Netspeak Games raises $12M for cute mobile game Sunshine Days

by | Sep 7, 2022 | Technology

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Netspeak Games has raised $12 million to launch its first mobile game, a cute social title called Sunshine Days.

Netspeak was founded in 2019 to build worlds that people want to spend time in. It is focused on creating social spaces where friendship, collaboration and support are the foundations for cohabitation. Sunshine Days is being built for iOS and Android.

Lakestar and Project A led the round, with participation from Makers Fund, and additional supportfrom notable game leaders including Hilmar Veigar Pétursson (CCP), Phil Mansel (Jagex), and Catherine Chew (Kepler Interactive).

A carousel in Netspeak’s Sunshine Days game.Sunshine Days is the company’s first title and it is representative of the company’s mission. With a multiplayer and mobile first approach, Netspeak has been heads down working on this first title since the middle of 2020.

The founders all met at Improbable and had an awesome time working together on some groundbreaking technology.

“We worked closely with most of the major multiplayer game studios and we learned a lot about the problems they face – both technically and culturally,” said Callum Brighting, CEO of Netspeak Games, in an email to GamesBeat. “After we’d seen the same issues come up time and time again, we decided it was our time to implement our own solution and build a really wonderful place to work together.”

This new funding round brings the total raised to date by Netspeak to $16 million, including earlierseed investment led by Initial Capital, with participation from Makers Fund. The funding will empowerNetspeak to rapidly expand its team and grow at an accelerated rate.

Netspeak Games team.“I’m thrilled on behalf of my whole team that I get to share this funding news today. At Netspeak we strive to get past our industry’s obsession with the latest trend or newest technology and make games which truly express the potential of our medium – by building worlds that our players will want to spend time in, by giving them tools to express and explore their identities, and by creating experiences that they can share with friends, old and new,” said Brighting. “Building a company during a pandemic has been a challenge – but I’m pleased to say that by being supportive, kind & continuing to prioritize our studio culture above everything else, we are now a world-class team backed by industry leading investors. ”

Netspeak Games said it is building a stellar team of veterans and rising stars from within the games industry and b …

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