Mobile games publisher Flixy Games Pvt Ltd has raised $425,000 in seed funding from Rebright Partners, a Japan-based venture capital firm.
The startup has also partnered with Japanese gaming studio Axelmark to launch their first game, ‘Avatars Clash: Come on Mahaar’. Flixy will use the funds to operate the game, including managing customer support and devising monetisation strategies.
Takeshi Ebihara, Founding General Partner of Rebright Partners said,
“Flixy is positioned to capitalise on the tremendous potential of the Indian gaming industry through its one of kind publisher partnerships with strong gaming studios from Asian countries like Japan, Korea etc. We strongly believe that gaming in India is about to witness revolutionary growth on the back of cheaper 4G data and smartphones. Felix and his team have a solid foundation in releasing world class games with their experience at Zynga and we are excited to back their vision.”
Founded by IIM Calcutta alumnus, Felix Manojh, Flixy started its operations in March 2016 at Bengaluru. It partners with game studios and publishes their games in a culturally relevant format for the Indian audience.
Felix Manojh, founder, Flixy Games said,
“High-quality games that also compliment the theme are growing lesser in number day by day. The bar is set very high on international games, but the same cannot be said for India. My team and I, we wish to change that and give Indians a high quality gaming experience on their phones, with games that also cater to our very unique aesthetic.”