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VALIANT GAME STUDIO AB RAISES 2.1 MILLION SEK IN SEED ROUND AND ADDS GAMES VETERAN SUSANA MEZA GRAHAM AS AN INVESTOR AND ADVISOR

The new investment, combined with Susana’s extensive experience in branding, publishing, marketing & PR, will ensure the successful release of Valiant’s planned portfolio in 2019.

Stockholm, Sweden – February 41, 2019 — Valiant Game Studio AB have finalized a seed investment round, raising 2.1M SEK from Advenimus AB and previous investors, Red Dawn Ventures AB and Haflo AB. The new investment brings onboard Susana Meza Graham, an experienced games industry professional and former COO of Paradox Interactive, as the newest member of company’s advisory board.

“We are very happy to secure funding that ensures the delivery and successful release of our planned portfolio in 2019,” said Anna Jenelius, CEO and Creative Director at Valiant Game Studio AB.  “Combined with Susana’s impressive experience in branding, publishing, marketing & PR, this investment places us in an excellent position to ensure success for our upcoming releases.”

“Having been a part of the Swedish games industry for almost 15 years now, I am excited to continue supporting its healthy growth,” said Susana Meza Graham. “Valiant Game Studio share my views on how to treat invested capital, they have an interesting business idea ready to launch and plans to scale even further. Having interacted with two of the founders previously, I am very confident that this team has what it takes to succeed.”

Valiant Game Studio AB - Anna Jenelius (founder)

Valiant Game Studio AB - Laura Bularca (co-founder) Valiant Game Studio AB - Susana Meza Graham (investor, mentor)

Susana becomes part of the Valiant Advisory Board, joining Chris Avellone (narrative designer known for titles such as Pillars of Eternity, Planescape: Torment, Divinity: Original Sin II and the Fallout series), Jason Hayes (music director known for titles like Warcraft, World of Warcraft, League of Legends), and Armin Ibrisagic (designer & marketing expert known for Goat Simulator).

Throughout 2019, Valiant will release the remaining 4 episodes of Pendula Swing, the episodic adventure game set in a fantasy version of the American Roaring 1920s, culminating with a multiplatform release of Pendula Swing Deluxe Edition. In addition, Valiant will continue to enable independent game developers all over the world to self publish, by adding new resources for BRINDIE – affordable branding for indies.

 

About Valiant Game Studio

Valiant Game Studio AB is a Stockholm based independent games studio founded by Anna Jenelius (Paradox, FutureGames, Lionbite) and Laura Bularca (FunLABS/ Activision, Milestone, SimBin, Sweden Game Arena). Our goal is to develop thought provoking games and to make the video games industry a better place to be in. We currently develop the episodic adventure game set in a fantasy version of the American Roaring 1920s, Pendula Swing, and offer BRINDIE, a service that help independent game developers like us to self publish.

Join us on our official Discord channel: https://discord.gg/jgFu7mc

Press Contact: Laura Bularca – laura@valiant.se

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