Studio Sirah, a Bengaluru-based studio that makes mid-core India-first games, has raised $2.6 million in its pre-series A round led by Kalaari Capital and its seed investor Lumikai.
According to Studio Sirah, the funds will be used to globally launch its flagship gaming title Kurukshetra: Ascension by June 2023. In addition, the funds will also help to build out its second title.
Founded by Abhaas and Prateek Shah, Studio Sirah builds mid-core games for mobile and PC, focusing on the Indian market.
Its flagship Kurukshetra: Ascension is a free-to-play card battler, themed on India’s two great epics – the Mahabharata and the Ramayana.
With over 120K organic downloads in beta, Kurukshetra-Ascension is available in early access on Play Store and Steam. Prior to this, Studio Sirah had raised $830,000 in September, 2021 in its seed round led by Lumikai and a pool of angels such as Akshat Rathee (founder, Nodwin Games), Alexis Bonte (chief operating officer, Stillfront Games), Piyush Shah (cofounder, Inmobi), Roshni Rathi (partner, BCG), and Sameer Pitalwalla (Head Of Gaming, Google Cloud).