Nifty Games Inc., a California-based developer and publisher focused on quick-session head-to-head sports games for mobile devices, has secured more than $12 million in Series A financing.

That brings the total amount raised by the studio to date to $15 million.


Nifty Games team

The investment round was led by March Capital Partners. Additional funding came from aXiomatic Gaming and Defy Partners who have previously invested in the studio. New investors included Vulcan Capital, Courtside Ventures, Transcend Fund, Century Game and OneTeam Ventures.

The money raised will support the development and publication of NFL Clash, a mobile-first American football game licensed with the NFL and the National Football League Players Association. The title will launch later in 2020.

“To date, mobile sports games have been casual mini-games or simulations migrated from gaming consoles. Nifty Games is focused on delivering NFL fans fast, yet deep gameplay specifically designed for mobile,” the company said in a press release.

Earlier, Nifty Games formed a partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA).  An NBA-licensed basketball game for mobile devices is currently in development.