ChangYou.com (US) Inc. is a subsidiary of ChangYou.com, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYOU), one of the top three online gaming developers and operators in China. Interpreted into English, "Chang You" means "Playing games brings happiness"; a fitting name for what was originally Sohu.com's MMORPG business unit. In December of 2007, we blossomed into an independent company and were subsequently listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market in April of 2009.
Specializing in free-to-play (F2P) massively multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPGs), ChangYou.com (US) is a leader in the growing movement to bring F2P MMORPGs to Europe and the United States. The advantages of the F2P model are clear; our players are never required to pay for our games—there is no initial retail or ongoing subscription fee. Our business model is supported by micro-transactions available within the game for players who want to purchase fun, expressive masks and clothing or various item upgrades for their in-game characters. No one is ever required to make a purchase of any kind to enjoy and complete one of our exciting games.
ChangYou.com runs many of the most popular MMOGs in China, and we are proud to expand our exciting game portfolio with our highly anticipated browser-based game Sword Girls!