Social First the Finnish initiative, led by Kukouri executives, is on its way to creating new topics that touch on social elements.
New development startup Social First has raised $2.5 million in pre-seed investment to fund a new wave of cross-platform multiplayer gaming.
The investment was also backed by Play Ventures and a separate syndicate led by Play Ventures partner Joakim Achrén.
Social First was founded in late 2021 by Kim Soares, founder and CEO of mobile studio Kukouri, and COO Mikko Kähärä.
The team also includes other experts in the field with experience collaborating at various studios, including Kukouri, Paradox, Ubisoft, Nitro Games and Housemarque. Social First co-founder Kim Soares.
“Social gaming is evolving rapidly and our team is very experienced in creating social cross-platform games with strong communities that allow people from different parts of the world to form long-lasting friendships,” he said.
“Combining that with games designed to be played for a decade or more, and considering other new and emerging technological possibilities, we saw an opportunity to take the perfect storm and really make a big impact on the games industry.”