Kopla Games, a Tampere, Finland-based mobile game startup, raised €700k in seed funding.
The funding came from German angel investor and serial entrepreneur Klaas Kersting, who is known from founding online games provider Gameforge and mobile game publisher and developer flaregames.
The company will use the funds to recruit new people.
Founded in 2015 by CEO Mika Kuusisto, Product Lead Janne Jaakkola, Art Lead Ilkka Siik and Tech Lead Vilppu Tuominen, who initially teamed up while working on Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise, Kopla Games aims to introduce action RPGs to everyone. The team specializes in systematic approach to quickly discovering what the players are interested in, by continuously validating their direction with feedback and metrics, only focusing on what has the potential of becoming big.
Kopla Games’ debut title, codenamed “Project Nonstop”, centres around the eternal journey of a knight who is always faced with hordes of fiendish enemies. Players must support the Knight by picking up rewards, upgrading weapons and gear and discovering new abilities to support the battle.
The game will be launched in cooperation with flaregames in 2016.
In 2015, Kopla raised a €100k pre-seed funding from Finnish investment company Sisu Game Ventures and other investors.