Finnish start-up Small Giant Games has revealed that the studio has raised US$3.1 million in funding. The money will be used to support the release of the studio’s debut mobile game Oddwings Escape, scheduled to launch in early 2015, and to fund the development of several new titles.
The investment was led by Creadum, as well as Profounders, Spintop Ventures, Capital A Partners, Gregory Milken and Risto Siilasmaa.
“It’s not possible to succeed in the fiercely (competitive) mobile games market by just copying existing popular games – you need to create new and unparalleled game features and experiences, which (re-shape) existing genres and create entirely new ones,” said Small Giant Games CEO Timo Soininen. “One of our goals is to raise the quality of character animations in mobile games to a new level. We are thrilled to get experienced investors to back our vision of creating beautiful and engaging multiplayer games with small focused teams.”
About Small Giant Games
Small Giant Games was founded in 2013 by ex-Sulake CTO Markus Halttunen, senior product director Otto Nieminen and former IKON Graphics entrepreneurs Ilkka Juopperi and Tommi Vallisto.
Learn more at www.smallgiantgames.com.