A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next.
Mainframe Industries is a new video game studio that will specialize in massively multiplayer online games with cloud gaming.
The company will have studios in Helsinki and Reykjavik. Mainframe’s 13 founding members have experience at companies like CCP Games (Eve Online), Remedy (Control), and Next Games (The Walking Dead: Our World).
Mainframe is focusing on creating the first MMO designed with cloud gaming in mind, making it possible for easy crossplay between consoles, PC, and mobile.
The company also announced that it completed a seed funding campaign that raised €2 million ($2.18 million). Investors included Maki.vc, Play Ventures, Crowberry Capital, and Sisu Game Ventures.
Three top investment pros open up about what it takes to get your video game funded.
“The creative and business opportunity that cloud gaming brings to social and immersive online games is unlike anything we’ve seen on the screens we play on today,” said Thor Gunnarsson, co-founder and CEO at Mainframe, in a press release sent to GamesBeat. “We’re incredibly excited to announce our air bridge across the Nordics, having assembled a founding team with the triple-A, MMO, and mobile pedigree needed to build the game we’ve been preparing for our whole lives.”
GamesBeatGamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
- Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
- The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
- Networking opportunities
- Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
- Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
- And maybe even a fun prize or two
- Introductions to like-minded parties