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China's iDreamSky establishes $30 million fund to publish indie games globally

Wants to find the next Monument Valley
China's iDreamSky establishes $30 million fund to publish indie games globally
Date Type Companies Involved Size
Mar 31, 2017 investment iDreamsky $30m
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China-based mobile games publisher iDreamSky has is investing $30 million into an indie game fund to help developers publish their games globally.

Along with funding, iDreamSky will be offering technology, promotion, and support to indie developers. It will also be a useful ally for breaking into China, a notoriously tough market to crack.

The company has prior expertise with publishing indie games. In February 2015 it signed an exclusive deal to be the publisher for ustwo's hit game Monument Valley, which achieved 30 million downloads in China.

Helping express creativity

"We invested 30 million dollars in a special fund to help the world's outstanding independent game developers express their creativity and achieve their dreams," said iDreamSky CTO Anfernee Guan.

"We hope to find the next Monument Valley."