Enables Long-Term Service of Critically-Acclaimed Strategy Game DomiNations, Which Has Surpassed 19 Million Total Downloads Worldwide
TOKYO – March 10, 2016 – NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online and mobile games, today announced that its consolidated subsidiary, NEXON Korea Corporation (“Nexon Korea”) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Big Huge Games, a developer of strategy game DomiNations.
Big Huge Games is an independent game studio co-founded by industry veterans Brian Reynolds and Tim Train, renowned developers behind Civilization II and Rise of Nations. Nexon and Big Huge Games announced a strategic partnership in July 2013, and the debut title, DomiNations, has garnered critical acclaim and international success, including surpassing 19 million total downloads* worldwide since its launch in April 2015.
Together, Nexon and Big Huge Games will provide long-term, comprehensive service of DomiNations, including game development, operations, user support and marketing. In addition, combining Big Huge Games’ skilled creative team and development capabilities with Nexon’s global publishing expertise will enable Nexon to consistently provide DomiNations players with fresh content and engaging experiences over the long-term.
“We are thrilled to be joining forces with Big Huge Games. One of Nexon’s core objectives is to empower the best game developers around the world enable them to succeed,” said Owen Mahoney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexon. “DomiNations has achieved great success in both the West and Asia, and we’re excited to work with Big Huge Games to deliver the best quality gameplay to fans for years to come.”
* As of March 2016
Tim Train, Chief Executive Officer of Big Huge Games, commented, “We’ve had such a great relationship with Nexon on DomiNations, and we’re very excited to become part of the family. We share Nexon’s vision that games are most successful when passionate, talented designers can create innovative gameplay, and we look forward to many years of working together to create worldwide hits that change the mobile landscape”
Nexon creates and publishes creative and entertaining games for players around the world. Going forward, the Company will continue to focus on the development and service of high-quality games through in-house development and strategic partnerships.