游戏邦获悉，该公司最近的第二轮融资，获得了德丰杰（Draper Fisher Jurvetson）、Madrona Venture Group等风险投资者的支持，但尚未公布具体融资数额。
Ed Fries曾是微软游戏发行副总裁，并负责监管Xbox项目，他和德丰杰的William Bryant一起加入了Z2Live公司董事会。
Z2Live Becomes Yet Another Mobile Gaming Startup to Scoop Up More Venture Funding
After Rovio, TinyCo and Pocket Gems, the streak of mobile gaming startup venture rounds continues.
Seattle-based Z2Live, which brought the lucrative Medieval city-building game Trade Nations to iOS, said today that it raised a second round of funding led by Draper
Fisher Jurvetson. Madrona Venture Group, which invested in Z2Live’s first round, also joins in. The amount of the funding was not specified.
Ed Fries, who was Microsoft’s vice president of game publishing and oversaw the Xbox project from its infancy, and DFJ’s William Bryant, join the company’s board.
With its free-to-play model and aggressive sales of in-app purchases, TradeNations is a fixture among the iOS app store’s top 50 highest-grossing games. Today it sits at #31; it’s usually ranked between 10th and 40th place.
There is an interesting twist to this story, though. Z2Live says that it’s the creator of TradeNations and that it hired a Canadian Studio, Bight Games, to develop some of the artwork and mechanics on contract. However, Bight Games says that it is the rightful owner of the intellectual property, that Z2Live is merely the publisher and that the company is bringing TradeNations to the Facebook platform on its own without Z2Live’s help in the near future. Neither company has replied for comment.
Earlier this month, Z2Live said Trade Nations passed 200 million sessions in four months. While that’s a metric we often don’t hear about from developers, it’s a better data point than downloads. With downloads, a user might install an app and then never play it or throw it away. Two hundred million sessions implies that the game has been opened an average of 1.6 million times each day over the past four month.（source:insidemobileapps）