Partnership Brings Hit Social Game to Nexon’s Robust Online Platform
This is an incredible opportunity for Lucky Space to reach a new audience
[SEOUL, South Korea & SAN MATEO, Calif.=Whowired] April 27, 2012 -- NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games, today announced that NEXON Korea Corporation (“Nexon Korea”) (CEO: Min Seo) has partnered with U.S.-based game developer, A Bit Lucky (CEO: Frederic Descamps), to publish Lucky Space in Korea. Through this partnership, Lucky Space, a unique Sci-Fi styled social network game originally serviced through Facebook, will now be available on Nexon Korea’s online game portal.
Boasting high-end graphics, deep gameplay mechanics, and an engaging, community-based storyline, Lucky Space is a resource management and exploration title where players are transported to an alien planet to build a space colony. Players are encouraged to develop their colonies into thriving habitats by exploring new terrain, mining for resources and upgrading buildings with vital components. Launched in the fourth quarter of 2011, Lucky Space has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from the gaming community.
“We are very excited to partner with A Bit Lucky to bring this popular title to Korean audiences,” said Junam Kim, director of the portal division at Nexon Korea. “This partnership leverages the strength of the Nexon platform, enables us to further diversify our game portfolio, and furthers our proven strategy of partnering with globally successful IP developers. We look forward to working with A Bit Lucky to provide players with an even richer gaming experience.”
“This is an incredible opportunity for Lucky Space to reach a new audience,” said Frederic Descamps, CEO of A Bit Lucky. “It is a vibrant, engaging, and high-end game that we believe will be incredibly successful in Korea. We are thrilled to partner with a veteran of the online games business like Nexon.”
About NEXON Co., Ltd. http://company.nexon.co.jp/
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 50 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.
About NEXON Korea Corporation
NEXON Korea Corporation is the Korean operation arm of Nexon Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (TSE: 3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Founded in 1994, Nexon developed one of the world's first graphics-based massively multiplayer online games and also pioneered the concept of microtransactions in the free-to-play business model, being one of the first companies to understand and capitalize on the opportunity to provide deeply immersive online games for a global audience. Its world-class creative development studios have produced some of the most successful online game titles in video game history, including the popular franchise MapleStory, KartRider, Dungeon & Fighter, Counter Strike Online, Mabinogi and Sudden Attack, and is continually experimenting with new genres and format, enabling Nexon to regularly introduce groundbreaking new games.
About A Bit Lucky
A Bit Lucky is a new generation of game developers whose passion is to make high-quality multiplayer games. A Bit Lucky’s first games, Lucky Space and Lucky Train, are among some of the highest-rated games on Facebook. A Bit Lucky’s new series of games will be hardcore transplatform multiplayer real-time games, playable on all platforms (PC/Mac, tablets, phones…)
A Bit Lucky is a team of game and Internet industry veterans backed by prestigious investors including Nexon, Accel Partner’s Seed Fund, Rembrandt Venture Partners, Blumberg Capital, SV Angel, The Founder Collective, Felicis Ventures, Charles and Kai Huang (Co-Founders of Red Octane), Mark Jung (Co-Founder and CEO of IGN), David Lawee (Head of M&A at Google), Lerer Ventures, Joshua Schachter (Founder of Delicious), and XG Ventures.
For more information, visit www.abitlucky.com!
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Owen Mahoney, 03-3523-7910
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer