WEBZEN Partners with Overwolf to Launch the WEBZEN Hub
SEOUL, Korea – July 12, 2012 – WEBZEN, the leading free-to-play online game publisher from Korea, today announced the launch of the “WEBZEN Hub” in collaboration with Overwolf, a software company specializing in adding a rich layer of social functionality to games. The WEBZEN Hub (powered by Overwolf) includes a wide set of gaming features accessible to users while playing their favorite games. While WEBZEN players may use Overwolf’s video and screenshot capturing and sharing the most, the client also includes various instant-messaging services, in-game access to TeamSpeak, a music player, an in-game browser and will soon add an in-game app store.
“Overwolf provides connection to the world while in game, you can send messages, check emails, surf web, voice chat and more.” said Jihun Lee, Head of Global Publishing. “We hope to see stronger community by adopting Overwolf service for WEBZEN portal users.”
“WEBZEN is one of the biggest and the most prestigious free-to-play online game publishers in the world,” said Uri Marchand, CEO of Overwolf. “Together, we hope to bring Overwolf’s social features to WEBZEN’s amazing community of users, and enter markets where our presence has not been dominant, until now.”
To see the client in action, please download at: http://download.overwolf.com/WebzenHubInstaller.exe.
Founded and headquartered in Seoul in 2000, WEBZEN Inc. (KOSDAQ) completed a merger with NHN Games in July 2010, and recently acquired YMIR Entertainment. WEBZEN has become a leader in the global massively multi-player online games market, developing some of the world’s top online games and client-server technologies. WEBZEN continued the tradition of MU Online, which boasts more than 56 million registered users, with Soul of the Ultimate Nation and ARCHLORD, among others. The global leader is currently bringing new online games to market, such as ARCHLORD 2. Further information on ‘WEBZEN.com’ and its games can be found at WWW.WEBZEN.COM.
Founded in 2010, Overwolf is based in Tel-Aviv Israel and focused on connecting game worlds with the social world. The company’s first product, a software overlay client called the “Overwolf Client”, allows users and game publishers to add a rich layer of functionality to any game without touching a line of game code. It allows users to communicate, easily share game experiences with friends and get instant access to web resources from within the game. For game publishers, Overwolf is a tool to effortlessly integrate social media within their games, boost virality and reduce user acquisition costs. To join the beta, please visit: www.Overwolf.com. To register the developer’s platform closed beta, please visit: http://developers.overwolf.com/.
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