Title: Online Games Special  
Stamp Serial#
2516-25 
KPC#
C-1956-C-1965 
Scott#
2234a-j 
Date of Issue
11/09/2006 
Quantity
300,000
each 
Denomination
250 won 
Design
Lineage,
Maple Story,
Ragnarok,
Gersang,
Legend of Mir III,
Kartrider,
Mu,
Pangya,
Fortress2 Blue,
Mabinogi 
Designer
Mo Ji-won 
Image Area
27mm x 27mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5 X 4 stamps 
Paper
White Unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, four colors
(Self-adhesive stamp) 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
Online games that can be played by several users at the same time over the Internet are witnessing ever-growing worldwide usage thanks both to state-of-the-art IT infrastructure and to the increasing penetration of ultra-high-speed Internet. Ten excellent on-line games of Korea will be introduced through new stamps in an effort to widely promote advanced on-line game technologies of Korea, which boost the nation's worldwide standing in regards to excellent, creative game contents as well as to advance a sound on-line game culture in Korea.

"Lineage" set in the atmosphere of dragons, knights, magicians and fairies was the first in Korea to usher in the era of 1 million on-line game members in just 15 months of its launch. "Maple Story" where gamers can travel around the world of imagination is the world's first on-line game to introduce the 2-dimension side scroll method where the screen moves from the left to the right. "Ragnarok", an adventure story based on a Northern Europe myth, is loved in 63 countries across the world. "Kartrider", a racing game with 16 million domestic members is called the Korean people's on-line game. "Mu", the first 3-dimensional on-line game in Korea vividly depicts the world of adventure against the backdrop of the legendary Mu continent. "Pangya", an on-line golf game, is popular even among females and senior citizens thanks to its easy-to-manipulate screens and pleasant graphics. "Gersang", a Korean-style business management strategy simulation game, features various economic activities and spirited competition among the 8 main characters. "Legend of Mir III", a fantasy chivalry game where its characters fight for the peace on Mir, an unknown continent, is very popular even abroad. "Fortress 2 Blue", a war game where the gamers attack, in turn, the other side for a limited time, played a leading role in having the culture of on-line game blossom in Korea. "Mabinogi", where gamers can experience the day-to-day life in the world of fantasy employs the cartoon rendering technique that makes 3-dimensional graphics appear as if it were a cartoon.