Disruptor Beam has done a great job creating games that know how to draw a strong community, including popular titles like the forthcoming Star Trek Timelines and Game of Thrones Ascent. With that, it should have no trouble continuing to do so, as it’s managed to raise over $5 million thus far for development.
The company announced that it has secured this amount, including $3.2 million from the most recent round of Series A funding, which will be turned around to go towards development into Timelines, as well as other additional IPs for future game products. It’s also looking to expand its team with even more development members, although specific departments weren’t mentioned in the company’s press release.
With the investment come new equity investors, as well as the ability to convert existing debut. Such companies as Midverse Studios, GrandBanks Capital and a number of technology-driven partners, along with CommonAngels, Romulus Capital, and Harmonix founders Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy. In addition, the team has also secured a line of equity financing through Silicon Valley Bank.
“These latest investments will help us to further deliver on our vision of creating the most community-centric game company in the world,” said Jon Radoff, CEO and founder of Disruptor Beam. “We build games based on entertainment brands that have the most engaged fan communities. And, we see these communities as just as important as the games themselves. For these reasons, we’re in the process of developing a community platform that will allow cross-game social capabilities and one that will enable players to connect with one another in new, innovative ways.”
With that, 2015 should be a tremendous year for the company, with the completion of both Timelines and the new platform, both of which are expected to draw in a large PC gaming fan base. In addition, more licensed franchises could come down the road, meeting with the same success as Game of Thrones (though possibly not as popular).
Those who wish to learn more about Disruptor Beam can check out its official page here.