Tag: Nexon

Culture & Gaming

LawBreakers gets team deathmatch and its first post-launch map

Nexon and Boss Key are giving players a reason to return to LawBreakers , a low-gravity shooter from designer Cliff Bleszinski . Boss Key, the development studio responsible for the online multiplayer battler has launched a free map and mode for everyone who already owns LawBreakers. This is the first installment in a series of…

Culture & Gaming

The DeanBeat: The Leisure Economy — where we all get paid to play games

I’ve been bouncing this idea about the Leisure Economy, where we all get paid to play games, off everyone I meet these days. With good reason. It’s one of the major ideas we’ll explore at the GamesBeat 2017 event on October 5 and October 6 at Fort Mason in San Francisco. (Agenda here ). I…

Culture & Gaming

Nexon and Finland’s Grand Cru contemplate making mobile games that last for years

Asian gaming giant Nexon and Finland’s Grand Cru recently launched Battlejack , a mobile game that mashes up a fantasy role-playing game with the classic casino game blackjack. It launched this week on Android and iOS , and it is part of Nexon’s ongoing quest to break into Western markets. Grand Cru CEO Markus Pasula…

Culture & Gaming

Game Boss interview: Nexon CEO preaches focus on players, not monetization

Nexon CEO Owen Mahoney thinks that mobile game publishers lost sight of what was good for players when they turned up the crank on monetization in the past seven years. That helped mobile gaming rocket to the top of the entire industry, growing to $46 billion in 2017 , but it also soured a lot…

Culture & Gaming

Nexon’s Battlejack adds an RPG twist to blackjack

Nexon is continuing to seek out developers in the West, and it’s latest partnership is with Finnish indie studio Grand Cru. The two are teaming up on the mobile title Battlejack, a fantasy role-playing game with battle mechanics based on the card game Blackjack. There’s no release date yet, but it’s slated to launch on iOS…

Culture & Gaming

Cliff Bleszinski is so glad he un-retired to create LawBreakers

Cliff Bleszinski retired from Epic Games in 2012, after two decades making Unreal and Gears of War video games. Two years later, he started Boss Key Productions, and in 2015, he revealed LawBreakers , a first-person shooter set in a sci-fi universe. It’s a game where you can float through the air in areas where…

Culture & Gaming

LawBreakers is coming to PlayStation 4 as well as PC for $30 this year

Cliff Bleszinski ‘s next game is coming together after more than a year in beta testing, and when the game finally launches it will do so on more than just the PC. LawBreakers , a class-based online shooter from developer Boss Key Productions , still doesn’t have a specific release date, but the studio has announced…

Culture & Gaming

Nexon CEO Owen Mahoney wants the game industry to lose its Hollywood envy

Nexon CEO Owen Mahoney spoke passionately about creativity and inspiration at our recent GamesBeat Summit 2017  event. In a fireside chat with me, Mahoney said he wants the game industry to lose its “Hollywood envy.” He thinks games are the coolest medium in part because you can create your own story and your own ending that…

Tech

Nexon’s Project D mobile RPG is in the works from South Korea’s Weredsoft

Nexon announced that it is partnering with South Korean mobile game developer Weredsoft on a fantasy role-playing game dubbed Project D . The Tokyo-based Nexon has acquired global publishing rights for Project D, which will be renamed at a later date. Nexon said that Weredsoft is a promising South Korean game development studio founded in…

Culture & Gaming

The DeanBeat: GamesBeat Summit conversations on the Metaverse, AR’s future, and Hollywood envy

We just hosted our third annual GamesBeat Summit  at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, Calif. It was a beautiful place and a great backdrop for our talks about the inspiration cycle between science fiction, real-world technology, and games. We had 72 speakers and 250 attendees with endless stories to tell, but here’s some of the…