New investment in Austrian game developer: iVentureCapital Invests in Social Browser Game Developer Pro 3 Games

Hamburg, 05 November 2012: Investing in Austrian game studio, Pro 3 Games ( www.pro3games.com), iVentureCapital ( www.iventurecapital.com) expands its portfolio by including a developer of social browser games. The start-up is operated by an experienced founding team whose members have already worked on international AAA game titles since graduating from the respected FH Oberösterreich in Hagenberg. The Austrian developers are currently working on the 3D space RPG, “Starforce Delta” ( www.starforcedelta.com), which will be launched as a beta version in December. As a social browser game, it combines gameplay for core gamers with social elements to address a broad target audience.

Pro 3 Games has taken a new approach in developing the world’s first social browser game: “Starforce Delta” is not a classic MMO, but an asynchronous multi-player game. The term signifies that the game works like other social games in which players share the same universe but do not necessarily play simultaneously.

This RPG’s functionality is also expanded by a number of social and viral capabilities, allowing users to share their progress as they would in a social game. The sci-fi game’s space setting is transported by console-like, premium-quality 3D graphics based on the most advanced Adobe Flash and Away3D technology.

“We at Pro 3 Games are enthusiastic gamers ourselves: ‘Starforce Delta’ is our first step toward creating the universe of games we have always dreamed about,” as Alexander Seifert, CEO of Pro 3 Games, describes the development of their social browser game. “Over time, we want to build a community that will be an active force in the continuing development of the ‘Starforce Delta’ universe. This can take the form of player alliances or other actions which can influence the storyline of the entire game. iVentureCapital understands our vision, and we look forward to working together.”

Michael Reul, co-founder and CEO of iVentureCapital, adds: “The innovative approach taken by Pro 3 Games has great potential to attract new target audiences and to foster an active player community. Apart from their years of experience in game development, the start-up team have particularly impressed us with their technical prowess, which puts ‘Starforce Delta’ into the same league as PlayStation 3 games on a visual level.”

iVentureCapital is not alone in siding with the Pro 3 Games team. At the Pioneers Festival in Vienna, a tech start-up competition, “Starforce Delta” prevailed against other Austrian contestants as the game which is the most promising and most capable of competing in the market.

Additional information about the social browser game, “Starforce Delta”, is provided on www.starforcedelta.com.

About iVentureCapital GmbH

iVentureCapital GmbH invests both early stage and later stage capital in innovative game developers (mobile, browser), game portals, and affiliate systems, using a smart-money approach by providing entrepreneurial services for portfolio companies. The company is headquartered in Hamburg (Germany), and has offices in Vienna (Austria) and Miami (USA). iVentureCapital considers itself a mid- to long-term investor. Apart from exits, dividend-oriented investments are therefore also expressly desired. iVentureCaptial focuses on start-ups which have been in business for at least 12 months. They should be able to present first achievements. Please visit www.iventurecapital.com for more information.

About Pro 3 Games GmbH

Established and based in Linz, Austria, Pro 3 Games is a game development studio focusing on innovative social browser games. The company founders have previously worked on international AAA game titles and rely on Adobe Flash/Air and Away3D in developing their games. Graphically, the current project, “Starforce Delta”, is on a par with PlayStation 3 capabilities. More information is provided on www.pro3games.com.  


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