China's NetEase Games has backed Liquid Swords.
The news was announced on Twitter with the company insisting that it will continue to be independent in the wake of this investment. It's not clear how much NetEase has invested in Liquid Swords.
"NetEase has been exceptionally supportive from the very get-go, believing in our high ambitions and quality-focused approach to game development," founder and COO Christofer Sundberg said.
"We are very pleased to have them as our partners on this adventure and, with their support, we can begin to realise the vision for our studio."