BlockParty (game portal)

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BlockParty
Blockparty header.gif
Web address www.blockparty.com
Slogan Where Friends Come Go Live Gaming!
Type of site Online Game Portal, Social network service
Registration Required
Available in English
Users 12 million+
Content license Copyright
Owner Nexon America
Launched TBA
Alexa rank negative increase 12,347,318 (January 2014)[1]
Current status Offline
For the game publisher servicing this online game portal, see Nexon America.

BlockParty is an upcoming free online game portal and social network service, which will be served by the Los Angeles-based Nexon America, a subsidiary of South Korean Nexon Corporation. BlockParty will succeed the current Nexon America game portal by taking over the portal service of MapleStory, Mabinogi, Combat Arms, Dungeon Fighter Online, PopTag!, Vindictus and Atlantica Online as well as future Nexon America games.[2]

BlockParty will serve a large variety of games from the casual PopTag!, to the hardcore action Vindictus and the first-person shooter, Combat Arms. Many more online games are scheduled for publishing through BlockParty including Dragon Nest, an action MMORPG scheduled for the second half of 2011.[3]

Nexon Corporation also runs game portals servicing South Korea, Japan and Europe with partners in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, Vietnam, Russia, Indonesia and The Philippines with over 30 games and over 500 million registered users.

As of Q4 of 2011, the Blockparty.com website is offline. No further announcements have been made about BlockParty.

Portal Features[edit]

BlockParty will have many features that the current Nexon America game portal does not.

  • The latest news on all of Nexon America's games in one place.
  • Connecting with friends at any time.
  • Seeing what your friends are up to.
  • Creating personal profiles.
  • Showing off of in-game avatars.
  • Sharing short bits of text with the public.

NX[edit]

The Virtual currency that will be used by BlockParty is known as NX. The NX can be used to obtain virtual game items that other users normally wouldn't have. Players can use this virtual cash to buy items for their characters in games that support a Cash Shop. NX can be obtained using credit cards, Pay by Cash, PayPal, charging through the mobile phone via Bill to Mobile, through Nexon Game Cards or through earning free NX through surveys courtesy of SuperRewards.[4]

Nexon Game Cards[edit]

The prepaid cards contain amounts of 10,000 ($10 USD) or 25,000 ($25 USD) NX currency that can be redeemed for NX Cash. As of October 2010, NEXON Game Cards are available a number of retailers including Toys "R" Us, 7-Eleven, GameStop Corporation, Hallmark Cards, and Shoppers Drug Mart.[5] Various American university campuses (unlisted) also carry these cards in their bookstores courtesy of Barnes & Noble[6]

Earn Free NX[edit]

As of August 2010, Nexon America users can earn free NX by completing surveys or taking advantage of great offers from Nexon's marketing partners.[5]

Games[edit]

Game Launched Status Official Website
MapleStory May 11, 2005 Live maplestory.nexon.net
Audition Online April 2, 2007 New Publishers (Redbana) audition.redbana.com (Redbana)
Kart Rider - Discontinued after Open Beta (March 2008) Website Closed
Mabinogi March 27, 2008[7] Live mabinogi.nexon.net
Combat Arms July 11, 2008[8] Live combatarms.nexon.net
Sugar Rush - Discontinued after Closed Beta in December 2008 Website Closed
iTCG Online January 20, 2010 Discontinued on June 10, 2010[9] Website Closed
PopTag! January 26, 2010[10] Discontinued on July 14, 2011[11] poptag.nexon.net
Dungeon Fighter Online June 9, 2010[12] Discontinued on June 13, 2013 dungeonfighter.nexon.net
Vindictus October 27, 2010[13] Live vindictus.com
Atlantica Online March 29, 2011 (Service Taken Over From Ndoors[14]) Live atlantica.nexon.net/
MapleStory Adventures
Facebook game
July 27, 2011 Live maplestoryadventures.nexon.net
Dragon Nest September 27, 2011[15] Live dragonnest.com
Sudden Attack November 16, 2011 (Service Taken Over From Gamehi) Live suddenattack.nexon.net
Zombie Misfits
Facebook game
October 25, 2011 Live nexon.net/games/#/zm
Wonder Cruise
Facebook game
November 11, 2011 Live nexon.net/games/#/wc

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blockparty.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  2. ^ http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/2009/09/nexon-announces-block-party-for-the-postpenguin-generation.html
  3. ^ Bailey, Kat (2011-07-15). "Nexon America Shows Off Latest Round of Free MMORPGs". 1up.com. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  4. ^ "nexon.net". Billing.nexon.net. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  5. ^ a b "nexon.net". Billing.nexon.net. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  6. ^ http://maplestory.nexon.net/News/News.aspx?boardNo=100&contentNo=007G6&pageIndex=1
  7. ^ http://mabi.nexon.net/News/View.aspx?boardNo=101&contentNo=00038&pageIndex=57
  8. ^ Perm Tracker Knife (2008-07-10). "Combat Arms News - Online FPS Action". Combatarms.nexon.net. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  9. ^ "[iTCG] iTCG is Closing Down « The msupdate Blog". Msupdate.wordpress.com. 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  10. ^ "Nexon | The Best in Free-to-Play Online Games". Poptag.nexon.net. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  11. ^ "[PT!] PopTag! Servers Taken Down For Last Time « The msupdate Blog". Msupdate.wordpress.com. 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  12. ^ "The Road to Launch 6: Launch Day!". Dungeonfighter.nexon.net. 2010-10-06. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  13. ^ "[VIN] Vindictus to Officially Launch October 27 « The msupdate Blog". Msupdate.wordpress.com. 2010-10-19. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  14. ^ http://atlantica.ndoorsgames.com/center/news/notice_view.asp?list_seq=1776
  15. ^ "Dragon Nest | News - “Welcome To The Big Time!” – The Dragon Nest Launch Events!". Dragonnest.nexon.net. Retrieved 2012-11-30.