Magic Fuel Games Secures $2.4 Million Funding Round from Seasun Games


San Francisco East Bay, California, 23 Feb 2016 – Magic Fuel Games, a games company startup, today announced that it has closed a first round of $2.4M in Series A funding from Chinese games and software company Seasun Games. Magic Fuel Games, formed by veterans of Electronic Arts’ Maxis studio, are focusing their talents on creating next generation mobile games targeted at a global market.

CEO of Magic Fuel Games, Kevin Shrapnell said “At Magic Fuel Games our mission is to deliver innovative and engaging experiences for players worldwide. Partnering with Seasun Games gives us valuable insight into the hugely important Chinese market. Their knowledge and resources are helping us better understand how we develop our product and grow our team, positioning us for success.”

Kris Kwok, VP Seasun Games said “It is a great pleasure to work with this team. We really enjoy working with such talent on exciting new projects. It has been a fulfilling experience. I look forward to collaborating on future endeavors.”

Founded in 2015 and based in San Francisco’s East Bay, Magic Fuel Games is focused on developing games that capture the imagination of players. With a core team of industry veterans, bringing decades of development and AAA experience from games that have captivated gamers around the world. The company secured series A funding in February 2016 and is positioned to grow its team in the coming months.

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Founded in the mid-90s under the Kingsoft Group ( 3888.HK), Seasun Games was one of the pioneers in the online gaming industry in China. The company’s roots are in the PC gaming era with its first online game debut in 2003. Since then, Seasun Games and the JX series of MMOs has become an iconic brand of the martial arts genre with a diverse range of game studios and development platforms. With multiple acquisition projects in the US and the UK, it is currently exploring opportunities in the diversified gaming landscape, and expanding its reach in the game publishing field. The company is ready to work with talented teams and individuals globally to broaden its experiences and expertise.