Finnish mobile games developer Bon Games has closed a $1.4 million seed funding round to launch its first game.
The funding round was led by Finnish investors Polkuni and Nurmiranta Holdings. The developer will be releasing its first game, Transit King, with Finnish developer-turned-publisher Fingersoft.
Transit King is a tycoon game about building a transit network to deliver raw materials. It will launch on November 16th 2017 after several months in soft launch, which has shown positive results.
"We saw that the tycoon and simulation genres offer opportunities for new ideas," said Bon Games CEO Ilkka Immonen.
"Players of many old classics (such as Transport Tycoon and Railroad Tycoon) are having a hard time finding anything that pleases them on the mobile simulation market. We are focusing on this and aiming to build the world’s best studio focusing on tycoon games."
The publishing agreement appears to be with Fingersoft itself, and not the studio's new publishing arm Round Zero. The label was launched in October 2017 to provide data-driven publishing services which include free installs in a game's initial stages.