Funcom are an independent developer and publisher that’s mostly known for creating MMO games. In recent times, specificaly in 2012, Funcom found itself in financial trouble, forcing it to cut over half its workforce; 165 workers.
The publisher announced today that it’s been able to secure 6.3 million USD in private investment funding, which it says is a “major turning point for the company”
“Funcom has been making great games for more than twenty-three years, but it is no secret that the company has had a strained financial situation in recent years that made it challenging to fully realize our new strategy and get back on the right track. This investment allows us to finally do that.”said Funcom CEO Rui Casais.
“Going forward, Funcom is focusing on developing both smaller and larger scale games simultaneously in both Oslo and North Carolina, and aims to experiment with new ideas, technologies, and business models on the smaller projects that will serve to benefit the larger projects.” said Funcom