NEXON announced that its consolidated subsidiary, NEXON Korea Corporation, through its subsidiary Nexon US Holding Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pixelberry Studios, a developer in interactive narrative mobiles games.
Pixelberry Studios is an independent studio founded in 2012 and made up of veteran developers who created the first story games for mobile 12 years ago. The studio has paved the way for the interactive storytelling genre on mobile devices with their top grossing apps Choices: Stories You Play and High School Story.
Nexon and Pixelberry will power up the production of new genres and new weekly content for players to enjoy for years on end. In addition, Nexon will support Pixelberry’s global expansion and localization of Choices, bringing the groundbreaking interactive fiction app to key markets in Asia.
NEXON Co. is an online games company with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. It pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations, nurturing player communities, and for sustaining games for years, even decades. Founded in Korea in 1994, the Company is now headquartered in Japan and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. In 2017, Nexon was placed on the Nikkei Stock Index 300.
About Pixelberry Studios
Pixelberry Studios is the mobile studio behind Choices: Stories You Play, a Top 25 Game on iOS and Android. The core team members of Pixelberry’s team have been making narrative games together for over a decade and have launched new chapters, episodes or quests for their games every week for the past 12 years. Pixelberry has also used their games, in partnership with non-profits, to educate millions of players about cyberbullying and eating disorders.