New UK-based indie game publisher Firestoke has announced that it has raised $2.2 million from its seed funding round. Hiro Capital led the tour. Swedish gaming investor Behold VC and Scottish tech fund Techstart Ventures were also among the investors.
Firestoke will use the money raised to expand its portfolio and grow its broadcast team ahead of its first launches. The independent publisher is primarily considering releasing PC and console games. The company, which is still very new, is working at full speed to expand its strategic partnerships.
Paul Farley, Firestoke Founder and CEO, says:
“It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to work with such proven game-focused investment teams at this early stage of Firestoke’s journey. Each investor team brings huge additional value with complementary skill sets, experience, and networks. Most importantly, we value many of the same things; creating great games, empowering development talent, building successful businesses, and bringing joy and delight to our players.”
The company continued to operate quietly for a while before starting its operations. Officially established in January 2022, Firestoke managed to attract attention in a short time. The Firestoke team says they have “contributed to numerous global successes, including some of the game industry’s biggest and most beloved brands,” and they introduce themselves as:
“Our vision is to connect a growing global audience of players with the games they love. We are driven by creative inspiration but informed by data, enabling us to bring players the best indie games from the brightest development talent. We love games that bring people together, that can be shared with friends and family, and which spark joy! Collectively, we have contributed to numerous global hits, including some of the industry’s biggest and most loved brands. Our extensive experience in video game development, technology, and publishing enable us to offer collaborative partnerships that make a difference. Our creative and cultural pillars are the foundation of what makes us Firestoke.”
The indie publisher’s portfolio currently includes the Platform Roguelite FALLING OUT game developed only by PolyCrunch Games. The full version of the game, which has been released as a demo, is planned to be released in 2022. More games are expected to be announced soon.