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COMPANY ADDRESS
GIANT INERACTIVE GROUP Inc
11th Floor, No. 3 Building
Shanghai, 200233
CYM - Map
Phone: +86 2133979999
Fax: +86 2133979948
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COMPANY INFORMATION
Exchange: New York Stock Exchange
Stock: Giant Interactive Group, Inc.
Industry: Electronic Gaming & Multimedia
Employees: 1,700
DESCRIPTION
Giant Interactive Group, Inc. was incorporated in the Cayman Islands on November 18, 2004. The Company is engaged in the development and operation of online games in the People's Republic of China. It focuses on massively multiplayer online, or MMO, games that are played through networked game servers in which tens of thousands of players are able to simultaneously connect and interact. The Company and its subsidiaries operate a single online game, ZT Online. ZT Online, or 'Zheng Tu' in Chinese, is a two-dimensional online role-playing game set in ancient China and was the first game that was wholly developed by its internal product development team. ZT Online players assume one of five different roles, including soldiers and magicians, in 10 different kingdoms. Players develop skills, use magical weapons and team up with other players to fight against monsters and players from other kingdoms. ZT Online PTP is the first pay-to-play MMO game developed by the Company and is based on the ZT Online free-to-play game. As in ZT Online, players assume one of five different roles in 10 different kingdoms. ZT Online PTP also requires players to log into one of multiple shards while enabling players to travel between different shards. Giant currently operates three MMO games. The Company's server technology enables a greater number of players to interact with each other in the game environment, which provides its players with an opportunity to experience more intense and varied social interaction than would be possible otherwise. ZT Online and ZT Online PTP enable up to 40,000 players to simultaneously interact in the same shard. The Company maintains an official game website dedicated to its MMO games, and it distributes its MMO game software to players for free via that website. It also distributes its free MMO game software on data DVD-ROM disks at selected Internet cafes. Giant Distributes its physical prepaid game cards and virtual prepaid game cards through its distribution network and also distribute virtual prepaid game cards through its official game website. In addition It has four MMO games in development, K III, EOS, ZT Online II and My Sweetie. The Company compete mainly with CDC Corporation, Kingsoft Corporation, Perfect World Co., Ltd., NetEase.com, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Nineyou International Limited and Webzen Inc. Giant's business, including the operation of online games and the posting of online game-related content on its websites, is subject to various Chinese laws and regulations relating to the telecommunications industry, the Internet and the online game industry and is regulated by various government authorities.
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