Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) December 19, 2007
Jenkat Media, Inc., a casual game developer and distributor, founded by veterans of Fox Interactive Media and Intermix Media (parent company of MySpace.com), today announced they have completed their seed round of financing.
The company will use the proceeds of the seed-stage funding to accelerate the design and development of its new consumer destination website JenkatGames.com, and its next two original casual games scheduled for release in the first half of 2008.
The round was led by Rob and Ryan Weber, founders of W3i (formerly known as Freeze.com), which owns consumer entertainment sites, such as Ringtone.com, Screensaver.com, and Wallpapers.com. "The explosive growth of the casual games sector has led my brother Ryan and I to carve out a strategic place in this burgeoning market," said Robert Weber, Co-Founder of W3i. "Jenkat's management team has a golden track record of not only creating original and successful casual game IP's, but also monetizing those games beyond the traditional online marketplace."
Jenkat's first two games include Café Mahjongg, an immersive casual game set in a coffee house, and Finder Keepers, an Atlantic Ocean-themed adventure for adults and kids of all ages. Both games are now available at http://www.jenkatgames.com
"The challenge of delivering original and innovative games for the casual games market is something we've always worked hard to achieve," said Malcolm Michaels, Co-Founder and President of Jenkat. "The investment into Jenkat, led by the Weber brothers, is not only a vote of confidence in its unique game concepts, but also in Jenkat's impressive plans to differentiate its JenkatGames.com website."
About Jenkat Media, Inc.:
Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jenkat Media has over ten years of collective experience in creating successful socially-based casual games on multiple platforms, including PC and mobile devices. The management team at Jenkat Media has previously created and produced over 100 casual game titles, which have been played online over one billion times worldwide resulting in multi-millions of dollars in revenue. To learn more, visit Jenkat at http://www.jenkatmedia.com/.
W3i delivers proven downloadable content solutions. With over 15 million unique users each month, W3i provides a receptive consumer base for customized, targeted marketing programs including software marketing, lead generation, display advertising and product placement. The three Weber brothers, owners of W3i, are recent winners of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2006 Award in the Minnesota and Dakotas region. To learn more, visit W3i at http://www.w3i.com/.