WiFi-powered MMORPG for iPhone

WiFi-powered MMORPG for iPhone

By Rob Crossley

May 25th 2010 at 12:17PM

New deal sees S.Korean studio push boundaries in the net-enabled smartphone market

South Korea-based studio Lemon has signed a publishing deal that will see its smartphone MMO released across multiple platforms.

Lemon says its game, Fantasia, cost $4.5 million to build –relatively sizable funds required to bring MMO PvP gameplay  to mobile devices.

Com2uS has stepped in as publisher for the game, in a deal worth 3 Billion Won.

Lemon says that the volatile growth of smartphone market – and the devices’ adoption of WiFi – means that the platform will expand from its roots in single-player game design, eventually adopting the kind of online-focused gaming commonly found in home consoles.

“It took 4 years and US$ 4.5 million to develop Fantasia,” said Lemon CEO Hyo-Sung Yoon.

“I am positive that Fantasia will become a killer game content for smartphone with its profound storyline and quality gameplay.”

A closed Beta for Famtasia will launch later in the year.


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