playblazerCloud-based SaaS platform for social and multi-player game developers and studios, PlayBlazer has raised an undisclosed amount in angel funding from Samir Bangara, reports TechCircle. The report states that the funding has helped the company set up their San-Francisco office and that the firm has roped in a few game studios in India, the US, Russia, Philippines and Canada.

Founded in December 2012, PlayBlazer offers pre-built game mechanics and services like player management, device management, social graph integration, scoring system, leader boards and lobby system, cloud-hosted game servers, platform agnostic API and automation tools. It appears that Reliance Games is using PlayBlazer’s service for its game Real Steel.

Nikhil Soman, Founder of PlayBlazer also owns and runs the voice portal services company, Dialify Technologies. which had launched the game Cwicket in 2010.

Other developments in the gaming industry

In March 2013, online gaming platform Games2win.com, had raised $2 million (Rs 10 crore) series C investment from Clearstone Venture Partners USA. The company was planning to use the funds raised to acquire games and build its International team and has started its acquisition process by acquiring Backyard Game FactorRy, a casual games studio based in Delhi for an undisclosed, earlier this month.

In February 2013, Bollywood Content company Hungama and Gameshastra, a game studio company, had announced a joint venture called Hungama Gameshashtra Pvt Ltd. to bring localized games on Consoles, handheld consoles, Smartphones, Desktops, and feature phones. In the same month, WebChutney had also launched its gaming business FITH Media.

In January 2013, mobile games company Nazara Technologies had acquired Djuzz, the BuzzCity owned mobile games and applications portal, which was expected to be shuttered by December 31, 2012.

Reliance Games, the mobile gaming business of Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, had acquired the gaming division of Funnel Japan, a mobile game development and publishing company. Reliance Games also bought a majority stake of 51% in the mobile game development studio, Bluesom Inc in Korea.