Nexon America's million dollar program called "The Nexon iNitiative", that seeks out and funds new innovative game projects, has received more than one-hundred and fifteen submissions from twenty six countries from all six continents.
The Nexon iNitiative accepted submissions from the 3rd of March to the 30th of April, 2010. The Nexon iNitiative will provide up to one million dollars in order to support the next generation of game developers. The most original and unique independent gaming project will earn a share of the one million dollars, and get co-developed and later published through Nexon's global distribution network. This network services games in more than seventy-one countries. The selected projects and game developers will be announced in June, 2010.
Vice President of Business Development at Nexon America, Won Il Sue, stated that The Nexon iNitiative has been a smashing success, and that they have been presented with amazing ideas from some unbelievable talent. Won Il Sue also stated that this stage of the Nexon iNitiative has provided Nexon with a treasure trove of inspiration which could take them into areas of gaming they would not have previously pursued.
The Nexon iNitiative mainly sought PC-based games that have broad appeal, encourage community and social interaction.