Perforce Gives Game Developer More Time to Spend on Improving the User Experience

Using a unified platform for task management, KLab, a Japanese mobile online game company, plans and develops more efficiently with Hansoft, gaining more time to focus on the quality of games.


 Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, was chosen by KLabs to improve its task and project management. Hansoft brings visibility to project progression, and it automates and scales tasks for large projects. The versatility of Hansoft also allows KLab to continue to switch between Agile and Waterfall methods as a project demands.

KLab Inc. entered the mobile online game industry with its KLabGames division in 2009. Its vision is “Bringing the World Together Through Entertainment,” carried out by drawing from various mediums — like cartoons and anime — to create numerous hit titles.  KLab also creates original franchises in other platforms, like comics, anime, novels, and other cross-media projects.

As mobile online game popularity grew, planning demands became more complicated. KLab managed projects using a handful of tools. The tools did not integrate with each other, however, nor were they able to scale. With projects continually growing in size, it was increasingly difficult to visualize and track tasks. Automation was impossible without a unified tool, and managing these challenges created extra work for teams.

After evaluating a variety of project management tools, KLab chose Hansoft for task management. Hansoft comes with a variety of functionality and features that support both Agile and Waterfall methods. So all teams can use it to plan, and all of their progress is immediately visible in the dashboard.

Hansoft also gives KLab the ability to automate certain processes for speed and accuracy — and seamlessly delivers functionality at any scale.

With more efficient task management, visibility of progress, and a unified tool that caters to every team’s methodology, KLab is afforded more time to focus on enhancing the product value.

Group Manager Mr. Iio Yoji states, “By allowing us to spend more time on creative work, Hansoft is helping us provide a high-quality gaming experience to our players.”

KLab also uses Perforce’s version control tool, Helix Core, which the company will be able to integrate with Hansoft for even better game development at scale.

“We regard Hansoft and Helix Core as essential solutions for the next generation of mobile game development.”

About KLab Inc.

KLab, based out of Tokyo, Japan, was founded in 2000 to develop mobile technology and content. In 2009, it launched its mobile online games division, KLabGames. It has since grown to publish games in 155 countries and regions around the world. Its mission and vision are centered around creating excitement and uniting the world through entertainment.

About Perforce
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