Mino Games, the San Francisco developer has announced that they have recently received $2.2 million in funding. This was following the huge success of their hit game MinoMonsters, which reached a staggering 7 million downloads. Soon to be released is the sequel Mino Monsters 2: Evolution, which should hit the app stores in the near future.
The investors included Spark Labs, Luminari Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Ace & Company as well as others. It has been said that the recent cash injection will be used to expand the studios headcount and the market the new game.
The originally named MinoMonsters office is made up of ex Zynga, Kabam, Hasbro and Sega staff who have worked together to rebrand as Mino Games.
Josh Buckley, the CEO of Mino Games said in a recent statement “We have lofty aspirations to create a globally successful games company, one that shapes the future of entertainment,”
He continued “This latest funding will help us realize this vision as we speed into 2016. The funds will be used to fuel marketing Mino Monsters 2, and grow the team for our next titles.”
Sash Mackinnon, a co-founder Mino Games added “Mino Monsters 2 is the first game to really bring mid-core RPG mechanics to a casual audience,”
MinoMonsters is available for a free download from the Google Play and iTunes App Store.