CMUNE receives DCM funding to build “the next billion dollar gaming brand”

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By Mike Thompson Comment

Screen Shot 2013-02-19 at 9.38.34 AMUberStrike developer Cmune today announced a new (undisclosed) round of funding from venture capital group DCM’s Android fund.

In a statement, DCM General Partner Pete Moran says the new round of funding will help it “build the next billion dollar gaming brand for action games.”

Cmune’s free-to-play first-person-shooter UberStrike has launched on both Facebook and the Mac App Store so far, two platforms that (at the time) had a meager selection of titles in that genre. Since then, shooters have started to become more plentiful on both platforms, with Offensive Combat launching on Facebook, Rumble Entertainment announcing it would publish the shooter Ballistic and mainstream shooters like Rage and Borderlands 2 coming to the Mac App Store.

Shooters on mobile devices aren’t exactly new, however, and upcoming titles like ngmoco’s The Drowning and Madfinger Games’ Dead Trigger show how tablets can deliver console-like game experiences. That said, Cmune has built a name for itself by catering to platforms that were largely overlooked when it came to games for core players. Since UberStrike launched on the Mac App Store, though, the game’s garnered over a million downloads and the Facebook version is in the 1 million MAU tier.

According to Cmune CTO Shaun Lelacheur Sales, UberStrike’s success on Facebook and Mac means the company’s tablet games will be “tremendous.”