Kavalri Games is a gaming studio that develops the mobile game Equestrian the Game – a horse and equestrian game for horse lovers of all ages, who want more realism than today’s products offer. The studio is now raising SEK 3 million to prepare for the launch in 2020. Previously, Kavalri has taken in SEK 2 million from Goodbye Kansas Game Invest.
Coffee Stain’s investment is part of the Levelling the Playing Field initiative that will tackle the uneven gender distribution among game developers. Figures from the International Game Developers Association show that only 22 percent of game developers are women. Levelling the Playing Field, therefore, offers funding and support to small gaming studios where at least half of the team are women.
– Being a part of Levelling the Playing Field is a fantastic opportunity for us. Coffee Stain provides expertise, networking and support to the same extent as Goodbye Kansas Game Invest. Through this ownership constellation, Kavalri has even better conditions to achieve success, says Molly Ericson, co-founder of Kavalri Games.
Kavalri Games was founded in 2017 and the team today consists of seven people. Their first game, Equestrian the Game, is under development and is expected to begin a closed beta in 2020.
– We are looking for startups that have a unique vision. Equestrian the Game targets a whole new demographic that has not been reached before, says Johannes Aspeby, co-founder of Coffee Stain.
Goodbye Kansas Game Invest also invested in Kavalri a year ago.
– When we met the team at Kavalri just over a year ago, we felt that there was passion, vision and mission. During the year, the team, together with us, further strengthened our conviction that Kavalri is on the right track. Now we are looking forward to 2020, says Per-Arne Lundberg, CEO of Goodbye Kansas Game Invest.
– We have an incredibly committed team of future players who are excited about testing the game. We have a constant dialogue with our players and look forward to having them play Equestrian next year, says Molly Ericson.