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WarDucks raises €3.3m for location-based augmented reality mobile game

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WarDucks raises €3.3m led by EQT Ventures to launch location-based augmented reality mobile game and to expand the company’s development team.

WarDucks, the Dublin-based augmented reality game development studio, has announced a €3.3 million funding round. Lead investor in the round is the EQT Ventures fund with participation from Suir Valley Ventures and other investors.

The funding will be used to drive the development of WarDucks’ new location-based AR game and expand the company’s development team. WarDucks’ is the latest WarDucksinvestment to be discovered by AI platform Motherbrain. The proprietary platform is used by EQT Ventures to leverage data to identify and proactively contact promising start-ups.

Augmented Reality is no-longer future tech. In the past few months we've written about a number of AR focused businesses, from SwapBots, a game played in augmented reality using physical, collectible toys and 3co, an easy-to-use platform for businesses to scan their products to create the 3D models of their products and to also build, where necessary, the augmented reality app into which these will be implemented. 

WarDucks is a leading game development studio in the augmented and virtual reality space, who release fun and immersive games across various leading augmented and virtual reality platforms, with to date, six best selling titles across mobile, desktop and console platforms.

WarDucks team WarDucks’ CEO Nikki Lannen, formerly a senior member of Facebook’s gaming team, founded the company in 2013 with the aim of creating world-class content for mobile, AR and VR platforms.

he team continues to attract global talent to work on its latest AR game as the company recently welcomed gaming legend John Romero as a creative consultant. Co-founder of the BAFTA award-winning Romero Games studio and winner of more than 100 awards, Romero is best known for his work on Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM, DOOM II and Quake. In his role, Romero will be actively advising on WarDucks’ upcoming location-based AR game.

“There’s a huge opportunity in AR location-based mobile gaming, which combines the local appeal of real world maps with engaging gameplay,” said Nikki Lannen, CEO and founder, WarDucks.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with EQT Ventures as we race towards the launch of of our location-based AR game as the team’s extensive mobile gaming experience will be invaluable on the next phase of our journey. The fact that we’ve also had so many top gaming executives from around the world join our team is testament to the talent and vision of the team we’ve currently got in place.”

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Published on: 21st March 2019

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