Plug In Digital, an independent video game publisher and distributor, has raised 70 M€ in Series B funding, now seeking to take its place among the world’s top video game companies through new investment in production and strategic acquisitions.
Plug In Digital, a complete playerPlug In Digital was founded by Francis Ingrand in 2012. Both a publisher and distributor, the company was able to establish itself rapidly as a complete player in all video game markets (PC, console, mobile), and has often been a precursor, such as with Cloud gaming where it holds a strong position. The company’s two labels – Dear Villagers and PID Games – are the flagships of its growth strategy, with a portfolio of existing games already solid on all platforms, with dozens of ambitious new games being prepared for the coming years.
Plug In Digital has undergone average annual growth over 50% for the past 5 years, notably thanks to the rapid rise of Dear Villagers, its publishing label already with over 8 ambitious games released since it was created in 2019. One of its most recent titles – The Forgotten City – is a worldwide commercial success, praised by international critics for its high-quality narration and dialogs, not to mention its captivating and unique graphics. The company’s second label, PID games, was also highly successful with its alternative positioning that offers studios flexible and modular publishing and co-publishing solutions for all game media (PC, console, and mobile). PID Games is on track to publish 30 video games by the end of the year in collaboration with studios around the world, from Brazil to Finland, of course including many French partners.
“We are enthusiastic about the idea of working with Bridgepoint on the next steps of our ambitious growth project,” declares Francis Ingrand, CEO of Plug In Digital. “We are convinced that they are the ideal partner to work with us on our future growth, both organic and through targeted strategic acquisitions. We are proud to be accompanied by their team, which was convinced by our differentiating model, strategic vision, and our own teams.”