Hiro Capital Leads $10m Investment in Portal Knights Creators Keen Games Upcoming Multiplayer Sandbox RPG
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210720005321/en/
A shot of Keen Games' next project, to be announced officially in the coming weeks. (Photo: Business Wire)
Keen Games will be equipped to retain creative and publishing independence and is currently hiring multiple positions. Interested parties can send a CV to email@example.com.
“We are delighted to be investing in such a stellar team. From the first moments playing their game prototype we knew that they were on track to bottle lightning again and build upon the success of Portal Knights,” said Cherry Freeman, co-Founding Partner at Hiro Capital.
- The studio is building the spiritual successor to Portal Knights which has been played by millions of fans.
- The Keen team is led by Jan Joeckel, Pete Walentin, Antony Christoulakis, Jonas Drinnenberg, Dennis Ranke and Julien Koenen. All are 30+ year veterans of the games industry.
- An open-world, multiplayer sandbox action RPG.
- Cross-platform on PC and console.
- Hiro and Tencent’s investment affords Keen the vision to self publish.
- Keen has developed their own voxel-based engine to create a living open world that is fully interactive.
- Scheduled for 2023.
- This is Hiro Capital’s 16th investment and the 8th studio joining: Twin Suns, Polyarc, Double Loop, Snowprint Studios, Flavourworks, Lightfox, and FRVR.
“We are incredibly excited to start a brand new chapter for Keen Games with the development of our next title and transition to a self-publishing studio,” said Jan Joeckel, CEO of Keen Games. “We found in Hiro and Tencent two very strong partners that are aligned with our vision of taking the studio to the next level.”
About Keen Games
Keen Games is one of the leading independent video game developers in Germany. The Frankfurt-based company is run by veterans of game development having successfully developed games for over 30 years.
About Hiro Capital
Hiro Capital is a London / Luxembourg Technology Venture Capital fund that invests in Games, Metaverse Technology, Esports, and Digital Fitness.
Tencent (00700.HK) is a technology company that invests heavily in talent and technological innovation, actively promoting the development of the Internet industry. Founded in China in 1998 and listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.
About Business Wire
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
Workiva Extends Value of Cloud Platform with Launch of New SaaS Marketplace28.7.2021 10:15:00 CEST | Press release
Workiva Inc. (NYSE:WK), today launched The Workiva Marketplace, filled with more than 140 Workiva-built and partner templates, services and 60 no-code connectors that streamline existing processes and solve new business problems all within the Workiva cloud platform’s connected and secure ecosystem. The Workiva Marketplace’s offerings include: process checklists, carefully organized and linked reports, style guides, perfectly formatted presentations, and more. Accounting, audit, financial planning & analysis, financial services, and legal teams can easily add templates or connectors directly into an existing Workiva workspace and optimize workflow with process automation, practical examples, and industry best practices. Comments on the News: “There is an enormous opportunity for organizations to scale their business operations efficiently and cost effectively by leveraging Workiva’s connected ecosystem,” said Julie Iskow, COO of Workiva. “The Workiva Marketplace allows users to find to
Nordic Enterprises Moving Forward with SAP S/4HANA Initiatives to Meet Challenges of COVID-1928.7.2021 10:00:00 CEST | Press release
Enterprises in the Nordics are addressing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic by adopting cloud services and reworking their IT strategies and technology roadmaps, according to a new report published today by Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm. The 2021 ISG Provider Lens™ SAP HANA Ecosystem Services report for the Nordics finds large-scale, long-term system transformations in the region, including SAP S/4HANA projects, have continued despite slowing down briefly early in the pandemic. To continue operating under the new business conditions, many companies are moving their workloads to the cloud. “With help from service providers, companies in the Nordics continue to innovate with SAP applications,” said Jan Erik Aase, partner and global leader, ISG Provider Lens Research. “Providers’ skilled management of offshore services have kept SAP projects on plan, with only minor delays due to the pandemic.” Many enterprises
Värde Partners Agrees €96 Million Sale of Hotel Barcelona Apolo to Meliá28.7.2021 10:00:00 CEST | Press release
