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Online Gaming Start-Ups to Look Out for in 2020

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The rapid and unprecedented growth of online gaming in recent years has taken the world by storm. Thanks largely to the popularity of eSports, many online gaming startups have hit the scene.

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2020 has been a breakout year for this industry, particularly the following companies:

Sviper from Germany

Sviper team

Based out of Hamburg, Germany – Sviper is a top-tier gaming company with high-production value.

The company recently raised an incredible €2.5 million from investors and they’ve put it to great use by creating out-of-this-world software for an enhanced online gaming experience. Their funds were raised by the Modern Times Group.

Sviper’s millions are being used for expanding operations. Launched in 2016, Sviper has released a treasure trove of sizzling-hot titles, including Super Spell Heroes.

With 10+ super-talented employees on board, Sviper is cutting a swathe with gamers globally.

Lucid Sight

Lucid Sight

Virtual Reality (VR) is the name of the game with Lucid Sight. Thanks to Lucid Light and its advertising software kits, it’s possible for gaming companies to monetize their range of products.

It’s now possible to enjoy fully accessible products for free with no loss of VR effects. With Lucid Sight at the helm, it’s possible to enjoy a range of completely free HD, VR games.

Founded in 2015, Lucid Sight boasts a wildly-talented team of managers, game designers, game developers, and tech experts.

With 1M+ downloads to date on PS, Daydream, Oculus Rift, Gear VR, and Steam, this technology really is top-of-the-line.


Lucid Sight games include MLB Champions, Gumi No Yume, Space Bit Attack Herocade PSVR, Herocade, Turkey Hunt, Justice League PSVR, and 0110 Run Gear VR.



Few online gaming companies can share the stage with 888poker. This illustrious online poker room is also a major sponsor of poker contests around the world.

888poker’s incredibly popular Texas Hold’em range of games are available through iTunes Connect, where they have enjoyed thousands of monthly downloads. The Texas Hold’em games are the biggest money spinners.

According to Web Traffic by SimilarWeb, 888poker is ranked #21,094 (June 25, 2020), with some 1,822,992 monthly website visitors. That’s no bluff either, player!



Customization is where it’s at nowadays, particular personalization of games. SQream expressly works with Big Data Analytics.

This company strives to find inventive ways of closing the gap between games and players. The end goal is high engagement, and that’s precisely what this novel technology is designed to achieve.

Rapid evaluation of data is possible, including player engagement, game play data, virtual goodies, and advertising material. User behavior is analyzed in real time, on a one-on-one basis.

The end result: improved game play and highly accurate data. Just recently, it was reported that SQream Technologies managed to raise a whopping $39.4M for GPU-accelerated databases.

Since companies using Big Data enjoy profit increases in the region of 8% – 10%, it’s no wonder that SQream is making waves!


Locojoy has been around since 2011, but they are constantly releasing an exciting selection of new games for players to enjoy.


Top titles include Heroes and Titans, Legendary Heroes, Uncharted Ocean, Dragon Raja, Guns & Empires, and Buried Town. In 2019, Locojoy Games launched Guns and Lords, as well as MT4.

Based out of Beijing, China, Locojoy has 11 – 50 employees and has successfully raised $5.5M in 2 rounds of funding since inception. One of their hottest game releases is Buried Town – Free Zombie Survival Apocalypse Game available at the Google Play Store.



As far as gaming ecosystems go, Roblox is the bees’ knees. With some 100M+ active users globally, Roblox users spend considerable time on the platform every month à 1B+ hours.

In 2019 alone, Roblox generated $100M in revenues from selling game upgrades and virtual goodies. As one of the most innovative tech companies of 2020, Roblox Corporation is ideal for racing video games, MMO games, and game creation systems too.

Some of the latest Roblox games to hit the scene include: Adopt Me!, and DC’s Wonder Woman: The Temyscira Experience. With millions of positive reviews at the App Store, Roblox is the ultimate gaming ecosystem.

Level Ex

Level Ex

Here’s an educational game designed expressly for doctors. Plus, it also offers continuing education credits too.

By allowing medical doctors to practice a variety of clinical procedures, Level Ex mobile simulations are ideal for AMA (American Medical Association) approved medical procedures like stents, polyp removal, and bypass operations too.

The video game really is designed exclusively for doctors, and it’s cutting-edge stuff. Four of the games available through the company include: Cardio Ex, Pulm Ex, Airway Ex, and Gastro Ex.

Founded by Sam Glassenberg, Level Ex works alongside 150 world-class physicians vis-à-vis game development. Available at the App Store and the Google Play Store, Level Ex truly is cutting-edge tech for medical doctors.

HipFire Games

HipFire Games

In 2019, Finnish startup HipFire Games raised €180,000. This gaming company has a penchant for really intense VR-style games.


Throwback titles like Fail Space tells the story of a group of players delivering boxes in outer space. Of course, it’s not a spaceship, it’s a space truck.

Players are tasked with dodging meteors, asteroids, comets, and other heavenly bodies in a supremely complicated game where plenty of strategic insights are required.

Overall, CrunchBase indicates that HipFire Games has raised $324.1K since inception back in July 2017. The latest sum of €180,000 was delivered on February 21, 2019 by 4 investors.

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