first_imgSupercell’s developer relations lead Jaakko Harlas said: “It’s a privilege to be supporting 2UP Games on their mission to bring players across the world together around co-op gaming. Supercell invests $2.8m in 2UP GamesNew remote-first New Zealand studio will focus on co-operative games for mobileJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefWednesday 25th November 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleSupercellClash of Clans developer Supercell has invested $2.8 million in a new studio, 2UP Games.The start-up is based in New Zealand, but operates a remote-first model to allow staff to work from anywhere in the world. It represents Supercell’s first investment in the area. “Everything we’ve done at Supercell has show that the ability to co-operate in games excites and engages players like nothing else, and is a key ingredient to building games for the ages.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesSupercell ordered to pay Gree $92m in lawsuitJury found developer had infringed on six patents protecting Gree’s technologyBy Danielle Partis YesterdayMetacore secures €150m credit line from SupercellThe funding will go towards growing the Merge Mansion developer’s team and expand its operationsBy Marie Dealessandri 5 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. Meanwhile, Knauf previously worked at Weta Workshop and Magic Leap, contributing to the development of titles such as Dr Grordbort’s Invaders. The studio was co-founded earlier this year by Joe Raeburn and Tim Knauf. 2UP Games will specialise in co-operative games for mobile platforms that manage to achieve similar retention to games like Clash of Clans. It is now hiring its initial team. Raeburn was one of the first hires at UK mobile developer Space Ape Games, and was a game lead on Samurai Siege and Rival Kingdoms.Related JobsSenior QA Engineer Gaming Studio Baltic Region UK & Europe Big PlanetLead Game Programmer – Quebec Province Quebec Big PlanetSenior Build Engineer – AAA Studio – Yorkshire UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games last_img read more