Posted September 10, 2018 09:09:01 Benderson Entertainment, a San Francisco-based game developer, has raised $2 million in funding from investors including Google Ventures, Fidelity Investments and Andreessen Horowitz, the company announced Wednesday.
The company, which has developed games such as The Last of Us and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, said the round was led by Fidelity.
Benderson said in a statement that it was looking for a lead investor in order to scale its business.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Andreessen to create Benderson, a new, high-quality, multi-platform digital video game with the potential to create a new industry standard for game creation,” said John D. Bendigo, chairman and CEO of Benderson.
“With this investment, we will be able to accelerate our growth and accelerate our team to create and launch a game that will fundamentally change the way video games are created and played.”
The company has been growing in popularity since launching its first game, Benderson: Quest for the Lost Treasure, in 2015.
It was acquired by Benderson for $2.2 million by former Nintendo co-founder Hiroshi Yamauchi in 2016.