Bit Fry Game Studios, a Portsmouth, NH – based arcade-action sports video game developer for all platforms, raised $3.5m in funding.
Backers included 1Up Ventures, founded by Xbox co-creator Ed Fries, and BITKRAFT Esports Ventures.
The company intends to use the funds for the continued growth of its arcade-action sports gaming franchise, Ultimate Rivals™, which recently had its premiere launch on Apple Arcade.
Led by Ben Freidlin, CEO and Founder, Bit Fry Game Studios is an independent developer and publisher of video games for all major platforms. The company’s first franchise, Ultimate Rivals, is a multi-sport, arcade-action sports platform featuring competitive online multi-player action for mobile, console and PC. The first two games in the Ultimate Rivals franchise will feature athletes from the National Hockey League, National Basketball Association, the National Football League, Major League Baseball, Women’s National Basketball Players Association, and the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Players Association, as well as retired legends that include Wayne Gretzky.
The company also announced two key hires:
- Nick Caras (BreakyCPK), who joined as Bit Fry’s new Vice President, Competitive Gaming Strategy
- Hali Oughton, who joined as new Vice President, Community and Engagement.