Leipzig, Germany - August 18, 2008: Nexon reveals the key factors behind the global success story of its worldwide popular MMORPG MapleStory at the Games Developers Conference in Leipzig, Germany. In a special speaker's session on August 20, Spike Ryu, Director of Wizet Studio Game Development Department, gives a presentation on the history and future development plans of the game.
"The success of MapleStory has been featured in many internationally renowned industry sessions and conferences, but this is the first time for Nexon to address this subject directly to the audience in Europe." says Spike Ryu, who heads the international operations of MapleStory. "We are very happy to be part of and to present MapleStory at a highly reputed event such as the GCDC."
MapleStory was first launched in April 2003 in Korea, and is now present in 60 countries with more than 87 million registered users. The European version was released in May 2007, published by Nexon Europe.
The full storybehind MapleStory can be discovered on Wednesday, August 20th, at 2:30 pm at the site of Games Conventions Develepers Conference in Leipzig.
Established in 1994, Nexon developed the first graphic MMORPG, called The Kingdom of the Winds, and ever since, with its diverse and well-received titles, Nexon has quickly become one of Korea’s leading publishers of online content. NEXON has an extensive catalog of games to reach players of all ages, interests and regions of the world, and promises to bring them the most enjoyable online excitement ever experienced.
Established in March 2007, Nexon Europe is the European publishing arm of Nexon. Following the global success of MapleStory, which counts more than 87 mil. users worldwide, the European version has been launched in May 2007, being available in five different languages: German, French, English, Dutch, and Spanish.
The Korean version of MapleStory was launched in 2003.