Turkish mobile games studio Magic Games raises more than $5 million in seed round

With a mission to define a new genre of casual, community-focused multiplayer puzzle games, Turkish mobile game studio Magic Games has raised more than $5 million in seed funding led by the Makers Fund, with participation from Fırat Ileri, Hummingbird Ventures.

Founded by former Peak Games leaders Çağrı Öztürk, Rüya Çelikcan and Mert Kasar, and joined by senior industry leaders Murat Özçelik, Anıl Sert and Orhan Tuç, Magic Games is building  a new genre of casual, social-first multiplayer puzzle games.

“Our company builds around the belief that social interactions are the key to deepening and enriching our shared gameplay experience,” said Çağrı Öztürk, CEO and co-founder, Magic Games. “We believe that in-game communities can transform the way that our users play with and against each other – creating friendly camaraderie out of competition. Social features are integral to our development cycle as we work to build multiplayer games that anyone can enjoy.”

Magic Games stated that the company is currently seeking talented artists and developers to work on its first game, a new social title with a match-3 core in development.

“We were immediately drawn to Magic Games’ ambition of creating match-3 puzzle games that blend community features with multiplayer elements.” said Curtis Urbanowicz, Makers Fund lead on the deal. “Çağrı and his team have built world class games in this genre before, and we think the casual games market is going to love the fresh perspective that they’re bringing to this next chapter.”

Written by Maya Robertson


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