Dream Games is a Turkish mobile gaming company established by former Peak Games employees who worked collectively on hit puzzle games Toy Blast and Toon Blast, has raised $7.5 million in seed funding.
Information About The Funding
Managing the round is Makers Fund, with co-investment from London’s Balderton Capital.
The funding will be utilized to expand headcount within the Dream Games team, targeting 20 employees in the first year.
The company which is still to start a product is co-founded by CEO Soner Aydemir, the recent Product Director at Peak Games.
The balance of the Dream Games team is Ikbal Namli and Hakan Saglam, Eren Sengul, and Serdar Yilmaz.
Aydemir states that Dream Games does not believe in a “hit-or-miss way” to game development.
Instead, he frames the studio’s approach as “growth over innovation” and “performance over ideas.”
This will view it as developing a first flagship title that can be repeated over the long term.
He further said that they plan to fix the care points for players in real games.
Their experience makes them fearless that they can create something genuinely global by centering on a single high-quality, long-standing game instead of many flash-in-the-pan titles.
He said that he would rather have people loyally playing their one game for ten years than dropping interest every six months when something new comes on.
With views to the audience, Aydemir states Dream Games is targeting players over the age of 25 in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
He secures gender distribution at 65% female and 35% male.
The players can be from various socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, but they are mostly average people who have regular lives.
Aydemir is also interested in flagging up the burgeoning gaming area in Turkey, which he declares is positioned to be one of the world’s leading ecosystems for mobile games.
In 2017, Peak Games, situated in Istanbul, traded its card and board games studio to a mobile gaming giant Zynga for $100 million.
Zynga next opened a studio in the city and made additional acquisitions by paying $250 million for Gram Games, the Turkish developers behind several popular puzzle titles.
Other random gaming studios with a presence in the area include Good Job Games, Ruby Games, Alictus, Rollic Games, and Bigger Games.
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