Nexon Initiates New Game Development

Nexon’s North American publishing arm, Nexon America, has announced that Antic Entertainment and one2tribe will share more than $1 million in development funding from the Nexon iNitiative to create new games for Nexon’s worldwide publishing network.

The Nexon iNitiative is a million dollar program started in the spring of 2010 to identify and fund new and innovative video game projects that align with Nexon’s focus on building community and that encourage long-term user engagement. The Nexon iNitiative received 115 submissions from developers in 26 countries. After reviewing all submissions, Antic Entertainment and one2tribe were selected as recipients of development funding from the Nexon iNitiative.

Antic Entertainment, with headquarters in London, Ontario, was founded in 2008 by Fredrik Liljegren, Mark Mikulec and Jeff Evans. Antic Entertainment specializes in developing and publishing casual games for core gamers, and will be developing an unannounced social media game for Nexon.

Polish development studio one2tribe was founded in 2003 by Wojciech Ozimek and Aleksander Solecki. one2tribe’s portfolio contains many innovative projects, including massively multiplayer online games that combine several technical platforms like Xyber Mech and The Witcher: Versus.

“The Nexon iNitiative had many outstanding submissions,” said Won Il Sue, Nexon America’s vice president of business development.“Antic Entertainment and one2tribe presented truly innovative ideas that fit right into what we’re trying to do at Nexon. As recipients of the Nexon iNitiative funding, Antic Entertainment and one2tribe will be instrumental in expanding our catalogue and bringing Nexon games to new audiences.”

Nexon America founded the Nexon iNitiative to find the most original, unique and promising independent video game projects and provide funding to support the next generation of game developers. Each recipient has earned a share of the more than $1 million funding and will have projects co-developed and later published through Nexon’s global distribution network, which currently services games in more than 71 countries.

About Nexon America, Inc.

Nexon America Inc. is the North American publishing arm of Nexon Group, a pioneer of interactive entertainment software and the world's leader in massively multiplayer online games. Based in Los Angeles, Nexon America was founded in 2005 to bring the best of online entertainment to the North American audience. The company's growing library of titles includes the world famous franchise MapleStory; the new fantasy life of Mabinogi; the fast-paced, first-person shooter Combat Arms; the action-adventure RPG Dungeon Fighter Online; the online, arcade-style multiplayer, hyper-puzzle action game PopTag!; and the recently launched physics-based action online game, Vindictus. The foundation of all Nexon America titles is the item selling business model, in which users access the full game for free and can later opt to pay for game enhancements.

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