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Koukoi Games secures $1M in funding and moves toward licensed IP mobile games

Koukoi Games from Oulu (Finland) has formed a new investment partnership with media focused VC fund IPR.VC and TEKES – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. Koukoi is going to enter Intellectual Property (IP) based game development market through licensing, … Continue reading

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Helsinki-based game studio PlayRaven secures € 3.3 million

Finnish game studio PlayRaven today announced it has closed a € 3.3 million extended seed investment round. The Norwegian venture capital fund Northzone joins the startup’s existing backers, which include Creandum, investor Jari Ovaskainen and

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Helsinki-based Next Games raises $6 Million

Next Games, a Finnish games startup founded in 2013, has successfully closed its first external investment round raising $6 million in financing. The funding round was co-led by IDG Ventures and the company’s original investor, Jari Ovaskainen, who was also … Continue reading

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Games-Career.com – now also available in Spanish

The Spanish language version of the job portal Games-Career.com is now online. The German recruitment platform for the digital games sector initially launched back in 2011. The English language version followed in July 2012. Since there is such a high … Continue reading

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iVentureCapital invests in Austrian game studio Pro 3 Games

The Austrian game studio Pro 3 Games just secured an investment from iVentureCapital. Pro 3 Games develops social browser games and is currently working on the 3D space RPG, “Starforce Delta”, which will be launched as a beta version in December. Pro … Continue reading

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Former CEO of Rockstar Games Vienna joins Socialspiel

Former Rockstar Games Vienna Chief Executive Dr. Niki Laber joins the Vienna-based social games developer Socialspiel – managing day to day Business and Corporate Development. Dr. Laber founded Neo Software in 1993 and after it was acquired by Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games in … Continue reading

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Game developer MobileBits secures new funding

The Hamburg-based investor iVentureCapital has just acquired a share in the German development studio MobileBits. The young games company, whith offices in Hamburg and Hannover and was founded in 2009. The founding team and more than twenty employees concentrate on developing games for … Continue reading

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Interview with Ivan Marusic (Gamersbook)

We just had the chance to talk to Ivan Marusic, the Founder and CEO of Gamersbook.com, and ask him a few questions about his Split (Croatia) based startup. So, what is Gamersbook? Just think of everything related to games and … Continue reading

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Gameforge and Frogster to realign internal structures

The Karlsruhe (Germany) based Gameforge Group today announced that it is fundamentally realigning its internal structures. After the successful merger in August, Gameforge and Frogster are now starting the integration and laying the foundations for the company’s sustained ability to … Continue reading

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Rovio announced 500 million downloads of Angry Birds

The Espoo (Finland) based startup Rovio today announced 500 million total downloads of Angry Birds games across all platforms. This milestone makes Angry Birds one of the most downloaded games in the history of gaming. According to the young company … Continue reading

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