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Mobile game company Softgames completes first round of funding

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The developer of ‘Mega Airport’, ‘Fish Story’ and ‘Happy Farmer’ launches new service to aid other mobile game developers.

HTML5 game developer Softgames has completed the first round
of funding in order to expand its distribution platform ‘Softgames
Connect’. The round was led by Software & Support Media, parent
company of JAXenter, and VC Funds Creative Industries Berlin, which
is a subsidiary of venture capital firm IBB
Beteiligungsgesellschaft.

Established in 2006, Softgames has developed over 1,500 titles
with 50 million sales between them. Popular titles include ‘Mega
Airport’, ‘Fish Story’ and ‘Happy Farmer’, spanning iOS, Android,
Blackberry, Android and Java ME-based feature phones.

The funding is specifically to fund Softgames Connect, a service
for external game developers which links games with app stores,
social networks and high-reach portals in order to overcome two of
the biggest challenges facing mobile games: distribution and
monetisation.

CEO Alexander Krug said: “SOFTGAMES Connect gives developers
worldwide the tools to cover more market space with their HTML5
games and to monetize them successfully. The partnership with the
IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft and Software & Support Media GmbH
allows us to accelerate our already strong growth even
further.”

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