Istanbul-based mobile studio Bigger Games raised $6 million in seed funding.
Index Ventures, which has also backed companies such as Supercell, King, Roblox, and Discord, led the investment. The investment was also supported by Play Ventures, Unity founder David Helgason and former King COO Stephane Kurgan.
According to the statement, Sofia Dolfe from Index Ventures will join the Bigger Games’ board after the investment.
“The Bigger team is made up of some of the best in the industry, having played an instrumental role in helping Peak Games reach $600m in revenue at the point of acquisition,” said Dolfe.
”On the back of their experience and successes, they’ve already attracted great talent, and we’re excited to support them as they continue to expand their studio for casual puzzle games out of Istanbul, a city that is quickly emerging as the new hub for games.”
The company was founded by Hakan Ulvan, Yağız Akpek and Erkan Gürel, former members of Peak, which were acquired by Zynga earlier this year.
The Bigger team currently consists of 16 members. The studio, which plans to grow in the coming months thanks to funding, wants to add new colleagues to its product and marketing departments.
The studio has already released multiple mobile titles including Hollo Ball, Rope Rescue, Hoop Stack, and Color Rope. Its games have reached over 75 million downloads, and through the investment, they hope to work more on casual puzzle titles
“Exceptional culture is a must to create a global success story, and we are committed to creating this culture with exceptional people,” said Bigger Games co-founder and CEO Hakan Ulvan.
“We believe that there are great opportunities in the market, driven by a very large audience eager to try different types of games. We have a tremendous amount of know-how in how to make legendary mobile games, and we look forward to putting that to use, and bring the best entertainment experiences to our players.”