FRVR acquires free-to-play shooter Krunker.io

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Lisbon, Portugal-based FRVR has acquired free-to-play first-person shooter Krunker.io.

Already played by over 200 million unique players worldwide, Krunker.io is a popular shooter that has full mod support and can be played anywhere, no game installation required.

Founded in 2018 by Swiss game developer Sidney de Vries, Krunker has become one of the most popular post-app store games today. FRVR’s platform has attracted over 1.5 billion players to date, it recently secured $76 million in funding, and plans to use its resources to massively accelerate Krunker’s reach and performance.

“Krunker.io is a fantastic game with a huge community of players,” FRVR CEO Brian Meidell said in a statement. “The Krunker team has done a great job creating world-class games and we look forward to helping the team take it to the next level by putting the FRVRs platform, team and publishing machine behind it. That’s exactly what we built FRVR for partnership.”

Krunker.io has reached many milestones.

At Krunker.io, you can shoot through 12 rotating maps for rewards or play one of 50,000 custom maps and games. Krunker also has a thriving economy with thousands of skins and items to unlock, sell and trade.

“We are very excited to join the FRVR family. They fully understand our vision for Krunker and we are in agreement on the limitless potential that lies ahead of us,” Krunker.io founder de Vries said in a statement. “We can retain full creative control, which is very important to us and the community. This also brings a lot of additional resources and support for technical challenges, QA, community interaction and sandboxing capabilities. We will have more energy Focus on making a great game for our players.”

FRVR is a gaming platform that builds a web-based ecosystem. Founded in 2017 by Meidell and Chris Benjaminsen, it now has more than 100 employees across six offices.

Luke Alvarez, Founding Managing Partner of Hiro Capital, said: “FRVR’s scale and ability to place games anywhere without installation, combined with Krunker.io’s level of play, is ideal for showing the world what FRVR really is capable of,” in a statement. “I think this is transformative for both Krunker and FRVR.”

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