New investors support Sviper’s ambition to become a leading mobile game studio
November 17, 2017 – Sviper, a Hamburg, Germany based mobile game studio, successfully completed a secondary share sale. Games industry veterans Klaas Kersting, Founder and CEO at Flaregames, MJ Fahmi, Founder and CEO at Babil Games and Shum Singh, Managing Director and Founder at Agnitio Capital are joining Sviper as shareholders. The new investors will advise the company on the upcoming launch of their next game as well as on company strategy.
Sviper was founded by Ole Schaper, Mark Buchholz and Michael Reichert – three mobile gaming executives that held senior management positions at Germany’s largest gaming companies. The company was founded to explore new ways to approach mobile gaming, focusing on unique and system driven core gameplay loops. The studio’s first in-house title, developed by the recently established team of 10 people, will be a real-time player vs. player game based on a novel matching mechanic that is planned to hit the market at the beginning of next year.
“It is a real honor to have some of the most renowned game industry veterans believing in Sviper. Klaas, MJ and Shum will help us with their experience and deep market knowledge to become one of the leading mobile game studios” says Mark Buchholz, founder of Sviper.
“I knew and have been following Ole, Mark and Michael through their various stations in the industry. Sviper has an awesome team and I am very much looking forward to be part of this journey forward” says Klaas Kersting.
“It’s quite rare in the current market to find extremely seasoned and professional founding team members that have an innovative approach that stands out from the crowd” mentioned Shum Singh, who will be joining the board of Sviper.
Based in Hamburg, Sviper is an independent mobile game studio founded in 2016 by three industry veterans with longstanding mobile and free to play experience from Germany’s largest games companies. Sviper is set out to deliver outstanding gameplay experiences at the highest quality for mobile devices. Combining intelligence, innovation, focus and speed in a zero-politics work environment, Sviper works on nothing less than a new mobile gaming success story.