Grey Area, the Finland based developer for smartphone games, just launched the MMO game “Shadow Cities” in 13 European countries. The new game is free and available through local iTunes-stores in Germany, UK, Italy, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Spain and Portugal.
Shadow Cities is a global location based MMO game for the iPhone, where you aim to conquer your real world neighborhoods for your team. In Shadow Cities neighborhoods and familiar streets in cities across the world are part of the global game world that is visible to you through your smartphone. In Finland the game is already available since last November and became one the most downloaded games in the local iTunes-store within a very short time. Ealier this year, Shadow Cities was beeing launched in Sweden, the USA and Canada.
The Helsinki based games developer was founded back in 2008 by Mikko Hamalainen, Andreas Kalrsson, Ville Vesterinen and Teemu Tuulari. The startup just closed a Series A round of financing (worth $2.5 million). The investors of this round were Index Ventures, Initial Capital and London Venture Partners.
If you are interested to join the Grey Area-team, just read through their recent job ad in our Startup-Jobs-section.