Nekcom raises $8 million to fuel game development and expansion
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Galaxy Interactive led the round and Ryan You, its co-head of games, will join Nekcom’s board. According to Nekcom, it will accelerate the development of its game and use the funding for R&D as well as its international expansion.
The company announced two games in development: Showa American Story, an action RPG about a zombie apocalypse set in 1980s America; and Dying: 1983, a first-person horror game and sequel to Dying: Reborn.
As part of its international expansion plans, the Chinese company opened its first US studio in New York this year. Nekcom has appointed Kimmy Li as CEO of Nekcom USA.
Nekcom President and Founder Xiangyu Luo said of the new appointment, “The United States has been strategically important to Nekcom since day one, as we focus on developing our high-level console and our pc games. We are excited to open our Manhattan office, led by Kimmy Li, to drive international expansion. Our development team in China will benefit from their extensive business experience as we continue to develop our Dying and Showa series.
Li spoke to GamesBeat in an interview and said, “The United States has been very important to us because they have the most PC and console gamers by far, and they are very active gamers with active communities. Our first players launched in 2016, and the majority of players are from the United States, and we really want to engage with local players. We first established our US studio in New York, and we will be focusing on growing the local community, trying to get closer to our players, getting their feedback quickly, and making game development easier. we are also looking to open other studios internationally, where the talent is.
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