Hawken devs get $10 million, game goes F2P

Remember a while back when we brought your attention to that online, mech combat game called Hawkin? That’s right, the mech game that’s being developed by a minute indie team of nine people; the mech game that’s really, really ridiculously good looking. The tiny indie team known as Adhesive Games just got a development leg-up thanks to investors throwing $10 million at them.

Technically, Adhesive’s tiny publisher and parent company Meteor Entertainment is getting most of that $10 million, but it’s all going towards getting Hawken out of the door and, most importantly, making it a free-to-play title.

The financial backing comes from Benchmark Capital and FirstMark Capital – the names of which might ring a bell because they’re the investors responsible for funding Riot Games’ League of Legends. We’ll all get to find out whether Hawken will be as lucrative as League of Legends is when the game launches on 12 December this year – giving it the super-awesome release date of 12/12/12.

Source: VentureBeat