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Nexon's Min Kim to Keynote 2009 Game Developers Conference China

Min Kim, vice president of marketing at Nexon America (MapleStory, Dungeon Fighter Online), will deliver a keynote address at the 2009 Game Developers Conference China, organizers have announced.
Min Kim, vice president of marketing at Nexon America, will deliver a keynote address at the 2009 Game Developers Conference China, organizers have announced. GDC China, presented by Think Services (also parent of Gamasutra), will take place at the Shanghai International Convention Center, October 11-13 of this year. In his keynote address titled "A Fantastic Westward Journey," Kim will discuss Nexon's experiences in bringing popular Korean games and new business models to North America, as with MapleStory and Kart Rider. Nexon also developed the internet quiz game, QPlay, which set a world record of 700,000 concurrent users in China in 2004 with Crazy Arcade BnB, and developed South Korea's most played online game KartRider (over 30% of the population). Nexon plans to re-launch its publishing efforts under a new portal, BlockParty.com, which will house a total of eight titles in the US by the end of 2010 including Dungeon Fighter Online (due to launch later this year) and Dragon Nest. "Min Kim will be an exceptional and inspirational keynote speaker for China," said Meggan Scavio, GDC China event director. "Nexon's success is proof that there is a market beyond Asia for these types of non-hardcore MMOs." "Moreover, the game industry has been taken by storm with Nexon's microtransaction business model. The Chinese audience stands to gain a tremendous account of firsthand knowledge, anecdotes and advice from Kim to take back to their companies and studios." For more information on the 2009 Game Developers Conference China, visit the event's official website.

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