Massive Damage raises $325,000 to fund location-based zombie fest Please Stay Calm

Massive Damage raises $325,000 to fund location-based zombie fest Please Stay Calm
Proving zombies are just as easy a sell to investors as they are gamers, Canadian studio Massive Damage has accrued $325,000 in an angel investment round.

Led by Boston's Apricot Capital and Toronto's Grassfed Capital, the startup's fresh funds will be to boost its recently released zombie filled location-based iOS game, Please Stay Calm.

Angelic round up

The game itself, which is currently exclusive to the App Store in Canada, has logged more than 120,000 check-ins at locations across the country – a solid start ahead of its US release on October 13.

"We believe location is a powerful context for gaming. People have a strong affinity for their favorite places and our game taps into that real world connection," said CEO and co-founder Ken Seto.

"Our early numbers indicate an extremely high level of engagement from our players, proving the market potential of location-based gaming."

Other investors involved include Ty Danco and Shopify CEO Tobias Lütke. More info on Please Stay Calm can be found on the game's website.

When Matt was 7 years old he didn't write to Santa like the other little boys and girls. He wrote to Mario. When the rotund plumber replied, Matt's dedication to a life of gaming was established. Like an otaku David Carradine, he wandered the planet until becoming a writer at Pocket Gamer.


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