New Los Angeles social studio raises $2m

Free-to-play group Seismic Games months away from first product launch
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Social games outfit Seismic Games has secured $2 million in Series A funding with more than a dozen of investors on board.

The investment round was led by DFJ Frontier as well as entrepreneur Tom Matlack. Finer details of the deal were not disclosed.

Seismic Games has operated in stealth mode since forming in 2011. The group wants to find success through the free-to-play business and said it will launch its debut project the first quarter of 2012.

“2012 is an incredibly exciting and important time for the games industry,” said Seismic Games’ CEO and co-founder Greg Borrud, who in previous times was in command of Pandemic Studios.

“Zynga, along with a handful of other developers, have perfected the analytics-based approach to game design. Seismic is focused on bringing the next wave of social games to consumers who are getting tired of ‘me too’ products.”


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