The year of 2014 was a year of big moves for PerBlue. We started out the year by moving to a brand new office. After 3 years in what was intended to be a “temporary” office space, we decided it was time for a change up. In March we moved back downtown and into a great office that is a much better fit for our culture and in a great neighborhood.
This marks our fifth office move over the history of the company, and we’ve come a long way since the early days working out of Justin’s college apartment. It’s great to be in our new space, and we’re excited to be located in the vibrant Capitol East District in downtown Madison. Check out more pictures from our office move on Facebook here.
In May we completed a $3M funding round which was led by Lightbank out of Chicago. This was Lightbankâ€™s first investment in a Wisconsin based company, and we are excited to have them as a partner in our adventure.
We were awarded the coveted â€œTop Developerâ€ distinction from Google, and we released our newest game Titan Empires to the world in October. It quickly surpassed 1 million players within just 3 weeks of its launch, and climbed the app store rankings charts to be a Top 25 Free Game in the US. Titan Empires was even â€œfeaturedâ€ front and center on the homescreen of the Google Play Store for a week. Greed for Glory also received a Google feature, and continues to have a strong and active player base.
To celebrate the launch of Titan Empires, we partnered with our friends at MobCraft who brewed us our very own beer (and let us help) – the PerBrew Apollo Ale. It was quite delicious, and was even featured in The Cap Times.
Madisonâ€™s role as an emerging tech and gaming hub continued to increase, and PerBlue continued to play an important role in that. We have a strong (and growing) team, and are excited to continue to build great mid-core mobile games to share with the world. Cheers to 2015!