, publisher of various microtransaction-based games such as MapleStory
and Dungeon Fighter Online
, has announced that its revenue gain for the first quarter is up by 59%. The press release notes that, typically, "first quarter sales tend to decline seasonally compared to the rest of the year, making the enormous jump in revenues particularly notable
What's Nexon's secret to success? According to Daniel Kim
, CEO of Nexon America, the key lies in its "ability to deliver engaging content that our players find valuable, whether they are playing for free or purchasing items in our game
." As if business wasn't already booming for Nexon, it is presently planning to release its newest game, Dragon Nest
, and will be taking its first foray into social gaming with MapleStory Adventures
for Facebook sometime this summer.