- No. of Subscribers 20.9 million
- No. of Peak Concurrent Users 290,000
- No. of Games 47
Hangame, which launched its service in December 1999, is Korea’s first online game portal and provides users with gaming enjoyment by offering more than 300 games in various genres, ranging from web-board to MMORPG, FPS, sports games and serious games.
Hangame also offers over 100 flash game and casual game services, where users can play games without having to sign-in.
Hangame triggered a paradigm shift in the game business by pioneering an innovative business model. Hangame was the first in the world to feature fee-based premium services that add value and convenience to free games through extra features. With premium services emerging as a new trend in the online game industry, Hangame has paved the was for Korea to become the world’s leading online game market.
Security of personal information is of utmost importance on the Internet. Hangame became the first gaming site in the world to acquire the global standard certification in the personal information protection category of ISO/IEC 27001, the global authority in personal information security. Hangame also strives to provide a safer Internet environment to users by offering security measures including the keyword security solution Secure Keystroke, Hangame Security Patch service and the Hangame U-OTP service.
Hangame introduced a variety of user protection programs to promote healthy game play amongst users, including the User Protection Program (UPP) and the <Children Management Service>, which is located within the Hangame online customer center and designed to help parents infuse a healthy gaming habit into their children.
Games cross national, cultural and regional boundaries. With its operational know-how in the Korean online game market, Hangame established a global network platform by successfully entering overseas markets such as Japan, China and the United States.
As Korea’s leading game platform, Hangame will continue its reputation as the undisputed leading global publisher by providing top quality services, fulfilling its operational role and leveraging its ‘global network’ in Japan, China and the United States.