Mobile developer Scopely has raised $8.5 million in financing to build and promote more of its popular multiplayer games. The seed investment was led by Anthem Venture Partners, along with The
Chernin Group, Greycroft Venture Partners and New Enterprise Associates. As VatorNews points out, Scopely was founded by AdSense co-creator Eytan Elbaz, Walter Driver and Ankur Bulsara. “If
Scopely executes well, it can have a bright future, given the demand for social mobile games,” VN writes. Indeed, the Casual Games Association estimates that worldwide sales for social network
games will hit $6.2 billion, this year.