Digit Games to create 25 jobs after raising US$2.5m in Series A funding

30 Jan 2013

Dublin-headquartered games developer Digit Games Studios has closed a US$2.5m Series A funding round from Delta Partners and ACT Venture Capital. The investment will double the size of Digit’s workforce with the creation of 25 jobs.

Some US$2.1m of the round came from the Delta Equity Fund III with the remainder provided by ACT.

“This latest funding round will help accelerate Digit in its goal of disrupting the games industry with a new cross platform technology and awesome games,” said Richard Barnwell, CEO at Digit Games Studios.

Founded in early 2012 by a team of games industry veterans, Digit Games Studios has been busy developing its first game, Kings of the Realm (KotR). KotR is a massively multiplayer strategy game that works across any connected device – an approach they call ‘ ‘ ‘seamlessly cross-platform’.

Seamlessly cross-platform

“Seamlessly cross-platform is a new way of playing games,” Digit’s chief marketing officer Martin Frain explained.

“It allows our games to be played on any connected device and our players can transition between them. Players can play on their browsers in the morning, their smartphones on the train and on their tablets in the evening. They can also play against friends who are using a different device.”

This funding round takes the total amount raised by Digit Game Studios to US$3.75m with both Delta and ACT, from the AIB Startup Accelerator Fund, previously investing in Digit Game Studios’ seed round. Kings of the Realm is due out later this year, along with the first book in a series from Penguin.

“We’ve been working with the Digit team since the company was founded and have been very impressed with the vision and understanding of the games industry,” Maurice Roche, general partner with Delta, explained.

“We believe seamlessly cross-platform games will be a transformational development in the games industry and the Digit management team has the experience and drive to be a global leader in this segment,” said Maurice Roche, general partner at Delta.

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John Kennedy
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