It may seem like a case of strange bedfellows -- China and South Korea aren't exactly buddy-buddy -- but through the magic of gaming, the two countries are growing closer than ever before. Recently, Chinese company Kunlun
announced that it's partnering with the Korean government to whip up a $46 million investment fund
for game developers.
Kunlun is a major player in China, claiming a respective 20% of the market in the country with over $187 million in sales last year, enough to take second place. The company owns Koramgame
, an MMO publisher that's made inroads with both the Chinese and Korean markets with titles like Three Kingdoms Online
and Dynasty Saga
. Koramgame already has over two million subscribers worldwide.
Koramgame's Joe Zhou
hopes that it'll capture a slice of the American pie, too: "We are catching more and more attention from North American gamers now."