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Founded2000; 24 years ago (2000)
  • Dr. Jae-Heon Yang
  • Donghyun Lee

IMAZIC (Imagination Maze Magic) was a MMORPG Game development company which was founded in 2000 by Dr. Jae-Heon Yang.[1][2] and Donghyun Lee.

The original team at IMAZIC consisted of Dr. Jae-Heon Yang (CEO & CTO), Donghyun Lee ( CTO ), Peter Oh (Art Director), Seung-Kyu Lee (Game Master) and Jerry Jo (CFO & Head of overseas marketing.) Imazic was sold to a holdings company and with it their IP (Pangaea)

IMAZIC started out as a project between Dr. Jae-Heon Yang and Donghyun Lee to build a distributed server system as a research project while researching for their Ph.D. This system was later named Pangaea [3]and was the foundation for their first successful MMORPG named "Sephiroth" [4]

In July of 2005, IMAZIC sold a next generation game called "JiZon to NC Soft. This is widely believed to be a game that was later released by NCSoft called "AION".[5]

Pangaea[6][7] Was a distributed Networking architecture that was created by Dr. Jae-Heon Yang and Donghyun Lee. Pangaea was based on Linux/Unix It could sustain CCUs (Concurrent Connected Users) of 10,000 users on one machine. It was possible to add another machine to effectively double the CCU that was possible. This is the first example of a modern cloud distributed system in MMORPG games.

One server machine that had dual Pentium 800 Mhz CPUs (singular cores) was powerful enough to enable 1300 player characters to move 2 times per second or 2500 monsters moving 1 time per second. With more powerful machines this increased to 10,000 player characters per machine.[8]

In 2008 IMAZIC Closed down their operations and sold their Sephiroth MMORPG game to Smilegate[9]. The Pangaea Distributed System was lost due to IMAZIC being acquired by a holdings company where it currently lays dormant. The current iteration of Sephiroth (Turf Battles)[10] no longer uses the Pangaea Distributed System and instead uses a centralized server framework.

In the media



  1. "Welcome to IMAZIC". 2006-11-05. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  2. En Masse Entertainment Debuts as New MMO Game Company - IGN, retrieved 2020-04-12
  3. "Welcome to IMAZIC". 2006-11-02. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  4. "Wayback Machine". 2002-01-24. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  5. "IMAZIC". 2008-05-04. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  6. "IMAZIC ENTERTAINMENT". 2002-08-15. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  7. "Untitled Document". 2001-04-10. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  8. "IMAZIC ENTERTAINMENT". 2002-06-23. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  9. "Wayback Machine". 2009-06-21. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  10. "EonicGames". Retrieved 2020-04-13.

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