they attract the children with 3d&2d animated various types of games.

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Treenod

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Treenod is a Korean mobile software company developing smartphone apps such as the puzzle games PokoPang and PATAPOKO Animal.

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Bird Letter

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Bird Letter is a mobile game development company.

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EJN

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EJN is an IT company that develops & provides services for streamers and gamers.

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Monsterplanet

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Monsterplanet provides information technology and services.

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Dragonfly

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Dragonfly is a company that delivers happiness to the game.

Pearl Abyss

BIGBALL

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BIGBALL specializes in the development of video games.

Pearl Abyss

Allm

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AllM is an online game developer of the Kritika series.

Pearl Abyss

LIVEZEN

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Livezen is a Korean based android and ios games and application dveloper.Some of there notable titles include astrowing

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IMC Games

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IMC Games is a Korean video game developer company.

Pearl Abyss

SESISOFT

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SESISOFT is a video game developer for PC, mobile and web devices.

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VALOFE

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VALOFE develops, publishes and operates the Online & Mobile Games, Globally.

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ACTFIVE

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ACTFIVE is an action game developer company.

Pearl Abyss

Gameplete

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Gameplete is a developer that completes the fun of the game.

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MUMO

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MUMO is a mobile game development company that develops interactive games.

Pearl Abyss

OPUSONE INC

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‘OPUS ONE’ is a musical expression denoting the first composition within the masterwork of a composer.

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Graction

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Graction develops educational content in functional game, AR,m VR, smart education field, publishing field, and video field.

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Joymax

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Joymax is a video game developer company.

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Game Coach

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Game coach is a tutoring website for educational game and also for sns games.

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Gravity Interactive

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Gravity Interactive is a global online game company.

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AN Games

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AN Games is a game development company.

Pearl Abyss

Pixelity Games

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Pixelity Games is a video game development company specializing in VR games.

Pearl Abyss

TRITONESOFT

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TRITONESOFT is a mobile game developer/publisher company.

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COSDOTS

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COSDOTS is an indie game dev team based in Seoul, South Korea.

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Grew Creative Lab

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Grew Creative Lab is Korea’s first-generation VR company that has produced and serviced VR motion sickness analyzer.

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Reloaded Studios

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Reloaded Studios is a video game news and development service company.

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SIDE 9

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SIDE 9 is a CGI animation studio that specializes in memorable characters and thrilling animations.

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NCSOFT Games

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NCSOFT is a premiere digital entertainment company and global publisher with worldwide locations and more than 4,000 employees.

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Plutomobilc

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Plutomobilc is a mobile game developer and distributor company.

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WRD

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WRD is remote reality platform that presents exceptional racing experience for extreme sports fans.

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Walrus

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Walrus is an internet company that offers games development services.

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Bigman Games

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Bigman Games is a mobile game development company.

Pearl Abyss

LINYWORKS

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LINYWORKS is a Korean developer of social and business games.

Pearl Abyss

BigRadar

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BigRadar is a game developing agency.

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PsychoFlux Entertainment

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Indie game supporting company. Game publishing, QA, agency activities, etc.

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BIGPICTURE

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Bigpicture is a game education company.

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PLAY THE WORLD

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PlayTheWorld offers mobile games.

Pearl Abyss

MOAIGAMES

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MOAIGAMES is a gaming platform that offers role-playing mobile and video games.

Pearl Abyss

Wispsoft

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Wispsoft is a South Korean company which designs and develops games for web and mobile platform.

Written by Mark Fitz

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