F2P Online Game Publisher WEBZEN Announces the Release of Their In-Game
Seoul, Korea - July 12th, 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:
Founded and headquartered in Seoul in 2000, WEBZEN Inc. 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
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: http://www.Overwolf.com.
To register the developer's platform closed beta, please visit: