League of Angels is a 2D browser-based fantasy MMORPG with turn-based combat. Players must ban together to defeat monsters, release powerful angels, and save the land from darkness. Armed with a host of features, League of Angels has aspects to appeal to nearly any player.
Type: Browser MMORPG
Release Date: Dec 13, 2013 (NA)
Pros: +Tons of content. +Crafting system with upgrading. +Good art.
Cons: -Cash shop sells power. -Cluttered interface. -Only 3 classes. -Leveling slows to a CRAWL after 30.
Legacy of Discord is a free-to-play mobile MMORPG where players engage in large, fast-paced PvP battles. Begin the journey as a simple Berserker, Sorceress, or Bladedancer, and climb the ladder to become an unstoppable force.
Type: Mobile MMORPG
Release Date: September 21, 2016
Pros: +Large-scale PvP battles. +Three classes with unique skills. +Various weapon improvement systems.
Cons: -No US release date announced. -Pay-to-win. -Poor voiceovers.
It was announced today via press release that Youzu Interactive is in the process of acquiring browser and mobile publisher Bigpoint. Youzu Interactive is a Chinese company that is best known as the developer of League of Angels. However, the company is likely better known in the West by the name of its browser game portal GTArcade.
The press release did not specify the amount that Youzu Interactive spent on the acquisition, stating only that Youzu Interactive purchased "all available Bigpoint stock." However, according to Reuters, the cost was approximately €80 million or around $89.7 million. The deal is set to be finalized sometime in April 2016 and is expected to "The acquisition is expected to "usher in a new era for BigPoint."
Bigpoint CEO Khaled Helioui had the following to say about the acquisition.
With this collaboration, Bigpoint begins the next chapter in its history focused exclusively on the quality of titles published. With the support of Youzu, we will be able to further invest in our talent, the amazing experiences they create and the reach of our games. Lin Qi’s passion and vision for the industry resonated with our hunger to provide better experiences to our players. Partnering with a player centric, product focused organization such as Youzu will allow us to have the means of our ambition: Great gaming for everybody.
Despite the $89.7 million price tag, BigPoint was sold at at an enormous discount to the $350 million that British venture firms Summit Partners and TA Associate paid for the company in 2011 (for a majority stake, not even the whole thing). The company experienced explosive growth since its founding in 2002, but slowed down considerably in 2012. Their most successful game was Dark Orbit, which launched in 2006. Time will tell whether Youzu can reinvigorate the company after taking over operations.
League of Angels - Fire Raiders, sequel to the popular browser-based League of Angels, is a mobile card strategy MMORPG playable on iOS and Android. Create the ultimate RPG party with characters collected from cards, then equip and upgrade them to become powerful enough to vanquish the Devil Army.
Type: Card strategy MMORPG
Release Date: December 10, 2013
Shut Down Date: December 31, 2017
Platforms: Android & iOS
Pros: +Unique mix of genres. +Numerous characters to collect. +Clean, cute visuals.
Cons: -Art and music stolen from other games. -Some game modes are AFK only.
Knight’s Fable is a browser-based fantasy-themed 2D MMORPG from GTArcade. Pick from four classes and help save a mythical world from an ancient evil hellbent on destruction.
Release Date: June 18, 2014 (International)
Pros: +In depth pet system. +Cross server arenas. +Lots of content.
Cons: -Simplistic linear gameplay. -Gender locked classes. -Pay-to-win elements.