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Nexon Inc. Splits From Parent, Renames To Kru Interactive

Nexon Inc., the U.S. division of major Korean online publisher Nexon Corporation, and the U.S. provider of PC online games Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds, _Dark...

Simon Carless

April 1, 2005

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Nexon Inc., the U.S. division of major Korean online publisher Nexon Corporation, and the U.S. provider of PC online games Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds, Dark Ages and Shattered Galaxy, has announced that it has spun off to an independent entity, and has renamed to Kru Interactive, Inc. Kru, which is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, and was originally founded in North America in 1997, has announced that it retains all business rights for the PC online games, and at the same time has the autonomy to make business decisions on its own. Nexon is particularly noted for winning multiple Independent Games Festival awards for its space-based MMO Shattered Galaxy in 2001, including the Seumas McNally Grand Prize. The company is also intending to launch in-world events in its major online games to commemorate this move. Further information on the company's transition is available on the official Kru Interactive website.

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Simon Carless

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Simon Carless is the founder of the GameDiscoverCo agency and creator of the popular GameDiscoverCo game discoverability newsletter. He consults with a number of PC/console publishers and developers, and was previously most known for his role helping to shape the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Conference for many years.

He is also an investor and advisor to UK indie game publisher No More Robots (Descenders, Hypnospace Outlaw), a previous publisher and editor-in-chief at both Gamasutra and Game Developer magazine, and sits on the board of the Video Game History Foundation.

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