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Nexon Co., Ltd.
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Type Public company (TYO: 3659)
Industry Software & Programming
Founded 1994
Headquarters Seoul, Republic of Korea
Key People Kim Jung Ju & Jake Song
Products MMORPG and Mobile video games
Number of Employees 4,656 (Dec. 2014 count)
Parent none
Subsidiaries Nexon Networks Corporation

NEXON M Inc.
Nexon Communications Co., Ltd.
NEOPLE INC.
NDOORS Corporation
Lexian Software Development (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Rushmo Co., Ltd.
Neon Studio Corporation
NEXON GT Co., Ltd.
inBlue Inc.
gloops, Inc.
COMLIER. INC
gloops Vietnam Co.,Ltd.
Nexon Space Co., Ltd.
THINGSOFT Inc.
Fantage.com Inc.
Rushmo America, Inc.

Website Nexon Co., Ltd. English

Nexon is a global developer and publisher of free-to-play (F2P) PC and mobile online games.[1] Nexon was founded in Seoul in 1994 by Kim Jung Ju and Jake Song, Nexon's headquarters is currently located in Tokyo, Japan. Nexon is currently a listed company in Tokyo Stock Exchange.[2]

History

Nexon Group was established in Korea on December 1994.[3] Nexon developed and published its first title, Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds, in 1996, which the Company continues to service.[4] Many title releases followed such as Dark Ages: Online Roleplaying, Elemental Saga, QuizQuiz, KartRider, Elancia, and Shattered Galaxy;[5] some of which are maintained by a company spun off of Nexon, Kru Interactive.[6] In 2003, Nexon developed MapleStory in Korea, which later became its most successful title and has been serviced for more than a decade.[7][8] The game was localized in many locations such as Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, North America, Europe, Brazil, and Vietnam.[9] Nexon is also the developer of Dungeon&Fighter, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Neople.[10][11] Dungeon&Fighter is one of the most popular F2P PC online games in China.[12][13]

Originally founded in Korea, Nexon Co., Ltd. is currently based in Japan and has offices located in Japan, Korea, United States and Europe.

Nexon currently has 17 subsidiaries: Nexon Networks, NEXON M, Nexon Communications, NEOPLE, NDOORS, Lexian, Rushmo, Rushmo America, Neon Studio, NEXON GT, inBlue, gloops, COMLIER, gloops Vietnam, Nexon Space, THINGSOFT and Fantage.[14]

Nexon went public on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on December 14, 2011 in an initial public offering, the largest in Japan for 2011 and the second largest by a technological company for 2011 worldwide.[15]

Games

Nexon America games

Game Launched Status Official Website
MapleStory May 11, 2005 (North America) Live maplestory.nexon.net
Mabinogi March 27, 2008[16] Live mabinogi.nexon.net
Combat Arms July 11, 2008 (North America)[17] Live combatarms.nexon.net
Vindictus October 27, 2010 (North America)[18] Live vindictus.com
Atlantica Online March 29, 2011 (North America) (Service Taken Over From Ndoors[19]) Live atlantica.nexon.net/
Dragon Nest September 27, 2011 (North America)[20] Live dragonnest.com

List of PC games

Game Name Nexon Korea Nexon Japan Nexon America Nexon Europe
MapleStory
2003 (Korea)
Yes Yes Yes Yes
MapleStory 2
2015 (Korea)
Yes No No No
Sudden Attack
2004 (Korea)
Yes Yes Closed No
Mabinogi
2004 (Korea)
Yes Yes Yes Closed
Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds
1996 (Korea)
Yes Closed No No
Talesweaver
2003 (Korea)
Yes Yes No No
Everplanet
2009 (Korea)
Yes Closed No No
Shaiya Online Yes No No[21] No[22]
Legend of Darkness
1999 (Korea)
Yes Closed No No
Asgard Yes Yes No No
Elancia Yes Closed No No
Elsword
2007 (Korea)
Yes Yes No No
Dungeon Fighter Online
2005 (Korea)
Yes Yes Closed (Now serviced by Neople) No
Mabinogi: Heroes
Known outside of Asia as Vindictus
2010 (Korea)
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dragon Nest
2010 (Korea)
Moved to
Actoz Soft
No Yes No
Eve Online No Yes No No
Crazy Shooting Bubble Fighter
2008 (Korea)
Yes No No No
Crazy Arcade BnB
2001 (Korea)
Yes Closed Closed No
Crazyracing Kartrider
2004 (Korea)
Yes Closed Closed No
QPlay Yes Closed No No
Counter-Strike Online Yes Yes No No
Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies No No No Yes
(via the Steam platform)[23]
War Rock Moved to
DreamExecution
No No Yes
Combat Arms Yes No Closed (Merged with Nexon Europe) Yes
Atlantica Online Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dekaron Yes[24] Yes No Yes
Luminary: Rise of the GoonZu No Yes No No
Chaos Online Yes No No No
Counter-Strike Online 2 Yes No No No
Dota 2 Yes No No No
FIFA Online 3
2012 (Korea)
Yes No No No
Cyphers Online Yes No No No
United Eleven
Known in Asia as Football Day
2014 (Europe)
No No No Yes[25]
LOST SAGA Yes No No Closed[26]
Epic of the Three Kingdoms Yes[27] Closed No No
Tales Runner Yes[28] No No No
Closers
2015 (Korea)
Yes[29] No No No
Dirty Bomb
2015 (North America)
No No Yes
(via the Steam platform)
No

