Lighthouse Games lands unspecified Tencent investment

Lighthouse Games lands unspecified Tencent investment

Newly-formed developer Lighthouse Games now has the backing of Tencent.

As reported by, the studio has received an unspecified amount of investment from the Chinese tech and entertainment giant. Lighthouse was unveiled in May of this year with Playground co-founder Gavin Raeburn (pictured) at the helm.

"The investment is financial, and we retain control over our game and destiny as a studio, though we are also looking forward to forging strong links with Tencent," he said.

"We’ve always prided ourselves on building excellent and trusted relationships with the publishers that we work with, and this will continue to be a priority moving forward. Our goal is to be the best at everything we do, and Tencent’s investment along with their continued support, will enable us to fulfil that ambition."

It appears that many publishers have been in touch with the studio since its unveiling, but Lighthouse decided to go with Tencent as the company "offered us a deal that really matched our vision."

Raeburn continued: "An investment of this scale allows us to grow our team and prove the vision for our game and remain completely independent, whilst still leveraging the skills and experience of one of the world’s largest video game publishers. This new beginning also enables us to build our game from the ground up, with no legacy tech or architecture to work around.

"The shackles are off. It feels truly liberating."

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