Adhesive Games Gets $18M For Massively Multiplayer Game

Adhesive Games, the Alhambra-based, independent game publishing studio which is part of Meteor Entertainment has just scored a big, $18M funding round from Rustic Canyon Partners, Chinese game publisher KongZhong, and others to help bring its first title to market, Hawken. Hawken is a first person shooter, combat-based massively multiplayer online game focused on mechanized combat. According to Meteor Entertainment, the funding included Rustic Canyon, KonZhong, FirstMark Capital, and Benchmark Capital. The funding from Rustic Canyon looks to have been led by Nate Redmond; Mitch Lasky, who made his name here in Los Angeles in founding JAMDAT, is also involved with the firm via Benchmark Capital. Adhesive and Meteor are looking to launch Hawken in December. Alhambra is a suburb of Los Angeles, just south of Pasadena. More information »


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