Ex-Zynga execs raise $15 million for their new gaming studio, Manticore Games

Ex-Zynga execs raise $15 million for their new gaming studio, Manticore Games


In the eight years since Frederic Descamps and Jordan Maynard launched their last gaming startup, the industry they helped shape with A Bit Lucky now brings in more than $100 billion in revenues globally.

Games like League of Legends and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds have brought about a resurgence in gaming on personal computers. Indeed, user-generated content from inside the gaming community has produced a string of wildly popular hits, including League of Legends, Defense of the Ancients 2, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Rocket League.

Those trends are exactly what the two game developers are hoping to harness with their new, stealthy gaming studio, Manticore Games.

With a new $15 million round led by Benchmark, the company is hard at work on an undisclosed game that will…

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