It would seem that the game development scene in Singapore is always brewing up more surprises for fans, and today we learned that BattleBrew Productions has just secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Harish Nim, the CEO of Emerio Corp, an NTT-Docomo affiliated company. NTT-Docomo is Japan’s largest mobile operator, whereas Emerio Corp is an IT services company based in Singapore.
Securing said funding would ensure that BattleBrew’s development on their flagship title, a mobile strategy game that will be shown at both Tokyo Game Show 2017 and GameStart 2017. It is projected to release in early 2018.
The studio itself is stocked full of prominent figures in the local gaming scene. Helmed by CEO Shawn Toh, his experience in both Nubee and Gumi Asia with mobile titles and production will definitely hold the team in good stead.
The industry’s pretty close-knit, so once we had an idea for a game we really wanted to work on it was an easy decision to make – forming BattleBrew Productions with some trusted friends. We have a lot more ownership in what we make, especially for the guys or gals who came from triple-A studios. This early funding allows us to finish the game and pave the way for more investment, and we’re thankful to Harish for his trust in us this early on.
Shawn Toh, CEO
Perhaps the most recognisable name is Ian Gregory Tan, Creative Director at Witching Hour Studios, who will take up the role of Strategic Director. Adding to his already impressive list of accomplishments, which includes the Kickstarter success that is Masquerada: Songs and Shadows, the game has also just launched on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. To say that the leadership team at BattleBrew Productions is stacked is a severe understatement.
We are already looking forward to the unveiling of BattleBrew’s first title, and we believe that with the talent assembled, the future can only be bright!