Hawken Team Given $10 Million Because Hawken Looks Awesome

Indie multiplayer shooter Hawken, which stole my heart, stuffed it in a mech then begged me to come get it back, has always attracted attention for how good it looked despite it being the product of a small studio, Adhesive Games.

Note I say small and not poor, because the guys who are working on it just got $10 million in cash to help bring it to the market.

The money comes courtesy of a band of investors, among them Benchmark Capital and FirstMark Capital, who are no newcomers to up-and-coming gaming outfits, having helped League of Legends' Riot Games get a leg-up.

With the game already obviously well underway, and with a planned release this December as a free-to-play title, the new money is mostly going to Adhesive's parent company and publisher Meteor Entertainment, where it will "support Meteor's expansion over the next year and make it possible to publish Hawken as a free-to-play game."

Meteor Entertainment raises $10M to fund Hawken online mech game (exclusive) [VentureBeat]