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Hiber´s Browser-Based Game Platform has been given SEK 10 million in funding

The Gothenburg-based gaming company Hiber, one of the startups in The Game Incubator, has after its recently completed financing round, been given in SEK 10 million in funding to further develop its browser gaming platform.
Michael Yngfors and Mattias Johansson, Hiber

The gaming platform allows users to build and share their own games. So far, the platform is in a beta version, and an updated version will be released soon. Through the platform, the goal is to expand the creation of games and help games reach broader audiences.

“We’re creating a gaming and entertainment platform where people can play and experience personalized content or create their own, together with friends, and without the need to code, directly in an Internet browser,” said Michael Yngfors, CEO of Hiber AB.

“The Seed Funding is a proof point to us that we are on the right track and that our plans have been validated by some very accomplished investors.”

The funding comes mainly from the Stockholm-based venture capital fund Luminar Ventures and brings the current total investment in the platform to almost SEK 10 million. This will allow the company to reach its next milestones as it rolls out globally.

“We have seen what the democratization of content creation has done to other sectors, and the Gaming Industry will follow suit. Just faster, bigger and more viral”

 “The gaming Industry is the largest, and the fastest growing, entertainment sector globally. The talented team at Hiber is now removing the barriers for anyone to create, share and play their own, and each other’s, games directly in the web-browser, which will enable an entire new and giant UGC vertical to emerge”, said Jacob Key, Founding Partner at Luminar Ventures.  

Hiber is leveraging the billions of devices where games and entertainment can currently be consumed and enabling creators to target those devices while building their own entertainment experiences to share with others.

In HiberWorld, people don’t need to know how to code in order to become a creator. They just need an idea for a game, and the passion to build it. Anyone can make even more complex games if they have programming skills, but HiberWorld is for everyone, regardless of their skill set. Currently, Hiber has a beta version released, an updated version coming in the next few months, and a roadmap for some pretty jaw-dropping tools that will truly expand the opportunity for creating games and entertainment, while allowing for more complexity as well, all in a browser.

Hiber was founded in 2017 by the game industry veterans and entrepeneurs Michael Yngfors och Mattias Johansson. Hiber is a part of The Game Incubator at Lindholmen Science Park. Through The Game Incubator, they have been given the opportunity to develop and sharpen their business concept, and attend conferences and fairs that are central to meeting key people in the industry.

About the Game Incubator
Game Incubator is run by Gothia Innovation AB, the company that runs and develops Gothia Science Park in Skövde. The Game Incubator started in Gothia Science Park in Skövde in 2004; its subsidiary opened in 2014 at Lindholmen Science Park in Gothenburg. The establishment of The Game Incubator in Gothenburg is taking place in partnership with Gothia Innovation AB and Lindholmen Science Park. The project will run through 2020 and is being financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth and Region Västra Götaland.Read more about The Game Incubator