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Nexon America, the U.S. subsidiary of NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), has donated $10,000 to charity: water’s September campaign to benefit Rwanda after more than 200,000 MapleStory players completed in-game quests to raise money for this cause.

MapleStory is a colorful, 2-D, side-scrolling, massively multiplayer online role-playing game. During the last week of September and the first week of October, MapleStory hosted two in-game quests that were designed to engage users to learn about the importance of clean water and to allow them to show their support of the charity: water efforts in Rwanda. In the first quest, MapleStory players collected water droplets from monsters, while in the second quest, players were tasked with carrying a container of water for 30 minutes while in-game. Each completion of either quest helped contribute to fill a water gauge monitoring the total donation to be made to charity: water.

charity: water is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Since 2006, charity: water has funded more than 6,000 water projects around the world to help 2.5 million people gain access to clean water, hygiene education and improved sanitation. Every year, charity: water celebrates its birthday with the September Campaign, which this year is focusing on Rwanda, specifically the Rulindo District. 

“Over 200,000 MapleStory players have completed in-game quests to support charity: water’s efforts in Rwanda,” said MapleStory producer, Yoonjin Kim. “Our players have shown that they care about the world, and that makes us very proud.”

Karma Koin, a Nexon America product, has recently announced a $250,000 pledge to charity: water. Nexon America’s $10,000 donation through MapleStory is separate and complementary to Karma Koin’s pledge made last month. 

To learn more about Nexon America’s charity: water efforts, visit Nexon America’s charity: water donation page at, and the official MapleStory website at

About Nexon America

Nexon America, Inc. is the North American publishing arm of NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”)(TSE: 3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games. Based in Los Angeles, Nexon America was founded in 2005 to bring the best of online entertainment to North American audiences. The company's growing library of titles includes MapleStory, Mabinogi, Combat Arms, Dungeon Fighter Online, Atlantica Online, Vindictus, Dragon Nest, and Sudden Attack. The foundation of all Nexon America titles is the microtransaction-based business model, in which users can play the full game for free and can also choose to purchase in-game items to enhance their gaming experience.

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