Värde Partners, a leading global alternative investment firm, announced it has agreed to the sale of Hotel Barcelona Apolo to Meliá Hotels International, the current hotel operator, for €96 million. The transaction followed an open bidding process that attracted interest from more than 20 institutional investors. The sale was agreed through Dospuntos Asset Management, a Värde-controlled real estate company in Spain, formed in December 2017 from the residential developer Vía Célere. Since the acquisition of the hotel in 2015 Värde has executed a series of value creation initiatives, including refinancing the business and delivering a comprehensive investment program, to establish Hotel Barcelona Apolo as a leading destination for international tourists and corporate events. “The timing of the sale reflects our conviction in the underlying quality of the hotel, and the enduring appeal of Barcelona as a destination for international capital. There was strong demand for the asset demonstra
Aqara Expands to Amazon UK28.7.2021 10:00:00 CEST | Press release
Aqara, a provider for smart home products, announced the launch of its first Amazon store in Europe, the Aqara Amazon UK store. Starting from July 28, 2021, a comprehensive suite of Aqara products will be made available on Amazon UK to residents not only in the UK, but also in dozens of European countries that are covered in the Amazon network. Aqara has been selling smart home products in Europe since 2020 via dozens of authorized distributors, and has become one of the most popular brands among the European smart home community for the high product quality, the accessible prices and the seamless integration with major ecosystems including Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and more. The launch of Aqara’s first Amazon Europe store marks another milestone for the fast-growing brand, offering millions of European consumers an easy and convenient access to the Aqara product lineup. Following its UK Amazon store, Aqara is expected to add two more brand stores on Amazon France
DIC, Debut Biotech Team Up to Develop and Bio-Manufacture Natural Pigments for More Sustainable Food Colorants and Cosmetics28.7.2021 09:55:00 CEST | Press release
DIC Corporation (TOKYO:4631) announced a joint research development agreement with California-based biotech startup Debut Biotechnology, Inc., further enhancing DIC efforts to develop natural pigments for food colorants and cosmetics. In recent years, increasingly urgent climate concerns have increased global consumer demand for biodegradable, naturally derived colorants—notably in foods and cosmetics—to replace synthetic petroleum-derived colorants. This rapidly increasing consumer demand has motivated major global brands to seek out more sustainable materials for their products. Unfortunately, the increasing efforts to extract useful pigments from natural materials, including flowers or plants, continue to face significant commercialization challenges, including unacceptably low yields, excessive post-extraction waste generation, and environmental burdens, such as land and water use. Moreover, problems specific to agriculture, such as increasingly unstable weather as well as qualitat
Ipsen Strengthens Its Pre-clinical Oncology Pipeline With an Exclusive Worldwide-collaboration With BAKX Therapeutics Inc. for BKX-001, Targeting the Apoptosis Pathway27.7.2021 19:01:00 CEST | Press release
Regulatory News: Disclaimer: Intended for international media and investor audiences only Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) and BAKX Therapeutics Inc. have signed an exclusive worldwide-collaboration agreement to research, develop, manufacture and commercialize BKX-001 as a potential treatment for leukemia, lymphoma and solid tumors. Apoptosis is the naturally occurring process of programmed cell death. Deregulated apoptosis can lead to uncontrolled cell division and the development of a tumor.2 The apoptosis cell-signaling pathway has been proven to be a target for cancer therapy with the development and approval of BCL-2 inhibitors for the treatment of certain hematological malignancies.3 BAX is a novel target in this pathway that is downstream of all anti-apoptotic proteins like BCL-2, BCL-XL, MCL-1 etc.4 Direct activation of BAX has several possible outcomes as an investigational cancer therapy, potentially addressing multiple tumor types and the resistance encountered while target
Daikin Industries Becomes OCSiAl Shareholder27.7.2021 18:55:00 CEST | Press release
Japanese giant Daikin Industries, Ltd, has become a shareholder of the world’s largest producer of graphene nanotubes, OCSiAl, following three years of collaboration in developing graphene nanotube applications as a next-generation additive. Together, the companies are determined to develop high-performance materials and establish new markets. The signing of a share subscription agreement between Daikin Industries, a world-leading air conditioning company and a pioneer in fluorine technologies, and OCSiAl, the world’s largest producer of graphene nanotubes and related industrial solutions, was supported by prior joint developments and market evaluation. In accordance with the terms of the agreement, the valuation of OCSiAl is about USD $2 billion. Along with the subscription agreement, the two companies have signed a cooperation agreement to develop, produce, and market graphene nanotube solutions for next-generation Li-ion batteries and fluoropolymers, which comprise a substantial par
In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.Visit our pressroom