Wizet

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Wizet
Private
IndustryGame development
FoundedApril 1999 [citation needed]
HeadquartersGangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
ProductsMapleStory, QuizQuiz, Heat Project, Kavatina Story
RevenueIncrease.15 million USD per year
Number of employees
100
ParentNexon
Websitewww.wizet.net (now defunct)

Wizet (Korean: 위젯) was a game development studio located in Seoul, South Korea. They reached commercial success with their hit game MapleStory and were absorbed into their publishing company, Nexon. Nexon developed a franchise system and expanded its services to Japan, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, the United States, Europe, Brazil, and Vietnam. Eventually, Wizet reached the global world after having finished developing key features of MapleStory.[1]

In Nexon Japan's 2011 financial deck, Wizet announced that Maplestory 2, a 3D sequel to Wizet's hit game, is in development.[2]

History[edit]

Prior to joining Nexon America, Min Kim operated the successful launch of Maplestory as the Vice President of Global Business Development in Wizet Corporation. Min started his career in video games as a senior associate of business development at Nexon Corporation pursuing new business opportunities such as a social networking service, a board game business, and online game licensing, eventually becoming the Vice President, and later CEO, of the Nexon America branch.[3]

MapleStory[edit]

The expansion of Wizet to the Global world of MapleStory began in January 2004. The open beta testing began in September 2004.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wizet". IGN. Retrieved May 17, 2015.
  2. ^ Buzzi, Matthew (2014-05-23). "'MapleStory 2' Gameplay: First Trailer Of In-Game Footage Released, Shows Off New 3D Graphics & Features". Gamenguide.
  3. ^ http://www.gdcchina.com/conference/keynotes.html#kim