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In space, no one can hear you get funded.

Edge Case Games, the developer of the competitive, team-based spaceship game Fractured Space, announced today that it has secured $1.3 million in funding. Most of that comes U.K. investor Mercia Technologies. This makes Edge Case Games a company to get significant funding as a PC developer in an era filled mobile investing.

Fractured Space is currently available on Steam via Early Access. The whole point of early access is to have players play for, you know, early access to an incomplete game. Not only can this help generate buzz, but (as is clear in this case) it can also attract investors if they see promise in your project. This is especially important in an age where most of the funding seems to go toward mobile developers, which is a hot market right now thatĀ could be worth $30 billion this year, according to research firm Newzoo.

Edge Case says that it will use the money to accelerate development of Fractured Space. It will also begin to expand the game to Asian markets. The developerĀ plans to release a full, free-to-play version of Fractured Space later this year.

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