Seriously brings total funding to $10 million

    Since Seriously popped up on our radar last November they’ve shot up quicker than any Finnish gaming company in recent memory in terms of funding, hype, and polish. With their first title, “Best Fiends” launched this October Seriously has built strong lovable characters and a good storyline that they’ve plugged into gameplay not dissimilar to Candy Crush Saga. The company announces today at Slush that they’ve now raised another cool $5 million, bringing their total funding to $10 million (€8.01 million).

    While the game got some Apple love being selected as “Best of October” in the app store, currently in the U.S. Best Fiends has dropped down to 810 in the downloads category and 305 in the Top Grossing category since launching, according to AppAnnie. Despite that Seriously has built up a strategy for two additional games to be built around this IP, which I imagine we will be hearing about sooner than later.

    “This is only the beginning,” said Petri Järvilehto, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Seriously. “We’re working hard to take Best Fiends to the next level over the coming months, and we can’t wait to share our new features, content, gameplay, characters as well as a few more surprises too. More soon!”