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The Great Evolution

  • Smilegate is a global game development and publishing company headquartered
    in South Korea with regional offices in the United States, Canada, China, and Europe.
    Its flagship franchise, CROSSFIRE, is one of the largest and most successful franchises
    in gaming history with more than 670 million registered users to-date and over
    8 million concurrent players globally. Its latest project, Lost Ark, is an MMORPG
    that was released to wide acclaim and is expected to launch in North America
    and Europe in 2021. Learn more by visiting Smilegate.com

    We’ve now set our sights on the global AAA console market, an unexplored area
    for Korean game developers. Our intention is to create studios that can deliver
    “Game Of The Year” caliber titles. To this end, in 2020, we established a new
    development studio, Smilegate Barcelona. In 2021, we will present CrossfireX
    in partnership with Microsoft, marking our first formal entry into the western
    console market. Additionally, Smilegate invested $100M in That’s No Moon,
    an independent AAA game development studio and transmedia company
    with studios in Los Angeles and San Diego. Founded by veterans of some
    of the most recognizable and critically acclaimed creative teams in the world,
    including Naughty Dog, Infinity Ward, Sony’s Santa Monica Studio, Bungie,
    PlayStation, Epic, and more, That’s No Moon Entertainment is creating the
    next-generation of narrative-driven, genre-defining experiences built
    upon a culture of creativity, collaboration, responsible production practices,
    and individual empowerment.

    At Smilegate, our mission is to create globally beloved IPs by expanding
    beyond the gaming industry. In 2020, we emerged onto the Hollywood scene
    by signing a partnership for a CROSSFIRE movie with Sony Pictures. and released
    the film adaptation of the Company’s mega-hit game, CROSSFIRE (Chinese title 穿越火线)
    in China, which has been viewed by audiences more than 1.8 billion times. In 2021,
    we established SmilegateRealies in conjunction with Realies Pictures to aid in our goal
    to discover and secure various new IPs.

    We also operate the philanthropic Smilegate Foundation, with the goal of making a better
    world for future generations by focusing on creating a sustainable and healthy industrial
    ecosystem, while also ensuring we fulfill our corporate social responsibility.

    • KRW 1 Trillion
      Revenue of 2020

    • 670M+
      Worldwide subscribers

    • 8M+
      Concurrent users of CROSSFIRE

  • At Smilegate, we want to create interactive entertainment experiences for all audiences. As a global IP powerhouse, we are synergizing across varying business platforms and industries such as games, live-service, and entertainment. Seamless cooperation is our core mantra as we strive to maximize the full potential of strategic alliances and business relationships, while constantly improving through those partnerships.

      • Smilegate Entertainment is the developer of high-value game IP and creates other media content based on IP.
        • - CROSSFIRE and CROSSFIRE IP Games Development
      • Smilegate RPG is the developer of Lost Ark, a blockbuster hack & slash MMORPG. Dedicated to high-quality development and open communication with gamers, Smilegate’s RPG vision is to continue creating global AAA RPGs together with fans.
        • - Game Development and Publishing
      • Smilegate Megaport distributes and services games that bring joy to players all over the world by discovering and develops IP’s with potential and cultivating value.
        • - Epic Seven and Magical Atelier design / development / operations
        • - Tales Runner, Soulworker, Super Tank Blitz, Super Tank Rumble publishing
      • Smile MegaLab collaborates and/or invests in exceptional teams to expand Smilegate’s game portfolio and future growth.
        • - Formulate strategy and discover future areas of growth
        • - Collaborative development and investments with exceptional external teams
      • Smilegate West is a global leader in publishing free-to-play online games.
        • - Live Operations / Development
      • Smilegate Barcelona is a global game studio developing AAA games.
        • - Crafting unique and memorable gaming experiences
      • SundayToz leads the South Korean casual game industry by developing and servicing various mobile puzzle games.
        • - Creating fun and engaging casual games, such as the Anipang series
      • SUPRE CREATIVE is a game developer that challenges the limits of creativity with uncompromised, top quality.
        • - Epic Seven development studio

      You can check the details by mouse-over.

