Frantic Games acquires $2.4 million for creating hybrid-casual games

Ankara-based mobile game studio Frantic Games raised $2.4 million in a pre-seed funding round. The company aims to develop action-based hybrid casual mobile games, and the funding will enable it to expand and create new titles.

      Frantic Games, a mobile game studio based in AnkaraTürkiye, has raised $2.4 million in pre-seed funding to develop action-based hybrid-casual mobile games. Vgames led the funding, and Akın Babayiğit and 500 Emerging Europe also contributed.

      Frantic Games plans to invest in development capabilities and expand its reach. The start-up aims to create extraordinary experiences for gamers worldwide while fostering a community of gamers who share their enthusiasm for games.

      The company’s team has more than seven years of experience in the mobile game industry and diverse backgrounds in game design, programming, and art, with each member having. They have previously worked on successful titles like Fidget Trading, Touchdown Glory, Match Tile 3D, Epic Race, and Match 3D.

      Frantic Games CEO, Kürşad Can Mutlu,said:

      “At Frantic Games, we firmly believe that the team is the most crucial KPI for success. With the guidance and investments from Vgames, Emerging Europe 500, and Mr. Babayiğit, we are propelling to new horizons in hybrid-casual gaming.”

      Daniel Mironov of Vgames added:

      “We are confident that Frantic will push the boundaries of what’s possible in gaming, delivering unforgettable experiences to players around the world. We are excited to join and share this journey together.”

      Enis Hulli of 500 Emerging Europe added;

      “Türkiye’s gaming ecosystem has proven itself over and over again. Given the team’s background and previous success in multiple titles, investing in Frantic was a one of a kind opportunity.”

      Akın Babayiğit also added;

      “I am very excited to support the Frantic team, who thoroughly impressed me with their creativity, rigour and perseverance. They are smart, hungry and know the market inside and out. I look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the coming years”

      Frantic Games will work on the hybrid-casual genre, combining two mechanics with lesser complexity providing clean design concepts for deeper meta-structure and gameplay times. The company plans to grow its team of six to about 12 members and is currently developing an action shooter with driving mechanics based on arcade zombie killing.

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