Snail Inc, also known as Snail Games, is a Chinese gaming company that was founded in 2000 by Shi Hai, a former Chinese Army engineer. The company is based in Suzhou, China, and has become a prominent player in the gaming industry, specializing in the development and publishing of video games for various platforms.
Snail Inc initially focused on developing online games for PC and quickly gained popularity in the Chinese market. One of their early successful titles was "Age of Wushu" (also known as "Age of Wulin" or "Swordman"), an MMORPG that allowed players to experience martial arts in a richly detailed virtual world. This game was a significant success and helped establish Snail Inc as a reputable gaming company in China.
Over the years, the company expanded its portfolio to include mobile games and console games, further broadening its reach and user base. They developed games in various genres, such as role-playing games (RPGs), strategy games, and action-adventure games.
As a gaming company, Snail Inc operates in a highly competitive market, not only in China but also on the global stage. They have expanded their business beyond China and entered international markets, reaching players in North America, Europe, and other regions.