Turkish mobile startup Fuse Games receives $2m investment
Fuse Games, a Turkish mobile game studio, has secured a $2 million investment in a funding round led by NFX and Lakestar, prominent investment firms. The Istanbul-based company aims to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into their shooter game titles to enhance game mechanics and improve player experiences. This investment reflects the growing popularity of mobile game startups within the Turkish entrepreneurship ecosystem.
In an interview with Ludus Ventures partner İsmet Gökşen, he discussed the Turkish mobile gaming market, acknowledging its potential for future growth despite facing macro challenges. He emphasized the importance of global investments and strategic considerations for future funding rounds. While Turkey currently excels in "soft" game categories like hypercasual, casual, and puzzle games, there is still untapped potential in the mid-core genres that require different skills and strategies.
Fuse Games is among the companies taking on the challenges highlighted by Gökşen. Their innovative approach involves leveraging AI to transform the challenge, design, and player experience of shooter games, catering to a wide range of players, from casual to hardcore gamers.
The use of AI in gaming has sparked debates, but its recent popularity and potential have attracted investors. With skilled game design complementing the implementation of AI, companies like Fuse Games are drawing attention from potential investors eager to see how this technology will be utilized in the gaming industry.
Source: Iwan Morris, Staff Writer at PocketGamer