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'MapleStory': Global Localization, A Journey Through the Past and Future (Presented by Nexon)

Hanbyeol Oh  (VP of Production, Nexon US Holdings)

Location: Room 2024, West Hall

Date: Thursday, March 21

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Indie Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Business & Marketing, Production & Team Leadership

Format: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Audience Level: All

Nexon US Holdings

MapleStory, the iconic PC MMORPG, has been cherished worldwide for over 20 years. In this session, we will delve into the intriguing realm of MapleStory localization, exploring how the game has been tailored for diverse regions in its overseas service. Specifically, this session will also include localization as it pertains to regional game content design, sharing the intentions and key takeaways from this process. Hanbyeol Oh, the former Game Director/Overseas Executive Producer of MapleStory and the current head of Western Production at Nexon, will present examples of MapleStory's overseas service and discuss approaches for the game to become even more beloved globally in the long run.


Explore the comprehensive localization endeavors fueling MapleStory's global service while gaining insights into its historical journey and future trajectory by facilitating experience sharing on global localization practices. Delve into how MapleStory is poised to fortify its standing as a pivotal IP for NEXON through dynamic strategies in global service localization.

Intended Audience

This session caters to individuals engaged in game localization and global service strategies, including game designers and localization specialists, as well as anyone interested in MapleStory. No prior expertise is necessary to participate.

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