Nexon America is kicking off the second round of the Nexon iNitiative, a million dollar program designed with the intent to seek out the most promising independent video game projects and provide funding to support the next generation of game developers from around the world.

The Nexon iNitiative will award game developers a share of $1 million in development funds for projects that align with Nexon’s focus on community building and long-term user engagement.

The first Nexon iNitiative was launched in March 2010. Canadian developer Antic Entertainment and Polish developer one2tribe were two Nexon iNitiative recipients chosen from a pool of more than 100 candidates in 2010, and each earned a share of more than $1 million in development funding.

Both companies are currently creating online game projects that will be co-developed and published through Nexon’s global distribution network, which currently services 30 games in more than 71 countries.

Nexon is now accepting submissions through April 30, 2011 at the official Nexon iNitiative website