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Real-money competition platform Flashbreak launches with $2 million in seed funding

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February 6th, 2019 investment $2m
Real-money competition platform Flashbreak launches with $2 million in seed funding

Publishing and real-money competition platform Flashbreak has raised $2 million in seed funding.

The San Francisco and Paris-based start-up received the bulk of this capital from VC firms Alven and Kima Venture.

The crux of Flashbreak involves a daily (excluding weekends) 10-minute gameshow with live commentary a la HQ Trivia. Three 90-second long rounds see players compete in a quick-fire race for high scores, with real-money prizes at stake.

Off-season

These shows will feature both in-house games as well as third-party titles - which is where Flashbreak’s role as a publishing platform comes into play.

The idea is that players will want to put in practice for the daily show and will purchase the full game to get some training in. Flashbreak hopes this will give its platform value by exposing games to a new audience.

Flashbreak will be paid for by the developers of featured games on a cost-per-install basis.


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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

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Greg Quinn CEO/Lead Developer at Meltdown Interactive Media
I'm confused by this business model, they want developers to pay, to have their game featured or shown on this daily show?

Who is the target audience? And where will the daily show be shown on, national TV?

IS there a website for this company, I only see a App Store Preview site.