Freedom Video games raises $10M to publish indie video games


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Freedom Video games stated it has accomplished its first exterior priced-financing spherical, elevating a complete of $10 million in each main and secondary capital to publish indie video games. Play Ventures led the spherical.

The Huntsville, Alabama-based firm is barely about 18 months previous, however it has revealed profitable indie tasks like Coromon, Dreamscaper, Darkish Deity, Cat Café Supervisor and Symphony of Battle. Every of these titles bought tons of of hundreds of copies, which is fairly good by indie requirements.

“When looking for a accomplice to hitch us for the following a part of our thrilling journey, we knew we would have liked somebody with a background in bringing compelling experiences to broad audiences, and Play Ventures completely does,” stated Ben Robinson, COO of Freedom Video games, in a press release.

“We couldn’t be extra proud to work collectively. Not solely will this allow us to convey much more top quality indies to fruition and proceed rising our platform for creators to share their content material, however to additionally keep dedicated to our developer first mindset by persevering with to spend money on our suite of instruments and providers for indie builders,” stated Donovan Duncan, CEO of Freedom Video games, in a press release.

Play Ventures stated it shares Freedom’s imaginative and prescient for a various business elevating unknown recreation improvement expertise from around the globe. The funding will speed up Freedom’s progress, enable the hiring of further manufacturing workers to broaden and higher serve indie builders, broaden their group platform:, and develop the Freedom Video games’ indie recreation catalog.

Play Ventures’ funding was joined by Nashville Capital Community (NCN) and GFR Fund.

“Freedom’s fast progress is a transparent signal of the place the center of the sport business lies, with indie video games,” stated Harri Manninen, Founding Accomplice at Play Ventures, in a press release. “We consider that Freedom Video games will turn into a staple identify within the indie house, alongside the likes of Devolver, Annapurna, tinyBuild, Workforce 17, and so many others. As followers, we’re additionally trying ahead to taking part in what they’ve in retailer for 2023 throughout all platforms.”

The success continues into This autumn 2022 with the anticipated launch of premiere indie title 9 Years of Shadows, and into Q1 2023 with extremely anticipated video games like Mail Time, One Lonely Outpost, and plenty of extra.

Freedom Video games is predicated in Huntsville, Alabama.

“We’re supporting indie builders and creator concepts,” stated Donovan in an e mail to GamesBeat. “We consider that is the place increasingly creativity will originate. This usually means smaller improvement groups which may not usually have entry to the sources and alternatives we offer. Our video games themselves are very broad, we expect we will discover enjoyable in lots of genres and as a substitute look to assist quite a lot of video games vs. a single area of interest or particular kind of recreation.”

The corporate isn’t but targeted on Web3 video games. It has 10 workers and it began in August 2020, after Donovan left his publish as president of Fandom.

“Throughout my profession I used to be lucky sufficient to construct and run among the largest gaming communities on this planet, and traditionally we might take advert {dollars} to develop these communities and preserve them on-line,” Donovan stated. “These advert {dollars} solely got here from the largest video games, however I lengthy felt that indie creativity was at an obstacle by not having the ability to spend the large budgets. With our group platform,, our distinctive advertising and marketing expertise, and our understanding of group, we consider we will take nice indie concepts and share them with the world in a manner that makes nice financial sense for our developer companions, and shares these superior video games with the world, which excites the heck out of us as avid gamers.”

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