What is a company like?
On August 26, 2013, a special summer workshop, One-Day Nexon Job Experience, was held at Nexon’s head office in Tokyo, Japan.
On the day of the event, 28 junior high school students arrived who were invited to learn about important things to keep in mind when playing online games, along with basic knowledge as responsible members of society. They also experienced first-hand what we do at Nexon, including working as a group to create game items and coordinating game characters’ fashion to recommend to customers.
Experiencing a game master’s job
The students experienced coordinating the avatar fashions to be displayed on MapleStory’s official website using actual game screens. The students were given the theme of “autumn.” Although it was a hot summer day, the items were selected in anticipation of the coming season. After much trial and error, they came up with fashionably coordinated costumes that players would surely want to try out on their avatars.
Experiencing a creator’s job: A copywriter
The students were asked to design ads and come up with ideas for banners posted on MapleStory’s official website. They had to think about how to express the information they wanted to convey using catchphrases (words) and illustrations. Many of the participants said, “This is so difficult!”
Experiencing a creator’s job: A game designer
The students were asked to design MapleStory’s in-game chair item for the New Year update in 2014. Everyone was eager to design the item, hearing the best design will be implemented in the actual game. Our stuff members were stimulated by the student’s unique ideas.
“It made me want to work in the game industry in the future.”
“I learned about the fun of working and the corresponding difficulties and hardships.”
“It made me let go of my preconceptions that companies are a reserved and formal place. “
Nexon offers kids’ activities that contribute to school education, including hands-on career experience as well as activities that foster kids’ dreams and personalities.