By Dean Takahashi
The new investors show that Meteor continues to gain support from the financial community for its potentially disruptive game from Pasadena, Calif.-based Adhesive Games. Hawken is a high-end console-like game with cool 3D graphics and a Call of Duty style approach to giant mech combat.
In addition to existing backers FirstMark Capital and Benchmark Capital, new investors in this round include Rustic Canyon Ventures and Chinese mobile entertainment company KongZhong, which plans to publish Hawken in China. The goal is to create a billion-dollar free-to-play gaming company.
“We are doubling down with the launch of Hawken and we have put another title into product,” said Mark Long, chief executive of Seattle-based Meteor Entertainment, said in an interview with GamesBeat. “We are also gathering a war chest to acquire another title that could be on the same quality level as Hawken.”
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