Team behind Strike Suit Zero secure £200,000 for latest venture Edge Case Games
Funding from Mercia Fund Management will support launch of start-up’s first free to play game
Games developer Edge Case Games, created by the team behind popular flight combat game Strike Suit Zero, has raised £200,000 from venture firm Mercia Fund Management.
Established earlier this year by “industry veterans” James Brooksby and Chris Mehers, the team at Edge Case Games plan to create free to play games for the PC gamer audience on the back of their success with Strike Suit Zero; which has been downloaded by over a million people on PC, XboxOne and PS4.
It plans to initially use the investment to drive marketing and awareness to build a “vibrant engaged community” around its first, soon to be announced, free to play game. As co-founder Mehers explained:
“These funds will be used to expand the development team, and create the right launch platform for our first free to play game.
“We chose Mercia as our funding partner as their experience and depth of knowledge in the digital entertainment sector means that they will add value way beyond simply being a financial investor.”
Discussing the latest addition to its portfolio, Mike Hayes, head of Mercia Fund Management's digital division added:
“Digitally delivered free to play games as a sector is enjoying explosive growth with games like League of Legends, World of Tanks and many more delivering hundreds of millions of dollars of high margin revenue, disrupting the traditional retail and digital pay to play incumbents. Investing in this sector with an expert team is a natural choice for us as we expand our digital portfolio.”