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Mobile studio Magic Games raises $5m

Developer led by former Peak Games management creating new match-3 game

Turkish mobile developer Magic Games has raised $5 million in a seed round led by Makers Fund, with participation by Hummingbird Ventures managing partner Firat Ileri.

The studio was founded by former Peak Games executives Çağrı Öztürk, Rüya Çelikcan and Mert Kasar, with experience on titles such as Toy Blast and Toon Blast.

It aims to use the funding to build out its team, open a European office, and fuel its debut title, an unannounced match-3 game.

"Our company builds around the belief that social interactions are the key to deepening and enriching our shared gameplay experience," Öztürk said in a statement. "Social features are integral to our development cycle as we work to build multiplayer games that anyone can enjoy."

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