PopScreen Games Closes Series A Funding Round With Garena | Pocket Gamer.biz

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Paris-based mobile games studio PopScreen Games has closed a Series A funding round with Garena, the developer and publisher of the wildly popular Free Fire. This latest funding round brings the company’s total capital raised to $6 million, following a seed round in 2020.

PopScreen Games was founded in 2020 to bring role-playing games (RPGs) to a wider mainstream audience than the usual hardcore gamers. The company’s motto is “RPG for everyone!” and PopScreen focuses on popular themes, simple accessible gameplay, and a focus on mid-game metagames to support its goals of bringing the genre to a wider range of gamers around the world.

Garena is the developer and publisher of the global phenomenon Free Fire, the mobile battle royale title which, according to App Annie, was the most downloaded mobile game in the world each year from 2019 to 2022.

Staff expansion

PopScreen CEO Davy Chadwick said, “We are really proud to continue to grow with Garena. This investment cycle allows us to accelerate development and expand our team, which currently has 20 employees. We also plan to invest substantial effort in user acquisition. on pre-release versions of our games, testing, identifying and understanding the different audiences who will play our games.”

PopScreen’s founders, who include Chief Executive Officer Davy Chadwick, Chief Creative Officer Baptiste Marmey and Chief Operating Officer Xavier Laisney, have over four decades of combined mobile game development experience. They previously held senior positions at companies such as gumi, Electronic Arts, Gameloft, Ubisoft, PokerStars and Vivendi Games Mobile.

The studio is currently looking for passionate game developers to expand its team. For more details, please visit PopScreen.io.

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