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Rogue Games has raised $1.25 million in seed funding to publish mobile games and to help them reach larger audiences.

The money comes from venture capital firm Grishin Robotics. Dmitry Grishin will join Rogue‘s board of directors.

This round of funding will help Los Angeles-based Rogue Games continue to scale the company with new hires, launching games, and growing its portfolio.

“We’re extremely excited to be partnering with Grishin Robotics alongside the innovative companies in their portfolio,” said Mike DeLaet, Rogue’s CEO, in a statement. “Grishin Robotics brings a talented and focused team with them to help us continue to grow Rogue to becoming the largest game publisher in the West.”


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Above: Rogue Games is publishing Broken Kingdom.

Image Credit: Rogue Games

Created to help developers worldwide solve their distribution challenges, Rogue Games is composed of industry veterans from Kabam, Apple, Glu Mobile, IGN, Activision, and Sprint.

To date, Rogue has signed more than 35 games. Rogue’s world-class game and publishing experts provide a one-stop business solution for game developers. With extensive knowledge of the digital distribution ecosystem, Rogue uses technology, tools, platform knowledge and marketing prowess to help games scale. Its value-add services include qualitative and quantitative guidance, app store optimization, search engine optimization, analytics, advertising, promotion, and post-release support.

“There are many market challenges game developers face outside of the game itself and Rogue has the deep, specialized knowledge to help it reach its full potential. We are thrilled to be partnering with Rogue Games as it continues its expansion of the business,” Grishin, in a statement. “This capital provides this talented team with the ability to rapidly grow the company.”

The company is working with major developers both large and small, including This Game Studio, Sharkbite Games, Amber Studios, BonusXP, David Marquardt, Gunstone Studios, Sennep, Kiz Studios, and many more.

Games in Rogue’s robust portfolio have already been awarded App Store Game of the Day, Game of the Year runner-up, and Google Play Editors’ Choice. Menlo Park, California-based Grishin Robotics is in the midst of investing its second $100 million fund.

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