TreasureHunt, a Berlin, Germany-based interactive entertainment company, raised $6M in Series A funding.
The round, which brings total funding to $8.4M, was led by The Gauselmann Group, with participation from private angel investors.
The company intends to use the funds to promote its Pet Paradise and to build out an additional game team.
Created in late 2014 by CEO Kyle Smith, formerly Producer and Lead Designer at Electronic Arts Canada (EAC), Ville Mikkola, who previously worked as a Director at Fox Mobile and Glispa Global Group, and Martin Kern, co-founder of Tirendo (acquired for €50M), TreasureHunt creates mobile games for a mainstream audience.
The first game is Pet Paradise, bubble shooter pet collection game, launching on June 14th.
The leadership team is rounded out by:
– Adnaan Ebrahim (previously Zynga, Bigpoint and Reliance),
– John Kelly (previously Design Manager at Rovio and Lead Game designer at Zynga and Playground),
– Amogh Chakravarthy (previously Lead Developer at Zynga), and
– Peter Soderbaum (previously Art Director at King and Wooga).