At the risk of repeating myself, it would appear that a day doesn’t go by where we don’t see some significant capital flowing into the Turkish casual/mobile gaming space, with today being no different. Istanbul-based Libra Softworks has raised $30 million in new funding and is expecting to expand the team headcount significantly in the near future.
Founded in 2017 by Enes Dişli, and, of course including some Peak Games alumni, Libra Softworks counts 10 million+ active users across seven titles, including its newest, Joy Blast, a match 3 puzzle game. Now, this might be something we’ve seen time and time again, but Libra Softwork’s twist is by adding in a real-world physics engine behind the gameplay. A twist that caught the eyes and ears of investors.
With this raise, Libra Softworks becomes one of the most well-funded companies in the Turkish mobile gaming ecosystem, and if LinkedIn numbers are accurate, all with just 15 staff members.
CEO Enes Dişli comments, “We set out with a very young and small team, we are proud to have brought Joy Blast to this point. From now on, our goal will be to rapidly grow both Joy Blast and our team.”
Libra Softworks’ $30 million funding round was led by Turkey's Actera Group with family investment office Esas Holding also participating.
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