LONDON, UK – NOVEMBER 26, 2013 – Fresh from the success of its first game, Super Penguins, downloaded by over 10 million people around the world, the mobile gaming company Supersolid launches its second game, Adventure Town. Supersolid also announces that it has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Index Ventures and Initial Capital. It plans to use the funding to expand its London team, form new partnerships and expand distribution of its games around the world.
“Adventure Town has been designed to be widely appealing to casual gamers on smart phones and tablets, while also offering depth of content that keeps players engaged in the long term,” explained Kenneth Fejer, co-founder and creative director at Supersolid. In Adventure Town players are tasked with rebuilding a destroyed town and attracting heroes to defeat menacing monsters. Quests, a bounty board system, and progressively greater monsters and dungeons provide players with continuous challenges and rewards.
Co-founder Michelle Chuang added: “We’ve mixed RPG elements with city building and resource management mechanics to create a highly original mobile game. We hope the quality, style and variety of the art and animation makes Adventure Town a real delight to play, and a fresh experience for mobile gamers.”
Adventure Town is available for download for free in 12 languages on iOS and Android devices today and will soon be made available on Kindle Fire and Windows Phone 8.
The game was built by a close-knit group of gaming veterans from Playfish who created some of its most popular games including Pet Society, Restaurant City and other pioneering and category-defining social games. In total, they have developed over 70 games together at different companies during the last 10 years.
Ben Holmes, a partner at Index Ventures, explained why he is excited about Supersolid: “This was a unique opportunity to invest in a proven games development team and we were highly impressed by current games and the game pipeline.” Sami Lababidi from Initial Capital added: “Supersolid are one of the most creative and productive gaming teams in the industry. Having worked alongside them for over 10 years I am delighted to be able to continue our relationship with this team.”
Supersolid is a mobile games studio based in London, UK. Supersolid is a team of highly experienced mobile and social games veterans with backgrounds in EA, Playfish, Glu and Macrospace. Together, its team members have made over 70 titles prior to Supersolid, including award-winning hits such as the Ancient Empires series, Pet Society, Restaurant City and The Sims Social. Supersolid’s first game, Super Penguins, is now available on Android, iOS, Kindle and Kakao. Its second game, Adventure Town launched globally in November 2013.
About Index Ventures
Index Ventures is a leading venture capital firm investing in technology and life science companies. From offices in Geneva, London and San Francisco, Index is dedicated to discovering and supporting the best entrepreneurial teams wherever they are looking to build market-defining, global businesses. Since its inception in 1996, Index Ventures has backed visionary entrepreneurs who have taken on incumbents and built seminal companies including MySQL, Virata, Skype, Last.fm and Betfair. Its portfolio currently consists of more than 150 innovative companies based in 20 countries and 39 cities including Dropbox, Etsy, Funding Circle, King, Supercell, Criteo, Nasty Gal and Soundcloud.
About Initial Capital
Initial Capital is an investor in seed and early-stage technology companies with a focus on games, consumer services and technology enablers. We’re not a traditional VC fund – we’re a group of serial entrepreneurs who invest our own money and actively partner with world class teams to build global category winners.