Game Pipeline (In-house and through publishing agreements)

2015 and Beyond

Media

References

  1. Nexon, Asia's 'Freemium' PC Game Pioneer, Gets More Mobile 2014 August 21
  2. Nexon, Asia's 'Freemium' PC Game Pioneer, Gets More Mobile 2014 August 21
  3. Nexon, Asia's 'Freemium' PC Game Pioneer, Gets More Mobile 2014 August 21
  4. What is Nexus? 2014 December 21
  5. Nexon Holdings history 2011 October 5
  6. Kru Interactive Profile 2011 June 28
  7. Nexon Celebrates Seventh Anniversary Of MapleStory Game With Continued Success 2012 May 23
  8. Nexon Holdings(NXC) 2014 December 20
  9. Maplestory 2011 June 28
  10. What Next for Kim Jung-Ju and Korean Online Gaming Company Nexon? 2013 April 24
  11. Tencent $1 Billion Game Shows Global Hunt for Mobile Hits 2014 May 28
  12. Tencent $1 Billion Game Shows Global Hunt for Mobile Hits 2014 May 28
  13. Top 10 free online games with highest revenues 2014 February 7
  14. PINX:NEXOF Nexon Co Ltd Annual Report 2013 December 31
  15. Despite Setbacks Nexon Sets $1.2 billion IPO for Dec. 14 2014 December 7
  16. Nexon Announces Mabinogi 2008 March 24
  17. Combat Arms 2013 August 23
  18. VIN] Vindictus to Officially Launch October 27 | The msupdate Blog 2013 August 23
  19. [1]
  20. Dragon Nest | News - "Welcome To The Big Time!" – The Dragon Nest Launch Events! 2013 August 23
  21. Aeria, Nexon reach agreement over future Shaiya operations 2013 August 23
  22. Aeria, Nexon reach agreement over future Shaiya operations 2013 August 23
  23. weird, free-to-play, zombie-filled Counter-Strike is out on Steam 2014 October 7
  24. Dekaron Coming Soon to Southeast Asia 2008 June 4
  25. Nexon Europe to Publish United Eleven 2014 April 8
  26. Lost Saga 2015 May 5
  27. Epic of the Three Kingdoms 2014 December 20
  28. Tales Runner 2014 December 20
  29. Korean Anime Action MOARPG Closers First Closed Beta Comes This August 2014 June 23
  30. MapleStory 2 Gets a Cinematic Trailer, Scheduled to Release in 2015 2014 December 1
  31. Q3 2014 Earnings Call 2014 November 13
  32. G-Star 2014 powering up in Busan 2014 November 21
  33. Q3 2014 Earnings Call 2014 November 13
  34. 'Ghost In The Shell Online' FPS Finally Revealed 2014 November 20
  35. Cliff Bleszinski Returns With Boss Key Productions 2015 March 20
  36. Q3 2014 Earnings Call 2014 November 13
  37. G-Star 2014 powering up in Busan 2014 November 21
  38. Online games prevail at G-Star 2014 2014 November 20
  39. Extraction renamed Dirty Bomb, beta registrations open 2014 May 22
  40. G-Star 2014 powering up in Busan 2014 November 21
  41. Nexon Korea revealed upcoming games in G-Star 2014 2014 December 20
  42. Nexon Korea revealed upcoming games in G-Star 2014 2014 December 20
  43. Nexon Korea revealed upcoming games in G-Star 2014 2014 December 20
  44. Nexon Korea revealed upcoming games in G-Star 2014 2014 December 20
  45. Nexon Korea revealed upcoming games in G-Star 2014 2014 December 20
  46. This SRPG Might Look Like Disgaea But It’s Not 2014 August 30
  47. G-Star 2014 powering up in Busan 2014 November 21
  48. Civilization, Rise of Nations Designer Revives Big Huge Games, Announces New Title 2014 October 27
  49. Meet Durango, Nexon's dino survival MMO 2014 May 28
  50. Nexon partners with Austrian game developer Socialspiel Entertainment to firm up its Western mobile efforts 2014 May 27
  51. Nexon Korea revealed upcoming games in G-Star 2014 2014 December 20
  52. Nexon Korea revealed upcoming games in G-Star 2014 2014 December 20
  53. Ex-Zynga exec John Schappert starts new game startup with investment from Nexon 2013 September 9
  54. Nexon partners with Turbo Studios to publish Turbo’s debut game 2014 June 9
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