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Korea-based Grigon Entertainment To Develop
Published on July 19, 2006 By iTZKooPA In Game News
The Cartoon Network has announced plans to develop an MMOG in conjunction with Seoul-based Grigon Entertainment. The partnership will be the first US-Korean union to bring an MMOG to the global marketplace.

The as-yet-to-be named Cartoon Network MMOG is slated to drop in the Spring of 2008 and target the 'tween' interactive market, which the Cartoon Network already has a firm grasp on. Like many MMOGs the title will be subscription based, as well as incorporating microtransactions, but on the plus side it will be free to download.

The title's persistent world will feature many staples of its genre, including content updates as time progresses and deep exploration abilities. Grigon will develop the game with an "East-meets-West" approach while making sure that all content is compliant with the Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA) to ensure safe gameplay.

"Cartoon Network is an immersive experience for our fans, and this MMOG will allow our fans to interact with their favorite characters like never before. Not only will kids be able to play with their favorite characters like Mac and Bloo, Ben 10 and the Kids Next Door, but they will also be able to develop their own online gaming personalities and interact, virtually, with other players in a safe way," said Jim Samples, Cartoon Network executive vice president and general manager.
on Jul 19, 2006

Good lord, why?    

I think one could argue that NCsoft was actually the first U.S.-Korean union to bring a MMOG to market (when they worked with Richard Garriot's company prior to buying it).

Pretty sure the COPPA law was struck down years ago too as being unconstitutional.

on Jul 20, 2006
They don't count Garriot and NCSoft because hes now part of NCSoft (Austin) I would assume.
And COPPA is claimed to be unconstitutional by many Kids organizations but no politician will touch the subject (who wants to be seen as revoking something that is supposed to protect kids?) COPPA @ Wiki

I just report on the news I don't make it up!
on Jul 20, 2006
Okay, looks like I was thinking of COPA and not COPPA.   
on Jul 20, 2006
The airline or pollution act?