Nifty Games, Inc., a San Francisco, CA-based developer and publisher focused on quick-session, head-to-head sports games for mobile devices, raised more than $12m in Series A financing.
The round was led by March Capital Partners with participation from previous investors aXiomatic Gaming and Defy Partners and new investors Vulcan Capital, Courtside Ventures, Transcend Fund, Century Game and OneTeam Ventures, an investment vehicle created by RedBird Capital, the NFLPA, MLBPA, MLSPA, USWNTPA and WNBPA.
The company, which has raised $15m in total funding to date, intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations and its business reach.
Led by Jon Middleton, CEO, and Pete Wanat, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Nifty Games is a mobile-first developer and publisher of quick-session, head-to-head sports games. The company has also announced NFL Clash, a mobile-first football game that will launch later this year, revealing licenses with the National Football League (NFL) and National Football League Players Association (NFLPA).
Nifty Games is led by gaming industry veterans who have collectively developed more than 200 games across 10 platforms. The team has worked on games based upon the biggest licensed sports and entertainment franchises in history at companies that include Electronic Arts, Zynga, Universal Games, Kabam, Disney, Warner Brothers and Scopely.