My.Games invests $1.5 million in Pizza Club Games mobile studio

My.Video games has invested $1.5 million in San Francisco-based cellular sport studio Pizza Membership Video games.

It’s the second time in every week {that a} international firm has put cash right into a San Francisco sport studio, and it’s an indication of simply how worldwide the sport enterprise has grow to be. Brazil’s Wildlife Studios additionally mentioned it was beginning a brand new studio, By no means Neglect Video games, in San Francisco.

My.Video games Enterprise Capital (MGVC) made the funding. It’s a division of the My.Video games, an enormous Russian sport firm, and it has signed a take care of Pizza Membership Video games, builders of the Raid Boss sport.

As a part of the deal, MGVC is offering each cash and help for scaling the enterprise, together with advertising and marketing, sport design, worker recruitment, and product analytics. Raid Boss is presently in early entry on Android.

4 co-founders — Daniel Hunnicutt, Lisa Hicks, Todd Gunther, and Benjamin Gross — began Pizza Membership Video games studio in San Francisco in early 2020. All of them have sturdy pedigrees in video games and hail from corporations akin to Sega, Digital Arts, NCSoft, Glu, Playdom, and others.

Above: My.Video games has invested $1.5 million in Pizza Membership Video games.

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Raid Boss is a free-to-play cellular character collector that provides gamers the chance to take cost of their very own guild. Together with an unique setting, the builders created a venture within the style of hero assortment role-playing sport (RPG), combining character administration with tactical real-time battles.

This mix of sport mechanics is exclusive for the style, the corporate mentioned. Sooner or later, the corporate plans to develop the sport by including new content material, in addition to multiplayer and player-versus-player (PvP) parts. With the funding from MGVC, the studio is ready to rent extra folks. It’s going to additionally obtain advertising and marketing help from hypercasual cellular sport publishers.

Within the close to future, the studio plans to launch an iOS model of the sport and add new sport mechanics.

Daniel Hunnicutt, CEO of Pizza Membership Video games, mentioned in an announcement that his firm confronted the difficult job of discovering an investor with deep experience in cellular video games to assist the corporate scale its sport.

Nikita Matsokin, government producer of MGVC, mentioned in an announcement that the deal is another step in My.Video games’ rising presence within the U.S. market. Pizza Membership Video games has 10 folks.

MGVC was launched in 2017. Over the previous three years, the MGVC crew has processed greater than 1,000 purposes and affords for cooperation, closing greater than 30 offers. It has beforehand invested in Bit.Video games, Swag Masha, Panzerdog, BeIngame, and Deus Craft. My.Video games has greater than 1,800 folks in 11 workplaces throughout Russia, Europe, and the U.S. The corporate operates greater than 80 video games.

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