Dazzle Rocks, the Finland-based mobile game studio closed its latest round of Series A funding. The studio raised $6.8 million from new investments and the conversion of existing notes. The latest round of funding was led by Galaxy Interactive via its Galaxy EOS VC Fund. Additional participation are Spintop Ventures, Ken Lamb (Dazzle Rocks Chairman and Co-founder of Initial Capital), byFounders, and more. Furthermore, this funding will go towards the company’s new social sandbox game they are working on.
About Dazzle Rocks
Founded in 2015 by Stella Wand and Joonas Jokela, senior mobile gaming industry veterans formerly with Rovio Entertainment. The team aims to create a portfolio of scalable social MMO games. The team is designing their new game to attract both Western and key East Asian markets including China, Japan, and Taiwan. The UI/UX elements were also designed in a way to appeal to female and male gamers. Wang, CEO of Dazzle Rocks said the following in a press release:
Whenever there is a seismic shift in the game industry, as is happening now with rapidly changing social media channels and uses, outside-the-box, forward-thinking creativity is rewarded. Our team is singularly and relentlessly focused on these changes. We have built a multinational and experienced team that is agile and ambitious to shake the market with a groundbreaking game experience that targets the trend of gamers seeking cooperative social sandbox MMO worlds rather than battle-oriented game.
Dazzle Rocks wants to create a social gaming platform that inspires imagination and provides players with a massive, immersive, and constantly evolving game universe. Also, the team is in the final stage of releasing an open beta for Western markets. Asian markets have to wait a little longer to get their hands on the game.
From all of us at Mobidicutm, congratulations to the studio. We are eagerly waiting to hear more about the game!