MapleStory is a free 2D side-scrolling MMORPG developed by the Korean company Wizet. It is published by various companies, like Nexon. Several versions of the game are available for specific countries or regions, each of which has its own set of worlds. MapleStory has total over 45 million players in all of its many versions. Maple Global, for players mainly outside of East Asia and Southeast Asia, has about 1 million players.
In the game, players defend the "Maple World" from monsters, as in a typical Role-playing game (RPG). Players can interact with others in many ways, such as chatting, trading, playing in parties and playing minigames.