MapleStory Adventures serving 1 million players

Facebook version of side-scrolling MMO game still at open beta stage.

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With the huge success of the MapleStory franchise on the PC, it's only logical for developer Nexon to spread it onto the Facebook platform. The social network spin-off MapleStory Adventures looks to have been received well, with more than 1 million players within the two weeks of the game's open beta phase, according to a recent Nexon press release. At this point, the app has 1,261,046 monthly active users.

Hands up if you're a victim of MapleStory Adventures invite bombardments.
Hands up if you're a victim of MapleStory Adventures invite bombardments.

The game itself is a browser-made version of the 2D-perspective massively multiplayer online action role-playing game. Next to the game's stylized aesthetics, this spin-off features the ability to invite a user's Facebook friends to complete quests with them. Previously, CEO of Nexon America Daniel Kim stated that the company sees the social network site as a promising market for future Nexon products.

Other role-playing game franchises that have taken a turn into the social network space include BioWare's Dragon Age (Dragon Age Legends) and Square Enix's Final Fantasy (Knights of the Crystals). Currently, the former has 352,330 monthly active users while the latter has 107,403 monthly active users.

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