Keen Games will use Hiro and Tencent’s $10 million to expand game development and to publish their upcoming open-world sandbox title, the spiritual successor to the hugely popular Portal Knights. Portal Knights sold over 3.5M copies and has been played by millions more players around the world.
With this new capital investment, Keen has a bright future as a well-funded studio equipped to retain its creative and publishing independence. Keen Games is currently hiring multiple positions for their next massive project.
“We are delighted to be investing in such a stellar team. From the first moments playing their game prototype, we knew that they were on track to bottle lightning again and build upon the success of Portal Knights, a game that has been played and enjoyed by millions of people around the world” said Cherry Freeman, a co-Founding Partner at Hiro Capital.
“We are incredibly excited to start a brand new chapter for Keen Games with the development of our next title and transition to a self-publishing studio.” Said Jan Joeckel, CEO of Keen Games. “We found in Hiro and Tencent two very strong partners that are aligned with our vision of taking the studio to the next level.”