Mobile games development studio Gunjin Games has swiped $1.3 million funding from an oversubscribed seed investment round.
Led by both angel and industry investors - including Smurfit Family Investment, Shum Singh and AceViral.com Ltd – the cash was secured over two rounds.
Old faces, new talent
The Brighton-based studio is only a few months old, having been established in late 2014.
Gunjin Games sports a mix of mobile and console development veterans, and is headed up by the co-founder of Big Bit, Nick Baynes.
“Gunjin Games was founded to try something quite different in a mobile strategy games market in which innovation seems to have become a rarity," said commercial director Nick Gibson.
Those in the industry that we have shared our games design and development approach with have reacted very favourably and most have commented on the uniqueness of our pitch.
“We are delighted that this interest has extended to the angel investor community and we are thrilled at the high calibre of investors who have backed us.”
Behind closed doors Gunjin Games is working on developing its first title, which will be released later in 2015.