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THE GREAT EVOLUTION

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THE GREAT EVOLUTION

2022
  • 06

    20th Founding Anniversary
    of Smilegate

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    20th Founding Anniversary
    of Smilegate

  • 04

    Virtual Artist YuA’s
    First Single ‘I like That’

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    Virtual Artist YuA’s
    First Single ‘I like That’

  • 03

    The Number of
    Lost Ark Players Worldwide
    Surpassed 20M

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    The Number of
    Lost Ark Players Worldwide
    Surpassed 20M

  • 02

    LOST ARK
    Official launch
    in global on STEAM

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    LOST ARK
    Official launch
    in global on STEAM

  • 02

    Next-gen Console FPS
    CROSSFIRE X Launched

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    Next-gen Console FPS
    CROSSFIRE X Launched

  • 01

    'Let's Meet Our Ancestors',
    a New Indie Mobile Game
    Created Through
    the Company Creativity
    Support Program

2021
  • 12

    LOST ARK Adventurer Festival
    'LOA ON WINTER'
    Total Views Exceeding
    1.7 Million in a Single Day

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    LOST ARK Adventurer Festival
    'LOA ON WINTER'
    Total Views Exceeding
    1.7 Million in a Single Day

  • 12

    Smilegate Megaport Receives
    100 Million Dollar
    Export Tower Award
    on the 58th Trade Day

  • 12

    CROSSFIRE CFS2021
    Concludes Successfully

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    CROSSFIRE CFS2021
    Concludes Successfully

  • 09

    Orange Planet
    Launched as
    an Independent Foundation

  • 08

    "Smilegate Futurelab built 'Future Learning Collective,'
    a joint organization with
    MIT Media Lab in the U.S."

  • 07

    Smilegate Foundation signed
    an agreement to support vaccine
    provision with International
    Vaccine Institute

  • 06

    Lost Ark, entering North America
    and Europe! Smilegate RPG
    announced its publishing in
    Amazon Games

  • 06

    e-sports drama
    Crossfire broadcast in Korea

  • 06

    Smailegate showcast
    'Smile pet,' its domestically
    developed character

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    Smailegate showcast
    'Smile pet,' its domestically
    developed character

  • 05

    Smilegate had large-scale
    recruitment for experienced game
    developers in 2021

  • 04

    Smilegate achieved
    1 trillion 7.3 billion won,
    the largest sales since
    its foundation in 2002

  • 03

    Smilegate Realies Joint
    venture established, diverse
    IP-based cultural business
    promoted full-fledged

  • 01

    Smilegate Entertainment
    signed a CF HD technical
    collaboration and e-sports
    MOU with Intel

2020
  • 12

    Smilegate Megaport awarded
    70-miillion-dollar Export Tower
    for the 57th Trade Day

  • 12

    Hyukbin Kwon, founder of
    Smilegate won an
    Order of Cultural Merits
    for the first time
    in the game industry

  • 11

    Future Lab held 'Micro:bit
    Global Challenge 2021'
    jointly with BBC of the UK

  • 11

    Organized WCG,
    WCG 2020 CONNECTED

  • 11

    "Smilegate Foundation-Smilegate
    Megaport Smilegate Group's first IP,
    Epic Seven The donation campaign
    package sales from games
    donated to charities

  • 11

    Magical Atelier, a casual well-made mobile game, launched

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    Magical Atelier, a casual well-made mobile game, launched

  • 08

    Smilegate established 'Smilegate.AI,'
    an AI center specialized in
    the entertainment industry

  • 07

    Local corporation established
    in Barcelona, Spain

  • 07

    e-sports drama with 36 episodes, 'Crossfire' broadcast in China

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    e-sports drama with 36 episodes, 'Crossfire' broadcast in China

  • 07

    Smilegate Group's management
    transitioned to 'Group IP
    management conference system'

  • 06

    Orange Farm expanded to
    Orange Planet by extending
    its brand and the areas of support

  • 02

    The provision contract of
    Crossfire film signed with
    Sony Pictures in the U.S.

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    The provision contract of
    Crossfire film signed with
    Sony Pictures in the U.S.

