Ace Games, a Turkish mobile gaming firm based by a former Peak Games co-founder, has raised a $7 million seed funding spherical led by Actera Group. Co-investment has come from San Francisco’s NFX. Former gaming entrepreneurs Kristian Segerstrale, Alexis Bonte and Kaan Gunay additionally participated. Firat Ileri is a earlier investor from the pre-seed spherical.
The corporate runs two studios, one targeted on casual and one on “hyper-casual” games.
Co-founded by CEO Hakan Bas, the previous co-founder and COO at Peak Games, Ace Games has had some success on the U.S. iOS Retailer with its hyper-casual title, “Combine and Drink.”
In an announcement, Bas stated: “Ace’s foremost focus is definitely the casual ‘hybrid puzzle’ sport that now we have been working on for some time now. Nevertheless, our hyper-casual studio assists the principle studio in lots of features like coaching expertise, arising with artistic sport mechanics and advertising and marketing concepts, producing money, and creating person base.” Ace’s casual title is to be launched late-summer this yr and the worldwide launch is anticipated in early 2022.
Peak Games, Gram Games and Rollic Games had been all acquired by Zynga, exhibiting that Turkey is able to producing respectable exits for gaming startups.
VCs comparable to Index, Balderton, Makers and Griffin have all made M&A offers with Dream Games, Greater Games and Spyke Games.
Source : TechCrunch