May 11, 2012 – CMUNE, the leading developer and publisher of hardcore 3D social games, today announced that it has received investment funding from Atomico, the international venture capital firm founded by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström. It made the announcement at the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing.
CMUNE is pioneering 3D game development on social game platforms bringing-console quality games to the web and mobile devices. Its flagship title, UberStrike, has over 5 million registered players making it the largest First-Person Shooter on Facebook where it has 1 million monthly active users. It’s also available on GameStop’s Kongregate, UberStrike.com and the Mac App Store. It is soon to launch on iOS and Android for mobile devices.
“We’re delighted to be investing in a China-based company that targets a global market”, said Kelly Poon, Atomico’s Lead in China. “CMUNE’s innovation in bringing 3D games to social platforms is remarkable, and it is already leading the way with UberStrike in the popular First Person Shooter genre. The company has done a brilliant job at overcoming both technical and design challenges to bring console-quality games to the web.”
Atomico invests in technology companies around the world, with more than 50 investments spanning four continents. It looks for companies have remarkable growth prospects and outstanding management teams, and its investment portfolio includes Rovio, the maker of the popular Angry Birds franchise.
“Niklas is one of the few modern tech entrepreneurs who has built a global company with success in both the East & West. Having co-founded Skype and previously made major investments in pioneering gaming companies such as Rovio, he understands freemium as a business model.” said Ludovic Bodin, CEO of CMUNE.
CMUNE demonstrated on stage today, at the 2012 Global Mobile Internet Conference, UberStrike performing cross-platform between Facebook, iOS & Android mobile devices, marking it out as the first truly immersive, massively multiplayer game available on all major social platforms.
Shaun LeLacheur Sales, CTO & co-founder of CMUNE, said: “We’re proud to have created what we believe to be one of the most entertaining and socially engaging experiences on the web whilst simultaneously extending our presence to different platforms, including successfully taking the lead as the #1 FPS and 3D game on Facebook. With iOS & Android mobile launches just round the corner – we’re just at the beginning of a new era.”
The commitment and contribution of UberStrike fans has been strong since the launch of the company, with the community generating content for the game including new maps and concept art. CMUNE now has 20 employees in Beijing while continuously hiring top talent from around the world. As well as showcasing the mobile version of UberStrike, the company also expressed its intention to launch in China.
CMUNE is the leading developer and publisher of hardcore 3D social games including UberStrike, #1 First Person Shooter on Facebook, soon launching on iOS & Android. CMUNE was founded in 2007 in Seoul, South Korea with now most of its Design and Development team in Beijing, China and commercial representation in San Francisco, USA. In 2011, CMUNE released UberStrike, world’s first free-to-play browser-based FPS using Unity3d, soon launching on iOS & Android for mobile devices. For more information about CMUNE, visit http://www.cmune.com or join over 800,000 gamers on UberStrike’s Facebook Fan page at http://facebook.com/uberstrike
Atomico is a leading international venture capital firm formed in 2006 by Niklas Zennström, a successful serial-entrepreneur and co-founder of Skype, Kazaa and other companies. Atomico seeks to deliver outsized returns to investors by being the partner, and investor of choice, for fast-growing technology companies that will become global category winners. It has so far invested in more than 50 companies on four continents. Atomico is headquartered in London with offices in São Paulo, Istanbul and Beijing. For more information about Atomico, please visit: http://www.atomico.com