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Social First Studio secured a $2.5 million investment for cross-platform social games

Team of industry veterans set to create a new wave of cross-platform social multiplayer games to last for decades

Finnish game studio Social First, founded in late 2021 by games industry veterans Kim Soares and Mikko Kähärä has announced their plans to create highly social multiplayer games that can be enjoyed for decades. And in this process, Social First Studio has secured a $2.5 million pre-seed investment, backed by Play Ventures, and a syndicate led by Joakim Achrén. 

According to Achrén, “I’m thrilled to invest in Social First with my angel syndicate. Both Kim and Mikko are exceptional game founders and it’s awesome to be on this journey with them and giving them all the support that I can“.

Led by veterans, Social First Studio is well-versed in developing and managing cross-platform social MMOs

The Social First Studio team is formed of games industry veterans, with a combined 100+ years of experience in the industry with dozens of titles released. Most of the team have worked together on previous projects, with successes at studios such as Kukouri, Paradox Interactive, Nitro Games, Ubisoft, and Housemarque. 

Social First Studio $2.5 million pre-seed investment

The team is well-skilled in developing and managing cross-platform social MMOs. They prove to be well acquainted with creating games that encourage meaningful interaction. Also, these games will connect the players and has first-hand experience in how to foster long-term retention and virality through game design, community management, and marketing.

Moreover, Social First has ambitious plans to grow fast in the coming years and deliver titles that will create lasting and meaningful social experiences for fans of multiplayer games.

We’re thrilled to be backing Kim and Mikko and their impressive team. The social games market has grown massively in recent years, with people finding more meaningful connections globally through engaging social gameplay.

Play Ventures Founding Partner Harri Manninen

“I’m thrilled to invest in Social First with my angel syndicate. Both Kim and Mikko are exceptional game founders and it’s awesome to be on this journey with them and giving them all the support that I can” syndicate lead Joakim Achrén concluded while speaking about this investment that Social First Studio secured in this pre-seeding round.

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