Mail.Ru Games Ventures Partners with Unity Technologies to Invest in Game Developers

Mail.Ru Games Ventures (MRGV), an investment division of Mail.Ru Group Limited and one of the largest Internet companies in Europe, announced today a partnership with Unity Technologies (www.unity3d.com), creator of the world’s most widely-used real-time 3D development platform. The partnership gives Unity developers worldwide the opportunity to raise MRGV’s funding for their projects and to receive technological, marketing and analytical support.

“Developers around the world use Unity tech solutions in order to create successful gaming projects,” said Ilya Karpinsky, Director of Mail.Ru Games Ventures. “Unity provides environment for simple and effective game development. Along with that, MRGV gives developers more opportunities to live their most ambitious ideas by providing marketing assistance, analytics and everything what a team needs to upscale their project up to the international level.”

The collaboration between MRGV and Unity brings even more opportunities to increase effectiveness of games development, tackling hard problems and enabling success for game studios around the globe.

“We are constantly thinking of ways to help our developers solve any hard problems that might be in their way,” said Antony Douglas, Vice President, EMEA at Unity Technologies. “Partnering with MRGV to offer developers a chance to receive investments to make their dreams come true made perfect sense to us.”

MGRV’s portfolio already includes Unity games, including Tacticool, an online mobile shooter game developed by Finnish-Russian startup Panzerdog, which raised €800k seed investment from MRGV. All developers, interested in cooperation with MRGV, have an opportunity to apply for investments on the official MRGV site.