Six Degrees Games and their Awesome VW

Last week news of a $7 million investment in Six Degrees Games leaked in quarterly financial reports. Today Six Degrees officially announced that it had raised $7 million in a round led by Prism VentureWorks and Clearstone Venture Partners.  The money will go towards developing Six Degrees’ sports-themed virtual world aimed at the 6-14 market, Action AllStars, which is now in private beta. Six Degrees was founded in 2006 by CEO Minard Hamilton and President Ben Jones, both senior executives at JAMDAT Mobile. Before that, Hamilton was a senior executive with ESPN and ESPN.com and Jones coordinated partnerships between game developers and publishers.

“Six Degrees Games is poised to offer the youth market a virtual sports world that surpasses current offerings,”  Will Kohler, Prism VentureWorks, said in a statement. “Prism’s LA presence has opened doors into new, high-value opportunities and Six Degrees Games is a great example of this. Minard, Ben and the Six Degrees Games team have worked with major participants in the world of sports, leagues and brands and understand how to build high-growth, successful companies.” 

Virtual Worlds News: Six Degrees Games Announce $7M from Clearstone and Prism

<Cheshire Cat Grin>

How exciting!  I wonder what grand things they might do with such a virtual world?  I wonder what community will look like, and what they’re going to do about safety?

… oh, what am I talking about, I DO know.  And for as much as I adore you all, I have to keep it tucked under my hat for a little while longer.  But be sure that I’ll no doubt ramble from here and there about it – since I’m proud as punch of all the possibility we have as a world & concept, going forth, and evolving, and thriving, and sharing, and teaching, and playing, and existing….

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  1. August 5, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    *peeks under Izzy’s hat*

  2. August 5, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    lolzasaurus.

  3. Grace
    August 5, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    oooo so it has to do with dinosaurs, huh? 😛

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