Maple Story is a free 2D side-scrolling MMORPG developed by the Korean company Wizet. Although playing the game is free, various appearance and gameplay enhancements can be purchased from the Cash Shop for real money. There are several versions of the game for specific countries or regions, each of which has its own set of worlds. Currently there are Global, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese and South East Asian (Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand) versions of the game. Korean and Japanese versions have been around the longest and thus have the most features, other versions being several months behind. In the game, the player defends “Maple World” from monsters and can chat with other players.