SuperGaming, a Singapore-based social gaming network, has raised $5.5 million in a Series A round led by Skycatcher, AET Fund (Akatsuki’s investment arm), BAce Capital, Dream Incubator, 1Up Ventures, and Monish Darda.
According to a statement from the company, the new funds will be used to expand the startup’s talent pool from 120 to over 200 within a year, allowing it to scale up the production of technologically complex projects, expand the company’s publishing division, and market existing titles. According to the business, it is working on a major battle royale game that will be released in early 2022.
Roby John, Sanket Nadhani, Christelle D’cruz, Sreejit J, and Navneet Waraich launched SuperGaming in 2019. Along with successful mobile games like MaskGun, Devil Among Us, and Tower Conquest, SuperGaming has put a lot of effort into developing its own gaming engine for operating hyperscale, real-time multiplayer games, which includes the official PAC-MAN game.
Roby John, CEO and co-founder said about the new development, “SuperGaming’s rapid growth is a testament to the maturing Indian gaming industry backed by strong demand for newer channels of virtual entertainment. Our aim is to utilise this fundraise to establish SuperGaming as India’s foremost gaming company. Having shown our capability of building globally successful multiplayer games, we are now expanding our world-class talent pool and accelerating development of new titles.”
Sia Kamalie, Founder & Fund Manager of Skycatcher, said about the investment, “India is easily the most exciting single market for gaming in the next decade and is developing at an extraordinary pace on the ground. The team at SuperGaming is well positioned to capture both India and the global video game market, and in our 3+ years of searching the India startup scene, SuperGaming team was the only team who is building games by global standards. Overall, we think SuperGaming is the clear frontrunner in winning India gaming and becoming a rising star globally.”
Yuki Kawamura, Partner at AET Fund and Board Member, added, “Gaming in India is witnessing accelerated growth and SuperGaming is well poised to leverage it to begin their next phase of expansion. As an early investor, we are thrilled to contribute to this round and remain bullish about the founding teams’ vision especially with the impressive growth of Devil Amongst Us and the first real Battle Royale Built in India.”