2019
  • 12

    Smilegate Foundation Orange
    Farm's Jeonju Center opened

  • 12

    Smilegate Megaport awarded
    50-miillion-dollar Export Tower
    for the 56th Trade Day

  • 11

    Smilegate Entertainment's
    Focus on You won the Next-Generation
    Game Content Award at
    the 2019 Korea Game Awards

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    Smilegate Entertainment's
    Focus on You won the Next-Generation
    Game Content Award at
    the 2019 Korea Game Awards

  • 11

    Smilegate RPG's Lost Ark won
    the Grand Prize
    at the 2019 Korea Game Awards

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    Smilegate RPG's Lost Ark won
    the Grand Prize
    at the 2019 Korea Game Awards

  • 09

    Smilegate Foundation - Habitat for
    Humanity Korea jointly organized
    construction volunteer activities
    for the underpriviledged in Thailand

  • 09

    Smilegate Entertainment held the '2019 CFS Invitational Egypt'

  • 07

    WCG,
    'WCG 2019 Xi'an' organized

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    WCG,
    'WCG 2019 Xi'an' organized

  • 03

    Smilegate Entertainment awarded
    the Strategy and Finance Minister
    Prize for the
    '53th Day of Taxpayers'

  • 03

    'Smiletory'
    an in-house daycare opened

2018
  • 12

    Smilegate signed a publishing
    contract of Lost Ark
    with Mail.RU in Russia

  • 11

    Epic Seven won
    the Excellence Award
    at the 2018 Korea Game Awards

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    Epic Seven won
    the Excellence Award
    at the 2018 Korea Game Awards

  • 11

    Smilegate Foundation won the
    Presidential Award in the Section
    of Game Industry Development
    at the 2018 Korea Content Awards

  • 11

    Lost Ark, PC MMORPG launched

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    Lost Ark, PC MMORPG launched

  • 09

    Smilegate Foundation opened
    the 11th-13rd Global Hope School
    in Mongolia

  • 08

    Epic Seven, a mobile
    turn-based RPG launched

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    Epic Seven, a mobile
    turn-based RPG launched

  • 07

    Smilegate Foundation opened
    a game developing firm's experiential
    hall at the Korea Job World

  • 04

    Smilegate Foundation signed
    an agreement on the establishment
    of the 11th-13rd Global Hope School
    in Mongolia

  • 01

    Smilegate Foundation signed
    a collaboration agreement on
    the expansion of creative
    learning environemnts for
    the future generations
    with MIT in the U.S.

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    Smilegate Foundation signed
    a collaboration agreement on
    the expansion of creative
    learning environemnts for
    the future generations
    with MIT in the U.S.

2017
  • 11

    The Musician, a mobile music
    performance app, won the
    Excellence Award
    at the Korea Game Awards

  • 11

    Smilegate Investment won
    the Prime Minister Prize
    at the 2017 Venture Startup Awards

  • 08

    Smilegate's
    Board of Directors formed

  • 05

    Smilegate Foundation held
    the Symposium on the Expression
    of Creativity in Children and
    Adolescents in collaboration
    with MIT Media Lab in the U.S.

  • 04

    Tan: The Endless War,'
    a mascterpiece mobile FPS
    officially launched

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    Tan: The Endless War,'
    a mascterpiece mobile FPS
    officially launched

  • 02

    A agreement on the
    'Strategic Collaboration
    on the Cultural Content Business'
    signed between Smilegate
    and CP of Thailand

  • 02

    A project to globalize CFPL
    in China begun jointly
    by Smilegate and Tencent

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    A project to globalize CFPL
    in China begun jointly
    by Smilegate and Tencent

2016
  • 12

    500-miillion-dollar Export Tower
    awarded for the 53th Trade Day

  • 08

    Lost Ark's first CBT conducted

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    Lost Ark's first CBT conducted

  • 08

    Crossfire IP
    business vision announced

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    Crossfire IP
    business vision announced

  • 07

    Orange Farm's
    first Global Center opened
    (Beijing)

  • 05

    CFEL (Crossfire Elite League)
    launched

2015
  • 11

    Social Contribution Prize won
    at the 2015 Korea Game Awards

  • 09

    Crossfire awarded the Special Prize
    in the Global Section
    at the 2015 G-Rank Korea

  • 06

    Participated in
    2015 E3 for the first time

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    Participated in
    2015 E3 for the first time

