RPG specialist plans to invest in new titles

Zodiac developer Kobojo raises $7m

Independent game developer Kobojo has raised $7m in Series B funding.

The investment round was led by Oxford Capital Partners, with further financing coming from Endeavour Vision and Scottish Investment Bank.

The funding will be used to expand the studio’s operations, as well as contribute to the production of its upcoming mobile RPG Zodiac and other unannounced titles.

Kobojo’s HQ is based in Paris, and it also has other offices in Kyoto and Dundee, the latter of which opened last year with the help of an RSA grant offer of $750,000. Speaking to Develop in September, the Scottish studio’s director Chris Stamp said he hopes to employ up to 40 staff.

“Kobojo has grown beyond being a social-casual developer and is creating world-class, triple-A video game titles with some of the best talent on the planet,” said Kobojo CEO Mario Rizzo.

“This crucial round of funding enables us to forge ahead to create absolutely amazing RPG experiences for a massive global audience of gaming customers that grows daily.”

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