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Accel invests $12m in Finnish gamer Supercell

26 May 2011

Silicon Valley venture firm Accel Partners has invested $12m in Supercell, a Finnish game developer.

Led by a team of gaming industry veterans, who have collectively developed over 165 games, Supercell is to targeting the a balance between relatively simple online social games such as FarmVille, and the sprawling worlds of massively multiplayer games such as Second Life and World of Warcraft.

The team has developed a proprietary, scalable technology platform, and a conversion tool allowing the development of games across multiple systems.

The company was founded in June 2010, and released the closed beta version of its debut game, Gunshine.net, in February this year, and is preparing to launch the open beta stage, where the game will be available to the public.

“We enthusiastically share their conviction regarding the opportunity to develop a new category of online games,” said Accel partner Kevin Comolli.

Accel has form in gaming industry investments, with other portfolio companies including Angry Birds developer Rovio and Moshi Monsters creator Mind Candy.

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