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Lightfox Games raises $3.3m

March Gaming leads seed round to fund more accessible midcore games

Seattle-based mobile studio Lightfox Games has completed a seed round on funding to the tune of $3.3 million.

Lightfox was founded last year by Ryan Hanft-Murphy, Jordan Arnold, Rex Downham and Tony Tewes, who all worked together at Z2, a mobile developer that was acquired by King.

Between them, they have years of experience from King, EA, Disney and Zynga.

The investment was led by March Gaming, with contributions from Hiro Capital and 1up Ventures.

The funds will be used to recruit more talent and finance development of Lightfox's debut game Super Battle League -- a three-vs-three game in which two teams race to see who can defeat the boss first.

Lightfox believes titles like this can bring a more casual audience into midcore gaming, thanks in part to accessibility through one-handed play, enabled by the fact the game plays in portrait mode.

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