68 minutes | Jul 17, 2021

Episode 92: It’s Time For Quick Hits! (News Show)

We’re back and we missed you! In our first of two episodes this weekend, we’re covering a ton of acquisitions, investments, and quick hits. Highlights include: Sony’s spending blitz and a huge number of studio openings. You can support Virtual Economy’s growth via our Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com/virtualeconomy TIME STAMPS [00:03:37] - Investment Interlude [00:32:44] - Quick Hits SOURCES GAMING GAMING INDUSTRY UPDATE (Drake Star Partners) Take-Two Interactive Software Acquires Dynamixyz Welcoming Housemarque to the PlayStation Studios family KRAFTON, INC. ACQUIRES THINGSFLOW, AN INTERACTIVE CONTENT PRODUCTION FIRM GameSquare Esports Announces Acquisition of Complexity and $8.5 Million Bought Deal Financing Team17 Group plc - US $26.5 million acquisition of StoryToys MTG acquires leading word games developer PlaySimple and discloses pro forma figures for its gaming vertical SciPlay Acquires Casual Game Developer and Operator Koukoi Games Oy Sentropy x Discord: A Safer Tomorrow New Dedicated Roblox Developer Talewind Receives Investment From Top Games Angels Dream Games raises $155M at a $1B valuation as its Royal Match puzzle game hits a royal flush (TechCrunch) Drop Fake raises $9M to hit the reset button for gaming authenticity (GamesBeat) Vela Games raises $17.3m in Series A funding (GamesIndustry) VR studio Fast Travel Games raises over $4m (GamesIndustry) Community Gaming Receives $2.3M in Seed Funding, Led by CoinFund, to Build Automated Esports Tournaments Buzz Capital invests $594K to finance 2 game projects (GamesBeat) Resolution Games Closes $25M Series C Funding Round
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