Fresvii Inc., the Redwood City, California- and Tokyo, Japan-based maker of AppSteroid, the platform that creates social networks in mobile games and apps, raised $4m in funding.
Backers included Nissay Capital of Japan, and angels Guo Wei.
The company intends to use the funds to expand its team of engineers, pay off convertible debt and design new tools to supplement its existing suite of social offerings.
Led by Hiro Nakagawa, CEO and founder, Fresvii provides a host of plug-and-play social engagement tools built for mobile through its AppSteroid platform. Its core offerings include social mechanics such as forums, group messaging, gameplay video recording and playback, voice-chat, leaderboards, and matchmaking.
The platform is compatible with numerous game engines including Unity, iOS, Android and is expanding its support to include Cocos2d shortly.
Clients include Japanese game developer Liica, Inc., which integrated AppSteroid into their mobile title Q Universe.