Pocket Burger Games, a remote game development studio building casual mobile games, has closed a £750,000 seed round.

The startup was founded by figures from Space Ape, Gram Games and Rovio, studios behind top-grossing games with millions of players.

The aim is to find the next mass-market hit by creating new genres of mobile games.

The funding was led by SISU Game Ventures, with participation from RLC Ventures and Aream & Co.

“It’s not just about being the first mover in a space,” said co-founder and CEO Mitchell Smallman. “It’s about finding games that SHOULD have existed by now. 

“We’re not an idea team, we’re an audience team. Our goal is that every Pocket Burger Game has an audience that says ‘finally, a game for me!’ and we deliver for them.”

It is SISU Game Ventures’ first investment in a UK studio. Founding partner Samuli Syvähuoko said: “We were very familiar with Mitchell when he approached us. And when we saw the rest of the team he had gathered, we were interested right away. 

“It was clear pretty soon they were passionate about building the type of progressive company culture we’ve frequently seen succeed in mobile. They were a perfect fit for SISU.”