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FRVR acquires popular free-to-play shooter Krunker.io

Krunker team becomes independent first party studio
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Lisbon, Portugal – May 12th, 2022 –  FRVR has announced its acquisition of free-to-play first-person shooter Krunker.io. Already played by over 200 million unique players worldwide, Krunker.io is a massively popular shooter that features full modding support that can be played anywhere, without having to install the game.


Started by Swiss game developer Sidney de Vries in 2018, Krunker has become one of the most popular post app store games today. FRVR’s platform has already reached over 1.5 billion players to date, leading to it recently securing $76 million in funding, and it plans to use its resources to massively accelerate the reach and performance of Krunker.


Krunker.io is an absolutely amazing game with a great community of players,” said Brian Meidell, CEO at FRVR. “The Krunker team has done an amazing job creating a world class game, and we look forward to helping the team by putting FRVRs platform, team and publishing machine behind it to take it to the next level. This is exactly the kind of partnership we built FRVR for.”


“We are super excited to join the FRVR family. They understand our vision for Krunker perfectly and we are on the same page about the endless potential ahead of us,” said Krunker.io founder Sidney de Vries. “We get to retain full creative control, which is super important to us and the community. And this also brings a ton of additional resources and support for technical challenges, QA, community interaction and sandbox features. We will have so much more energy to focus on making a great game for our players.”


“FRVR’s scale and ability to put games absolutely everywhere with no installs, combined with a game of Krunker.io’s caliber is the perfect fit to show the world what FRVR is truly capable of,'' said Luke Alvarez, Founding Managing Partner at Hiro Capital. “I think this will be transformational for both Krunker and FRVR.”


About FRVR
FRVR* is a games platform company building an ecosystem to connect billions of players to captivating games. FRVR’s mission is to democratize game distribution by making sure to deliver great games for everyone, everywhere, working alongside amazing developers and innovative partners. With FRVR, finding great games is never more than three clicks away. FRVR was founded by games industry veterans Chris Benjaminsen and Brian Meidell in 2017 and has grown from a small passion project into over 100 employees across 6 offices worldwide.

FRVR is Changing the Game, Forever.

*FRVR is a member of IAB US as well as a TCF Vendor Member of IAB Europe.

Hiro Capital:  Investors in the Future

Hiro Capital is a London / Luxembourg technology Venture Capital fund which invests in UK, US, and European innovators in Games, IP, Metaverse Technology, Web 3.0, Esports, and Gamified Fitness. Hiro Capital generally invests at Seed through Series A and B stages. We invest both in front-end Content creators in Games, IP, Esports, and Digital Fitness and in deep tech Metaverse and Web 3.0 applications of Cloud, Mobile, Streaming, Creator Tools, Big Data, AI, Wearables, AR, and VR. - https://hiro.capital/

About Krunker.io
Krunker.io is a first-person shooter created by Swiss game developer Sidney De Vries. Shoot your way through 12 rotation maps to earn rewards or play one of the 50,000 custom maps and games. With Krunker's robust modding and mapping tools - there are no limits to what you can create and experience. Krunker also features a thriving economy with thousands of skins and items to unlock, sell and trade.

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