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Cygames invests 70m in Japanese indie project

Miracle Positive's Airship Q gets new funding from Rage of Bahamut developer

Cygames, the developer behind the iOS hit Rage of Bahamut, has invested 70 million in the latest project from the Japanese indie developer, Miracle Positive.

According to a report from Siliconera, Cygames' 70 million ($683k/413k) investment represents a huge boost for Miracle Positive's Airship Q, which originally sought funding on Makuake, a Japanese equivalent to KIckstarter. The game hit its initial target of 500,000 in less than a day, and ultimately raised 1.2 million in total.

In addition to the extra investment, Cygames will also advise on the game's production, supply technology where necessary, and help Miracle Positive to expand as a company. Airship Q's target platform is the PlayStation Vita, but there is a PC beta version of Airship Q available to its Makuake backers.

The success of Cygames' Rage of Bahamut prompted DeNA to acquire a 20 per cent stake in the company in November 2012. A month later, Cygames received a far greater honour: a slot in GamesIndustry International's "Games That Defined 2012" list.

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