Panteon, a mobile-focused game company established in ODTÜ Teknokent in 2012 by an experienced team that has been developing games since 2004, succeeded to place 100 Mystery Buttons as #1 in the top charts right after Trading Master 3D!
Panteon has managed to become a mobile game development studio that has made a name for itself especially recently. Last month, Trading Master 3D, which reached 6 million downloads in the first 72 hours, reached a total of 30 million users at the end of the first month. This great success gave Trading Master 3D the title of the most downloaded mobile game in America, once again underlining that Turkish studios are at an important point in the mobile game industry.
We can say that the 100 Mystery Buttons game reaching the top just one month after Trading Master 3D took its place at the top, is the most important achievement of Panteon two months in a row. Panteon also announced that it reached 1 million users in the first 48 hours and over 50 million users in total with the Home Restoration game last April.
They received an investment of 10 million dollars
Panteon announced that it has secured an investment of 10 million dollars from Teknasyon’s Founding Partners Mustafa Vardalı, Burak Sağlık and Mustafa Sevinç for the new 4X mobile strategy game they will develop. While this huge investment is largely to finance a comprehensive 4X mobile strategy game, the studio is also developing hyper-casual games at the same time.
Panteon’s Founding Partner Ufuk Şahin has successful experiences on Turkey’s first browser-based strategy game Savasim (2004) and strategy games played by many people such as ODS (2006) and Son Savaş (2008). Ufuk Şahin made the following comments on this subject:
“We are very excited about the new game we will develop in the 4X strategy genre. The story of the game will be supported by mythological elements and will take place in the Middle Ages. In the beginning, new kingdoms and heroes will be added to our game, which will include 3 kingdoms and more than 20 heroes. We aim to complete the first version in 2 years. The experienced team of 42 people will also be the Lead Game Designer of one of the 10 most successful 4X strategy games in the world. In addition, we will produce some of the artistic content of the game within the framework of cooperation with studios abroad. While the game is in the testing phase, we will raise an additional $20 million in funding for the marketing of the game and increase the total project budget to $30 million. We have a 6-month preparation period to start the project. We will also need talented and experienced new teammates who want their names to be involved in such a project.”
In addition, Panteon, which has proven its proven success in the gaming industry internally, was recently awarded the “Great Place to Work” certificate for August 2021 with 96% employee satisfaction.