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Supercell investors fund core Barcelona dev Winko Games

Date Type Companies involved Size
June 11th, 2015 investment Initial Capital
Kibo Ventures
London Venture Partners
Winko Games
$1.4m
Supercell investors fund core Barcelona dev Winko Games

Following the most recent sale of Supercell shares, some lucky VC companies now have cash to burn invest.

Two of these - London Venture Partners and Initial Capital - have gotten straight down to business, investing $1.4 million in Barcelona outfit Winko Games.

Spanish investor Kibo Ventures also contributed.

Mission impossible?

Set up with veterans from developers such as Gameloft, Social Point and Google, Winko's mission to make core mobile games.

Its debut will be a futuristic RPG with strategy battles, to be released in Q4 2015.

Significantly, despite the commercial failure of core mobile games such as MOBA Vainglory and FPS Midnight Star, start-up developers targeting this audience continue to raise investment.

Recently Chinese/Icelandic outfit Directive Games raised $3.5 million, while Finnish studio Koukoi Games also decloaked, and US start-up Ignited Artists gained investment from Sega Networks.

"We are confident core gaming on mobile platforms will be one of the fastest growing segments in the coming years, commented LVP's David Gardner.

"Winko Games is at the right place, at the right moment, and with a strong team to deliver."

Winko is currently hiring. You can check open positions here


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A Pocket Gamer co-founder, Jon is Contributing Editor at PG.biz which means he acts like a slightly confused uncle who's forgotten where he's left his glasses. As well as letters and cameras, he likes imaginary numbers and legumes.

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