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Mobile games find some growth in South Korea

Report sheds light on South Korean mobile games

Pearl Research, a game industry research firm, has released a new report concerning the growth of mobile games in South Korea. The country has long been a thriving hub for gaming, serving as a lucrative market for new games and home for innovative development. The report from Peal Research suggests that the growing number of consumers with smartphones is having a powerful impact on mobile games. As more consumers get their hands on smartphones, the more likely they are to play these games, which could also translate into higher revenue for these games, thereby making the mobile games space a very lucrative sector for the game industry.

Majority of smartphone owners play mobile games

The report shows that there are currently more than 33 million smartphones in operation in South Korea. Approximately 61% of the consumers with smartphones play mobile games, with the average user downloading 26 applications. This makes South Korea one of the most active and attractive markets for mobile games, a fact that has not gone unnoticed by the companies within the game industry. The report shows that several prominent companies in the game industry are beginning to move into the South Korean market in order to take advantage of the growing popularity of mobile games.

Mobile Games South KoreaGame industry is becoming increasingly focused on the mobile space

The game industry is beginning to acclimate to the growing popularity of mobile games. Developers have been somewhat leery of mobile games in the past due to the fickle nature of consumers. While it is true that many consumers move from one mobile game to the next quite quickly, these games still represent a very lucrative opportunity for the game industry, especially for independent developers that are looking to find some traction in the industry.

Report aims to provide insight on South Korean gaming

The report aims to shed some light on the various trends that exist within the South Korean mobile space and how these trends affect mobile games. The report also highlights several of the companies that are working to engage consumers throughout mobile games and provides some predictions concerning the future of the gaming market in the country.

Reliance Games acquires mobile games developers in South Korea and Japan

Mobile Games Asian MarketReliance Games to focus on mobile games in Asian market

Reliance Games, the mobile games division of Reliance Big Entertainment, has announced its acquisition of Japanese game developer and publisher Funnel as well as South Korean development studio Bluesom. The acquisition has formed new mobile games divisions for Reliance Games in both countries, providing the company with a strong entry point into their respective markets. Mobile games are very popular in both South Korea and Japan, and the market activity in this sector is what attracted the attention of Reliance Games in the first place.

Company now has strong entry into the Asian market

Through the acquisition, Reliance Games now has access to the intellectual property of both development studios. Both developers have produced very successful mobile games in the past and Reliance Games is keen to take advantage of that momentum for its venture into the Asian market. As part of Reliance Games, both Bluesom and Funnel will work to develop mobile games catered to the markets of South Korea and Japan. Developing games for the Asian market will not be the only focus of the studios, however.

Developers will work to create games for western markets in the future

In the future, both Bluesom and Funnel will research and develop multiplayer mobile games specifically for western markets. Multiplayer games, in particular, have been very successful in the mobile space due to their focus on community and social networking. These games are not expected to take form for some time, giving Reliance Games the opportunity to provide more resources to Funnel and Bluesom in order to bolster their position in their respective markets.

Barriers exist that separate Asian market from western markets

While mobile games enjoy almost universal appeal, games have traditionally faced several problems in crossing the gap that separates the Asian market from western markets. Cultural differences and other factors tend to make games that have performed well in the Asian market somewhat less successful in western markets. This is a persistent trend that exists throughout much of the game industry, and is as true for mobile games as it is for console and computer games.