South Korea’s gaming giant Krafton has invested US$5.4 million in India-based mobile game development studio Nautilus Mobile. This marks Krafton’s debut investment in an Indian game development studio.
“With Nautilus, we have the aspiration of building India’s best gaming studio,” said Rajan Navani, CEO at JetSynthesys and chairman of Nautilus Mobile. He added, “Krafton’s investment in Nautilus will let us unlock the journey that we believe is just the beginning of what the gaming industry will see moving forward.”
The latest financing round will help Nautilus Mobile deepen its penetration globally in more markets and broaden its scope to other games besides cricket. The company will also accelerate its growth in India and will focus on improving the overall gaming infrastructure in the country.
On Nautilus’ plans to release new titles in different genres of games, Rajan Navani said, “The foundation building block of this partnership is the value that Krafton will bring to not only strengthen what we have with Real Cricket but to also look at new titles in the sports genre. They’ve been looking for a gaming studio and Nautilus is where they believe they will be able to yield good results.”
According to Sean Hyunil Sohn, India head of Kraftin Inc, Nautilus Mobile young team is mission-driven to create the best cricket experience on mobile with a proven track record of building successful cricket games.“KRAFTON and Nautilus share a common goal of creating more unique sports gaming experiences for a passionate cricketing Indian audience. We are committed to enhancing the video game ecosystem in India and this is yet another step in that direction.”
About Nautilus Mobile
Nautilus Mobile was founded in 2013 and was acquired by JetSynthesys in October 2020. The company is focused on providing an innovative and compelling experience through the dynamism and vibrancy of their in-house developed mobile games and apps.
The company is currently ranked as the top simulation-based cricket gaming franchise in the world with more than 100 million downloads and 10 million monthly active users.