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Another $12M in funding for free-to-play studio Flaregames
Another $12M in funding for free-to-play studio Flaregames
June 5, 2014 | By Mike Rose

June 5, 2014 | By Mike Rose
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Newsbrief: Back in 2012, German free-to-play studio Flaregames received more than $10 million in funding for its first round of mobile games. Today the company revealed another round of funding, this time for $12.2 million.

Flaregames plans to use the money to scale up the company, attract more senior personnel, and market its next line-up of free-to-play games.

Notably, the company has now attracted a total of $23.2 million in funding for its games.

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Jennis Kartens
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I dislike the German video game landscape more and more. It is all these kind of irrelevant mobile or whatever devs with not a single game that stands out or is more as a mere money machine.
All the great IPs Germans once created and which represented some of the best video games I ever played are dead or struggeling extremely.

Sacred is gone
Gothic is gone (and Risen is set to get a greater audience, instead of actually see how one could succeed further with what they already did once - well still the last glimpse of hope)
The Guild is gone
Settlers are gone
Dawn of Discovery is gone
FarCry is gone
X-Series is going down the drain with Rebirth

Few Deadalic kids adventure games are good I guess, but they're kids games never the less. But even with the good King Art adventures, I still prefer Telltale alltogether. They have everything, even revolutionary games.

Many devs, many indies too, no good games.

Wolf Lang
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It's actually a funny timing, because we just released yesterday with the guys from Humble Bundle a Weekly Bundle solely focused on German Games. The point is to prove that we're more then Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, Browser and Simulatorgames. Their are many studios in Germany now that want to make a name for themselves, especially on the international floor. But we have a lack of experience and knowledge at the moment. Furthermore there is no focus in Germany on creating truly great games. The focus is on monetarization. With the bundle we want to fund original, german productions and strengthen the visibility of German Games. It might take some time, but Germany will produce a hit again in the next 3-5 years. Have some patience with the Lederhosen :)