Nexon Enters Mobile and Social Markets with KartRider Rush and MapleStory

Nexon’s reputation as a massively popular online multiplayer game provider is about to get a boost. KartRider Rush is set to be published on the iOS platform later this month, with the Android version following shortly thereafter. MapleStory Adventures is headed to Facebook this summer.

KartRider is currently enjoyed by over 200 million players worldwide and operates on a “buy-to-extend” service, with new tracks being readily available for purchase for those wanting to delve deeper into the game. Multiplayer allows up to four people, with the optimal iOS version being 4.1 or later. No specs for the Android version have been released.

MapleStory—a 2D, side-scrolling MMORPG game—has been around for nearly eight years now and is headed to Facebook with the same micro-transaction service utilized in KartRider and hundreds of other games. Make the game as big as you desire.

“Expanding our global IPs into the social and mobile gaming space is a watershed moment in Nexon’s global expansion efforts,” said Daniel Kim, Nexon America’s CEO. “Not only will this move provide new ways for hundreds of millions of fans worldwide to experience Nexon’s games, it allows Nexon the opportunity to prove the robustness of its business model on new platforms.”

Free, fun games are good for everyone, unless they’re supposed to be at work.