Dear all, I'm writing to you today to share some exciting news from us. Megacool.co has been acquired by Medal.tv, which will allow us to make game highlights shareable from both mobile and PC! Medal.tv has created a similar product offering to ours, but largely focused on PC gaming. Joining Medal.tv is a natural fit for Megacool and we're thrilled to be partnering with them.
We met Medal's team for the first time in 2016 at Casual Connect in San Francisco. They were building a mobile game at the time and were interested in using Megacool. A few years later they pivoted into building what Medal.tv is today: a market-leading platform for easy game capture and clip sharing on PC.
After Medal's recent successful funding round, CEO Pim de Witte reached out to discuss the opportunity to combine our skills and developments, in order to build the best cross-platform service for capturing and sharing game content. Our mission and plans are aligned very closely and Medal.tv acquiring Megacool.co is seemingly the best way to accomplish our vision. We look forward to forging a new path together with the talented team at Medal.
Becoming part of the Medal family will not only allow us to move faster and with more resources, but also allows us to offer a business model that will work for both large and small games studios. As many of you know, our origin as indie developers meant that we wanted to build a platform that would work for any developer – particularly those who don't have a budget for paid user acquisition. The first major release will be the launch of our new freemium model, which we hope will make it easier and more accessible for any dev studio, large or small, to take advantage of our features.
Mobile is such an exciting space to be in, and we believe current mobile titles are only scratching the surface of what's possible when you bring people together around amazing experiences at scale. The recent gain in popularity of hardcore mobile titles such as Call of Duty, Arena of Valor, and Garena Free Fire is only going to drive more developer investment, and we couldn't be more excited to be part of the movement.
Going forward we will double down on further improving our performance and reliability to allow more mid- to hard-core games to thrive on our platform. We also want to emphasize that data will be kept separate and remain as private as ever, while we are continuing to expand our enterprise offering. We are grateful for all the support you've shown us on our mega cool journey and hope you'll be part of this exciting next chapter with Medal.
🙌 With gratitude,
Aurora and the rest of the Megacool team!