Game of Thrones, Star Trek Dev Raises $3.2 Million

Boston-based independent company Disruptor Beam secures $3.2 million in Series A funding, with some money from Rock Band developer's founders.

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Boston-based independent developer Disruptor Beam announced today that it has raised $3.2 million in Series A funding, with some of the money contributed by Rock Band developer Harmonix's founders.

Disruptor Beam says the funds will go towards continued support of its upcoming game, Star Trek Timelines, in addition to the studio's upcoming cross-platform gaming platform.

On top of that, the money will help Disruptor obtain the rights to more IPs for future games, and to beef up the team across all disciplines, the company said. Currently, the developer has two open positions listed on its website, one for a marketing artist and another for a performance engineer.

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New contributors to the $3.2 million Series A round of funding were Midverse Studios, GrandBanks Capital, and "a number of technology-oriented angel investors." Prior investors such as CommonAngels, Romulus Capital, and Harmonix founders Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy also contributed to the new round of funding.

"These latest investments will help us to further deliver on our vision of creating the most community-centric game company in the world," Disruptor Beam CEO and founder Jon Radoff said in a statement. "We build games based on entertainment brands that have the most engaged fan communities. And, we see these communities as just as important as the games themselves. For these reasons, we're in the process of developing a community platform that will allow cross-game social capabilities and one that will enable players to connect with one another in new, innovative ways."

Disruptor Beam's most recent release was Game of Thrones: Ascent, a free-to-play mobile and browser game based on the popular fiction. Its latest expansion, The Long Night, was released earlier this year. As for Star Trek Timelines, it is a strategy-based role-playing game for mobile devices. You can read more about the game through our previous coverage.

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