MunkyFun Has A Friend In Gree

22 Aug, 2013, 04:26 | Posted by: Jennifer | Source: VentureBeat
Gree, a Japan based game company focusing on free-to-play games for mobile devices, made an investment in MunkyFun, a mobile game developer that was founded by and still mostly consists of ex-LucasArts employees.

While Bill Tiller was still at MunkyFun, he was the art director for the horse care simulator My Horse and the cartoon-styled first person shooter Bounty Bots. In 2012, former LucasArts and Telltale Games art director Mai Nguyen took his place. Since then, MunkyFun has released the medieval combat game Knight Storm, and the giant robot augmented reality game Droid Combat, all free-to-play games for iOS and/or Android. They also created the customized Panda3D engine for Autumn Moon's adventure games A Vampyre Story and Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island.

Gree's investment is part of a $10 million fund that is set aside for equity investments of $1 million or more for its partners program. The aim of these partnerships is to create high-quality titles that last for a long time in the market.

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    Comment by: Jason | Posted 22 Aug, 2013, 12:32 | Quote
    Useful recap on who MunkyFun is and how they are related to AME (though apparently that proprietary engine is in the process of being retired for Unity).

    Didn't realize Mai Nguyen left Telltale. It was a long stint - she'd been there since Boneville. And she's got LEC credits as far back as Outlaws.

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