Big Viking Games is launching a $10 million publishing fund to develop and distribute third-party content for messengers platforms in HTML5.
The Canadian independent mobile game studio is a pioneer in HTML5. BVG is a founding launch partner on the Facebook Messenger Instant Gaming platform and will lead with space-shooter Galatron on the platform on December 15.
“The focus of this publishing fund is to allow us the flexibility to work with other studios, IP holders, and companies looking to enter the HTML5 messenger gaming market,” says Albert Lai, cofounder of Big Viking Games.
Developers will also have the support of data science platform from Gallop Labs, a marketing automation platform that Big Viking Games acquired earlier this year.
“We believe there is a massive amount of talented developers that are hungry to work on new platforms that provide new more interesting opportunities around instant games on messengers” says Lai, who believes the time is right to take his company’s publishing skills and HTML5 technologies to market.
Big Viking Games earlier this month raised $21.75 million. Part of the proceed of this raise will be used in the HTML5 Messenger Games Publishing Fund.