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Mobile startup Lila Games raises $2.8m

first_imgMobile startup Lila Games raises $2.8mIndian developer attracts investment from execs at Super Evil Megacorp and Machine ZoneJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefTuesday 17th November 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareLila Games, an India-based mobile developer, has secured $2.8 million during its seed financing round.The studio, currently in its early stages, will specialise in free-to-play mobile shooters, although claims it plans to differentiate itself by focusing on “highly innovative and emotional game experiences.” The studio was founded by: Joseph Kim, a former chief product officer at Sega; Paul Leydon, former lead game designer at Game of War developer MZ; and Avinash Pandey, who graduated from the Y Combinator program and has led development on over 50 apps and games.Related JobsSenior QA Engineer Gaming Studio Baltic Region UK & Europe Big PlanetLead Game Programmer – Quebec Province Quebec Big PlanetSenior Build Engineer – AAA Studio – Yorkshire UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games Investment was led by Bitkraft Ventures, with other participants such as Galaxy Interactive and several games industry angel investors. These included Machine Zone co-founder Mike Sherrill, Super Evil Megacorp CEO Krisitan Segerstrale, and CMUNE CEO Ludovic Bodin.The funding will be used to hire more staff in India across all disciplines, including game design, art, development and product management.Lila Games is currently working on Project Black, which CEO Kim describes as “the most ambitious mobile shooter game ever designer.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 2 hours agoSupercell ordered to pay Gree $92m in lawsuitJury found developer had infringed on six patents protecting Gree’s technologyBy Danielle Partis YesterdayLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img

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