Weekly News Digest #47
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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
Sweden-based gaming group Aonic has acquired UK-based VR games developer and publisher nDreams for $110m, following an initial $35m investment in Mar’22, which allowed the studio to expand its workforce to 250 team members. Aonic aims to strengthen its VR and mixed-reality gaming position, leveraging nDreams’ expertise. The acquisition will also support nDreams’ growth, known for such titles as Powerwash Simulator VR, FarCry VR: Dive into Insanity, Synapse, Ghostbusters, and others. Aonic emphasizes a decentralized and collaborative environment, with nDreams continuing its operations under its co-founders’ leadership, maintaining its commitment to mid-sized studio support.
Singapore-based web3 gaming studio Matr1x has raised $10m in a Series A funding round, co-led by Folius Ventures and SevenX Fund, with participation from ABCDE Capital, Jambo, Initiate Capital, and Find Satoshi Lab. This brings Matr1x’s total funds raised to $20m. The investment aims to accelerate the development of its game Matr1x Fire, an NFT mobile shooter game.
US-based web3 tools developer Saga has raised $5m in a Seed funding round led by Placeholder, with participation from Longhash Ventures, Com2uS, Dispersion Capital, and others. The round brings Saga’s total funding to $13.5m. The platform, addressing blockspace scarcity and accessibility issues, plans to utilize the funds to expand operations and strengthen its developer community.