5.17.2010

Anipark Licenses Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 for Two Projects

By Unreal Engine

CARY, N.C.– Korea-based Anipark, developer of the number one Korean online baseball game, “MaguMagu,” today announced it has entered an agreement to license Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 for its next two titles – a next-generation online baseball game and new massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for PC.

Anipark’s new casual baseball game builds on the success of the studio’s critically acclaimed “MaguMagu,” which is based on real world data for more than 1,000 athletes from eight professional baseball teams of the official Korea Baseball Organization. The highly anticipated sequel will build on “MaguMagu” records data including batting averages, homeruns, wins and losses and more to deliver realistic, 3D baseball gameplay for players of all ages.

“We selected Unreal Engine 3 for our baseball game because of its ability to handle massive amounts of integrated data easily and efficiently,” said Kwon Min Kwan, development director at Anipark. “There was no question that Unreal Engine 3 was the right choice. We know the Unreal Engine team has the right tools and support to help us realize our vision for our next titles.”

In addition to its new online baseball game, Anipark is also developing its next MMORPG with Unreal Engine 3. The title under development will follow the release of Anipark’s first MMORPG, “Project A3,” known for its fast, movie-like camera work, dramatic battle scenes and high-impact visuals.

“We’re always excited when developers choose Unreal Engine 3 for the sequel of a popular game,” said Ray Park, territory manager of Epic Games Korea. “Anipark established themselves as an industry leader early on, with the development of the first casual 3D online Korean baseball game and the release of the first adult-targeted MMORPG in Korea with ‘Project A3.’ We all look forward to seeing what new ground Anipark will break in developing these two new games.”

Established in 2009, Epic Games Korea is a wholly owned and operated business unit based in Seoul, Korea. The subsidiary drives Unreal Engine licensing and provides support resources to development teams using the Unreal Engine in the Korean marketplace. To learn more about Epic Games Korea, please visit http://www.epicgameskorea.com.

About Unreal Engine 3

The award-winning Unreal Engine is known for cutting-edge graphics and its best-of-breed toolset. Unreal Engine 3 maintains those features in addition to multi-core processor support, Xbox 360® and PLAYSTATION®3 optimizations, massive world support, and a highly mature tool pipeline. Unreal Engine 3’s consistently evolving toolset is designed to accelerate developers’ productivity for PC and console games, visualization applications, training simulations, and linear animated content. Additional information on Unreal Engine can be obtained through the Unreal Engine site at http://www.unrealengine.com.

About Epic Games

Epic Games, Inc., based in Cary, NC and established in 1991, develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles in its “Unreal” series, including “Unreal Tournament 3” for PC, PLAYSTATION®3 and Xbox 360®. Epic’s “Gears of War” won over 30 Game of the Year awards, and the sales of “Gears of War” and “Gears of War 2” have eclipsed 12 million units. Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 is the four-time winner of and Hall of Fame inductee for Game Developer magazine’s Best Engine Front Line Award. Unreal Engine 3 has also been recognized as the number one game engine by Develop magazine. Additional information about Epic can be obtained through the Epic Games Web site at http://www.epicgames.com.

About Anipark

Anipark Co., Ltd, based in Seoul, South Korea and established in 2000, develops not only MMORPG but also games in many other genres including casual games and introduced “A3” in 2002, “Hoverboard ASDF” in 2004, “MaguMagu” in 2006, and “OZ Chronicle” in 2008. Through the successful overseas expansion with “A3,” the very first product of the company, Anipark has become a developer that attracts attention of the global game industry. “MaguMagu,” Anipark’s online baseball game based on the actual data of thousands of baseball players of Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) and Major League Baseball (MLB), has enjoyed wide popularity in gamers and baseball manias in Korea. Additional information about Anipark can be obtained through the Anipark Web site at http://www.ani-park.com.

Epic, Epic Games, Unreal, Unreal Engine, Unreal Tournament and Gears of War are trademarks or registered trademarks of Epic Games, Inc. in the United States of America and elsewhere. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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