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  2021 Nexon Developers Conference (NDC 21) Now Open to Online Viewers on The NDC Website And YouTube Channel
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 The Korean Game Industry’s Largest Knowledge Sharing Conference


Features Three-Days And 48 Sessions on Programing, Data Analysis, Graphics,

The Changing Culture of Games and More


TOKYO – June 9, 2021 – NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a global leader in Virtual Worlds, today announced that the 2021 Nexon Developers Conference (NDC 21), the largest knowledge sharing conference in the Korean game industry, is now open and available to viewers on the NDC website and YouTube Channel.


The 2021 NDC is now available to viewers without registration until the conference ends on June 11. Viewers can engage in a total of 48 sessions[1] on a wide range of topics related to game development including: rapidly evolving technology, data analysis, programming strategies and graphic techniques. 


Owen Mahoney, Nexon President and CEO, kicked off the conference with a talk encouraging game developers to take risks and overcome the obstacles to innovation. “Innovation is hard, scary, complex and expensive,” said Mahoney. “But it’s also essential for growth.”


Dae-hwon Kim, Vice President of Nexon Korea, delivered this year’s keynote address on the topic of redefining games in the era of the “4th Industrial Revolution” and addressed rapid changes in both the technology and culture of games.


In the newly established Data Analysis sessions, experts from Nexon Intelligence Labs and NCSoft Knowledge AI Lab will discuss practical examples and tips on using AI and other revolutionary technologies in game development.

In addition, studio leaders will share post-mortem thoughts on the challenges and solutions of developing blockbuster games such as Devsisters Cookie Run: Kingdom, Blue Archive from NATGAMES, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds from PUBG will also be presented.


NDC is the largest game knowledge sharing conference in Korea that started as a private in-house event of Nexon in 2007 and turned into a public conference in 2011. In particular, it is sharing trial and error and know-how information in a wide range of fields such as game-related development, planning, and service to promote mutual growth and win-win growth in the game industry.

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About NEXON Co., Ltd.

Founded in 1994, NEXON Co., Ltd. (Nexon) (3659.TO) is a company engaged in the production, development and operation of online games and Virtual Worlds. First listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December 2011, Nexon was placed on JPX400 in 2015 and added to the Nikkei Stock Index 300 in 2017. In 2020, Nexon was added to the Nikkei 225. Nexon currently has more than 50 live games on multiple platforms including mobile and available in more than 190 countries. Major game franchises include MapleStory, KartRider and Dungeon&Fighter.