Marvel Snap Appears Safe After Dev Secures $100 Million Funding

It appears like Marvel Snap is safe after its developer, Second Dinner, secured a $100 million funding.

In November, Second Dinner was pressured to reassure involved gamers of the well-received on-line card sport after its writer bumped into bother.

Reports indicated TikTok maker ByteDance deliberate to wind down its Nuverse gaming model and retreat from mainstream video video games, and was on the lookout for methods to dump launched titles. That included Marvel Snap, Second Dinner’s Marvel-themed Hearthstone-a-like that launched in 2022. Nuverse revealed Marvel Snap throughout cellular and PC.

But now, Second Dinner has secured $100 million in a Series B funding spherical led by Griffin Gaming Partners, which suggests the developer will proceed to function independently, and use the money to develop new video games.

“We wish to make good, focused bets that leverage our strengths and provides us house to construct contemporary, modern video games that we love and that we wish to share with thousands and thousands of gamers,” Second Dinner’s CCO Matt Wyble informed GamesBeat.

Nick Tuosto, co-founder and managing director of Griffin Gaming Partners, added: “Second Dinner has assembled one of many strongest artistic groups that we now have ever come throughout. Marvel Snap provides to the administration workforce’s unimaginable observe file of making hit titles.

“We are thrilled to companion with Second Dinner to develop Marvel Snap and sit up for new titles developed by this ridiculously gifted workforce.”

According to GI.biz, Marvel Snap has seen $50 million in participant spending because it launched in October, with 18 million participant downloads. Publisher Nuverse was solely arrange in 2019, and was seen as a part of ByteDance’s big-budget bid to get in on the online game market. Last 12 months, Reuters reported Nuverse hadn’t carried out properly sufficient, and that Marvel Snap had “amassed a cult following however was not a business hit.”

Second Dinner was co-founded by former Hearthstone director Ben Brode and fellow Blizzard veteran Hamilton Chu again in 2019. As for ByteDance, Reuters studies it is in talks with “a number of potential consumers” of its gaming belongings, together with Tencent.

Wesley is the UK News Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can attain Wesley at [email protected] or confidentially at [email protected].

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