Helsinki-centered mobile gaming startup Armada Interactive, which is still a way off from launching its initial title, has shut a $3 million seed spherical.
Expenditure is being led by Original Capital, with participation from Index Ventures, PROfounders Capital, Backed VC, Reaktor Ventures, Sisu Sport Ventures, Chris Lee, Reynir Hardarson, and Ben Feder. That’s a very good line up for the nascent and stealthy corporation, though we possibly should not be surprised specified the legacy of its founders.
Armada Interactive is headed up by serial entrepreneur Samuli Syvähuoko, whose started his profession in gaming all the way back in 1995 with the founding of Remedy Amusement. The Finnish startup’s other founders are Giuliano Cremaschi, Mikko Kinnunen, Juha Matikainen, Tero Teelahti, Didier Pippel and Nick Joore, who I’m informed have been important associates at Crytek, Significantly and BioWare, amongst other folks.
In the meantime and frustratingly, Armada Interactive is remaining mum about what it’s really doing work on, except to fall a record of mobile gaming buzzwords that make little sense to 40 yr-aged me (hey, I manufactured my gaming debut on Chuckie Egg).
They include: “real-time 3D gameplay”, “synchronous PvP (player-vs-player)”, “core gameplay” and “a new and innovative consumer experience”. Whichever.
Instead, I tried out a distinctive angle by asking what today’s mobile video games at the moment absence? Here’s what Giuliano Cremaschi, Armada Interactive’s Main Artistic Officer, informed me in an e-mail:
True core video games that are born mobile.
Recently, with video games like Hearthstone and Clash Royale, there’s been a change from the safer mid-core (Clash of Clans) to a a lot more aggressive and partaking experience. But that change, with some exceptions, has not been followed with a boost to a increased visible quality bar, particularly about actual time 3D.
Then, when you include actual time 3D in the conversation, UX innovation becomes a must, mainly because Computer- and console-like controls and also gameplay do not seriously get the job done when merely ported to mobile. You have to believe in terms of “born mobile”.
So there you have it, “true core” video games, manufactured for mobile initial, and with drastically greater graphics and increased creation values. “The application outlets demonstrate signs that the viewers is hunting for one thing new, and we want to split new grounds and bring it to them,” provides Cremaschi.
We bought there in the end. At the very least, I believe we did. We did suitable? Yeah, I’m sure of it.