Koreans have been leading the Mobile & PC game industry for a long time. Especially, South Korea has a deep connection with games. eSports players, developers, and you name it; South Korea has been giving birth to game fanatics for a long time. Ratropolis is a real-time and online card game that has been developed by an indie game development team, Cassel Games. Today we’ll talk about the masterminds behind Cassel Games and their debut project, Ratropolis.
Cassel Games – A South Korean Indie Game Startup
Cassel games was founded back in 2019 by a team of students from Sogang game school in South Korea. The startup includes a total of six members, SeonWoong Lee (Programmer), MinSu Kim(Concept Artist), GaYeon Ham(Card Illustrator), JunHyeok Park(Animator), TaeGyung Yeon(Object Designer), and SungJin Hwang(Game Director & Founder).
The Founder – SungJin Hwang
Since middle school, SungJin Hwang has been developing games on his own. While attending the Seogang Game School, Sung has worked on seven to eight-game projects. It’s his passion and determination to develop games.
Unlike other graduates, SungJin Hwang didn’t get a job at a Korean game company. Instead, he started to develop his own game, what we now call Ratropolis.
Achievements of Cassel Games
Although Cassel Games was founded in 2019, the startup has already won one too many rewards to showcase its greatness.
Cassel Games was awarded the golden prize in the bachelor category in Global Indie Game Development Contest. Furthermore, the startup got the Korean Game Academy Award by Global Game Challange Awards. In the Busan Indie Connect Festival 2019, Cassel Games bagged the Rising Star Award.
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Some Eye-Opening Stats of Cassel Games
According to game purchases, the estimated revenue of Cassel Games is around $0.4 million. Not too bad for a startup that launched in 2019, right? Well, here’s another stat. In the next five years, the average revenue of the company will be about $5 million. Now that’s an outstanding achievement for a talented group of indie game developers.
Now let’s move onto the debut indie game of Cassel, Ratropolis.
Ratropolis – Virtual Deck Building Game
Ratropolis was launched as a real-time card game (not a turn-based card game). In this indie game, you have to defend a rat’s city against various enemies by using cards! Unlock cards, judge the dangers, set-up techniques, and help out a rat safe the city in this real-time deck-building card defense game.
Developers of Ratropolis have added over 200 cards of economy, military, and skill types that you can use to build strategies. Furthermore, this fast-paced and addictive game combines the likes of deck building, tower defense, and roguelite in one package.
If you want to be a great leader in Ratropolis, you must defend the city of rats from enemies at every cost. Start your journey today and engrave your name in the history of rats.
The future is bright and compelling for Cassel Games, as their debut project is doing great on Steam. Once again, South Koreans have shown the world that their love for games is beyond everything.