The Grinns Tale Launches, Blending Role-Playing, Adventure and City Building

TOKYO – November 6, 2012 – NEXON Co., Ltd. (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games, welcomes one and all to experience the charm and fun of The Grinns Tale, the company’s latest role-playing adventure, which launches today – for free – on Facebook and Kongregate . Following a wildly successful beta phase, the game’s launch brings new levels to explore, new equipment to craft and collect, new enemies to vanquish, and much more.

Check out the Intro Movie on YouTube .

Let the Grinns take you on the adventure of a lifetime. Recruit a party of wacky cohorts, establish a base of operations so you can craft gear and produce battle supplies, and then venture up a mysterious Tower to fight monsters and discover the dark truth of your world.

With The Grinns Tale, Nexon is pushing the idea of a free-to-play, browser-based game forward, delivering exceptionally deep gameplay, uncommon in so-called “social games.” The game shakes that label even more vigorously with a focus on story-driven, single-player adventuring, beautiful art direction, and a distinct lack of prompts to “Share this!”

Dive in and play the game now on Facebook or Kongregate .


Here Are Some Fun Stats From the Beta

Times a Grinn did work: 76,180,415 (Now if only everyone worked this hard)

Metal Harvested: 7,924,550,614

Wood Harvested: 14,643,771,560

Number of croissants eaten: 2,951,753 (that’s a lot of buttery goodness)

Number of muffins eaten: 2,547,497

Number of bananas eaten: 474,677

Number of times each character class entered battle:

Adventurer – 25,711,701

Archer – 20,707,467

Berserker – 11,138,008

Cleric – 20,851,766

Knight – 18,739,768

Wizard – 17,501,942

NEXON Co., Ltd. (

NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) is a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games. Founded in Korea in 1994, Nexon developed one of the world's first graphics-based massively multiplayer online games. Nexon also pioneered the concept of microtransactions in the free-to-play business model, setting a new standard in which play is free, and users have the option to purchase in-game items to enhance their experience. Nexon currently services more than 60 online games in more than 100 countries and since its founding, Nexon has generated more than 1.3 billion player registrations. The Company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and its shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.


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