Motorious closes further 800,000€ investment round

Mobile Game Developer Motorious Entertainment Secures a Further €800,000 Investment

Finnish Studio Will Launch ‘Top Gear Road Trip’ This Summer Partnered With BBC Worldwide

Helsinki, Finland, May 31st, 2017

Helsinki based mobile game developer Motorious Entertainment, today announced that it has closed a further €800,000 investment round of funding. The joint investment from Finnvera Venture Capital and Nordea’s Startup and Growth Services and the remaining fund from backers from the first round of investment, brings the total investment to €1,300,000. Motorious Entertainment is currently gearing up to launch its debut mobile release ‘Top Gear Road Trip’, based on the popular world famous Top Gear IP. With over 400 million Top Gear fans around the globe, ‘Top Gear Road Trip’ will launch on the App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android devices this summer.

“After a number of years as Editor in Chief of Finnish Top Gear, it has been an exciting ride to extract the DNA of driving’s number one television franchise, and build it into a mobile game”, said Jari Pauna, CEO and Creative Director of Motorious Entertainment. “We are excited to have Finnvera Venture Capital, Nordea’s Startup and Growth Services in the driving seat, to help grow our team and look forward to launching Top Gear Road Trip, in partnership with BBC Worldwide this summer.”

“In cooperation with Finnvera, we’re pleased to provide the funds to continue the rapid growth of Motorious studio infrastructure and headcount”, said Kenneth Koivula, Investment Manager from Nordea’s Startup and Growth Services.

“Finnvera is excited to back Motorious in advance of the launch of Top Gear Road Trip”, said Jani Tuominen, Finance Manager from Finnvera plc. “We’ve been impressed with how the studio has developed this iconic television brand, to a new mobile games franchise that we believe will become a worldwide phenomenon”.

Top Gear Road Trip is a unique casual free to play mobile title that presents some of the most legendary and beloved challenges from the Top Gear TV show. The game’s casual but action packed match-three control mechanics, with mid core gameplay enable players to progress on a map from England to France, through the Alps, Italy and onwards on a road trip saga. Strategy, planning and car tuning are essential to win the puzzle races and reach various Top Gear challenge levels. Top Gear Road Trip challenges are unique action levels where players can try to beat their own records and build their car collection to compete against friends, enemies and frenemies alike.

More information: Jari Pauna, Motorious Entertainment, CEO & Creative Director