‘Ragnarok’ developer bringing new online RPG to mobile with Epic Games’ award-winning game engine
SEOUL AND CARY, NC (November 12, 2013) — Leading Korean game developer and publisher Gravity Co., Ltd. today announced it has developed its new multiplayer online role-playing game “Tower of Ascension” for mobile using the award-winning Unreal Engine 3. “Tower of Ascension” is available now for iOS on the App Store in Korea, and is coming to Western markets soon.
Gravity has brought to market a range of popular online games, including the long-running “Ragnarok” series, and is now taking the high production values of its PC games to mobile thanks to Unreal Engine 3.
“When selecting a game engine that could do everything we intend to accomplish with ‘Tower of Ascension,’ Unreal Engine technology was the clear winner,” said Hyun Chul Park, CEO of Gravity Co., Ltd. “The tools have made it easy to create a bold new online mobile RPG experience. We couldn’t be happier.”
“Tower of Ascension” offers high-definition visuals and fast-paced gameplay designed exclusively for smartphones and tablets. In the quest to become an Immortal, players will traverse expansive worlds filled with fiery volcanoes, icy castles and sunken temples while scaling the Tower of Ascension. All three character classes – warrior, wizard and hunter – employ a skill tree system rich with potions and powerful finishing attacks. Battles are perfect for quick solo play and multiplayer matches, with simple controls that are welcoming to new players.
“We’ve always been fans of Gravity’s work, and are honored to help them leap forward in the mobile market,” said Ray Park, territory manager of Epic Games Korea. “This is just the beginning of their journey with the Unreal Engine, and we’ll continue to provide the best tools to help all developers using our technology stay competitive in the global gaming marketplace.”
About Gravity Co., Ltd.
Established in April 2000, GRAVITY, listed on the NASDAQ (GRVY), is a leading global developer and publisher of a wide variety of online games including both casual and hardcore MMOs online games. The company’s most successful title, “Ragnarok Online,” has about 80 million registered users throughout more than 70 countries worldwide and had been ranked as the most popular online game through the world. GRAVITY is currently focusing on its attention to develop a full line up of mobile game titles including “Tower of Ascension” and sequels of “Ragnarok Online” in the years to come.
About Unreal Engine
Developed by Epic Games, the award-winning Unreal Engine is known for its cutting-edge graphics technology, world-class toolset and scalability across PC, console and mobile platforms. Unreal Engine 3 (UE3) is designed to accelerate developers’ productivity for creating high-quality games, applications, training simulations, visualizations, digital films and animated entertainment. Powering hundreds of games and integrated with two dozen leading middleware technologies, UE3 holds more than 20 technology awards, including eight Game Developer Front Line Awards and six Develop Industry Excellence Awards. The Unreal Engine also owns a seat in the Front Line Awards Hall of Fame. Unreal Engine 4 (UE4), winner of multiple Best of E3 2012 awards, offers unprecedented graphical capabilities and workflow improvements that provide unparalleled accessibility for developers building the next generation of games and applications. For more information, visit http://www.unrealengine.com and follow @UnrealEngine.
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 is responsible for the bestselling “Unreal” series of games, the blockbuster “Gears of War” franchise and the groundbreaking “Infinity Blade” line of mobile games. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology has won dozens of awards and is available for licensing. Epic is continually recruiting top talent for its studios located in North Carolina, Washington, Utah, Poland, Korea and Japan. For more information, visit http://www.epicgames.com/ and follow @EpicGames.
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