City State Entertainment, LLC, the creators of the massively multiplayer online role-playing games Camelot Unchained, Final Stand: Ragnarök, and the Unchained Engine, said today that it has raised more than $15 million in new funding from a group of minority investors. This round of funding includes both new and returning investors, including several from Mark Jacobs’ previous video game business, Mythic Entertainment, Inc., which was sold to Electronic Arts in 2006.
This additional funding will be used to further develop their engine, which already delivers a variety of experiences not seen anywhere else in the industry, ranging from massive real-time online interactions in procedural player-built worlds to hand crafted multiplayer battles in which heroes can engage armies of thousands of enemies at a time.
City State Entertainment is led by videogaming industry veterans Mark Jacobs and George Davison. Jacobs was the co-founder and CEO of Mythic Entertainment Inc., one of the leading creators of online games in the early days of that medium. As lead designer, he helped bring out a wide range of online games, from MUDs to two of the most successful MMORPGs of all time, Dark Age of Camelot and Warhammer Online.