Turbine Raises $6.6 Million For Developing Online Nerd Games
Turbine has raised $6.6 million out a planned $50 million round of funding. Turbine builds online games based on The Lord of the Rings, Dungeons & Dragons, and Asheron’s Call.
Turbine directly competes with Activision Blizzard, the developer of World of Warcraft. Turbine plans to release Dungeons & Dragons Online into a free game later this year called Eberron Unlimited.
Investors in Turbine include Columbia Capital, Highland Capital Partners, Polaris Venture Partners, Tudor Ventures, and Granite Global Ventures. Turbine previously raised $95 million. The company has about 300 employees.
The company is even planning on announcing their first console game in the near future. Turbine may even buy out another gaming company.@amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry