Nomad Games secures equity funding from The North West Fund for Digital & Creative

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Nomad Games, which creates games for mobile, tablets and PCs based on well-loved board games, has received an equity investment from The North West Fund 4 Digital & Creative.

Nomad’s first game, Talisman Prologue, was launched earlier this year in a single-player version, reaching the number one mobile download in its category in 27 countries. Talisman is based on the highly successful classic board game created by Games Workshop. Nomad will launch Talisman Digital Edition as a multi-player version later this Summer, followed by a strong pipeline of other established board and card games.

Nomad’s CEO Don Whiteford leads a team of colleagues including Carl Jackson, Rob Anderson, Mat Draper and Andy Bate who originally came together as founders and key staff at Juice Games, a studio that was subsequently acquired by THQ, Inc. The team founded Nomad in 2011 following THQ’s decision to move development to Canada. They are supported by a non-executive chairman, industry veteran Colin Bell.

Don Whiteford said: “The team at Nomad are respected across the industry for the quality of their work, and have a proven track record producing award-winning titles and building successful studios. With our first title already topping the charts, the support of franchise-owners such as Games Workshop, and now the financial backing of the Fund, we are very excited by the prospects for growing another successful studio.”

Joannne Evans, investment director at AXM Venture Capital, added: “We are very pleased to back a team with such a strong reputation, and to see a strong independent studio regenerated within the North West region to fill the gap left behind by multinational game developers.”

The North West Fund for Digital & Creative is part of The North West Fund and is financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the European Investment Bank.

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