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Ex-Zynga Boston developers raise $2.25 million to fund development in new studio

Founders of indie studio Proletariat, a group of developers from mobile giant Zynga's now-shuttered Boston studio, have raised $2.25 million in funding for game development, according to a recent SEC Filling.

The filing, dated for earlier this week, shows the money was raised through equity funding. The filing names Conduit Labs founder and former Zynga Boston general manager Nabeel Hyatt as a related person to the deal, along with Proletariat chief technical officer William Daniel Ogles and studio CEO Seth Sivak.

Sivak and his team founded the studio shortly after Zynga Boston shuttered in October of last year. Earlier this year Sivak told Polygon the team at the new studio included developers hailing from Insomniac Games, Harmonix and Turbine, and that it would continue to focus on mobile and tablet games.

The company's most recent game, Letter Rush, was released in February for iOS. In the game, players must form a word out of individual letters before it floats across the screen, sifting through a heap of tiles to find the right letters. The company's porfolio also includes iOS game Hug the Sloth, in which players simulate hugging a sloth.

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