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Tilting Point Raises $235 Million to Fuel Expansion and Acquisitions

– Tilting Point, a leading free-to-play games publisher, has raised $235m in the company’s first-ever equity financing.
– The funding was led by General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, with participation from strategic investor Red Ventures and Kamerra.
– The company will use the investment to accelerate its progressive publishing model by signing more developers in live publishing, co-developing more titles, acquiring more studios and partnering with developers on top IP launches.
– Tilting Point will also leverage the funding to continue to expand across geographies, platforms and audiences.
– With this new financing, Tilting Point aims to further expand its global reach by growing in strategic international markets like South Korea and China.

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Bad Robot Games Raises Over $40M in Series B Funding

– Bad Robot Games, the Bad Robot’s video game division, completed a $40m Series B funding.
– The round was led by Galaxy Interactive, with participation from existing investors Horizons Ventures, Iconiq Capital and Tencent.
– The financing follows the formation of its internal development team, Bad Robot Games Studio, and the hiring of CEO Anna Sweet in early 2020.
– Bad Robot Games will use the new capital to build out its internal Games Studio and continue to ramp up the team with additional hiring.

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Fantasy fantasy sport Blaseball developers score $3M seed funding to go mobile

– The Game Band, which developed (and is developing) the fantasy baseball game called Blaseball, raised $3m in funding.
– The funding was led by Makers Fund and joined by Matthew Ball and 1Up Ventures.
– The game is totally ridiculous, utterly unpredictable and very funny.
– The game has accrued a dedicated yet routinely puzzled fanbase over its 19-week-long seasons.

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Former Blizzard and Epic veterans raise $5M for Lightforge Games

– Lightforge Games has raised $5m in a seed round of funding.
– The new studio is based near Epic Games in Raleigh, North Carolina.
– It wants to redefine how developers make role-playing games.
– The team is working on a cross-platform social video game where players have the power to create worlds and tell stories with freedom.
– The funding came from Galaxy Interactive, NetEase Games, Dreamhaven, Maveron, 1UP Ventures, and angel investors from the gaming and tech industries.

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Manticore Games™ Raises $100 Million to Power the Games Multiverse

– Manticore Games™, the developer and operator behind Core™, an endless arcade of high-quality, user-built games, announced it has raised $100 million in Series C financing.
– The funding was led by XN, with participation from other leading strategic and institutional investors such as SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and LVP, as well as returning investors Benchmark, Bitkraft’s new Opportunity Fund, Correlation Ventures and Epic Games.
– The company will use the investment to accelerate Core’s growth by bolstering its industry-leading Creator programs, and further developing the most advanced game creation and publishing tools of any major user-generated content (UGC) platform.

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Manticore Games Raises $100M in Series C Funding

– Manticore Games, the San Mateo, Calif.-based developer and operator behind Core™, an endless arcade of high-quality, user-built games, raised $100m in Series C financing.
– The round was led by XN, with participation from SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and LVP, as well as returning investors Benchmark, Bitkraft’s new Opportunity Fund, Correlation Ventures and Epic Games.
– The company will use the funds to accelerate growth by bolstering its Creator programs, and further developing game creation and publishing tools of any major user-generated content (UGC) platform.

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HiDef Bags $7.5M in Series A

– HiDef has secured $7.5M in a Series A round led by Wick Capital Partners.
– HiDef has now raised more than $9M.

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