London-based mobile studio The Secret Police has received funding from Amuse Capital, headed up by former Sega president Hayao Nakayama.
This isn't the only high-profile investment the developer has attracted either. Ian Livingstone has put money behind the firm, and acts as its chairman, while Starbound and Terraria creator Finn Brice has also invested.
The Secret Police was co-founded by Bossa alum Ric Moore and Harry industry vet Harry Holmwood.
We are delighted and honoured to welcome Hayao Nakayama and Amuse Capital as a strategic investor,” said Holmwood.
Japan leads the way in the mobile gaming business and there are many lessons for us to learn, and opportunities to explore there. We look forward to launching our first title next year and expanding our business globally from there. Having an ally as connected and experienced as Mr Nakayama is a huge step forward for our company.”