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DeanBeat: Game companies raised a record-breaking $1.54B in 2011

50. Ogmento — $7.1M for location-based mobile games. Investors: Chart Venture Partners and CNF Investments. Date undisclosed.

51. Grockit – $7M for gamifiying studying via rewards and achievements. Investors: Atlas Ventures , NewSchools Venture Fund, Michael Moe from GSV Capital, Benchmark Capital and Integral Capital. Oct. 17.

52. Telltale Games — $7M for episodic games. Investors: IDG Ventures and Granite Ventures. June 5.

53. Bunchball — $6.5M for gamification platform expansion. Investors: Triangle Peak Partners, Northport Investments, Correlation Ventures and Granite Ventures. June 13.

54. Booyah – $6M for social mobile games. Investors: Sequoia Capital. Aug. 1.

55. CrowdPark — $6M for social betting games where users make a prediction and bet virtual money on the outcome. Investors: Target Partners and Earlybird Venture Capital. Oct. 19.

56. CrowdTwist — $6M for gamifying loyalty programs with more interesting achievements. Investors: SoftBank Capital and Fairhaven Capital. Sept. 19.

57. Games2win – $6M for casual game publisher in India. Investors: SVB and Clearstone Venture Partners . March 29.

58. GameSalad — $6M to create tools that make everyone into a mobile game developer. Investors: Steamboat Ventures, with participation from Greycroft Partners, DFJ Mercury, DFJ Frontier and ff Asset Management. March 31.

59. Striiv Р$6M to make fitness fun via a step-tracking device with a display. Investors: Ronald Chwang of iD Ventures; Colin Angle, founder of iRobot; Dado Banatao of Tallwood Ventures (a private investment); along with other angel investors . Sept. 7. (Striiv device pictured right).

60. Woozworld — $6M to take teen virtual world into mobile market. Investors: Telesystem and iNovia Capital and others. Aug. 30.

61. Playmesh — $5.8M for mobile games. Investors: Rembrandt Venture Partners and others. Date undisclosed.

62. A Bit Lucky — $5M for social games such as Lucky Train. Investors: Nexon. March 21.

63. Gamerizon — $5M for mobile game studio in Montreal. Investors: Vanedge Capital and Inovia Capital. Sept. 16.

64. Peak Games — $5M for social games in emerging markets such as Turkey. Investors: Earlybird Venture Capital. May 25.

65. Pixonic – $5M for social games in Russia. Investors: Ventech, Kite Ventures, TA Ventures. May 31.

66. PlayJam — $5M for taking games to smart TVs and set-top boxes. Investors: GameStop Digital Ventures, Adobe Ventures, Endeavour Ventures, London Venture Partners and others. Oct. 25.

67. We R Interactive — $5M for social games. Investor: Christian Purslow and others. May 13.

68. SuperSonicAds — $4.25M for in-game branded ads. Investors: Greylock Partners. July 19.

69. FanDuel — $4M for Investors: Piton Capital, Pentech Ventures, and Scottish Investment Bank. July 9.

70. Roblox — $4M for kids building-block virtual world. Investors: Altos Ventures and First Round Capital. June 14.

71. Six Degrees Games — $4M for sports virtual world. Investors: undisclosed. May 2.

72. Xfire – $4M for social communication service for gamers. Investors: Intel Capital and unnamed angels. Oct. 16.

73. Pretty Simple — $3.5M for social games such as My Shops. Investors: IDInvest. May 19.

74. Row Sham Bow – $3.5M for Facebook games such as Woodland Heroes. Investors: Intersouth Partners. Oct. 18.

75. Social Point — $3.4M for social game publisher in Spain. Investors: Nauta Capital. June 24.

76. Silicon Knights — $3M for console games. Investors: Ontario government. July 14.

77. Spicy Horse Games — $3M for Chinese console and PC game developer. Investors: Vickers Venture Partners. May 13.

78. Swrve — $2.7M for real-time feedback on online gamer activity. Investors: Intel Capital, SV Angel, Jameson Hsu, Bob Ippolito, Sami Lababidi, Shukri Shammas, AIB Seed Capital Fund Limited Partnership, the Bank of Ireland Start-up Accelerator Fund, the AIB Seed Capital Fund, Enterprise Ireland and other angel investors.

79. Grey Area — $2.5M for alternate reality mobile games. Investors: Index Ventures, London Venture Partners and Initial Capital. Feb. 23.

80. Small Worlds — $2.5M for virtual world. Investors: Sam Morgan and New Zealand Ministry of Science and Innovation. May 19.

81. Wild Needle — $2.5M for mobile social games. Investors: Rick Thompson and Shasta Ventures. Jan. 11.

82. Z2Live — $2.5M for mobile games such as Trade Nations. Investors: Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Madrona Venture Group. March 30.

83. L-Time Games — $2.2M for massively multiplayer online games studio in Korea. Investors: Knet Investment Partners and IMM Investment. Sept. 16.

84. Fuse — $2M for mobile games. Investors: BlackBerry Partners Fund and NFQ Ventures. May 20.

85. YouWeb — $2M for social web apps from games to movie sharing. Investors: unnamed existing investors. Aug. 25. (Chairman Peter Relan, pictuerd right).

86. Motiga — $1.9M convertible note for social games such as The LeftOvers. Investors: Mark Moore, Nick Lawler, Alesia Pinney, and Neowiz. Aug. 25.

87. Mindbloom — $1.8M for games that teach you how to live life better. Investors: Seattle area angels. Sept. 26.

88. Xaitment — $1.6M for console games. Investors: Triangle Venture Capital and KFW. Sept. 29.

89. Airy Labs — $1.5M for. Investors: Google Ventures, Foundation Capital and Rick Thompson. March 8.

90. Claritics — $1.5M for social analytics for apps. Investors: Cervin Ventures and TiE Angels. May 12.

91. East Side Games — $1.5M for social games. Investors: undisclosed. July 28.

92. Hive Media — $1.5M for social games. Investors: Keiretsu Forum, Band of Angels, Golden Seeds, and the Angels’ Forum. Aug. 31.

93. U4iA Games — $1.5M for free-to-play hardcore games. Investors: ABR Capital and unnamed executives from game publishers.

94. TapMe — $1.5M for in-game ad business. Investors:¬†Bullet Time Ventures,Hyde Park Angels, Illinois Innovation Accelerator Fund (i2A) Rockfish Brand Ventures, and others. June 29.

95. Playgenic — $1.4m for German social game maker. Investors: Bayern Capital. Feb. 22.

96. Zio Studios — $1.3M for mobile and social games in Latin America. Investors: Promotora de Proyectos. Feb. 24.

97. MindSnacks — $1.2M for educational games. Investors: Felicis Ventures, 500 Startups, Mitch Kapor, Geoff Ralston, David Jesk, Oleg Tscheltzoff, Collaborative Fund, StartupAngel, ENIAC Ventures, Maneesh Arora, DreamIt Ventures, Startl, Theoria Capital and David Kim. March 9.

98. Noise Toys — $1.2M for social mobile games. Investors: DCM. March 10.

99. Eccky — $1M-plus for kids virtual world. Investors: MM Ventures, AmsterdamPark Capital, Thijs Bosma, and Yme Bosma. March 18.

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