      • Partnership
        Partnership with Sony Pictures for CROSSFIRE Movie
        as of February 2020
      • eSports
        Esports drama <Cheonwolhwaseon*> recorded 1.9 billion views
        as of July 2021
        * CROSSFIRE's Chinese name. It was launched in July 2020 throughout Chinese market.
      • SmilegateRealies
        SmilegateRealies* established for IP-based Cultural Businesses
        as of March 2021
        *A joint venture founded with Realies Pictures. Realies Pictures has attracted an audience of 10 million three times.
    • Platform

      • Smilegate STOVE offers the global social gaming platform “STOVE” services and expands the platform by discovering the next-generation of content.
        • - STOVE platform business (PC & mobile)
        • - Video Social Platform (P.pool)
        • - Indie games platform
        • - VR platform

      Venture Capital

      • Smilgate Investment invests and supports entrepreneurs in the fastest growing global sectors, including AI, robotics, bio-healthcare, and environment / energy
        • - Seed / Early-stage VC investment in content / ICT / consumer / bio-healthcare startups
        • - Growth capital / PE investment in environment / energy / manufacturing / distribution companies

      CSR/CSV

      • Smilegate Foundation leads the way in realizing social value to create a better world for future generations as the social contribution foundation of Smilegate Group.
        • - Fostering hope to solve social problems for future generations
        • - Creating social value through games and content
      • Orange Planet supports the next generation of entrepreneurs with customized growth at each stage of their startup and establishes a sustainable startup ecosystem by collaborating with various partners.
        • - Discovering and fostering innovative startups
        • - Creating startup ecosystem and community
      • Future Lab forms creative environment where future generations can fully express their creativity and help creators achieve growth by realizing their hidden potential.
        • - Creating a creative environment and conducting a project-based R&D for future generations
        • - Fostering platform for creators

      You can check the details by mouse-over.

  • Smilegate Group built a strong global network and collaborates with global partners to expand business areas and discover new businesses for future generations.

  • Founded in 2002, Smilegate has achieved a high growth rate of annual sales. With roots beginning in game development, Smilegate expanded to publishing and investments, its core connected businesses, and is emerging as a global company with regional offices in the United States, China, Canada, and Europe.

    • Revenue

      2008 ~ 2020 Revenue
      Year Million KRW Million USD
      2008 4,900 4
      2009 26,100 24
      2010 81,600 74
      2011 170,900 155
      2012 206,800 188
      2013 376,300 342
      2014 539,300 490
      2015 593,400 539
      2016 664,900 604
      2017 594,600 541
      2018 758,200 689
      2019 887,400 807
      2020 1,007,300 916

      USD/KRW = 1,100

    • Operating Profit

      2008 ~ 2020 Operating Profit
      Year Million KRW Million USD
      2008 1,900 2
      2009 18,300 17
      2010 65,800 60
      2011 119,300 108
      2012 122,500 111
      2013 255,000 232
      2014 313,900 285
      2015 324,200 295
      2016 381,700 347
      2017 233,500 212
      2018 280,400 255
      2019 289,500 263
      2020 364,600 331

      USD/KRW = 1,100

Games

Smilegate provides joyful experiences through various genres of games including FPS, MMORPG, Turn-based RPG and ACTION.

  • Crossfire

    Genre / Device
    FPS / PC, Mobile, Console
    Overview
    CROSSFIRE is the most beloved FPS game in the world. The extensive content encompasses realistic strikes and attack effects, unique characters, and hundreds of modes, maps, and weapons, offering the most thrilling experience.
    Information
    • · Service Language : English, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Portuguese
    • · Rating : 13+ (West)
    • · CrossfireX (FPS/Console) and CROSSFIRE: Legion (RTS/PC) to be released
  • Lost Ark

    Genre / Device
    MMORPG / PC 
    Overview
    Lost Ark is a blockbuster MMORPG with robust content nested in a massive world, offering profound, immersive experiences through character progressions, diverse customization, enthralling grand-scale lore and quests, dynamic dungeons, high tension raids, action-packed combat and so much more.
    Additional
    Information
    • · Service Language : Korean, English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese
    • · Rating : GRAC 18+, ESRB M(17+), PEGI 18, RARS 12+
  • Official Site

