Magic Games, Founded by Former Peak Games Veterans, Raises Over $5 Million in Makers Fund-Led Round to Disrupt Casual Gaming Through Social Design

ISTANBUL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Turkish mobile game studio Magic Games, on a mission to define a new genre of casual, community-based multiplayer puzzle games, has raised over $5 million in seed funding led by Makers Fund, with participation from Firat Ileri, Hummingbird Ventures. Founded by former Peak Games executives Çağrı Öztürk, Rüya Çelikcan and Mert Kasar, and joined by senior industry executives Murat Özçelik, Anıl Sert and Orhan Tuç, the team draws on deep experience in creating Highly profitable mobile puzzle games including Toy explosion, cartoon explosion and star burst. Magic Games will use the funds to expand the team, hire artists and developers in Istanbul and soon for a second office in Europe.

“Our company is built on the belief that social interactions are the key to deepening and enriching our shared gaming experience,” said Çağrı Öztürk, CEO and Co-Founder of Magic Games. “We believe gaming communities can transform the way our users play with each other – creating friendly camaraderie beyond competition. Social features are an integral part of our development cycle as we work to create multiplayer games that everyone can enjoy.

“We were immediately drawn to Magic Games’ ambition to create match-3 puzzle games that blend community features with multiplayer elements.” said Curtis Urbanowicz, head of the Makers Fund under the deal. “Çağrı and his team have already created world-class games in this genre, and we think the casual game market will love the fresh perspective they bring to this next chapter.”

Magic Games is looking to hire talented artists and developers to work on the company’s first game, a new social title with a match-3 core, currently in development. To apply, please contact [email protected]

About magic games

Magic Games creates a new genre of casual, social multiplayer puzzle games. Backed by Makers Fund, the mobile games studio was founded by Çağrı Öztürk, Rüya Çelikcan and Mert Kasar, joined by senior industry executives.

About the Creators Fund

Makers Fund is a global interactive entertainment venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments. Makers is dedicated to driving growth and innovation in the interactive entertainment industry. With more than 90 portfolio companies to date, Makers provides founders with strategic value that is deeply relevant to businesses across the industry’s value chain. For more information, visit

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