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Former Maxis devs net $2.4 million for new mobile startup

A group of former Maxis devs have received $2.4 million in Series A funding for their new mobile startup, Magic Fuel Games. 

A group of former Maxis devs have received $2.4 million in Series A funding for their new mobile startup, Magic Fuel Games. 

The cash comes from Chinese video game and software outfit, SeaSun Games, and will allow the young studio to target the global market and expand its team. 

Originally formed back in 2015, Magic Fuel is aiming to create "next-generation mobile games" by utilizing the decades of experience its core team acquired working at EA and Maxis on franchises such as The Sims, Spore, and SimCity

"Partnering with Seasun Games gives us valuable insight into the hugely important Chinese market," said Kevin Shrapnell, Magic Fuel CEO and EA's former director or product development.

"Their knowledge and resources are helping us better understand how we develop our product and grow our team, positioning us for success."

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