Social Gaming Outfit Piepacker Secures $12m in Series A Funding


Browser-based social gaming platform Piepacker announced it had raised $12 million in a Series A funding round.

Lego Ventures led the fundraising round alongside previous investors such as Makers Fund and V13 Interest, among others.

“We created Piepacker to offer a social and low tech-friendly cloud gaming platform,” said Piepacker CEO Benjamin Devienne. “We designed it to be accessible to everyone — available directly from a web browser, it does not require a high-speed internet connection to provide a seamless multiplayer game experience. Piepacker is all about bringing people together through games, with a touch of childhood playfulness and creativity. It was a natural step to choose Lego Ventures as a catalyst and key advisor for our growth model. Lego’s DNA and philosophy resonate perfectly with our vision.”

Launched in March 2020, Piepacker is a social gaming platform where users can enjoy playing modern and retro games on their web browsers. Its free catalog has more than 80 games and has around half a million users.

Furthermore, Piepacker has partnered with major gaming companies like Codemasters, Team17, and Interplay.

The company said it will use the money to develop its platform further and expand into new regions and platforms.

Rob Lowe, Lego Ventures managing director of digital play, also commented about the fundraising round. “At Lego Ventures we invest in the future of education and digital play, exploring the Lego idea of learning through play. This is very much in tune with the vision of Piepacker and its future ambitions,” he said.

Piepacker also intends to develop more exclusive games for its platform. Its debut title, Arséne Lupin: Gentleman Bomber, debuted in May this year.

This is Piepacker’s second fundraising round this year. The company raised $3 million in seed funding back in June, bringing its total raised funds to $15 million.

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