[Japan]LINE's In-chat LINE QUICK GAME Service Reaches 3 Million Users

2018.10.19 LINE Games

・Quick and easy play sees young user numbers soar

・Items from Tamagotchi on LINE!! and other games are up for grabs in a gift campaign

 

Tokyo – October 19, 2018 – LINE Corporation (LINE) today announced that LINE QUICK GAME, a game service offering titles playable within the LINE messenger app, has reached 3 million users.

 

Official website: https://lqg.game.line.me (Japanese only)

 

LINE QUICK GAME brings users access to HTML5 games directly from the LINE chat screen, without installing other applications. Because users only need the LINE app to play, games are simple and easy to access and enjoy. Users can connect with their LINE friends, and enjoy games from familiar genres such as puzzle or shooting, with more games on the way including titles that utilize chat and various other LINE features. Under the concept of “offering excitement right away”, LINE presents a new way to play for its 76 million monthly active users in Japan.

 

Due to the easy access to games from LINE's chat screen by simply adding the LINE QUICK GAME official account, and being able to easily connect with and play together with friends for short amounts of time, LINE QUICK GAME has been an overnight hit, particularly among users in their teens and early 20s. Users shared information about the new service through in-game invitations, social media mentions, and word of mouth among family, school and other groups, and the user numbers continued to grow.*1 One month after its official launch on September 18, 2018, LINE QUICK GAME has reached 3 million users.*2

*1 The below graph shows the number of users accessing Tamagotchi on LINE!! per 5 minutes. An increase in access is evident during school break times. Data from September 25, 2018 (based on internal research)

*2 Based on follower numbers of the LINE QUICK GAME official LINE account

 

LINE QUICK GAME Screenshots

  

3 million Users Memorial Present Campaign - Game Merchandise to be Won (Japanese only)

To celebrate reaching 3 million users, LINE QUICK GAME will host the LINE QUICK GAME Memorial Present Campaign, accessible via the LINE timeline. Users can enter simply by liking post about the campaign on LINE QUICK GAME's official LINE account Timeline* (LINE ID: @quick). 23 winners will be drawn from among the users who like the post, to win merchandise from Tamagotchi on LINE!!, Battle Cats Galaxy, Fishing★Star QUICK, and Driland BraveHunters. [delete]

*Note: users must leave 'Share on Timeline' checked to be eligible.

 

Period

from October 19 until 10am October 26, 2018 (GMT+9)

 

Prizes

Tamagotchi on LINE!! L size Kuchipatchi plushie - 3 winners

Battle Cats Galaxy 4x sticker set - 10 winners

Fishing★Star QUICK badge & bath set - 5 winners

(set contains basin, soap, washcloth, badge and carry bag)

Driland BraveHunters staff t-shirt & necessities set - 5 winners

(set contains special staff T-shirt, mug, PET bottle cover, clear file, pen, coaster and carry bag)

 

How to Start LINE QUICK GAME

LINE QUICK GAME can be accessed from the LINE chat screen by tapping the '+' button and choosing the rocket icon. Users can pin the official accounts of their favorite titles to the top of the chat screen, making it easy to play at any time.

 

 

New LINE QUICK GAME Information

・LINE Let's Quiz Updated, Official Release Out Now

When players add the LINE Let's Quiz official LINE account, they receive new quiz questions daily, hand-crafted by quiz master Yohei Furukawa. In the official release, players receive Premium Gacha tickets for clearing stages, which can reward Gold Cards that boost their score in quizzes. They can also invite their LINE friends to the game.

The practical yet funny questions are just the kind of thing players will want to tell somebody about, and interesting answers they discover can be shared with friends and family from the app. There are now more national quiz championships as well, with six held every day. LINE Let's Quiz stands apart from other quiz games, with explanations given for all answers.

©LINE Corporation

 

・Raid Bosses Added to Battle Cats Galaxy

Battle Cats Galaxy is a shooting game filled with quirky and disturbingly cute characters. The controls are simple, but the game is filled with excitement. Players simply drag their finger left and right to let loose a torrent of bullets, and the chaotic battle spreads out to fill the entire screen. Fighters can be gradually powered up, and new stages tackled.

The new raid boss feature sees players cooperate to fight a boss over the course of a week. When users team up and take out bosses, they can earn coins, gacha spins and more.

© Game Closure Inc. & © PONOS Corp All Rights Reserved.

 

LINE QUICK GAME will strive to select the best original and third-party games to bring users quick and easy gaming experiences of the highest quality.

 

Under its corporate mission “CLOSING THE DISTANCE”, LINE will continue to cooperate with external content partners around the world in order expand the variety of content for LINE GAME and LINE QUICK GAME and strengthen connectivity to inspire communication amongs users.

 

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About LINE QUICK GAME

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Service name: LINE QUICK GAME

Supported OS: iOS 9.0 or above, Android 5.0 or above 

Supported region: Japan

Official service launch: September 18th, 2018

Copyright: © LINE Corporation

Official LINE account: LINE ID: @quick

Twitter: https://twitter.com/line_qg https://lqg.game.line.me

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/line.qg 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDblB2G6LXkcJvmFy35x6fQ 

Official website https://lqg.game.line.me 

 

Compatible with LINE application version 8.13.0 and above.

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All information is true and accurate at the time of publication, and subject to change without notice.