Finnish games start-up raises £7m in investment

Finnish games start-up raises £7m in investment
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

July 30th 2013 at 12:55PM

Developer Grand Cru creating world-building title Supernauts for iOS

Finnish games start-up Grand Cru has raised just over £7 million (8.5m Euros) in a Series A funding round.

Grand Cru is currently developing social world-building title Supernauts for iOS. The game tasks players with creating their own landscapes which they can share, as well as rescuing chracters from a flooded earth.

Investment in the new studio was led by the developer’s main investor IDInvest Partner, as well as Qualcomm Ventures and Nokia Growth Partners.

In total, the company has received £10.8 million (12.5m Euros) in funding to date.

“At Grand Cru, our name derives from our ultimate goal of delivering outstanding products that raise the bar on quality, and our commitment has been recognised and bolstered by these investments from partners such as Idinvest, Qualcomm Ventures and Nokia Growth Partners.,” said Grand Cru CEO Markus Pasula.

“Our soon-to-be-released first title, Supernauts , is a mass-market world-building game for iOS that is truly social, allowing players to solve puzzles and create shareable worlds, brick-by-brick.”

Grand Cru was founded in 2011 by six game developers, who have experience on titles such as Habbo Hotel and Tki Towers.