Game development company Nekcom announced it has closed an $8 million funding round. The company plans to pool money to expand internationally.
Galaxy Interactive led the round and Ryan You, co-head of games, will join Nekcom’s board of directors. According to Nekcom, the company will accelerate its game development and use the funding for R&D and international expansion.
The company announced two games currently in development: Showa American Story, an action RPG about a zombie apocalypse set in ’80s America, and Dying: 1983, a puzzle horror game first-person perspective and sequel to Dying: Reborn.
As part of its international expansion, the Chinese company opened its first US-based studio in New York City this year. Nekcom has appointed Kimmy Li as CEO of Nekcom USA.
Nekcom President and Founder Xiangyu Luo said of the new appointment: “The United States has been strategically important to Nekcom since day one, as we focus on gaming console development. My high end PC and console. We are excited to open an office in Manhattan, led by Kimmy Li, to accelerate our international expansion. Our development team in China will benefit from her vast business experience as we continue to develop both the Dying and Showa series.”
Li said in an interview: “The United States is very important to us because by far it has the most PC and console players, and they are very active gamers with an active community. Our first gamers came out in 2016 and the majority of gamers are from the US and we really wanted to reach the local gamers. We will focus on developing the local community, trying to be close to gamers to facilitate game development.”