Game Closure

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Game Closure is a Silicon Valley-based technology company which builds post-app store technology.[1][2] The company was founded in 2011 by Michael Carter and Tom Fairfield and has since raised $33.5m in venture capital funding.[3] Game Closure is a partner with Rakuten in a joint venture, Rakuten Games, which has built the RGames HTML5 gaming platform.[4][5][6][7] Game Closure is responsible for creating the game EverWing on Facebook's Instant Games platform, which was named a 2016 Facebook Game of the Year.[8][9][10][11]


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