Mobile game developer Boomlagoon has secured $3.6 million in a Series A funding round, led by Northzone. The round was joined by Inventure and 360 Capital Partners, among others, and will see the developer expanding its team to increase future game development.
The Helsinki-based developer was formed in 2012 by three former Rovio employees. Since its formation, Boomlagoon has grown to eight employees, and has experienced past success with Noble Nutlings (our review), the company’s physics-based racing game.
This funding will be used to create a “strong portfolio of character-driven titles,” with the first game announcement coming later this month.
“The Finnish games industry possesses some of the best technology know-how globally,” said Tuomas Kosonen, Partner at Inventure. “Experienced in gaming, [the] Boomlagoon team understands the important role that social mechanics and balance in the free-to-play model play in driving games’ success. This gives the team an advantage when designing games for casual audiences, where fun and consumer engagement are paramount.”
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