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MZ and Rovio vets launch Original Games | Pocket Gamer.biz

The Estonian startup Original Games has raised $ 6 million in start-up funding for its debut game Merge Inn.

The seed round was chaired by Play Ventures.

Top gaming entrepreneurs were also among the participants

The former managing directors of Machine Zone, Arseny Lebedev and Alexander Krylov, as well as the former CMO of Rovio, Ville Heijari and VP Jarkko Rajamäki, co-founded the company.

There are also experienced developers with experience from both EA and Wooga.

Original Games is currently launching its first casual puzzle game to be released worldwide. It is hiring to expand its development team.

Put the puzzle together

As the studio grows, Original Games aims to create innovative, inspiring content for a global audience while creating an environment in which the skills and lives of employees are enhanced.

“The casual puzzle category continues to represent a large part of mobile gaming and we believe we can bring new forms of interaction for players, both through innovative game mechanics and intuitive social interaction,” said CEO Arseny Lebedev.

We believe we can offer players new modes of interaction, both through innovative game mechanics and intuitive social interaction.

“Merge is the new Match-3 and there are many opportunities in this category. Our first Merge title is already tremendously attractive and we are excited to bring it to a global audience.”

The company focuses on the cornerstones of smooth, relaxing gameplay and high audiovisual production values ​​with engaging social and community elements.

“Helsinki has long been considered a hotbed of mobile game development,” added Lebedev.

“Original Games offers talented gaming enthusiasts the opportunity to benefit from the flexibility of remote working and a workplace community of experienced staff and continuous learning.”

“Original Games impressed us with their depth and their range of experience, from casual to midcore. This studio has the holy trinity of experience, market intelligence and product vision and we are excited to support them as OGs of the next generation casual puzzle games, “commented Henric Suuronen, Founding Partner of Play Ventures.


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