    Epic Seven

    Genre / Device
    Turn-based RPG / Mobile
    Overview
    Epic Seven is a mobile turn-based RPG that uses “full frame 2D animation” for all of its characters and cutscenes. Enjoy the truly immersive and fascinating story where main protagonist Ras struggles to prevent the end of the seventh world.
    Additional
    Information
    • · Service Language : Korean, English, Chinese Traditional, German, French, Spanish (LATAM), Portuguese (BR), Thai, Chinese Simplified, Japanese
    • · Rating : 12+
  • Tales Runner

    Genre / Device
    Casual Racing / PC
    Overview
    Tales Runner is a beloved classic racing game that has been enjoyed around the world. Enjoy exciting races, extensive content including farm management and brain development quizzes.
    Additional
    Information
    • · Service Language : Korean, Chinese, Thai
    • · Rating : Everyone
  • Official Site

    Soulworker

    Genre / Device
    MOPRG / PC
    Overview
    SoulWorker is an anime-style free action massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Lion Games Studios from South Korea. The game story takes place fifteen years ago after a portal, known as the void, started bringing demons into the world.
    Additional
    Information
    • · Service Language : Korean
    • · Rating : 15+
  • Official Site

    Magical Atelier

    Genre / Device
    Casual / Mobile
    Overview
    Magical Atelier is a casual simulation game where players can experience living a magical life in 2D. Create your own character and decorate your Atelier with a multitude of themes as you learn about the charming residents of your village and the stories they have to share.
    Additional
    Information
    • · Service Language : Korean
    • · Rating : Above 12 years old
  • Super Tank Rumble

    Genre / Device
    Casual Sandbox Action / Mobile
    Overview
    Super Tank Rumble is a sandbox strategy game where a player assembles their very own tank with various Blocks and plays 1 vs 1 against other user-built tanks for casual combat. Collect new parts to upgrade and create even more powerful tanks and compete with players from all around the world.
    Additional
    Information
    • · Service Language : English, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, German, French, ChineseTraditional, Japanese, Italian, Turkish, Thai, Indonesian, Arabic, Polish, Czech, Dutch, Malay (18 languages total)
    • · Rating : Above 12 years old
  • Super Tank Blitz

    Genre / Device
    Casual Action / Mobile
    Overview
    A real-time tank battle game that is the next installment of mobile sandbox game Super Tank Rumble with over 20 million downloads worldwide. Enjoy Death Matches, Team Death Matches, Boss Matches and more via mobile.
    Additional
    Information
    • · Service Language : Korean, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, German, French, ChineseSimplified, ChineseTraditional, Japanese, Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Italian, Turkish, Polish, Czech, Dutch, Malay, Arabic (20 languages)
    • · Rating : Above 12 years old

News

Career

Understanding, Passion, Commitment
Founded in 2002, Smilegate has achieved a high growth rate of annual sales. With roots beginning in game development, Smilegate expanded to publishing and investments, its core connected businesses, and is emerging as a global company with regional offices in the United States, China, Canada, and Europe.

Contacts

Contact Smilegate Affiliates
Company Location Contact
Smilegate Holdings 220, Pangyoyeok-ro, Bundang-gu,
Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do,
Republic of Korea
Smilegate Entertainment Smilegate Campus, 344, Pangyo-
ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si,
Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
Smilegate Megaport Smilegate Campus, 344, Pangyo-
ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si,
Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
Smilegate RPG Smilegate Campus, 344, Pangyo-
ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si,
Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
Smilegate Investment 17F, Orange Planet, 217,
Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Smilegate MegaLab 220, Pangyoyeok-ro, Bundang-gu,
Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do
463-400, Republic of Korea
Smilegate 희망스튜디오 Smilegate Campus, 344, Pangyo-
ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si,
Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Smilegate Stove Smilegate Campus, 344, Pangyo-
ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si,
Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Smilegate West Toronto, Canada
Smilegate Barcelona Avinguda Diagonal, 409, B,
08008 Barcelona, Spain