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Core tablet dev Super Evil Megacorp raises $11.6 million, nabs Segerstrale as COO

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Core tablet dev Super Evil Megacorp raises $11.6 million, nabs Segerstrale as COO
Date Type Companies Involved Size
Jun 5, 2014 investment General Catalyst Raine Ventures Super Evil Megacorp $11.6m

Ambitious US developer Super Evil Megacorp has announced significant plans for the future.

The first of these is a $11.6 million funding round, bringing its total to-date to more than $15 million.

New investors were General Catalyst and Raine Ventures, with General Catalyst's MD Adam Valkin joining the Super Evil Megacorp board.

Existing investors include Signia Venture Partners, CrossCut Ventures, Initial Capital and ZhenFund.

More than money

One investor putting his mouth where his money is Kristian Segerstrale (ex-Glu Mobile, Playfish, EA and Supercell).

Previously an angel investor and board member, he joins Super Evil Megacorp as COO.

"His [Segerstrale's] focus will be maximizing our world-class team of core gaming talent and finding more folks who want to invent the next era of immersive, core-game experiences," explained CEO Bo Daly.

Daly left, Segerstrale right
Daly left, Segerstrale right

"We're thrilled to have him on board and would love to hear from other folks who are as passionate as we are about building the next generation of games on tablets."

All your bases

As for what the company has been working on, that's been revealed as made-for-tablet MOBA called Vainglory.

Vainglory in action
Vainglory in action

"We have drawn upon our collective experience crafting games at companies like Riot, Rockstar and Playfish to bring to touch screens the types of indelible gaming experiences that we've loved over the years - complete with insane high-fidelity graphics, breathtaking multiplayer battles and social experiences that really feel like the epic LAN parties that defined whole eras of our lives," Daly explained.

Currently in soft launch, Vainglory  will be "released when it's ready".