A Green Bay-based video game publisher that wants to fund and support Midwest-based game developers raised $3 million from TitletownTech, the owner of Skee-Ball, and other Wisconsin investment funds.
Midwest Games launched earlier this year in Green Bay by Ben Kvalo, a UW-Green Bay alum, game developer and former Netflix executive. Its first game, Ra Ra Boom, is developed by Cincinnati-based Gylee Games and is expected to launch soon.
TitletownTech, the venture capital firm led by the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft, on Monday announced it had led the $3 million funding round that included investments from Green Bay angel investor Tundra Angels, Brightstar Wisconsin and Wisconsin Investment Partners. The company also drew investments from Larry Treankler, owner and CEO of Skee-Ball owner Bay Tek Entertainment in Pulaski, and Erin Ashley Simon, a video game industry veteran and part owner of the newly- launched esports organization XSET.