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HanbitSoft (Korean: 한빛소프트) is a Korean computer game publishing and development company. It is best known internationally as the Korean distributor for the successful computer game StarCraft.

FounderKi Young Kim
South Korea
OwnerKi Young Kim

Formed in 1999, HanbitSoft specializes in the distribution of massively multiplayer online roleplaying games (MMORPGs) to Eastern Asian countries. The publishing company is domestically successful, claiming the top five percent of the nation's computer game market share, and has emerged internationally with its flagship game, Tantra Online. Although the company has developed small hits in-house, HanbitSoft invests significantly in the at large gaming industry and has formed partnerships with companies both domestic and abroad.[1]

HanbitSoft entered into an agreement with Japanese-based Namco to publish a first person action RPG called Hellgate: London, developed by Flagship Studios.[2]

HanbitSoft was acquired by T3 Entertainment on July 3, 2008.

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  1. ^ Mohr, Kory (May 9, 2005). "How Korea Became Internet Powerhouse". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007.
  2. ^ Caoili, Eric (November 3, 2008). "HanbitSoft Planning Hellgate Relaunch". Gamasutra. Retrieved August 19, 2017.