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Game Trust Closes $9 Million Funding

Casual game infrastructure developer and distributor Game Trust has announced that it has closed an oversubscribed $9 million Series B financing. The round was led by TWJ...

Simon Carless

November 15, 2005

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Casual game infrastructure developer and distributor Game Trust has announced that it has closed an oversubscribed $9 million Series B financing. The round was led by TWJ Capital and NJTC Venture Fund, and was joined by Patriot Capital. Series A investors, including CSK Ventures, Topspin Partners, Silicon Alley Venture Partners, Draper Associates and Elon Musk, also participated in the round. Game Trust has created the GameFrame software platform for casual games, providing community features and transaction capabilities, as used on game portals such as Shockwave.com and MiniClip.com. The proceeds from the financing will be used to expand operations in North America and Europe, as well as to enter Asian markets. In addition, the Company will be expanding the number of casual game titles integrated with its Game Frame platform to over 150 by the close of 2006. In order to address these growth opportunities, Game Trust has recently added 9 new team members and is hiring 10 additional executives. "We are very excited about Game Trust's technical leadership in the casual game arena," said Robert Chefitz, General Partner of NJTC Venture Fund. "We believe that the industry's future growth will demand the multi-player, community oriented experience that Game Trust provides."

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Simon Carless

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Simon Carless is the founder of the GameDiscoverCo agency and creator of the popular GameDiscoverCo game discoverability newsletter. He consults with a number of PC/console publishers and developers, and was previously most known for his role helping to shape the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Conference for many years.

He is also an investor and advisor to UK indie game publisher No More Robots (Descenders, Hypnospace Outlaw), a previous publisher and editor-in-chief at both Gamasutra and Game Developer magazine, and sits on the board of the Video Game History Foundation.

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