  • 06

    Stove, a mobile service platform,
    launched

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    Stove, a mobile service platform,
    launched

  • 05

    Orange Farm Angel Club formed

  • 04

    Orange Farm's Sinchon Center
    opened

  • 04

    An agreement on game portal
    business and business transfers
    signed with Ntreev Soft

2014
  • 12

    Smilegate-SundayToz
    donated fund to
    the Global School of Sarang

  • 11

    The business right of Tales Runner
    acquired from AfricaTV

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    The business right of Tales Runner
    acquired from AfricaTV

  • 11

    Participated in G-star 2014 B2C
    for the first time

  • 08

    Subsidiaries of Gswing
    merged into Smilegate

  • 08

    Organge Farm's Busan Center
    opened

  • 06

    Smilegate announed a new CI

  • 03

    Smilegate acquired
    shares of SundayToz

  • 03

    Qurare: Magic Library,'
    a mobile card RPG released

  • 02

    Smilegate proclaimed its 2.0 era

  • 01

    Organge Farm' established to support startups and create a healthy startup environment

2013
  • 12

    Crossfire selected as an official game for the 2013 WCG (3 consecutive years)

  • 12

    Crossfire's official service begun in Korea

  • 06

    Crossfire Stars launched

  • 06

    Crossfire's direct service via Tencent begun

  • 06

    Investment in 'Smile Fund,' a startup fund for youth contracted

  • 06

    A Hero's Dignity, a mobile RPG released

  • 05

    Devil Maker, a mobile card RPG, released

2012
  • 12

    Crossfire awarded the Presidential Prize at the 2012 Korea Content Awards (Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism)

  • 12

    Crossfire selected as an official game for the 2012 WCG (2 consecutive years)

  • 10

    Selected as one of the Best 100 large companies that are employee-friendly

  • 09

    Simultaneous access to Crossfire reached 4 million in China

  • 07

    Selected as the 51st Trader of the Month that Glorified Korea

  • 07

    Won the 2012 100-Billion Venture Award

  • 05

    Online MMORPG DK released

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    Online MMORPG DK released

  • 01

    Crossfire won the 2011 Top 10 Online Game Award

2011
  • 12

    Won the Award of Export Merit for the 49th Trade Day - Knowledge Economy Minister's Prize

  • 09

    Simultaneous access to Crossfire reached 3 million in China

  • 07

    Won the Culture, Sports, and Tourism Minister's Prize in the section of Digital Management Innovation

  • 03

    Crossfire entering South America (G4Box)

  • 03

    Crossfire selected as an official game for the 2011 World Cyber Games

  • 01

    Crossfire won the 2010 Top 10 Online Game Award

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    Crossfire won the 2010 Top 10 Online Game Award

2010
  • 10

    Crossfire selected as an official game for the World E-sports Masters

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    Crossfire selected as an official game for the World E-sports Masters

  • 03

    Simultaneous access to Crossfire reached 1.8 million in China and recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records, China

2009
  • 11

    Crossfire entering Russia (Mail.RU)

  • 10

    Simultaneous access to Crossfire reached 100,000 in Vietnam

  • 06

    Crossfire entering Indonesia (PT.LYTP)

  • 04

    Crossfire entering the Philippines (LIVEPLEX)

  • 04

    Simultaneous access to Crossfire reached 1 million in China

2008
  • 07

    Crossfire's standing service begun

  • 06

    Venture certified (The Small and Medium Business Administration)

  • 03

    Crossfire entering North America/UK (G4Box)

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    Crossfire entering North America/UK (G4Box)

  • 01

    Crossfire entering Vietnam (VTC)

2007
  • 12

    Crossfire entering Japan (Arario)

  • 07

    Crossfire entering China (Tencent)

  • 03

    Crossfire service begun in Korea

2006
  • 12

    Selected as an Inno-biz firm (AA grade) by the Small and Medium Business Administration

  • 03

    Development of Crossfire, an online FPS game, begun

2004
  • 12

    Signed a publishing contract with HeadShot Online (Yahoo Korea)

2003
  • 07

    Selected as a promising exporter among small- and medium-sized firms

  • 05

    ETRI selected as an outstanding game for the IDC support project

2002
  • 06

    Smilegate founded

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