Video Games


Why Silas Adekunle’s MekaMon robots are primed to take over the world of gaming

MekaMon is the brainchild of Reach Robotics, a Bristol-based start-up headed up by CEO Silas Adekunle. Here's how these gaming bots are changing the way gamers interact with the world.


Oxford Capital leads $7m funding round for independent games developer Kobojo

$7m funding round will finance the development of digital games for the global video gaming market.


Social gaming network gamesGRABR raises £450,000 with help of London Co-Investment Fund

Start-up raises capital through Crowdcube, including substantial investment from London Co-Investment Fund.


GAME plays its way out of administration and seeks digital-led growth on stock exchange

High street entertainment retailer GAME has completed its recovery from administration by announcing a move back to the public markets.


Electronic Arts entrepreneur Trip Hawkins nets $6.5 million for new venture

Gaming start-up If You Can Company, which has a development set up in London, has raised $6.5 million of new funding to help with growth.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Zynga acquires UK gaming business NaturalMotion and announces 15 per cent job cut

Struggling social games company Zynga has snapped up UK-based NaturalMotion in a deal worth £259 million.


Big Brother production company backs gaming company Plumbee

London-based social gaming company Plumbee has closed its second equity funding round and netted $13 million.


Mobile games start-up founded by Playfish staff closes funding round

Index Ventures has made a play in the mobile gaming sector by backing London-based Supersolid.


Prime Ventures accounts for $20 million of VC takings for AppLift

Mobile games marketing business AppLift has closed its second major fundraising round of the year by securing a further $7 million.


Facebook game developer secures venture capital backing

Playdemic is aiming to launch what it hopes will be the next major social game in early 2014 after securing its latest stage of equity backing.


Guitar Hero and Halo 4 video games firm eyes AIM listing

Keywords Studios has outlined plans to join the Alternative Investment Market through a listing which could net the business £10 million.


Playfish snapped up by Electronic Arts

Venture capital firms Accel Partners and Index Ventures have exited social network games company Playfish.