Tonight, Game Closure’s 27-year-old chief executive took the stage at StartX’s demo day to inspire fellow entrepreneurs with the company’s founding story.
Zynga’s lockup period, which prevents employees from selling their stock following the initial public offering, expires today. That may explain why a smaller company, Game Closure, has been able to recruit a prominent mobile gaming expert from Zynga.
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Game Closure has raised $12 million in a first round of funding for its HTML5-based cross-platform multiplayer game business, which aims to provide tools to developers that can help them deal with one of their most painful tasks: taking a game and spreading it out across many platforms without squandering engineering talent.