据venturebeat报道，位于哥伦比亚波哥大的新兴游戏公司Zio Studios日前宣布，公司在最新一轮融资中获得了来自当地风险投资公司Promotora的130万美元支持。据Zio Studios首席执行官Alejandro Gonzalez表示，这轮融资可以帮助公司更好地实现整合社交媒介与3D游戏项目的发展计划。
Zio Studios由一个后期制作部门、动画部门和Brainz游戏部门组成，最近刚向Facebook推出了一个公开测试版本的游戏《Social Street Soccer》。尽管还没有人试验过社交媒介与3D游戏融合的效果，但据游戏邦了解社交游戏公司RockYou最近收购了TirNua工作室，也希望由此开拓3D社交游戏市场。
Zio Studios在去年还获得了天使投资人、洛杉矶新兴企业XDrive公司前高管Mauricio Bejarano的20万美元投资，最新一轮融资所获资金将用于扩大公司人员规模（包括推动游戏销售）、发布数款新游戏，并在加利福尼亚成立一家新工作室。（本文为游戏邦/gamerboom.com编译，转载请注明来源：游戏邦）
Latin American startup gets $1.3M for 3D social gaming
Zio Studios, a 45-person animation and gaming startup based in Bogotá, Colombia, has announced that local venture capital firm Promotora, has invested $1.3M in the company in a first round of institutional funding. According to CEO Alejandro Gonzalez, the new funding will allow Zio Studios to execute on its vision of combining social media and 3D gaming.
Zio Studios includes post-production and animation divisions as well as a gaming unit called Brainz, which recently released a public beta of Social Street Soccer for Facebook. Though untested, some game publishers such as RockYou, with its recent acquisition of TirNua, are pursuing a similar vision of combining 3D gaming and social media.
Though social games have been popular with casual gamers, Gonzalez says there is a sizable market for players looking for something that combines the advantages of social media with the immersive experience of 3D games. Zio Studios plans to launch games that can be played on a multitude of platforms, including mobile devices.
Latin American gaming companies have been in the news quite a bit recently. For example, Argentina-based Three Melons was recently acquired by Playdom. Also, within the past year, Brazilian startup Vostu closed a $30M round and Mentez (also from Brazil) closed a round for an undisclosed amount.
This round follows an investment of $200,000 last year from angel investor Mauricio Bejarano, a former executive of Los Angeles startup XDrive (now defunct). The new funding will allow the company to double its staff (including sales), launch several new titles and open an office in California.（source:venturebeat）