[Assassin’s Creed]Assassin’s Creed publisher Ubisoft arms Dublin-based Vela Games
Ubisoft Entertainment, the publisher of the Assassin’s Creed computer game franchise, has emerged as a investor in the Dermot Desmond-backed Vela Games.
Ubisoft joined lead investor Novator Capital and existing backer London Venture Partners in a 14.1 million funding round, completed last month.
The money will be used to further fund the development of Vela’s debut multiplayer online game, codenamed Project-V.
Dublin-based Vela is headed by Travis George and Lisa Newon George, and has previously raised 6.1 million. Desmond’s IIU backed the Georges, who originally came to Ireland to set up Riot Games operations here, with seed funding and has invested over 3.2 million in the venture to date.
Novator, headed by Thor Bjorgolfsson, an Icelandic billionaire, is taking up the lion’s share of the