game&game (www.gameNgame.com), an online games portal designed by the Korea IT Industry Promotion Agency (KIPA), today announced that it has launched a preview of its new Web site. Packed not only with brand new games, the site also offers titles not previously released for U.S. gamers by some of Korea's hottest game developers. All of the games are currently in beta testing status and are now available for free. game&game will be a fully operational gaming site on December 12, 2005, by which time it will have added features such as bulletin boards, rankings, player polls, member sign-ins, and a business center.
The new lineup of game&game will feature a wide variety of games, ranging from the highly successful SilkRoad Online, a full 3D fantasy action Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG), to the flight simulation MMORPG Space Cowboy, to the first-person shooters, sports games and more. All games will be free for download from the game&game site, and will feature summaries, trailers and links to the developers' sites. Gamers will have the opportunity to try out a wide variety of games and interact with players around the globe – all through this new free service.
Supported by the South Korean government, the not-for-profit game&game represents a variety of Korean developers, and provides an easy-to-use portal for gamers to interact and experience new titles. Game selections will rotate on a frequent basis, bringing a continuing list of games and developers to the spotlight. All of the offerings available on the gameNgame site are serviced exclusively by gameNgame.com in North America as fully functioning beta products, giving players a chance to try new games from an assortment of Korean gaming companies before these titles become fully available in America.
"We are looking forward to the feedback we receive about our games from passionate North American game players," said Steven Kwak, KIPA Digital Contents consultant. "We have a tremendous breadth of games, and our commitment to the online gaming community has inspired us to provide a site with some of the best Korean games where gamers of all levels and interests can interact, try new games, and meet new people."