Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Recent Fundings in the Social Gaming Industry

Ray Flame Inc., $800,000. Series A. InnoBridge Ventures. Makers of web-based (and client-based) MMOs. Their MMO, Lords of Evil is currently active.

Booyah. $4.5 million from Kleiner, Perkins and Caulfield. Formed by three games industry vets, they are in stealth, but I suspect they'll be applying game mechanics to helping people do good, something that Akoha is also trying to do. Here's their about statement: Booyahs are topnotch industry vets from a wide range of entertainment, media, and technology fields who have made it their mission to do good, to help other people do good, and to change the world.

Kirkland North. $225,000. Seed Round. Harrison Metal Capital. Runs Turf, an online Risk type game that turns real-world neighborhoods into zones to be battled over.