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Netmarble Games (Korean: 넷마블게임즈) is a South Korean game publishing company. As of 2015, it had more than 3,000 employees and served over 120 countries worldwide. Netmarble earned $900 million in profits in 2015. The firm expected to earn $1.1 billion by the close of the 2016 fiscal year.[citation needed]

Netmarble Games Corporation
Native name
넷마블게임즈 주식회사
Public
Traded asKRX: 251270
IndustryMobile game, Web game
FoundedMarch 1, 2000; 18 years ago (2000-03-01)
FounderBang Joon-hyuk
HeadquartersGuro District, Seoul
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
RevenueIncrease KRW 1,500 billion (2016)[2]
Increase KRW 294 billion (2016)[2]
Increase KRW 209 billion (2016)[2]
Total assetsIncrease KRW 1,957 billion (2016)[2]
Total equityIncrease KRW 1,310 billion (2016)[2]
OwnerBang Joon-hyuk (24.4%)
Tencent (Han River Investment Pte. Ltd.) (22.0%)[3]
CJ E&M Corp. (22.0%)
NCsoft Corp. (6.9%)
Number of employees
3,000 non-consolidated in Korea (2016)
Websitewww.netmarble.net
www.netmarble.com
www.netmarble.com/en/

Netmarble has developed mobile games including Seven Knights, Raven (Evilbane in the U.S.) and Everybody's Marble. It also claims a large shareholder stake in SGN, a casual game developer, and has a strategic partnership with CJ E&M Corporation.[citation needed] Since 2015, the company has licensed Disney-owned properties to produce games such as Marvel: Future Fight (2015),[4] Disney Magical Dice (2016),[5] and Star Wars: Force Arena (2017).[6][7][8][9]

In April 2018, Netmarble Games acquired 25.71% in Big Hit Entertainment, the agency of Korean boy group BTS, becoming its second largest shareholder.[10]

Notable games availableEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Netmarble names Park Sean as new CEO".
  2. ^ a b c d e "넷마블게임즈 주식회사 감사보고서" (in Kanuri). dart.fss.or.kr. Retrieved 2017-05-21.
  3. ^ "Netmarble Seeks as Much as $2.4 Billion in IPO for Gamemaker". Bloomberg.com. 20 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Marvel: Future Fight launches from Netmarble". Marvel Entertainment. April 30, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2017 – via Marvel.com.
  5. ^ Jones, Elton (April 28, 2016). "Disney Magical Dice: Top 10 Tips & Cheats You Need to Know". Heavy.com. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  6. ^ Minotti, Mike (November 17, 2016). "Star Wars: Force Arena for mobile sure looks like a MOBA". VentureBeat. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  7. ^ Brooks, Dan (January 12, 2017). "Dream Teams: How Star Wars: Force Arena Puts You in Control of the Galaxy's Greatest". StarWars.com. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  8. ^ Shaul, Brandy (January 12, 2017). "Netmarble Launches Star Wars: Force Arena on iOS, Android". AdWeek. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  9. ^ "Star Wars: Force Arena". Netmarble Game. Retrieved July 26, 2017 – via StarWarsForceArena.com.
  10. ^ Herman, Tamar. "Netmarble Games Becomes Second-Largest Shareholder Of BTS's Label, BigHit Entertainment". Forbes.