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NEKCOM scores $8M funding to accelerate game development and expansion

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NEKCOM, a game development startup has closed a $8M round of funding. It intends to use the funds to grow abroad as well as develop its games.

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Ryan You, Galaxy Interactive’s co-head of gaming, will join the board of directors of NEKCOM. According to NEKCOM, the investment will be used for research and development as well as international expansion.

Showa American Story, an action RPG about a zombie apocalypse set in 1980s America, and Dying: 1983, a first-person puzzle horror game and the successor to Dying: Reborn, are currently under production.

This year, the Chinese company launched its first US-based studio in New York City as part of its international expansion goals. Kimmy Li has been named CEO of Nekcom USA by Nekcom.

About NEKCOM

NEKCOM, founded in 2011, is a unique game developer with facilities in Wuhan, China and Los Angeles, California. The core team members are experienced and familiar with the problems of the gaming industry, having worked with some of the world’s leading game developers and publishers such as Electronic Arts and ACTIVISION BLIZZARD.

“NEKCOM is an independent game company dedicated to creating distinctive and exciting experiences for gamers worldwide,” says NEKCOM Founder and Chairman Xiangyu Luo. ” The U.S. has been strategically important for NEKCOM since Day One, as we are focused on our high-level console and PC game development. We are excited to open our office in Manhattan, led by Kimmy Li to drive international expansion. Our development team in China will benefit from her vast business experience as we continue development of both our DYlNG and Showa series.”

“Our focus at NEKCOM is on developing iconic, highly distinctive titles that will excite and enthrall players for decades,” Li says. “We plan to expand our development capacity, maximize our intellectual property portfolio, and expand the NEKCOM brand of high quality, instantly recognizable games. The Galaxy Interactive team has a deep understanding and network in the global video game industry and we’re fortunate to have them as a partner to help advance our goals.”

“We believe the NEKCOM team has the development, creativity, and programming prowess to become a major game company brand and top developer, led by Xiangyu Luo, Kimmy Li and the leadership team” says Ryan You at Galaxy Interactive. “They have an impressive pipeline of both game content and development technologies they will leverage for growth. Their unique creative direction drives their passion for developing unique games and IP like Showa American Story.”

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