Unlike Facebook and other major social game platform, not too many about Korean social game industry is revealed to the public. On one hand, it may be an “Asian courtesy” for platform service providers to hide its customers’ private information from their competitors. On the other hand, it may create an entrance barrier and suppress new developers from entering the market. Nevertheless, believing in the fact that freedom of information is harmless to fair market competition, Rubicon Games Inc. suggested Nate AppStore Open Social Team to share their statistics and information as much as possible. Gratefully, Nate AppStore agreed upon revealing more information for both domestic and foreign developers who are interested in publishing their games in Korea. However, please note that stats were given in bundles of genre, due to privacy issues.
Monthly archive for October 2010
Shooting Star was launched together with Naver Social Apps, the latest social game platform. Initially published throughout Naver Cafes, Shooting Star is now “shooting hopes” to charities in the form of online donation. “Happy Bean” it is called, which is an online charity website sponsored by Naver. Members of Naver Cafe can donate “Happy Beans”, which is also the term for a unit of donation which cost 100 KRW per each. Collected beans from each Cafe is then donated to variety of organizations in need.
To motivate the culture of giving, Shooting Star is now shooting Happy Beans to reach out for those in needs. The best Cafe with the highest sum of individual scores is rewarded with 10,000 Happy Beans (approximately $1000 worth) and every Cafe playing Shooting Star can participate in this donation competition. Competition will take place for two weeks (15 Oct – 31 Oct) and the final winner will be presented on 1 November.
Play social games to increase social welfare! We look forward to seeing the love and care spread throughout the online communities with Shooting Star :)