UK indie Flick hits $1m in funding, adds new staff, eyes new platforms and NFTs


Flick Games has hit $1.1m in funding after a new round of investment, and will now turn Flick Solitaire into a cross-platform game with NFT card decks.

There’s also a big-name CTO incoming soon, who is still under wraps.

This week’s fresh $500k round of funding comes from investors including former Miniclip chief advertising officer Pieter Kooyman, ex-Playtika marketing VP Jeet Niyogi and Jagex CEO Phil Mansell. Angels who have worked at Huuuge, Outfit 7 and PlayStation are also part of the mix, with some blockchain and finance experts rounding out the investment.

It brings the total raised by Flick to over $1.1m, which it is already investing back into Flick Solitaire, says founder and CEO Ian Masters.

“The investment is already being put to good use with the development of a much deeper and more engaging collection-meta, paving the way for new social features, cross-device progress and syncing, and eventually new platforms,” he told us. “It’s essential to us that players can play Flick wherever they want and enjoy their art collections on small screens and large. In 2023, we plan to integrate NFT card art which will be done ethically and in a way that benefits artists and players first.”

Flick Games is set to turn Flick Solitaire’s collectible card decks into NFTs as it goes cross-platform.

Flick also has two new staffers, producer Arca Bayburt and PR boss Katie Thompsett. Bayburt joins having previously worked as a freelance writer, creative producer and project manager, and Thompsett is a Women in Games ambassador who has been working in PR for 20 years, most recently with several indie developers at Howl Games. 

Flick Games investor and advisor Pieter Kooyman added: “The mobile solitaire space is incredibly competitive and the reason Flick will succeed is down to the relentless focus on its obvious competitive edge – the collectible art.”

“The funding round has already paid dividends with incredible hires and the upcoming updates will deepen the game’s already distinct playability. The IAP and collection mechanic has huge potential and that’s even before the launch of card-art NFTs.”

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