Mobile Gaming Company Mind Pirate Raises $2.5 Million
Mind Pirate is a company that builds mobile games and gaming technology to combine real and virtual worlds. The company goes beyond touchscreen-only designs by creating applications like the wearable Google Glass. Mind Pirate exited stealth mode today and announced that they have raised $2.5 million in funding.
Founded by chief executive Shawn Hardin, Mind Pirate was created based on the idea that wearable computing technology like Google Glass will play a major role in mobile entertainment and mass-market games. Hardin used to be an entrepreneur-in-residence at Bessemer Venture Partners.
Mind Pirate acquired a mobile game developer company called Twyngo and raised venture capital funding from Bessemer Venture Partners and Signia Venture Partners. Twyngo previously created a game called Amazing Ants, which hit over 2 million installs in its first 11 days on the market. That game hit an average review score of 4.5 out of 5.
“Mind Pirate is ahead of the game, using everything from augmented reality to new, wearable computing technology to create rich interactive gaming experiences that mobile players will love,” said Rick Thompson of Signia Venture Partners.