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|Industry||Computer and video games
|Headquarters||Irvine, California, U.S.|
|Owner||KOG Co. Ltd.|
KOG Games is an American video game publisher based in Irvine, California. They specialize in online free-to-play games and currently publish the 2.5-dimensional side-scrolling action MMORPG, Elsword. They are a subsidiary of South Korean game developer KOG.
KOG Games was founded in 2000 as a joint venture between South Korean game developer KOG and international publisher LevelUp! with the objective of bringing KOG's games to North America. Their first game was Elsword, which began its open beta test April 27, 2011. In June 2012, KOG purchased LevelUp!'s interest in the company to become the sole owner. In August 2012, KOG officially changed the company name to KOG Games Inc. KOG Games sells the virtual currency K-Ching, which can be used to purchase virtual goods within their games.