KRU Interactive was originally known as NEXON INC., which was the US-subsidary of NEXON, a prominent Korean videogame developer specializing in online gaming. NEXON INC. was founded in January 1993 by Sang-Baek "Scott" Lee. The is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
In 1996, NEXON INC. licensed NEXON's popular title, BARAM for a US release which was re-titled Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds for a Western audience. The localization job was performed by Andrew Guilding, who served as Senior Game Director over many of NEXON INC's projects for a number of years, and David Kernnely, who was known to players as the GM ORB.
In 1999, Dark Ages was released.
In 2001, Shattered Galaxy was released.
Split from NEXON
Over the years, the relationship between NEXON and NEXON INC. changed. Increasingly, NEXON INC. became more of its own entity and in Feburary 2005, NEXON INC. purchased the US rights to the BARAM 6.0 client and split from NEXON, becoming KRU Interactive. Sang-Baek "Scott" Lee is still President of the company.